Napa Smith Brewery has the unique experience of being the only production craft brewery in the city of Napa, a town known world-wide for a different fermented drink... Around here there is a saying, “It takes a lot of beer to make wine,” and we are more than happy to supply. Our team of beer-loving expert brewers (among them America’s most veteran craft brewer Don Barkley) is dedicated to producing beers that are fresh and balanced, all of which can be enjoyed in our taproom right next door. Our brewery also boasts a full lab, which we utilize to bring you the best beer possible. Brand new beer fans and long time beer geeks alike are welcome to come experience for themselves where all the milling, brewing, fermenting, bottling, and lab work takes place. We feel lucky to be beer people in wine country—come take a tour and see it for yourself.
We are proud to showcase the experience and passion of America’s most veteran craft brewer – Donald J. Barkley. Don started making craft beer in 1978 at New Albion Brewery, America’s first new craft brewery since Prohibition. As one of the founders of Mendocino Brewing Company, Don achieved icon status during his 25-year tenure there where he helped spearhead the craft beer movement.
Malt: 2-Row, Amber, C-60, Cara-Red, ESB, Honey, Munich Hops: Cascade, Mt. Hood, Sterling IBUs:30 SRM: 13 OG: 12° Plato FG: 2° Plato ABV: 5.7% Body: Medium, Rich, Roasted, Residual Sweetness
Treasure seekers flocked to Northern California during the gold rush, and the lumber industry exploded to meet demand. Our adaptation of the American Amber Ale draws upon classic English flavors steeped in rich California heritage. The amber color and dense off-white head make for a gorgeous presentation for this top quality specialty Amber Ale. The flavor is unique in today’s micro-brewed beers, as we have relied on the rich and complex charters of caramel malted barleys to accentuate the taste of this ale. The hops used in our Amber Ale support the malt flavors adding depth and character that puts this ale in a category by itself.
Malt: 2-Row, C-40, C-60, Black, ESB, Munich, Pale Hops: Cluster, Mt. Hood, Perle IBUs: 27.5 SRM: 30 OG: 19° Plato FG: 4.5° Plato ABV: 8% Body: Clean, Caramel, Residual sweetness, Rich
Bonfire Imperial Porter is rich and complex in malt character. With subdued bitterness and hop character this beer presents itself with deep caramel notes and subtle roast character that distinguishes our representation of an Imperial Porter. The opaque black color, off-white head, residual sweetness, and caramel notes aid in a silky mouth feel; making Bonfire Imperial Porter a perfect winter warmer that is best served cool.
Malt: 2-Row, C-40, Munich, Hops: Cascade, Centennial, Cluster, Mt. Hood, IBUs:40 SRM: 6.4 OG: 14.9° Plato FG: 1.8° Plato ABV: 6.5% Body: Clean, Crisp, Spicy
Our Cool Brew features a rich golden color and white head. This dry, clean, refreshing extra pale ale is infused with juniper berries creating a jenever character with subtle herbal and floral. This specialty ale was conceived and brewed with thoughts of the American traditions of summer vacations, picnics and backyard barbecues.
Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Pilsner, Vienna Hops: Cluster, Mt. Hood, East Kent Goldings IBUs: 40 SRM: 4.8 OG: 13.7° Plato FG: 2.° Plato ABV: 6% Body: Clean, Crisp, Wine Like Residual
As a tribute to the Napa Valley grape harvest, we have created this unique amber lager. Crush draws upon a classic European malt profile and noble hops, however we make Crush a distinctly Napa Valley expression by brewing it with Sauvignon Blanc grapes; creating a very well balanced and complex beer. The golden color, white head, and subtle fruit notes make for a perfect fall celebration of the Napa Valley harvest.
Malt: 2-Row, C-15, Vienna Hops: Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Warrior IBUs: 66 SRM: 4.5 OG: 13° Plato FG: 1.9° Plato ABV: 6% Body: Crisp, Dry, Hop Forward
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge is symbolic of the unique, beautiful state of California. Golden Gate IPA is Golden in color with a striking white head. True to the west coast style, Golden Gate IPA is crisp and dry; showcasing the deep resinous pine notes with floral and citrus overtones that are expected from a west coast style IPA. This well balanced beer is an approachable IPA that you’ll want to enjoy again and again. Our rendition of the American IPA displays the unique flavors and character associated with our home state.
