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Smithwick's Irish Ale

Top 10 Irish Beers

Smithwick's Irish Ale, one of our Top 10 Irish Beers

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Smithwick's Irish Ale

This beer is so old, it dates back to the fourteenth century when monks would brew their own next door to the Smithwick's brewery. The ruins of the original Franciscan abbey that once stood there can still be seen. Smithwick's is Ireland's oldest operating brewery, the major ale producer in Ireland and, along with Guinness, part of Diageo. Like Murphy's Irish Red, this is a red ale characterized by caramel maltiness and a hint of hops.

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