Samuel Smith’s Brewery

Samuel Smith’s India Ale

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I’m sure all of us at some point can say, “I hate technology” (even you mac users). While making our lives essentially easier, when it fails it can make them a living hell. This is what happened to me the last week. My computer got a good old dose of spyware, malicious software, spam, viruses […] ... [Read more]

Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout

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Continuing with my fascination with Samuel Smith brewery I picked up a bottle of their Imperial Stout of which I’ve only heard great things. With high expectations I cracked open the gold leafed top and slowly eased the contents into my glass. It was black as can be with minor garnet highlights. The head was […] ... [Read more]

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale

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When you sample a couple beers from a brewery you enjoy it makes selecting another brewery that much harder. This is the dilemma I found myself in while standing in the aisle at the liquor store. There I was, looking at shelf where various Samuel Smith stared me down. I could tell they were competing […] ... [Read more]

Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout

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Surrounded by the chattering voices of some of my closest friends, the New Year’s Eve night was off to a great start. After a few snacks and drinks at our home, we decided to brave the chill of the Chicago night and head over for a nice hot meal. Our reservation for twelve was confirmed […] ... [Read more]

Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale

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After a few hoppy beers I thought it best to even out the score and indulge in a “maltastic” brew. I have increasingly become impressed with Samuel Smith’s ales out of England. From what I have experienced they produce some smooth malty ales that are top notch. The beer under scrutiny is their Nut Brown […] ... [Read more]

Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale

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Last week welcomed in the winter with style here in the Chicagoland area. It snowed, snowed some more and then dropped down to about 8˚. Around this time you’ll see a variety of beer being sold that are Christmas or Winter related brew. Generally, the Christmas ones have various seasons and spices in them while […] ... [Read more]

Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter

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If you are a hard working blue collar laborer then you need a hard working beer. That beer can be found in Samuel Smith’s famous Taddy Porter. Known for being the beer of the working class of England in the 18th century, the Porter was a rich, full-bodied beer. Taddy definitely fits that description. Brewed […] ... [Read more]