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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery, popularly known as Samuel Smith's or Sam Smith's, is an independent British brewery in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England. It is Yorkshire's oldest brewery, founded in 1758.
The Old Brewery in Tadcaster, Yorkshire, in the North of England, was established in 1758 when Samuel Smith, a successful butcher and cattle dealer from Leeds, funded his son John to buy it from the Hartley family in 1847. John Smith took over the brewery forming John Smith's Brewery, before moving his location next door. John Smith left the old original building of John Smith's Brewery to his young nephew Samuel in 1886. Who operated the brewery Samuel Smith's under his own name.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Organic Lager -
Alpine Lager -
Sovereign Bitter -
Wheat Beer -
Best Bitter -
Over the years the brand identity is updated and re-launched with subtle changes, a change of Logo or a new font.
Sometimes this brand update is done by the new owners after a brewery has been sold, other times just to give the brand a fresh new look on the ever growing market.
Below are some notes to help identify some of these changes and an aid to reference the year of the glass.