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Old 10-30-2010, 05:44 AM   #1
Sun Devil
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Feb 2008
Chandler, AZ
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Does anyone know if Kilkenny is distributed in the US, and if so where? I'm in AZ and would like to get a bottle/can or 2 for a friend who loves this beer. Open to a beer swap.

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Old 12-10-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Isn't Kilkenny marketed as Smithwicks in the US?

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Old 01-24-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
Jan 2012
Boston, Massachusetts
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Originally Posted by btam13 View Post
Isn't Kilkenny marketed as Smithwicks in the US?
No, they aren't the same beer. Smithwick's is an Irish Red Ale brewed by a brewery owned by Guiness. Kilkenny, on the other hand, is an Irish cream ale. I have no idea where you could get Kilkenny in the US, I've only had it in Ireland. Sorry, I'm not much help, haha

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Old 01-24-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
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There must be more than one Kilkenny, then, because BJCP thinks Kilkenny is an Irish Red.


And it would appear that it is Smithwick's, and it is an Irish Red:

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Old 12-13-2016, 05:35 PM   #5
Dec 2016
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Kilkenny does not equal Smithicks.

I have found it in on draft (the only way to drink it) Washington, DC., Lewes, Delaware, in Ireland, and in Hong Kong. Very creamy. Nitrogen delivered.

My local host in Houston tells me that there's a marketing agreement with Bass that prevents selling Kilkenny in the southern US. It's owned by Guiness, but isn't everything.

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Old 12-13-2016, 05:52 PM   #6
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We have these sweet variety packs in Canada.

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Old 12-14-2016, 01:45 AM   #7
Jan 2013
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I've had what's called Killkenny cream ale on tap at several places around Orlando Florida, could be a Disney exclusive thing, though. Also pretty sure I've seen it at my local bottle shop here in Indiana, I'll look when I go in there this weekend.

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