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Ballyshannon Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

“Dicey’s," as the locals call it, has been selling beer in a variety of forms since 1856. Also noted for its selection of quality wines from around the world, the company has branched into handcrafted beers and opened a microbrewery beside the bar. It's no surprise that Donegal Blonde, with the merest hints of biscuit and malt, and a fine balance of hop flavors, is one of its most popular beers. Another favorite is the Atlantic Amber ale with fruity hops. If these aren't to your liking, there are a staggering 450 world beers from which to choose. Glass cabinets hold a veritable social and cultural history of Ballyshannon, with old bus timetables and drama and music festival programs from the 1960s, while tins of Old Holborn Blended Virginia, Campbell's Tea, and Grate Polish sit side by side on shelves. Guided tours of the brewery lasting 40 minutes are held by appointment.

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Market St.
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal  Ireland

071-985–1371

www.donegalbrewingcompany.com

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