Napa Smith Organic IPA Wins Silver at the Great American Beer Festival

Napa Smith Organic IPA Wins Silver at the Great American Beer Festival

Napa Brew Pub Now Open To The Public

Napa, CA – November 17, 2011 – Paddington Brands announced today that Napa Smith Brewery won the Silver Medal for its Organic IPA at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival. In one of the most competitive categories at the largest beer competition in the world, Napa Smith Organic IPA finished second overall and was the only organic product to win a medal.

J. Smoke Wallin, Chairman & CEO of Paddington Brands & Napa Smith Brewery, said, “We have been saying for some time that despite his tenure as the most experienced craft brewer in America, our Master Brewer Don Barkley doesn’t always get the recognition that his remarkable beers deserve. We can put that concern to rest with this wonderful achievement. The Great American Beer Festival is the foremost gathering of its kind, and only three traditional-style IPA’s were awarded medals. We are extremely proud of Don and his entire team and thrilled to have won this medal.”

“IPA is one of the hottest segments of the craft beer category, but many IPA’s lack complexity and balance. This medal proves that it is possible to brew a benchmark IPA that is drinkable and food friendly,” said Steve Morgan, President of Napa Smith Brewery. “In addition our beer is also certified organic, which makes this achievement even more noteworthy.”

SILVER Medal 2011 GABF

Napa Smith brews a portfolio of award winning beers in Napa, California. Its portfolio is available in 30 states with plans to be available nationally by early 2012. Napa Smith is proud to number Whole Foods, Safeway, and Publix amongst its many retail partners.

“It was a special pleasure to meet and be honored with Jim Koch of Samuel Adams, to walk out on stage with Don and our brew team, and to receive our medal from GABF founder Charlie Papazian,” said Morgan. “Both Jim and Charlie had very kind words for Don. I believe this award will stand as a milestone in our growth.”

The Napa Smith Brewery recently opened the doors of its new brewpub in Napa, CA. The brewpub is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Come visit and enjoy our award winning beers and great people!

Don Barkley - GABF Silver Winner - Napa Smith Organic IPA

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. Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Napa-Smith-Brewery/134429636596007 Follow us on Twitter @Napa_Smith

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. 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..

Award Winning Napa Smith Brewery Opens Brewpub and Wine Tasting Room

RELEASE Thursday October 6, 2011

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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.