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

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. or join us on facebook at