Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Martin Gray1
Samuel Smiths Brewery
Samuel Smiths Brewery still has its own cooper making and repairing all its oak casks; all Samuel Smith’s naturally conditioned draught beer is handpulled from oak casks.
The original well at The Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the brewing water being drawn from 85 feet underground.
Samuel Smith’s ales and stouts (except draught Sovereign and Extra Stout) are fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’~ fermenting vessels made of solid slabs of slate ~ which give the beers a fuller bodied taste, using the same strain of yeast since the nineteenth century.
All Samuel Smith’s beers are brewed solely from authentic natural ingredients without any chemical additives, raw material adjuncts, artificial sweeteners, colourings, flavourings or preservatives.
All Samuel Smith’s beers and ciders are suitable for a vegan diet (except cask conditioned Old Brewery Bitter and bottled Yorkshire Stingo).
ORGANIC PALE ALE
Best barley malt, yeast and aromatic hops; fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create a full, rounded flavour and after-taste.
NUT BROWN ALE – 5%
A relatively dry ale with rich nutty colour and palate of beech nuts, almonds and walnuts.
INDIA ALE – 5%
A full-flavoured complex ale with an abundance of maltiness and fruity hop character
TADDY PORTER – 5%
Malted barley, roasted malt, yeast and hops.
WINTER WELCOME – 6.0%
Luxurious malt character, which will appeal to a broad range of drinkers, is balanced against whole-dried Fuggle and Golding hops with nuances and complexities that should be contemplated before an open fire.
Almost opaque, wonderfully silky and smooth textured ale with a complex medium dry palate and bittersweet finish.
ORGANIC CHOCOLATE STOUT – 5%
The gently roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavours and a delightful finish – this is the perfect marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate.
IMPERIAL STOUT – 7%
A rich flavourful brew; deep chocolate in colour with a roasted barley nose and flavour that is a complexity of malt, hops, alcohol and yeast.
Samuel Smith, The Old Brewery, High Street, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9SB UK
T: 01937 832225