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Celebrate Samuel Smith Salute Month: Beer Tasting April 19th

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Apr - 09 - 2012

Samuel Smith

Dear Enotecans,

One brewery bears a large responsibility for the rise of Craft Beer in America.  That brewery is Samuel Smith.   Imported by Merchant du Vin at a time when any beer costing more than $1 was looked at with suspicion, Samuel Smith has stayed the course and helped to change the minds and tastes of beer drinkers everywhere.

April is Samuel Smith Salute month, and we’re celebrating by hosting a Samuel Smith beer tasting on April 19th.  Jhon Gilroy from Merchant du Vin will be here to educate us and share the fantastic line of beers.  Attendees will meet all the qualifying tasting requirements to be entered into a drawing to win a full home bar provided by Samuel Smith.   We’ll be trying a handful of their beers including new releases!  Another way to qualify is to buy one of each beer being tasted for take home.  Details available at Enoteca.

Tastings will be held at 5pm and 7pm.  Each class is identical, and tickets for both are available exclusively through our website.

Get tickets fort he 5pm Tasting here.

Get tickets fro the 7pm Tasting here.

Note: Enoteca strives to bring you the best experience in wine and beer. Due to the popularity of our events we have had to change our policy on event tickets. Now you buy tickets online, just like concert tickets. They’re not yours until they’re paid for, and when we fill up, tickets are no longer available. Unfortunately we can no longer provide refunds FOR EVENTS. You will be emailed a receipt for your payment of the ticket, and you can print this for verification of the ticket.

Samuel Smith Family

What is the Samuel Smith Salute?

The Samuel Smith Salute: A call to toast the acclaimed British brewery that has played a pioneering role in the US craft beer revolution.
“Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter? The first beer I had that made me realize beer could be great.”
“Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout? The reason that I am a professional brewer right now!”
“Samuel Smith’s Pale Ale? First had that for Christmas dinner in 1983 – changed my life.”
“Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale?  Back when I was right out of college, it was the favorite beer of a chef I used to work for – he served it at beer dinners.”

We’ve heard that. We’ve also noticed that – coincidentally? – many American breweries in the past 30 years have started with familiar-sounding lineups: Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Porter, Stout, IPA.

We are asking you to remember – or imagine – what beer drinking was like in America 34 years ago, before the first Samuel Smith’s shipment arrived. There were about 85 breweries in the US and only one was a craft brewery. Imports were few, and almost all were pale lagers.  Today, the American beer scene is the most dynamic on the planet.

In April 2012, lots of great beer spots will be saluting Samuel Smith, in the second annual Samuel Smith’s Salute. Please join in: raise your glass, savor the benchmark beers from Samuel Smith’s, and recall the role that this splendid brewery has played in the current great American beer scene.

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 a well sunk over 200 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.

Tastings will be held at 5pm and 7pm.  Each class is identical, and tickets for both are available exclusively through our website.

Get tickets fort he 5pm Tasting here.

Get tickets fro the 7pm Tasting here.

Categories: Craft Beer


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