Smithwick's Brewery


Brewery description

The indomitable spirit of the Irish has been well documented. They’ve overcome wars, floods, famines, religious persecution and political repression. The brewers of Smithwick’s Irish Ale have also persevered since 1710. This indomitable spirit is seen in the Irish immigrants who settled in America. Many had rebelled against the established order in the Northeast, yet against great odds, they ascended from humble origins to positions of wealth and prominence. And it was these Irish-Americans who “unofficially” imported Smithwick’s Ale to Boston in the 1950s. The Smithwick’s brand mirrored their experience and became a badge of heritage and pride. Today, we stand as keepers of their legacy. According to legend, in January of 1950, 84 half cases of the first U.S. shipment of Smithwick’s arrived at the Boston docks, and then suddenly “vanished.”

Beers: Current (3)