Samuel Smith brews a wide range of high quality beers, solely from authentic natural ingredients.
The brewery still uses stone Yorkshire squares to ferment all its ales and stouts (except Sovereign and Extra Stout) and the same yeast strain has been used since the 1800s.
Whole dried English hop varieties such as Fuggles and Goldings are used to add bitterness and aroma to Samuel Smith’s traditional ales in the antique boiling coppers.
Samuel Smith’s uses oak casks for all its naturally conditional ale. The casks are made and repaired at the Old Brewery by the brewery’s full time coopers.
The Old Brewery has two full-time coopers who make and repair all Samuel Smith’s oak casks. The oak casks are used for handpulled Old Brewery Bitter and for maturing Yorkshire Stingo.
Grey Shire horses stabled at the Old Brewery are used five days a week to deliver beer in and around Tadcaster.
Samuel Smith’s operates traditional pubs which serve their local communities and offer excellent value for money.
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