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    Beer Safari BOTW 2/15 - 2/22: Smithwick's Irish Ale

    Im doing this in Broodwich's absence. He claims to be too busy with work. Nice priorities.

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    (from wikipedia) an Irish red ale style beer from Kilkenny in Ireland. Smithwick’s was originally brewed in St. Francis Abbey Brewery in Kilkenny, known as 'Smithwicks Brewery' until c.2000. The brewery is situated on the site of a Franciscan abbey where monks had brewed ale since the 14th century, and has ruins of the original abbey on its grounds. It is Ireland’s oldest operating brewery, founded by John Smithwick in 1710 on land owned by the Duke of Ormonde.[1] It is the major ale producer in Ireland. It was purchased from Irish Ale Breweries in 1965 by Guinness and is now, along with Guinness, part of Diageo. Smithwick’s is now brewed in Dundalk as well as in Kilkenny. Smithwick's is the third most popular beer in Ireland after Guinness and Murphy's and competing with the cyder Magners (Bulmers in Ireland, Magners outside of Ireland because of copyright laws) and continues to be Ireland's largest selling brand that isn't a stout or cider.

    **MULTI NATIONAL CORPORATE BREWER ALERT!!!***
    Owned by: Diageo (Guiness)

    Country of Origin: St. Francis Abbey Brewery, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Brewer's Description: Ireland's Oldest Ale, since 1710. "The basic Smithwick's Draught has a creamy head, a palate that is very soft at first but develops in sweetness, and a hint of treacle toffee dryness in the finish. It seems bigger than might be expected from a gravity of 1036. It is brewed from Pale Ale malt, roasted barley and 20 per cent corn syrup, with English bittering hops, plus Fuggles and Goldings for aroma. Smithwick's had used the same yeast for many years, and the beer has a week's cold maturation. Draught Smithwick's is also made by the Cherry's brewery, in Waterford. The bottled version of Smithwick's, known as Number 1, is a point higher in gravity, and has 10 per cent corn syrup. A version called Smithwick's Export in the Canadian market and Kilkenny Irish Beer in some European countries has a gravity of 1048 and is all malt, with fuller colour and higher bitterness. Italy has a 1052 version and one at 1059 called Kilkenny Strong." - Jackson, Michael, "Brewery with its own abbey - it must be Ireland", What's Brewing, (1993)oegaarden is totally different - by nature. It is different from virtually any other beer or beverage experience in the world - different in the kind of beverage that it is, and in the naturally refreshing taste experience.

    BeerAdvocate.com Information: Smithwick's Ale - Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd - Beer Advocate


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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 2/15 - 2/22: Smithwick's Irish Ale

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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 2/15 - 2/22: Smithwick's Irish Ale

    A very good beer. Even better as a black & tan mixture with Guinness.


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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 2/15 - 2/22: Smithwick's Irish Ale

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    A very good beer. Even better as a black & tan mixture with Guinness.
    I agree. I think it's just okay by itself, but it definitely does make a great black and tan.


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    Re: Beer Safari BOTW 2/15 - 2/22: Smithwick's Irish Ale

    very good beer!!! but yeah, def the best as a black and tan ;)



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