Imported. 1710. E. Smithwick & Sons LTD. Superior ale brewed and matured by traditional methods. From the brewers of Guinness. The brewery at St. Francis Abbey in Kilkenny, Ireland has been in operation since 1710. Smithwick's is Ireland's oldest ale, inspired by John Smithwick's original recipe. This ale delivers a distinctive amber color, full bodied taste and ultra-smooth finish. 4.5% alc/vol. Brewed by Guinness & Co. Dublin, Ireland.