Smithwick's Launches 'Smithwick's 300th Anniversary Sweepstakes' on Facebook

Facebook Fans Enter to Win Premium Home Brewing Kit in Celebration of 300 years of Smithwick's Brewing History

Dec 09, 2010, 10:30 ET from Diageo

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithwick's Irish Ale, Ireland's oldest and most popular ale, recently announced the launch of its 300th Anniversary Facebook Sweepstakes on the brand's U.S. Facebook Page. Smithwick's U.S. Facebook fans ages 21 and older can enter to win premium home brewing kits through the customized sweepstakes tab.

For 300 years Smithwick's has taken tremendous pride in the craftsmanship of brewing beer. In celebration of the 300-year anniversary, Smithwick's wants to share the experience of brewing beer with fans by offering them a chance to win a premium home brewing kit.

The new sweepstakes, hosted on the Facebook platform, commemorates 300 years of Smithwick's brewing history originating at St. Francis Abbey, Ireland's oldest brewery dating back to the 14th century. It was at the site of the ancient monastery that John Smithwick began brewing his first ales in 1710. St. Francis Abbey still sits on the site of the Smithwick's brewery where Smithwick's Superior Irish Ale has been perfected and hand crafted for 300 years.

Facebook fans can enter to win the Smithwick's 300th Anniversary Sweepstakes by visiting the Smithwick's U.S. Facebook Page, "liking" the page and entering for a chance to win through the customized Facebook tab. During the contest entry period that ends on January 31, 2011, 300 Smithwick's Facebook fans will win a premium home brewing kit. Fans must be 21 or older and residents of the US to participate.

"As one of the oldest brewers in the world, Smithwick's has continued to show its commitment to perfection with 300 years of brewing Irish Ale," Hughes continued. "Our hope is that the lucky consumers to win the premium brew kits can experience the same sense of pride, and can enjoy their beer responsibly just as we ask our consumers to enjoy Smithwick's."

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This sweepstakes is not valid in the following states: AL, CA, MS, and UT.


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