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

The Samuel Smith Salute

A call to toast the iconic British brewery that played such a prominent role in the US beer revolution. The Eighth Annual Samuel Smith Salute will be May 17, 18 & 19, 2018.

Samuel Smith

The Samuel Smith Salute

Remember – or imagine – what beer drinking was like in America in 1978, 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.

Each year, many great beer spots salute Samuel Smith with promotions, tastings, special prices, and a chance to celebrate: the annual Samuel Smith Salute. Please join in: savour the benchmark beers from Samuel Smith’s, and recall the prominent role this iconic British brewery has played in the US craft beer revolution. Build a display at your store; add a new Sam Smith beer or cider to your menu; write about Sam Smith on your blog - and raise a glass with us: Samuel Smith - handcrafted ales & lagers - Brewed Since 1758 - Imported since 1978.

The Eighth Annual Samuel Smith Salute will be May 17, 18 & 19, 2018.

Check for events near you at our regional events pages; tweet with #samsmithsalute .


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-lager with lots of malt 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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