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Smithwick's Irish Red Ale - Ale - 3.8% ABV - Stainless Steel Keg

Smithwick's Irish Red Ale - Ale - 3.8% ABV - Stainless Steel Keg

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30L BBE 07/06/24

Embrace the rich heritage of Irish brewing with Smithwick's Irish Ale, now available in premium stainless steel kegs of 30L and 50L sizes, exclusively at This ale is a celebration of tradition and craftsmanship, perfect for adding a touch of Irish charm to your home bar, especially during parties, BBQs, and other social gatherings.

Smithwick's Irish Ale, renowned for its distinctive ruby hue and smooth, flavourful profile, is a testament to the art of ale brewing. Its history dates back to the 14th century, making it a brew steeped in tradition and beloved by generations.

Tasting Notes:

  • Appearance: Smithwick's pours a rich ruby colour, captivating the eye with its deep, inviting hue, crowned by a creamy head.
  • Aroma: The nose is greeted with a blend of aromatic hops and roasted barley, creating a complex yet balanced bouquet that promises a delightful tasting experience.
  • Flavour: On the palate, this ale offers a perfect harmony of sweet maltiness and mild hop bitterness, leading to a satisfying, gently bitter finish.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a smooth texture, Smithwick's provides a comforting and hearty drinking experience, making it a favourite for all occasions.

Smithwick's Irish Ale is not just a beverage; it's an experience that connects you to the heart of Ireland's brewing culture. It pairs wonderfully with a variety of foods, enhancing the culinary experience with its rich and robust flavours.


At, we take pride in bringing you the finest beers from around the world, and Smithwick's Irish Ale in our stainless steel kegs is a prime example of this commitment. These kegs are designed to ensure the ale's quality and taste are preserved perfectly, guaranteeing that each pour delivers the authentic Smithwick's experience. Ideal for any social event, they reflect our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction.

Whether you're a connoisseur of fine ales or someone who enjoys the casual pleasure of a well-crafted beer, Smithwick's Irish Ale in our 30L and 50L stainless steel kegs is an excellent choice for your next event. Purchase your Smithwick's Irish Ale stainless steel keg online or in-store now at, and bring a piece of Irish brewing history to your home bar.

Beer Type: Irish Red Ale
ABV: 3.8%

Unleashing the Flavors of Smithwick's Red Ale: Exploring the Rich Tradition of Irish Red Ales

Step into the rich tradition of Irish red ales with Smithwick's Red Ale, a beer that perfectly encapsulates the flavours and heritage of this classic style. With its deep amber hue, creamy head, and distinct maltiness, Smithwick's Red Ale is a staple in the world of craft beers.

Crafted using a meticulous brewing process perfected over centuries, this iconic Irish beer delivers a unique sensory experience that is both satisfying and memorable. Take a sip, and you'll be transported to the rolling green hills of Ireland, where centuries of brewing expertise have been passed down through generations.

Each drop of Smithwick's Red Ale tells a story of dedication, passion, and an unwavering commitment to quality. Its smooth, rich flavour profile boasts notes of caramel, toasted malt, and a hint of sweetness, while the gentle bitterness of the hops provides the perfect balance.

Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with hearty pub fare, Smithwick's Red Ale promises a taste journey that will captivate your senses and leave you longing for more. Join us as we embark on a flavourful exploration of this beloved Irish classic.

The History and Tradition of Irish Red Ales

Irish red ales have a long and storied history that dates back centuries. The roots of this style can be traced back to Ireland's rich brewing heritage, where the art of beer-making has been honed and perfected over generations.

The distinct red colour of the beer is achieved through the use of roasted barley, which imparts a deep amber hue to the brew. This technique, along with the use of traditional ingredients and brewing methods, gives Irish red ales their characteristic flavour and appearance.

Smithwick's Red Ale is no exception to this tradition. Established in 1710 in Kilkenny, Ireland, Smithwick's brewery has been producing exceptional beers for over three centuries. The brewing process and recipes have been carefully guarded secrets, passed down from one generation to the next, ensuring that each batch of Smithwick's Red Ale stays true to its roots.

What Sets Smithwick's Red Ale Apart

While there are many Irish red ales on the market, Smithwick's Red Ale stands out for its exceptional quality and commitment to tradition. What sets it apart from other beers in the style is its smoothness and balance.

Upon pouring, Smithwick's Red Ale reveals a beautiful deep amber colour with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is inviting, with notes of toasted malt and caramel wafting from the glass. The first sip reveals a rich and complex flavour profile, with the sweetness of caramel and toasted malt taking centre stage. The gentle bitterness of the hops provides a subtle counterpoint, resulting in a well-balanced and satisfying brew.

The use of traditional brewing techniques and high-quality ingredients is evident in every aspect of Smithwick's Red Ale. From the careful selection of malt and hops to the precise fermentation process, every step is taken to ensure that the beer reaches its full potential.

