Napa Smith To Launch in Sweden After Organic IPA Wins Monopoly Listing

TOMP Beer, Wine & Spirits Appointed Exclusive Swedish Distributor for Paddington Brands Portfolio

Indianapolis, IN – January 12th, 2012 – Paddington Brands and TOMP Beer, Wine & Spirits announced today that they will partner to bring Paddington’s brand portfolio to the vibrant Swedish market. TOMP will start by launching the Napa Smith craft beer portfolio and in particular the award winning Organic IPA, which will be featured in 100 Systembolaget stores from 2nd of April 2012.

J. Smoke Wallin, Chairman & CEO of Paddington Brands, said, “We have a very focused growth strategy with very few international targets – Sweden is one of these. So I am delighted to be partnering with Tommy Olsson and his team at TOMP to launch our brands there. TOMP is hugely respected and the perfect partner for us in what is a tough market to crack. I look forwards to a successful launch of Napa Smith’s beers and a long and fruitful relationship. We could not be more thrilled.”

Napa Smith brews a portfolio of award winning beers in Napa, California. Its portfolio is available in 30 states within the US with plans to be available nationally by early 2012. Sweden will be the first international market. Napa Smith is proud to number Whole Foods, Safeway, Beverages & More, Total Wine, Publix and now Sweden’s Systembolaget amongst its many retail partners.

“We first tasted Napa Smith’s beers 2 years ago and we were convinced that they would be a great addition to our portfolio. So winning the tender and setting launch dates is very exciting for us. Organic products are very important to the monopoly and the Napa Smith Organic IPA is utterly amazing,” said Tommy Olsson, Managing Director of TOMP Beer Wine & Spirits.

“Winning the recent IPA tender into Systembolaget is further testament to the genius of our Master Brewer, Don Barkley, coming as it does on the back of our huge success at the Great American Beer Festival. IPA the hottest segment of the US craft beer category, but many IPA’s lack complexity and balance. This is proof that it is possible to brew a benchmark IPA that is drinkable and food friendly,” said Steve Morgan, President of Napa Smith Brewery and Winery. He continued, “In addition our beer is also certified organic, which makes this achievement even more noteworthy. I am confident that Sweden’s exciting craft brewing scene will take Napa Smith to heart.”

About Napa Smith Brewery

Napa Smith Brewery is located at the southern gateway to Napa Valley, just south of the town of Napa. Napa Valley is internationally known as a destination for those individuals who seek the best that life has to offer. Napa Smith is proud to contribute to the Napa tradition of hard work, craftsmanship, and artistry with the introduction of its unique family of beers. It creates its beers using proprietary recipes developed by Master Brewer Don Barkley – the most experienced brewer in the craft brewing industry. Come visit us at our newly opened Brewpub in Napa or on the web at www.napasmithbrewery.com

About Paddington Brands

Paddington Brands (www.Paddingtonbrands.com) manages a portfolio of owned and agency premier import and craft beers, artisanal spirits and fine wines. Paddington owns the Napa Smith Brewery & Winery and 3 Amigos Tequila. It imports a portfolio of beers, wines and spirits including Agoston Wines (Spain), Chase Distillery (UK), Calatrasi (Italy), Gemtree Vineyards (AU), Marisco Wines (NZ). Paddington is headquartered in the Indianapolis, Ind., metro area with offices in the United Kingdom and Napa, Calif., and a sales team covering the U.S. market and select international markets.

About TOMP Beer, Wine & Spirits

TOMP is one of Sweden’s leading beer, wine and spirits importers with a portfolio that includes brands such as [yellow tail], Fish Hoek, Chang Beer and their own successful beer, Guldkallan. TOMP operates a national sales force from it base in Orebro. See www.tomp.se .

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Napa Smith Brewery Named Official Beer Of USA Water Polo

12/7/2011 12:00:00 AM

Huntington Beach, Calif. – December 7, 2011– Napa Smith Brewery, producers of hand-crafted beer from the Napa Valley, have been named the Official Beer of USA Water Polo. As part of the agreement Napa Smith Beer will be featured at a variety of events including the 2011 & 2012 USA Water Polo Golf Tournaments, the 2012 Hall of Fame Dinner, and the 2012 Masters Nationals Championship. They will also serve as the title sponsor of the annual Masters Nationals Social and provide additional beer to supplement VIP areas for various events throughout the term, such as FINA level National Team competitions and private fundraising events. The agreement also allows for USA Water Polo to host potential events at Napa Smith’s Brewpub while also promoting the company through Golf Tournament tee-signs, a dedicated email campaign, and more.

“Napa Smith Brewery crafts high quality, great tasting beer right here in California. We are excited to support a local business, while providing them access to our national marketing assets,” said Jennifer Rottenberg, USA Water Polo Chief Marketing Officer. “We look forward to working together in particular to support further growth of our Masters – adult – level water polo programs, and at the same time, to support Napa Smith in its growth in distribution and awareness.”

“While Napa Smith is a young company, our employees are very active. They play kickball and golf, darts and horseshoes; we swim from Alcatraz, bike, and play volleyball. We hike, run, surf, and play soccer. A couple of us play in rock bands. And we play water polo,” said Steve Morgan, President of Napa Smith Brewery. “So, when we found an opportunity to combine one of our passions with sponsoring the sport of water polo as a whole, we jumped at it. We are very excited to partner with USA Water Polo and support their members and National Teams as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games in London!”

