Samuel Smith's Organic Ale.
Merchant du Vin has introduced two new Samuel Smith's brands,
an organic ale and an organic lager. "Samuel Smith's Organic
Ale is a delicately flavored golden ale in which subtle fruity esters
interact with a background of maltiness and fresh hops," said Alan
Shapiro, national sales manager for Merchant Du Vin. "The Organic
Ale is reminiscent of the early 20th century brews not only in the
brewing process and flavor but also in its old-style label design.
Samuel Smith's Organic Lager is full-bodied with exceptional malt
and hop character. Though a touch hoppier than many lagers, Organic
Lager strikes a perfect balance with its fruity hop character and
fragrance. "Shapiro reported that Samuel Smith's organic beers
have received organic certification from the prestigious Soil
Association, the UK's leading organization for organic food and
farming. The Samuel Smith Old Brewery uses only Soil
Association--certified, organically-grown malted barley and aromatic
hops in the production of its organic beers. "We are very excited
to introduce these award-winning beers to the U.S. market," stated
Alan Shapiro, Merchant du Vin National Sales Manager. "Samuel Smith
has been a leader in the specialty beer category in this country since
its introduction in 1978. We are pleased once again to be at the
forefront of another emerging category." Samuel Smith Organics are
available in cases of 12-18.7 ounce "Yorkshire" pints.