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smithwick's factory

latrobe,pa
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smithwick's factory

When we visited Kilkenny last spring, a bartender in town told us that the factory would be closing within 2 years. Does anyone know if this is true? We missed our tour but are hoping to return in 2013 and definitely want to include the factory tour if it is still open.

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1. Re: smithwick's factory

Yes, they're supposed to be consolidating operations and moving brewing to Dublin.

latrobe,pa
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Thank you for the quick response! Do you know if they have announced when they will be closing?

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Hi tammy

I know you are concerned about not getting a chance to do your tour, but quite honestly, there are more serious concerns here in Kilkenny with regard to the brewery closing. We are all hoping that something will happen to save it. It is totally mad and a very sore topic.

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4. Re: smithwick's factory

I've heard through work that the brewery will not be closing until the end of 2013.

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Hopefully this will give people time to try to source an alternative industry for the location.

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