Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale
Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Ale – The Original Imported Winter Ale
Full-bodied, honey-amber colored ale with great depth, balance and malty richness – an ale to be shared with friends when the chill in the air and frost on the trees make a warm fire and good conversation all the more inviting. This year’s label, “Coopers,” shows the two coopers who make and maintain the oak barrels used by Samuel Smith’s. Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale: the first imported winter seasonal beer and still the benchmark. 2018-19 marks the 29th annual release, and the first year ever that kegs have been exported!
Samuel Smith Old Brewery Tadcaster
Samuel Smith brews at The Old Brewery, Tadcaster – it is Yorkshire’s oldest brewery.
Traditional methods of brewing have been retained at The Old Brewery. The Samuel Smith 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).