Malt: 2-Row, Cara-Pils, Vienna Hops: Columbus, East Kent Goldings, Palisade IBUs: 45 SRM: 4 OG: 14.5° Plato FG: 2.° Plato ABV: 6.7% Body: Light, Coffee Aromatics, Crisp Finish
A unique American Extra Pale Ale, crafted with Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company’s™ Guatemalan coffee. The result is an explosive yet well-balanced combination of aromas and flavors. This nontraditional beer is exemplified by its golden color, and deep roasted coffee aromatics. Hop Java confuses the senses, beginning with coffee and finishing as a light, crisp, clean ale.
Malt: 2-Row, C-40, Dextra-Pils, Munich, Vienna, Hops: Cascade, Columbus, Mt. Hood, Sterling, Warrior IBUs: 100+ SRM: 8.6 OG: 20° Plato FG: 3.1° Plato ABV: 9.2% Body: Medium/Full Body
Our Imperial IPA is steeped in English character, then trounced with American hops. Hopageddon is a deeply malt forward beer, but boasts a fruity hop character from a combination of northwest and noble hops. This beer is grounded by oak additions resulting in complex earthy and spice notes. Glowing a fiery orange color and a full white head this is a beer for the end of time. Hopageddon Imperial IPA’s malt bill, aromatic hop profile, and oak aged notes, leads to a uniquely flavorful and well balanced beer.
Malt: 2-Row, C-40, Cara-Red, ESB, Munich, Vienna Hops: Cluster, Mt. Hood, Perle IBUs:43 SRM: 8.5 OG: 15.2° Plato FG: 2.1° Plato ABV: 7.2% Body: Full, Rich, Clean, Residual Sweetness
This full-bodied American Red Ale is rich and robust; the bright copper/red color is topped off with a foamy white head that displays a distinctly unique beer. Malt and hop flavors blend together in a delightfully balanced beer. Incorporating a historically English malt backbone, but finishing with a restrained hop character, Lost Dog is full, yet crisp, and clean. The perfect pint to share with a long lost friend.
Malt: Organic 2-Row, Organic Munich, Organic C-20 Hops: Organic Cascade, Organic Centennial, Organic Palisade IBUs:65 SRM: 46.35 OG: 15° Plato FG: 2° Plato ABV: 7% Body: Medium, Dry Finish
Napa Smith Organic IPA displays citrus and fruity aromas; resulting from a combination of northwest and noble hops, coupled with English malt flavor. Organic IPA is a golden color, with rich and complex malt character. Our balanced use of hops sets this beer apart from most west coast craft brews. Using organic noble hops as the backbone this IPA finishes clean, with a cleansing hop character, and subtle lasting malt richness.
Malt: 2-Row, Amber, Cara-Pils, ESB, Pale, Vienna Hops: Cascade IBUs:31 SRM: 4.5 OG: 11.8° Plato FG: 2.1° Plato ABV: 5.2% Body: Light, Clean/Dry, Hoppy Finish
As a tribute to the Napa Valley, we have adorned our label with the Napa Valley Bale Grist Mill; one of two remaining water-driven mills west of the Mississippi. In the spirit of the Mill as a community social hub, we have developed our Pale Ale to ubiquitously represent Northern California. The light golden color and striking white head are just the first impression of this specially brewed Pale Ale. Having relied on the rich and complex charters of the malted barleys, coupled with the bitterness and aromatics that only Cascade hops can provide, we have produced a beer which is beautifully clear, crisp, subdued in bitterness, with a hop forward aroma and balanced malt finish.
Malt: German Pilsner Hops: Cluster, Mt. Hood, Perle IBUs:18 SRM: 2.4 OG: 11° Plato FG: 1.9° Plato ABV: 5% Body: Light, Crisp, Clean
Much like the time-honored image of sunrays peeking through the rolling hills of Napa Valley, the opulent character of our Old World style Pilsner is rooted in the tranquil tradition of the Napa Valley. A brilliantly straw color and striking white head illustrates the superior quality of Napa Smith Pilsner. Subtle Pilsner flavors and aromas come from the exclusive use of German Pilsner malts, coupled with European noble hops. All together the taste is light, balanced, and refreshing.