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to The Old Brewery at Tadcaster was established in 1758. It is Yorkshire’s oldest brewery.
Traditional methods of brewing have been retained at The Old Brewery.
The brewery still has its own cooper making and repairing all its oak casks. All Samuel Smith’s naturally conditioned draught beer is served from the wood.
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.
The yeast used to ferment Samuel Smith’s ales has been of the same strain since the nineteenth century.
Samuel Smith’s grey Shire horses are stabled behind the Angel & White Horse, the pub next to the brewery. Samuel Smith’s Shire horses are used to make local deliveries five days a week.
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.