Tasting Notes and Flavour Profile of Smithwick's Red Ale

Smithwick's Red Ale delights the palate with its distinct flavour profile. The combination of caramel, toasted malt, and a hint of sweetness creates a beer that is both rich and smooth. The maltiness is the star of the show, providing a solid foundation for the other flavours to shine.

The caramel notes add a touch of sweetness, balancing out the bitterness from the hops. This gives Smithwick's Red Ale a well-rounded flavour profile that is both satisfying and approachable. The toasted malt brings depth and complexity, contributing to the beer's overall character.

When sipping on Smithwick's Red Ale, expect a velvety mouthfeel that coats the tongue, leaving a lingering caramel finish. The beer is medium-bodied, making it easy to drink and enjoy on any occasion.

Food Pairings with Smithwick's Red Ale

Smithwick's Red Ale's flavour profile makes it a versatile beer for pairing with a variety of foods. Its rich maltiness and balanced bitterness complement a wide range of flavours, making it an excellent choice for pairing with hearty pub fare.

One classic pairing that never fails is Smithwick's Red Ale with a traditional Irish stew. The beer's caramel and toasted malt flavours complement the rich and savoury flavours of the stew, creating a match made in culinary heaven. The beer's carbonation also helps to cut through the richness of the dish, cleansing the palate with each sip.

Another great pairing is Smithwick's Red Ale with a juicy burger topped with caramelized onions and sharp cheddar cheese. The maltiness of the beer enhances the umami flavours of the meat, while the caramel notes harmonize perfectly with the sweetness of the onions. The hops provide a refreshing contrast, preventing the flavours from becoming overwhelming.

For those with a sweet tooth, try pairing Smithwick's Red Ale with a slice of chocolate cake or a sticky toffee pudding. The beer's caramel sweetness will complement the richness of the dessert, creating a delightful combination of flavours.

Brewing Process and Ingredients of Smithwick's Red Ale

Smithwick's Red Ale is brewed using a meticulous process that has been perfected over centuries. Attention to detail and the use of high-quality ingredients are paramount in creating this exceptional beer.

The brewing process begins with the careful selection of malted barley. The brewers at Smithwick's source the finest grains, ensuring that only the best ingredients make their way into the brew kettle. The malted barley is then crushed and mixed with hot water, a process known as mashing, to extract the sugars needed for fermentation.

After mashing, the liquid, known as wort, is transferred to the brew kettle, where it is boiled and hops are added. Hops not only contribute bitterness to the beer but also act as a natural preservative. The specific hop varieties used in Smithwick's Red Ale are carefully chosen to complement the malt flavours without overpowering them.

Once the boiling process is complete, the wort is cooled and transferred to fermentation vessels, where yeast is added. The yeast ferments the sugars in the wort, converting them into alcohol and carbon dioxide. This fermentation process can take several days to complete.

After fermentation, the beer is conditioned, allowing the flavours to meld and mature. Finally, the beer is carbonated and packaged, ready to be enjoyed by beer enthusiasts around the world.

How to Serve and Enjoy Smithwick's Red Ale

To fully appreciate the flavours and aromas of Smithwick's Red Ale, it is important to serve it at the proper temperature and in the appropriate glassware.

Smithwick's Red Ale is best served slightly chilled, around 45-50°F (7-10°C). This temperature allows the flavours to shine without being muted by excessive coldness. Avoid serving the beer too cold, as this can mask some of the subtle nuances of the brew.

When it comes to glassware, a pint glass or a nonic glass is the ideal choice for enjoying Smithwick's Red Ale. These glass styles allow for a proper head formation and help to concentrate the aromas, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

When pouring the beer, hold the glass at a slight angle and pour slowly, allowing the beer to cascade down the side of the glass. This method helps to create a creamy and thick head, which is a desirable characteristic of Smithwick's Red Ale.

Once poured, take a moment to appreciate the beautiful deep amber colour and the enticing aroma. Bring the glass to your lips and take a small sip, allowing the flavours to unfold on your palate. Take note of the caramel sweetness, the toasted malt, and the gentle bitterness of the hops. Let the beer linger on your tongue, savouring each sip and discovering new flavours with each taste.

Celebrating the Legacy of Irish Red Ales with Smithwick's

Smithwick's Red Ale is more than just a beer; it is a celebration of the rich tradition and heritage of Irish red ales. With its smooth, rich flavor profile and deep amber hue, Smithwick's Red Ale captures the essence of this classic style perfectly.

From the careful selection of ingredients to the meticulous brewing process, each drop of Smithwick's Red Ale is a testament to the dedication and craftsmanship that goes into creating this exceptional beer. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with hearty pub fare, Smithwick's Red Ale promises a sensory experience that will transport you to the rolling green hills of Ireland.

So next time you're looking to embark on a flavorful journey, reach for a bottle of Smithwick's Red Ale and let its rich flavours and heritage transport you to the heart of Irish brewing tradition. Sláinte!

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