The Samuel Smith Salute is a call to toast the iconic British brewery that has played a prominent role in the US craft beer revolution.
Remember - or imagine - what beer drinking was like in America 39 years ago, in 1978, before the first Samuel Smith's shipment arrived. There were about 85 breweries in the US and only one was a craft brewery. Imports were few, and almost all were pale lagers. Today, the American beer scene is the most dynamic on the planet.
From April 16 - 22, 2017, many of our favourite beer spots will be participating in the seventh annual Samuel Smith's Salute. Please join in: savor the benchmark beers and ciders from Samuel Smith's, and recall the role that this splendid brewery has played building today's American beer environment. Attend an event; build a display at your store; add a new Sam Smith beer or cider to your menu; write about Sam Smith on your blog - and raise a glass with us in April: Samuel Smith - handcrafted ales, lagers, and cider - Brewed Since 1758 - Imported since 1978.