Brewery Hops Tours of Ireland

Brewery Hops Tours of Ireland

Brewery Hops Tours of Ireland
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Welcome to Brewery Hops of Ireland. We specialise in small group tours that provides our guests with a unique and high quality holiday experience. The tour gets behind the scenes to enjoy visits to Ireland's independent craft breweries, distilleries and food producers. Brewery Hops also caters for private sightseeing, ancestral heritage and cultural tours in a luxury 16 seater Mercedes sprinter.
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Tom L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A Pennsylvania family of eight were looking for a tour guide to fill in 2 days in the middle of our week-long vacation. Mia was recommended to us by another guide who was booked. We were grateful that she was able to accomodate us. Mia helped make our week a Trip of a Lifetime. She met us in Cork City with her luxury Mercedes Sprinter 16-seat. The van was most comfortable with USB ports to charge phones between photo stops.
We headed north with stops along the way to Ennis where we stayed and then on to Galway the following day.
Mia is most knowledgable, entertaining, accomodating and cheerful. For someone who was on his seventh trip to Ireland, she taught me a lot about the culture, history and customs of Ireland.
It is not necessary to visit distilleries or breweries with Brewery Hops; Mia will help you plan a custom visit. We will return...
Don't wait to book for 2024.

Be Happy! Slainte!

Tom Lyons and Family and Ryan
Written 29 November 2023
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Dear Tom and family, Thank you so much for your 5 star review of our short but fun tour. We fit a lot into our 2 days going from Killarney National Park, Adare, Durty Nellies on day one to the Cliffs of Moher, Burren region, Doolin and we even had time to dip a toe at Lahinch Beach and have a hot chocolate at Hazel Mountain Choclatier. It was lovely to meet all your family and so nice that you got to visit Ireland together. I do hope to see you all again someday. Thanks for spreading the happiness vibes Tom. Sláinte, Mia
Written 30 November 2023
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jandhmaybeers
San Francisco, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
What a fantastic way to see Ireland! Mia put together a custom tour with 6 days of visiting craft breweries, distilleries and even the rare meadery. Through her connections, we got to meet the brewers and distillers who were knowledgeable and excited to share their craft. Mia drove us in the comfy van through the beautiful green countryside of Ireland, with stops at historic sites, national parks, amazing vistas and small towns. Along the way, she shared entertaining stories of the history and culture of Ireland and a few sneaky pints at an interesting pub. Evenings were on our own, with Mia pointing us to good food and music in the towns. She's a fantastic tour guide and we'd gladly do this again!
Written 14 November 2023
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review of the 6 day beer and whiskey tour. So glad you enjoyed our beautiful Irish countryside, historic sites & national parks. Yes indeed we are so lucky to have so many amazing vistas and cool little towns. You can't beat the sneaky pints!!!! It was super to have you on the tour and I truly hope you get back to Ireland again some day for another tour. Sláinte, Mia
Written 19 November 2023
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Katie D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We just got home from an amazing 6 day tour with Mia focusing on the South and West of the Republic of Ireland. Mia found the most incredible and unique small craft breweries, distilleries and even a meadery for us to visit. At every location, she organized tours and conversations with skilled craftspeople intimately involved with and passionate about their small batch production. We learned so much, and tasted so many delicious beverages. We also stopped at many beautiful historic sights along the way, and stayed at great hotels In gorgeous towns. Mia kept us entertained and engaged with her extensive knowledge of Irish history and culture, from Neolithic times up to the modern day. She catered our tour to the group interests, even pivoting details according to weather and other factors in order to give us the best experience possible. Five star experience. We are already plotting our return. Go raibh mile Mia!
Written 27 September 2023
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review of the 6 day beer and whiskey tour. So glad you enjoyed the visits to our suppliers and feel like you learned plenty whilst tasting delicious locally produced beverages. The passion of our producers is certainly evident. Delighted you enjoyed our beautiful historic sights and stays at great hotels In gorgeous towns. It was super to have you on the tour and I truly hope your plotting a return visit some day comes to pass. Maith thú ag labhair an Gaeilge. Sláinte, Mia
Written 19 November 2023
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Andrew J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Mia is great. Knowlegable, friendly, accomodating and obviously has great connections. This was our second trip with Brewery Hops and I cannot recommend it enough. Mia works very hard to find the best places to tour, for food, and to stay. This year we started in Dublin, then headed south to Kilkenny, Kinsale, Dingle and Lahinch, stopping at great brewries and distilleries along the way, as well as facinating historical sites. Her tours are always "good craic". Thank you MIa!
Written 25 September 2023
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review and recommendation. There is nothing better than seeing guests return for a second tour. So glad you enjoyed all the towns we stayed in as well as the breweries, distilleries and historical sites. Hope to see you back to Ireland for a third trip some day, will guarantee the 100% Irish good craic! Sláinte, Mia
Written 19 November 2023
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moocoweyes
Los Altos, CA51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Simply the best tour in Ireland. My husband and I have taken Mia’s 6 day tours twice, once starting from Dublin and doing a northern loop in 2022, and we just returned from doing the southern loop. So much variety and fun packed into 6 days.

