Smithwick's Experience


 Smithwick’s Experience

Explore Ireland’s Most Popular Ale

Immerse yourself in the story of Smithwick’s, Ireland’s oldest and most popular ale. Discover how 300 years of history combine with extraordinary brewing innovations to create the Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny Brewing Tour – a journey like no other.


Each tour is led by a local and passionate guide. Along the way you’ll discover how the craft of brewing began on the site in the 13th century and how John Smithwick first began brewing the ale the world knows and loves today. Savour the sensations of the brewing process and try your hand at turning the mill and stirring the mash.


Your tour is topped off with a perfectly-poured pint of Smithwick’s and an explanation of what makes each ale unique. Try a pint of the Red, Pale or Blonde ales or sample all three on a tasting paddle. Then simply sit back and relax in the recently refurbished bar at the home of Smithwick’s.

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