Napa Smith “Lost Dog”

About Napa Smith Brewery
Napa Smith Brewery is located at the southern gateway to Napa Valley, just south of the town of Napa. Napa Valley is internationally known as a destination for those individuals who seek the best that life has to offer. Napa Smith is proud to contribute to the Napa tradition of hard work, craftsmanship, and artistry with the introduction of its unique family of beers. It creates its beers using proprietary recipes developed by Master Brewer Don Barkley – the most experienced brewer in the craft brewing industry.

About USA Water Polo
USA Water Polo, Inc. is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 40,000 members, USAWP is also the sanctioning authority for more than 500 Member Clubs and more than 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport nationwide. It fosters grass-roots expansion of the sport, providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches and officials.

Official USA Water Polo Sponsors
24 Hour Fitness, Active Media, American Pistachios, Aquahydrate, Big Fish Payroll Services, Capital One, Colorado Time, H2O Audio, Intercontinental Hotels Group, iSport, Jostens, Kaenon, KT Tape, Ludus Tours, Malibu Wellness, Mikasa, Napa Smith Brewery, Ospraie Management, PowerBar, Pro-form Mouthguards, REUSE Jeans, Sea Air Federal Credit Union, Squar Milner, SwimOutlet.com, Stemilt, TRX, TURBO, United, VIDA Organic Life Massage & Water Marque.

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Award Winning Napa Smith Brewery Opens Brewpub and Wine Tasting Room

RELEASE Thursday October 6, 2011

Media contact:

Heather Carden

001-317-574-6408

Award Winning Napa Smith Brewery Opens Brewpub and Wine Tasting Room

Napa, CA – October 6, 2011 – Napa Smith Brewery is pleased to announce the opening of it’s new Brewpub and Wine Tasting Room in Napa, CA. For the first time in Napa Valley, visitors can stop in for a beer tasting and a wine tasting. The Brewpub features 8 different types of Napa Smith beer fresh and on tap, while the Wine Tasting room provides the opportunity to taste and purchase wines from Napa Smith Winery as well as Bourassa wines.

“We’ve been making great beer for a while now, and I think it’s about time we have a place where you can come in and taste it fresh from the Brewery,” commented Master Brewer Don Barkley. “If you want to learn more about beer or take a tour, you can do that. If you want to just relax over a cold, refreshing beer, you can do that. We just want you to have a good time, meet great people and enjoy life at its finest – that’s what Napa Smith is all about.”

To celebrate, the Brewpub will be hosting a Grand Opening on Saturday, October 8 from Noon – 4pm. Both the Brewpub and the Wine Tasting room will be open to the public. There will be live music and featured specials.

“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, and we’re thrilled to be able to invite everyone to come in and enjoy a beer with us,” said Steve Morgan, President of Napa Smith. “The Napa Valley community has been so supportive of us over these past 3 years, and we want them to be part of celebrating our new home.” In keeping with this theme, the music, food and wine will all be local – just as all the beer is brewed in Napa.

J. Smoke Wallin, Chairman & CEO of Napa Smith and Paddington Brands, added, “It was time to provide a beer experience to complement the wine experience that consumers enjoy in Napa. We are in the process of launching the Napa Smith beers nationally, and it is gratifying to see the reaction of consumers. People already know and respect Napa wines, and now they are learning about Napa’s great treasure, Napa Smith beer.”

Napa Smith is both a Brewery and a Winery, though the beers are much more widely known and distributed. Vic Bourassa, Founder of Bourassa Vineyards said, “Just think about it – handcrafted beer and wine both available to taste in one stop. This is a new experience for Napa, and we think when you stop in you won’t be disappointed.” The Wine Tasting Room will offer mixed flights of Napa Smith and Bourassa wines, as well as wines to purchase, wine club memberships, and more.

In the Brewpub, consumers can sit down for a flight of 8 different styles of beer to taste. Or they can enjoy a pint while listening to music while enjoying the relaxed setting. Bottled beer and growlers (draught beer to go) are also available. With food offerings parked right outside, consumers can make a meal of it as well.

The Brewpub and Wine Tasting Room are both open daily from 10am to 5pm. Tours of the Brewery are also offered daily at 3pm.

In addition, the following events are scheduled in October:

Grand Opening Celebration – Oct. 8, Noon – 4pm. Live music, $2 pints, food truck, and more.

Bourassa Vineyards Harvest Party – Oct. 15, Noon – 5pm. Grape stomp and wine specials.

Pirate Day in the Brewpub – Oct 22 or 29, Noon – 4pm. Call or email for details.

For more information on the Brewpub and events, please call 707-255-2912 or email ellen@napasmithbrewery.com

We are located at 1 Executive Way, Napa, California, 94558.

Since acquiring Napa Smith Brewery in December 2010, Paddington Brands has invested over $1 million in expanding its capabilities and distribution. “We are committed to growing the Napa Smith business. We are investing in the local community and have hired extensively. As our brand grows across the US, we expect to make significant additional investments in Napa” continued, Mr. Wallin.

About Napa Smith Brewery

Napa Smith Brewery is located at the southern gateway to Napa Valley, just south of the town of Napa. Napa Valley is internationally known as a destination for those individuals who seek the best that life has to offer. Napa Smith is proud to contribute to the Napa tradition of hard work, craftsmanship, and artistry with its unique beers. We create our beers using proprietary recipes developed by Master Brewer Don Barkley – the most experienced craft brewer. Napa Smith’s growth has been fueled Organic IPA, “Lost Dog” Ale and our seasonals now available in 30 states. Napa Smith’s Amber Ale, Pale Ale, and Lost Dog Ale are all recipients of gold medals at the California State Fair. Napa Smith Organic IPA won the Silver Medal at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival in 2011. www.napasmithbrewery.com or join us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Napa-Smith-Brewery/134429636596007?sk=wall.