Smithwicks is Ireland's number one ale. Its exceptional taste, distinctive colour and purity of ingredients make it unique. Its rich, satisfying taste has earned it five gold medals in the famous Monde Selection Beer Tasting Competition.
Smithwick's was originally brewed in St. Francis Abbey Brewery in Kilkenny, situated on the site of a Franciscan abbey where monks had brewed ale since the 14th century. It is Ireland's oldest operating brewery, founded by John Smithwicks on land owned by the Duke of Ormonde.
Smithwick's has been the largest selling ale brand in Ireland since the 1920s, a position it holds to this day. Smithwick's is now brewed in Dundalk as well as in Kilkenny.