Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale 2023-2024
The collectable label on Winter Welcome Ale this year celebrates the centenary of the Flying Scotsman. The locomotive was built in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and went into service on 24th February 1923.
The loco was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and was one of the most powerful locos of its time. In 1934 it recorded 100mph – the first steam loco in the UK to achieve that speed. The loco is now owned by the National Railway Museum in York where it can sometimes be seen, however it is still operational on special chartered journeys enabling some lucky voyagers to travel by steam on this most famous loco. Raise a glass of Winter Welcome Ale to celebrate its centenary!
Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale is a limited edition brewed for the short days and long nights of winter. The full body resulting from fermentation in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ and the luxurious malt character, which will appeal to a broad range of drinkers, is balanced against whole-dried Fuggle and Golding hops with nuances and complexities that should be contemplated before an open fire.
ABV: 6.0% – OG: 1.056 – IBU: 32
Water, barley malt, hops, yeast.
Throughout history, beer of somewhat higher alcohol and richness has been enjoyed for the winter holidays, when old friends get together to enjoy the season. Wassail is a festival to celebrate winter and the beer that goes with it. Winter Welcome is vintage-dated with a special label each year, and was first shipped to the US in 1990 – it was the first imported winter seasonal beer. Serve in a traditional Sam Smith tulip or nonik glass for the holidays.