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Napa Smith Brewery Beer

Our Story – California Original

Napa Smith is a family owned and operated brewery that upholds the classic beer style that gave American craft beer its start. Inspired by generations of experience, Napa Smith is surrounded by the influential culture and uncompromised quality of the greatest wineries in the world. Napa Smith beers are held to the same standard; balanced recipes made from the best ingredients. With America’s most veteran craft brewer, Donald J. Barkley, at the helm, Napa Smith beers pay respect to tradition while demonstrating passion for innovation. The team at Napa Smith is committed to producing brews with unique flavors that evoke stories of people and places that have inspired us along the way.

Napa Smith Brewery Locations

Vallejo Brewery & Taproom
101 Yolano Drive  |  Vallejo, CA 94589
Phone: (707) 255-2912

Nashville Brewery
Co-op with Turtle Anarchy and Hap and Harry’s Tennessee Beers
5901 California Avenue  |  Nashville, TN 37209

About Our Beers

At Napa Smith, we craft age worthy beers with complexity and allure. The Napa Smith philosophy is to uphold consistently reliable cornerstone beer styles that provide consumers with a confident ‘go-to’ in a market of constant change. Our consistently high quality standards include sourcing raw materials, and employing an educated, experienced brew team. Beyond a commitment to using the best ingredients, Master Brewer Don Barkley leads a talented brew team that creates recipes that transcend into an experience, combining a glimpse of history with a pathway to the future.

Napa Smith Brewery Brand Portfolio


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 characters 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 charter that puts this ale in a category by itself.

Malt: 2-Row, Amber, C-60, Cara-Red, ESB, Honey, Munich
Hops: Cascade, Mt. Hood, Sterling
IBUs: 30
SRM: 13
OG: 12.5° Plato
FG: 2° Plato
ABV: 5.7%
Body: Medium, Rich, Roasted, Residual Sweetness


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, 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


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.

• Gold Medal – Fairfax Brewfest – 2014

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


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, Munich, Pilsner, Vienna
Hops: Cluster, Mt. Hood, East Kent Goldings
IBUs: 40
SRM: 4.8
OG: 13.7° Plato
FG: 2.7° Plato
ABV: 6%
Body: Clean, Crisp, Wine Like Residual


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.

• Silver Medal – Fairfax Brewfest – 2015
• 3rd Place – SF Beer Week Local IPAs – 2016

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


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, Cara-Pils, Vienna
Hops: Columbus, East Kent Goldings, Palisade
IBUs: 45
SRM: 4
OG: 14.5° Plato
FG: 2.2° Plato
ABV: 6.7%
Body: Light, Coffee Aromatics, Crisp Finish


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.

• 3rd Place – San Jose Double IPA Festival – 2015

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


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: 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


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.

• Silver Medal – Great American Beer Festival – 2011

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


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 characters 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: 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


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.

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



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. Don’s legendary signature style – a unique balanced blend of English, malt-driven ales and hop-strong West Coast ales – is the hallmark of the Napa Smith beer collection.