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Old 02-28-2005, 01:46 PM   #1
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Smithwick's by Guinness

Hey all. My company is about to start carrying Smithwick's, brewed by Guinness and I was wondering what you all thought about it, since many of you are from or near the Emerald Isle.
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I had that in college. I think I remember thinking it was OK. I also think, by judging my memory, I must've had many other beers before. (probably Guinness).

Hope that helps!!
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My aunt is the only person I know who drinks Smithwicks
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Smithwicks... Not bad
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Old 02-28-2005, 02:03 PM   #5
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Smithwicks is good and it's hilarious to listen to people try to pronounce it!
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The guys at the Irish pub that I frequent pronounce it like 'Smiddicks.'

I like it. Guinness is of course more popular but it is a good alternative for people like myself who prefer a nut-brown ale over a stout.
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Old 02-28-2005, 08:26 PM   #7
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Great stuff folks. I guess we are getting it in draft/draught first and then it will be here a week later in 6pk bottles. I guess the shipping container with our order of it is late from the port!
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:08 PM   #8
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Guinness-Diageo, the company that promotes Guinness, Harp, Kaliber, Red Stripe and Smirnoff Ice (and formerly, Captain Morgan's Gold) used to be called the "Guinness-Bass Import Co." and at one time, also controlled Bass Ale and Pilsner Urquell in America.

Pilsner Urquell was purchased by SABMiller, PLC while Bass Ale was purchased by Interbrew of Belgium, who just merged with AmBev of Brazil to form the world's largest brewer by volume, now called InBev. They, in America, control brands such as Labatt (Blue, Blue Light, Ice, Canadian Ale and Select), Boddington's Pub Ale, Rolling Rock and Rock Green Light, Beck's, Beck's Dark and Beck's Light, Lowenbrau, Tennent's, Stella Artois, Staropramen and more...

Anyway, when then Bass Brewery was purchased, there was an agreement between Guinness-Diageo and Interbrew that Guinness wouldn't launch an ale of their own to compete with Bass for something like, three years or so. Anyway, that time is up and now Guinness is launching Smithwick's all across America to compete with Bass Ale. It will be an uphill climb for sure. Anyway, I'm sure that's more than enough beer knowledge for one night.

Tip up folks!
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When it comes to stouts, I've always preferred Murphy's over Guinness. I think it's a lot smoother.

Anyway, I can't wait to try Smithwick's. Sounds interesting, and though I like Bass I'm not a label whore when it comes to beer--just a snob.


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smithwicks is just a smooth. much like john smiths or such like.

It's alright if you like bitter. Personally I'm not a fan.

A lot of blokes drank it in the irish pub I worked in in Kinsale (county cork) but that was only cos it was the cheapest pint we sold

ps it's pronounced smith-icks
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Hey we've also got Kinsale Irish Lager. Is that considered good stuff over there?
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Never come across Kinsale Irish Lager.

Smithwicks is alright but I prefer Guinness!
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Quote:
Originally posted by Calluna
it is a good alternative for people like myself who prefer a nut-brown ale over a stout.

"She don't eat meat, but she sure like the bone....."


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Kinsale is lovely. It's very pure, and is brewed without chemicals so you hardly get a hangover from it



I miss that stuff. I only ever saw it when I lived in Kinsale....
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I like smithwicks... just tried it recently.

When I was in ireland - I was a big fan of Carlsberg.
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