For those who care it's now being released in the US. Diageo-Guinness USA has terminated it's contract with Bass (now taken up by Belgian giant Interbrew), which will now allow them to bring in the Irish red ale. Fado's on F Street NW (near MCI Center) has it on draft. Personally I'm not overawed by Smithwicks (give me a Biddy Early Red everytime), but I know it's tremendously popular with many folks. It's the number 1 question asked of beer author Michael Jackson.