Brewery Hops of Ireland

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Brewery Hops 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.
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Andrew O
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Myself and a group of friends went on the Glendalough Gourmet Brewery one day tour at the end of November.

Mia did a great job helping us to organize our group and select the tour that suited us best (there was 15 of us)

We decided on the Glendalough Gourmet Brewey Tour which was absolutely fantastic. We were collected by our tour guide Mark at our meeting point.

We then drove to Glendalough where we had a walk and took in some of the monastic sites there. Mark was very knowledgeable and we had some great Viking discussions!

From there we headed on to the village of Redcross and the Wicklow Brewery. Here we undertook a tour of the brewery, saw their breeing machinery, discussed their processes and flavours of beer.

We then moved next door to Mickey Finns pub for a five course paired tasting menu. The food was delicous and each course was accompanied by a glass of one of the Breweries Beers. This was thoroughly enjoyable and a highlight of the day.

From there we visited the Wicklow Wolf Brewery where we underwent a tour of their great facilities. The tour guide was great and we then got to sit down, taste a number of their beers and discuss the flavours/brewing processes etc.

We were then dropped off at Johnny Foxes pub to continue our facilities.

We had a brilliant day out. The tour was great value, extremely well organized and an absolute must if you are a fan of beer and great food.

Mia and Mark were a pleasure to deal with.

Overall I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 1 December 2021
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Mejg49
Canyon Lake, TX10 contributions
Jul 2019
Reached out to Mia a year in advance of my milestone birthday. I have always wanted to visit Ireland. She was so great to work with and I had no issues in making plans and getting the trip set up. After that she did it all just an amazing itinerary of visits to distilleries and breweries. She shared history of the country and has developed relationships with locals who shared their passion with food and beverages along the way. We were able to enjoy some much needed activity between stops from the cliffs of Moher and in Ardmore and others. We enjoyed it so much that we are planning a private tour with more friends for 2021. GO TO IRELAND AND LET MIA GUIDE YOUR WAY!!! YOU WOULD HAVE NO REGRETS!! SLAINTE!
Written 5 January 2020
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Thanks so much for your excellent review and for choosing to celebrate your big birthday with a trip to Ireland. Really glad you enjoyed the itinerary and walks in between food, beer and whiskey tastings. I would be delighted to see you guys back again next year!!!!! Superb news. Slán go fóill, Mia
Written 9 January 2020
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Linda G
New York City, NY1 contribution
Oct 2019
Starting with Eamonn Hourigan WOW he's the best as far as I am concerned for the private car service. Eddie and I covered top to bottom and sideways of Ireland.
Mia! well people get your act together if you want to experience the best tour! Being a pass Travel Agency owner, this is the first time that I can say Why haven't I been here before!, the People! the Food! the Land, the Tour Director, please you all must put this on your bucket list ASAP, take it from me!! Linda Gibbs we are going back next year again.
Written 25 November 2019
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Thank you so much for your amazing review Linda, best trip ever wow that's fabulous as I know you've travelled plenty! You're right we are very lucky, Ireland has an abundance to offer from scenery to people, food and drink. It was a pleasure having you and Eddie on board and i am already looking forward to your return visit next year. Sláinte, Mia
Written 8 December 2019
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Søren S
Skovlunde, Copenhagen, Denmark3 contributions
Sep 2019
Our group of 11 guys had 4 fantastic days with Mia in Ireland in Sep 2019. Lots to see in beautiful Ireland. We did both distillery visits and craft beer breweries. All with great tours and tastings and with dedicated guides to show us around. We also explored Irelands beautiful landscapes, e.g. a walk along the Cliffs of Moher. When we asked Mia about Hurling she quickly found a game and drove us there. Our main stay was in the cosy town of Galway.
Thank you, Mia, for doing the planning and recommendations and being very responsive to our mails and questions.
Written 8 October 2019
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Thank you for planning the tour on behalf of the group Søren. It was fun to have you guys on tour for 4 days of brewery and distillery visits, biking, hurling, oyster farming and sight seeing! Glad you enjoyed staying in Galway, it's always a buzzing city. Hope to see you back in Ireland again someday. Sláinte Mia
Written 5 November 2019
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Rachel
Lancaster, PA1 contribution
Aug 2019
Everything about Mia's tours are planed out perfectly. We did the 5 day Wild Atlantic Way Tour and LOVED every second of it. You get to see all of the major sights (e.g. Cliffs of Moher) while also getting to go off the beaten path to see the amazing country side of Ireland that normal size tour buses can not access.

Mia is an amazing tour guide and storyteller, she really knows her Irish history and presents it in a fun and interesting way. She also always has the perfect personalized recommendation on where to eat or find the best music at night.

The brewery aspect to this tour is phenomenal, we were able to try so many different beers. Being able to be on the actual production floor, meet and talk to the head brewers was amazing (I have never had this happen in the USA). These brewers all have such an amazing passion for what they are doing and explain way more than your normal this is how we make beer spiel.

