Wheat beer is a Bavarian specialty. In the 16th century, the Electors of Bavaria declared beer made from wheat to be a monopoly of the state, which remained for centuries. Very light in body and color. Crisp, dry, spritzy, and refreshing unfiltered beer. Clean ale-yeast aroma and flavor, without the characteristic yeasty spiciness of a Bavarian wheat beer.
Smoked trout salad; schnitzel, choucroute garni (sausages, ham and bacon served over sauerkraut), spinach salads with boiled shrimp, gazpacho. Serve in tall vase-shaped glass garnished with a thin slice of lemon.
Alt is the German word for "old" or "ale" and this style is certainly among the earliest. Today, it is a specialty of Westphalia, in Northern Germany. Pale, golden color with excellent, herbaceous aroma, delicate fruit-acid palate, and long dry finish.
Cured ham, sweetbreads, lasagna, as an aperitif with a dash of flavored syrup (raspberry, lime or cherry), light breads, croissants, pizza, corn tortillas. Serve in thin, delicate, straight glasses garnished with fresh fruit.
Samuel Smith's Organic Ale is reminiscent of the early 20th century brews not only in the brewing process and flavor, but label design as well. Certified organic by the USDA-accredited California Certified Organic Farmers. A delicately flavored golden ale in which subtle fruity esters from the Samuel Smith yeast strain interact with a background of maltiness and fresh hops.
Dungeness crab salad, free range herbed chicken, hummus, smoked salmon and masala. Serve in traditional Samuel Smith nonik.
Lightly kilned lager malt grown in the UK is the main ingredient, with a substantial addition of organic Vienna malt and organic Hallertau Perle hops from Germany. Certified organic by the USDA-accredited California Certified Organic Farmers. A full-bodied lager with lots of malt and hop character. A touch hoppier than many lagers yet perfectly balanced.
As an aperitif, or with Quiche Lorraine, Crab Louis, poached salmon, or grilled halibut. Serve in traditional Samuel Smith tulip glass.
Bright straw-gold with excellent clarity, Samuel Smith's Organic Cider has a light body, with brilliant conditioning, a crisp clean flavor, and a dry finish. The bouquet is fresh apples, with a soft floral note.
Cream soups, rich dishes, or salad with vinaigrette dressing. Wonderful to clear the palate when served with concentrated or spicy foods; a classic companion to pork dishes. Serve in the classic Samuel Smith tulip glass.
Hits the tasty sweet-spot between Ambers and Pale Ales. Green Lakes is brewed in our organically certified brewhouse with 100% organic malts, and hops specially cultivated to preserve spawning streams. Altruism has never gone down so easy. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth | Brewed with Salmon Safe Hops
Gold Medal, Class 3 for Organic Beer - 2011 BREWING INDUSTRY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
Gold Medal, Amber Ale - 2009 Australian International Beer Awards
Gold Medal (92 - Amber Ale) - 2008 World Beer Championships
Bronze Medal - 2008 Snowmass Chili Pepper Brew Fest