On this last trip we visited a national park several national historical monuments from Neolithic and medieval periods, did a sea safari, visited a sheepherding demonstration, watched the sunset from the Cliffs of Moher, played a little hurling on a beach, plus visited a Meadery, several breweries and distilleries for tastings and tours.
Every night we went out to local pubs for a bit of live traditional music and sometimes dancing after dinner. Ireland is such a beautiful country and Mia is the most wonderful guide to get to see some of it. Highly, highly, highly recommend.
Written 25 September 2023
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review of the 6 day beer and whiskey tour. Always a massive compliment to see guests returning to Ireland for a second time and to take a Brewery Hops tour. So glad you enjoyed the variety the tour offered from historical sites and activities to visits to our drinks producers. Yes for sure, I agree we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful country. Thanks so much for recommending the tour. It was great to have you both on board. Sláinte, Mia
Written 19 November 2023
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Diana V
Pasadena, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Mia created a bespoke tour for our friends. Easily the best trip I have ever been on. I saw more of Ireland in five days than I have seen living here for five years. Her bus is comfortable, roomy enough for our luggage and growing purchases. There is a cooler on board that could store our food and beverages. She played all kinds of wonderful music, as we drove from town to town. She takes song requests, and divulges history, stories and folklore as the wheels on the bus went round & round. She’s incredibly knowledgeable, patient and a wonderful driver on some precarious Irish roads. Her adorable dog Hugo joined us for a short leg of the journey, which made me far less homesick for my animals at home.
Some of the trip highlights were Kinsale, the rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, a carriage ride through Killarney National Park, a boat trip to Garinish Island, sunset at the Cliffs of Moher, and my personal favorite a 2 day stay in Dingle. There are truly too many wonderful places she took us to list. In the evenings, we spent our time exploring towns, eating delicious food and listening to the amazing musicians of Ireland. It was good craic indeed!
We visited Ummera Irish Smokehouse, where we sampled the tastiest, smoked salmon that I have ever consumed. We took a tour of the Clonakilty Distillery and had an epic whiskey tasting. We also saw a sheep herding demonstration at Catherconnell, where I had the profound joy of holding a lamb. Possibly one of the greatest moments of my life. Mia had a wonderful relationship with all of the business owners and hotels/bed & breakfasts, and they were all very kind and welcoming to us.
Words cannot express the care and fun that Mia provided us on our tour. She was constantly checking in with us to make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted from our trip. I could not recommend traveling with me at more highly. Her prices are extremely reasonable, and the value of her trips are unquantifiable. Mia is a delight, and I have made a new friend. She even taught me a few words and Irish. I will definitely be using her services again! Thank you Mia. Go raibh maith agat!!!!
Written 20 September 2023
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Thanks so much for your wonderfully detailed 5 star review of the tour. Delighted to hear that the tour is the best trip you have ever been on!!!! WOW!! Even better since you are now living in Ireland so had some idea of what to expect, the tour still managed to bring you to new places and provide new experiences. So glad you enjoyed everything we did and had plenty of highlights to pick out from our week on the roads of Ireland. Indeed Dingle is a favourite for many. Great to hear you enjoyed salmon tasting and whiskey tasting in equal measure! So lovely to have you all on tour and I do hope we will do it all over again soon. Sláinte. Mia
Written 19 November 2023
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kristindegnon
Harwood, MD1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had an amazing time with Mia. She helped us plan a private family trip for 10 day. She was so helpful and professional and we truly made it a trip of a life time. She filled our days with magical Castles and hikes and ferry rides to the Aran Island to bike and of course, lots of pubs. The van rides were full of amazing historical stories and information. It felt like she was part of our family and we are all so grateful to have found her. We will definitely be going back to Ireland and definitely be using Mia.
Written 31 August 2023
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Thanks you so much for your 5 star review of the tour - the trip of a lifetime, wow!!!! It was so lovely to meet you all and enjoy the hikes, castles and pubs with you. Thanks for making me part of the family and I do hope you all come back to Ireland someday. Sláinte, MIa
Written 19 November 2023
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Ainslie G
Chicago, IL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We highly recommend Mia and Brewery Hops of Ireland and can't imagine a better experience.

