4. Tom Crean Ale, County Kerry
The Dingle Brewing Company brews its ale using the finest Kerry spring water, which, according to local legend, has life-affirming powers. Just in case the name isn’t familiar, Tom Crean is a local Dingle legend and Ireland hero who ran away to join the Royal Navy at the tender age of fifteen (claiming he was sixteen).
He went on to join three of history’s most punishing Antarctic expeditions and even earned a medal for bravery. Some maintain that Crean was the real unsung hero of the tours. Done with his adventures, Crean returned home and opened The South Pole Inn, today one of Kerry’s most unique pubs.
Perfect pairing: Corned beef and cabbage or braised lamb.