All of our lodgings were nice, clean, and very conveniently located to the town center so we could easily walk to the pub at night for some live music

I can not recommend this tour company enough! Seriously, You really should just book it now, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!
Written 30 August 2019
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Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for that amazing and detailed review. So lovely to have you on the tour. Really glad you enjoyed your 5 day trip seeing our big sites and off the beaten track sites along with the overnight stops. And not least the brewery visits, yes the brewers have real passion for what they do and are very engaging. Hopefully others will take your great advice to Book the tour NOW on board!!!!:-) Thanks again for your 5 star review. Sláinte, Mia
Written 25 September 2019
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Renée
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Friends
Oh my goodness, what a fantastic tour. I can not say enough about our brewery hops tour with Mia. The coach was comfortable, the sights were beautiful and Mia was wonderful. She is fun and very informative. Our lodging was superb! I would recommend this tour for anyone wanting to visit Ireland. Mia covers it all and takes all the stress out of planning a trip from driving, accommodations, and tours. Can’t wait to plan another tour with Mia!
Renée
Written 15 August 2019
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Dear Renée, Many thanks for your 5 star review and recommendation. Really glad you enjoyed the full package and that it took the stress away, no-one needs stress when on holidays. Love to have you back on another tour some day. Sláinte, Mia
Written 25 September 2019
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bbaltar781418
Dillingham, AK1 contribution
Jul 2019
What a great way to tour Ireland! Highly recommended! The tour was well organized, used great accommodations, and involved a good mix of craft beer touring and more traditional tourist sites. Mia, the owner/guide, is witty, knowledgeable and great fun! I will do another of her tours when I can fit it into my schedule....
Written 15 August 2019
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review Bruce. Glad you enjoyed the combination of everything we visit. I look forward to having you back on another tour someday. Sláinte, Mia
Written 25 September 2019
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JessB_JessB
2 contributions
Jul 2019
This was my second trip with Mia, having been on an 11-day tour with her two summers ago. I was excited to come back to Ireland, but Mia's 5-day Wild Atlantic Way tour exceeded my already high expectations. Mia does a wonderful job of offering individualized recommendations for food, sights, and music at each of our stops along the way. The accommodations were great, and included hearty breakfasts. The brewery tours were much more intimate and up-close than any brewery tours I have been on in the states. We got to meet many brewers and tried so many delicious beers. The balance between breweries and sight-seeing was perfect for my liking. Lastly, Mia is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Ireland and is a great story teller and conversationalist. This tour was phenomenal and I cannot wait to return for another Brewery Hop!
Written 14 August 2019
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Thank you so much for your fabulous review JessB. So happy the tour exceeded your expectations and had a nice balance of brewery visits and sight seeing. The behind the scenes experience make the brewery visits really special. I would love to see you back on another tour someday! Sláinte, Mia
Written 25 September 2019
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Andrea Z
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Anyone thinking about touring Ireland, look no further. Mia arranges the perfect tour. She is fun, interesting, informative, and organized. The accommodations are lovely. The van is clean and comfortable. We went on the Wild Atlantic Brewery Tour, and although I am not a big beer drinker I had a blast. You will visit the classics, like the Cliffs of Moher, as well as the less known spots, like our favorite, Lisdoonvarna. Perfect balance of tours during the day and freedom to explore at night. We are already planning another trip with Mia!
Written 14 August 2019
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the 5 Day Wild Atlantic Way tour. Glad you enjoyed the balance of being busy by day and having some free time in the evenings to explore the towns we stay in. Lisdoonvarna was your favourite place, oooooh Lis..doon...varna! Absolutely delighted to hear you are planning another tour!!! Can't wait to have you back over here. Thanks so much for choosing Brewery Hops! Sláinte Mia
Written 5 November 2019
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TTJJMM
Waterloo, Ontario44 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
This was my second trip with Mia, having done an 11-day organized group tour in 2017 that left me wanting to see more of this beautiful island! This time Mia developed a personalized 7-day tour of both the Republic of Ireland and the North, for our group of 10 family members and friends. Mia is an extremely knowledgeable guide with a relaxed and friendly demeanour that makes touring with her a pleasure! She offers great alternatives to the planned itinerary if the weather is not cooperating, and knows the best places to eat in every town at day's end. I highly recommend touring with Mia, whether it's one of her pre-planned brewery and distillery tours, or a custom itinerary with your own group. Thank you, Mia, for an amazing trip!
Written 5 August 2019
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Thank you so much for choosing to take a second trip with me as your guide. I love to see people returning to Ireland especially when they bring family and friends along as you did. Thanks for all your communication during the planning process. I enjoy customising itineraries to suit groups interests and I hope everyone enjoyed our collective choices. I really appreciate the recommendation and hope to see you all back in Ireland again some day! There's always new places to discover on our little island! Sláinte, Mia
Written 5 November 2019
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