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Samuel Smith Brewery - Nut Brown Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Taddy Porter, Organic Cider - US Beer Importer Official Site

Samuel Smith

From delicate gold lager to caramelly amber ales to velvety chocolate stout, Samuel Smith crafts beautiful, complex & elegant beers.

Samuel Smith

About the Samuel Smith Brewery

The Old Brewery at Tadcaster was founded in 1758 and is Yorkshire's oldest brewery. Samuel Smith is one of the few remaining independent breweries in England, and further is the last to utilize the classic Yorkshire Square system of fermentation solely in stone squares.

The rich Samuel Smith strain of yeast at The Old Brewery dates from the early 1900s. Hops are hand-weighed by the master hop blender, and the brewing water is drawn from the original well, sunk over 250 years ago.

First introduced to the U.S. market in 1978 by Merchant du Vin, Samuel Smith beers quickly became the benchmark ales for the emerging craft beer movement. To this day, they remain among the most awarded.

Samuel Smith beers and cider are vegan products, registered with The Vegan Society, as seen here in .pdf. (Stingo is aged in wooden vessels that previously held fined beer, so it's not registered vegan.)

Beers from Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery have delighted consumers and inspired other brewers for over 250 years. Some of the traditions of this fiercely independent Yorkshire brewery can be seen in the video below: delivery by horse-drawn dray wagons; barrels made by the brewery cooper; and open-topped Yorkshire Square fermenters made of slate. Taste this heritage in every sip of delicious Samuel Smith’s cider or beer:

Here's a video from a few years back, featuring the late beer writer Michael Jackson - a Yorkshireman himself - discussing Samuel Smith's and their lineup of fine beers:

Melbourn Bros. "All Saints" Brewery, in the town of Stamford, was restored in the 1990s and is operated by Samuel Smith's - their line of Organic fruit beers is brewed there. This fantastic video - of an operating steam-powered Victorian-era brewery - just might be the most interesting brewery video you've seen in a long time:

A guide to our beer

View all our beers by country, brewery and by style in this easy-to-follow brochure .

Samuel Smith Beers & Ciders

Imperial Stout

Opaque, ebony color with rich espresso-like depth. Strong but refined.

Organic Cherry Ale

Deep cherry flavor; aromatic, rich. Made from all-organic ingredients

India Ale

Amber-colored, restrained maltiness, very hoppy but maintaining great balance in the English style.

Organic Raspberry Ale

Raspberries melded with ale – a beautiful match. Amber-red color with purple highlights.

Nut Brown Ale

Deep brown color; a light smooth ale with a bit of nuttiness from dark malt.

Organic Strawberry Ale

The subtle but compelling flavors of strawberry in delicious organic ale.

Oatmeal Stout

Opaque chocolate color & creamy head; smoothly inviting; bittersweet finish.

Organic Apricot Ale

The perfect marriage of brewery and orchard: fragrant, aromatic apricot flavor. Hazy orange-gold color.

Organic Chocolate Stout

Beautiful pairing of chocolate and roast barley.

Taddy Porter

Full, rich, dark; velvet mouthfeel with beautiful dark-malt complexity.

Organic Pale Ale

Classic copper-colored pale ale built with organic caramel malt; fruity ale yeast notes balanced with herbal hops.

Winter Welcome Ale

Honey amber color; deep & rich caramel malt flavors - a satisfying winter seasonal.

Pure Brewed Organic Lager

A full bodied all-malt lager with lots of pure barley and hop character, effervescent & refreshing.

Yorkshire Stingo

Deep, flavors of toffee, raisin, dried fruit, caramel; waves of flavor ascend and ebb leaving soft oak notes.

Organic Cider

Apple cider from organic ingredients - clean, dry flavor with apple-blossom finish.

Organic Perry

Sparkling pear cider, delicious rich flavour with pear-orchard aroma. Certified Organic; naturally gluten-free.

Gift Box

A hand-picked collection of benchmark English beers, packed with an authentic brewery glass.

The Beers & Ciders


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Merchant du Vin Corporation
119 1st Ave. So.
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104-3471

Phone: (253) 656-0320
Fax: (206) 402-4792


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