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#1 Melonious Thunk

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 09:57 PM

Drank this today at Craft Bar and liked it a lot. Where might it be bought at retail in NYC?
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:16 PM

Ah, a British beer. I know Dowel Products on First Avenue near 6th Street has Samuel Smith beers, but can't testify that they have exactly this one. If I pass by, I'll go and see.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:29 PM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Aug 28 2008, 11:16 AM) View Post
Ah, a British beer. I know Dowel Products on First Avenue near 6th Street has Samuel Smith beers, but can't testify that they have exactly this one. If I pass by, I'll go and see.


I called. They carry Samuel Smith Organic Lager but not "pure brewed." Thanks.
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#4 Wilfrid1

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:31 PM

Not the answer to your question, but I just pulled up a list of bars in the city purported to serve it:

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:31 PM

Call Bierkraft in Park Slope.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:33 PM

I may be wrong but I think the organic lager is pretty much an organic copy of t'other one so would suggest you give it a try. The 'pure brewed' suffix indicates it complies with the German Reinheitsgebot which is pretty rare in the world of British filtholagers.

I used to drink Sam's beers a lot as a youth in Yorkshire.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:58 PM

Sam Smith owns (or did, anyway) so many pubs in the West End of London that I drank a fair amount of their beer too.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE(Adam Lawrence @ Aug 28 2008, 11:33 AM) View Post
I may be wrong but I think the organic lager is pretty much an organic copy of t'other one so would suggest you give it a try. The 'pure brewed' suffix indicates it complies with the German Reinheitsgebot which is pretty rare in the world of British filtholagers.

I used to drink Sam's beers a lot as a youth in Yorkshire.

I will. Thanks. I did find a website that will ship the product to me. Sales tax proibably equals shipping and carfare. I'll see.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 05:47 PM

Sams Smiths beers in London are an abomination.

It is notorious for travelling badly from Tadcaster, anywhere South of Sheffield and it is almost guaranteed to be disgusting.
Can't speak for the bottles though.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:30 PM

Whole Foods have some Sam Smiths beers. Don't know about this one.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:47 PM

QUOTE(Slapsie Maxie @ Aug 28 2008, 01:47 PM) View Post
Sams Smiths beers in London are an abomination.

It is notorious for travelling badly from Tadcaster, anywhere South of Sheffield and it is almost guaranteed to be disgusting.
Can't speak for the bottles though.

Slapsie


The draught (tap) beers, yes - I agree. Some nights in Fitzrovia and around Portland Place, I seem to recall it was very hard to find an alternative.

The missing bit of background detail is that Sam Smith pubs served only Sam Smith beers: that's not usually the case with British pubs. (I have a vague idea that they might not be permitted to do that any more.)
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:37 PM

Sams is an unusual company. Where most small brewers in the past were regionals, they built a national estate of pubs with a remarkable spread of houses for their size. The result was they had to deliver beer to one pub in Oxford, one in Bristol, a few in London, etc, etc. Probably not that fantastic a business model. Yet their pubs were always among the best value, especially in London. I used to drink in the Cock on Great Portland Street, London, quite regularly in the early 90s, and it was not bad. Then they realised that their business model sucked, and they removed cask beer from most of their pubs, and got into trouble with the CAMRA lobby.

I doubt I have had more than a couple of pints of OBB in the last five years. But I still have a fond memory of the company, because it was a light in a dark beer world for many years.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE(Slapsie Maxie @ Aug 28 2008, 01:47 PM) View Post
Sams Smiths beers in London are an abomination.

It is notorious for travelling badly from Tadcaster, anywhere South of Sheffield and it is almost guaranteed to be disgusting.
Can't speak for the bottles though.

Slapsie

Perhaps my palate for beer is pretty pedestrian, but the bottle I drank was delicious. Hoppy without bitterness, full tasting, with a clean mouth feel and no sour aftertaste.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Slapsie Maxie @ Aug 28 2008, 01:47 PM) View Post
It is notorious for travelling badly from Tadcaster, anywhere South of Sheffield and it is almost guaranteed to be disgusting.

In my view, anything created in Yorkshire should stay in Yorkshire.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:27 AM

QUOTE(Melonious Thunk @ Aug 26 2008, 08:04 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Slapsie Maxie @ Aug 28 2008, 01:47 PM) View Post
Sams Smiths beers in London are an abomination.

It is notorious for travelling badly from Tadcaster, anywhere South of Sheffield and it is almost guaranteed to be disgusting.
Can't speak for the bottles though.

Slapsie

Perhaps my palate for beer is pretty pedestrian, but the bottle I drank was delicious. Hoppy without bitterness, full tasting, with a clean mouth feel and no sour aftertaste.


I suspect the bottles travel a lot better than their draft and I have never tried the lager. I will have to give it a try this weekend and report back.