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November 2020
Triple Gold in Brussels
We are immensely proud to have won three gold medals at the 2020 Brussels Beer Challenge. Coming at the end of a uniquely gruelling year, this international recognition was particularly welcome.

Thumper Imperial IPA
DL Light Lager
Black Bucket Dark/Black IPA

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Better safe than sorry

Just like everybody else, we're trying our best to live and work safely alongside COVID-19. Regrettably, no events are taking place at present as we do our utmost to restrict the spread of the virus.

Rest assured that we'll find a way to meet some of our loyal Kinnegar drinkers in person once again.

Keep safe.

Confined to barracks

No festivals, no events, no open days, no beer tasting sessions, not a whole lot of fun...

Kinnegar will be back on the road as soon as we've vanquished the virus.

Brewery Tours

Our brewery tours offer visitors a complete overview of the brewing process. We begin in the malt loft and continue through the brew house, fermentation, the conditioning cellar, and finally to packaging. By the end of the journey you will understand what gives your favourite Kinnegar beer style its particular colour, flavour and aroma.

From adults to children, and beer enthusiasts to their reluctant partners, we guarantee you will find this a memorable and highly enjoyable experience!


In summer, tours generally take place on Thursday evenings at 4 and 6pm and occasional Wednesdays.

Throughout the rest of the year tours take place subject to demand on Thursdays.

Additional tours are scheduled around long weekends and holiday periods.

Upcoming Tours
Check back for updates.

Tours to proceed subject to public health guidance. In accordance with guidelines face masks must be worn during the tour and may be removed once seated for beer tasting.


Tours cost €10 and you must book in advance on 074 910 3890 or by email at Please give us a couple of days notice!

Under certain circumstances we made be able to accommodate groups outside of the advertised times. Drop us an email with your enquiry.

Kinnegar’s signs, posters, glassware, T-shirts, hoodies and more may be purchased on site after your tour.

Vouchers for brewery visits are available, if you feel like giving your favourite Kinnegar fan a nice surprise.

Please note that Kinnegar is an operating production facility and its visitor amenities are correspondingly limited. No seating is available during tours. Parking is available on site.

Brewing Academy

Our Kinnegar Brewing Academy offers beer and brewing enthusiasts a 2-day theory-and-practice blitz. The course guarantees a unique social and educational experience.

Participants come from every walk of life and the common language is laughter and smiles. Previous Academies have produced gold medal winning beers. The bar is set high!

Next Academy

Spring Academy
Saturday 5 + Sunday 6 March 2022 - SOLD OUT

Autumn Academy
Saturday 22 + Sunday 23 October 2022

Course Structure

Day 1 covers the theory of brewing. You’ll learn all about the basics of raw ingredients, recipe design, etc, as well as educating your palate with a comprehensive tasting of world beer styles.

Day 2 is a hands on practical day in the brewery helping to brew the next in our Brewers at Play series of beers.

COVID-19 Health & Safety
The Academy will proceed subject to public health guidance. Up-to-date COVID vaccination is a prerequisite for participation.

Costs & Conditions

The course costs €160 and includes a simple lunch on both days. Payment is by PayPal, credit card or bank transfer and must be made at the point of booking.

Please email to book your spot.

There is plentiful accommodation available close to hand in Letterkenny. Remember too that Rathmullan House, in Kinnegar’s birthplace, is a wonderful place to stay if you feel like treating yourself.

Please note the course is intended for beer and brewing enthusiasts. It is not designed for brewing professionals or those planning a brewery.

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