Smithwicks Brewery tours are a fantastic way to get up close and personal with the vats that turn barley into magic.
The tour is very authentic, what with protective goggles and high viz jacket it feels like you're going in to do some experiments on the stuff.
The brewery is moving oprations up to Dublin as Smithwicks is now owned by Diaggio, the same company that owns Guinness.
Would highly recommend taking the tour whether it's operational or not as there is a lovely old abbey on the grounds and a free pint at the end!
We tried both brews on tap and were very delighted by the Smithwicks lager option, which isn't as widely accessible around the globe.
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