We knew we were off to a good start before we even arrived. Mia helped us to create a custom itinerary and arranged our hotel accommodations/activities, while staying within our budget. Her knowledge, experience and organization made planning easy.

Once we arrived we knew that we had won the lottery in terms of a tour operator. Mia is extremely knowledgeable about Ireland's sights, history and culture which she articulated in a clear and engaging manner. Mia is extremely personable. One of the many things we liked was how Mia connected with each individual on our tour in a personal and meaningful way. We enjoyed her company so much, we invited her to dinner a couple of nights when she was free.

In addition to being an excellent tour guide, she was also a safe driver and her luxury bus was very clean, spacious and comfortable.

We hope to get back to Ireland some day and couldn’t imagine anyone but Mia taking us around the Emerald Isle.
Written 6 August 2023
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Thanks you so much for your 5 star review of the tour - the trip of a lifetime, wow!!!! It was a pleasure to plan a customised tour together and so lovely to meet both families on the tour. Delighted you enjoyed Ireland's sights, history and culture. Thanks for making me a part of the family, I very much enjoyed our tour. I do hope that return trip happens and the fáilte will most certainly be out for you. Sláinte, MIa
Written 19 November 2023
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Capt203
Beloit, WI23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
What a great experience!! The six day tour was the perfect amount of time to learn so much about Ireland history, explore and of course drink. Mia is the greatest tour guide! She is very knowledgeable about the history and current events in Ireland. She was willing to answer all our crazy questions and obviously, thoroughly enjoys her job. Highly recommended!!
Written 28 July 2023
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Thanks you so much for your 5 star review of the tour - delighted to hear the experience was awesome. Glad to hear you learned lots about Ireland and yes crazy questions are my speciality!! :) Absolutely enjoyed travelling with you guys and thanks so much for recommending the tour to others. Sláinte, Mia
Written 19 November 2023
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ROADTRIPPER2018
Greensboro, NC127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Absolutely the most unforgettable 7 days of a lifetime! Mia, our tour director, was exceptional, and we recommend her highly. Her knowledge of the country and its history was impressive and her ability to bring this information to life for our group, including teenagers, was nothing short of remarkable! Her intellect combine with her organizational skills, patience, energy, physical strength, and enthusiasm made her the perfect choice for our visit to Ireland with grandchildren and friends!! We look forward to booking future trips to Ireland…but ONLY with Ireland Hops and Mia Tobin as our guide.
Written 22 July 2023
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review of your 7 day tour to Ireland. So thrilled to hear it was 'unforgettable' and I hope you are still enjoying your photos and memories made with your grandchildren. I truly hope you do get to return to Ireland for another tour someday. It was a pleasure to have you all on a customised Ireland Hops tour. Sláinte, Mia
Written 19 November 2023
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