Samuel Merritt


Samuel Merritt is Director of Beer Education and Trade Development for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Nevada. In 2009 he became NYC’s first Certified Cicerone® beer sommelier. In September of 2013, he joined the beer division at Southern and now lives in Las Vegas with his wife Emily, young daughter Molly and their English bulldog Ophelia.

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Samuel’s Beer Picks

New Belgium Accumulation White IPA This winter, IBUs start accumulating like snow in Colorado with New Belgium’s new Accumulation White IPA. Brewing a white IPA was not only a way Read more ›

Samuel Merritt on Nov 1, 2017

Samuel’s Beer Picks

It’s Pumpkin ale time and we’ve got the great ones.  Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale: Early American colonists, seeking natural ingredients for brewing ales, turned to pumpkins, which were plentiful, Read more ›

Samuel Merritt on Oct 1, 2017

Samuel’s Beer Picks

Very Limited: Bad Beat 3 Year Anniversary Triple IPA: We believe craft beer is much more than just IPA. So we have always been here, providing an excellent variety Read more ›

Samuel Merritt on Sep 1, 2017

Samuel’s Beer Picks

Anchor Blood Orange Blonde AleBlood Orange Blonde has the delectable taste of the blood orange. The fruit is deep crimson in color with enticingly rich aroma and tangy-sweet juiciness Read more ›

Samuel Merritt on Jul 1, 2017

At Bad Beat Brewing Company in Henderson... Oh YES, they CAN!

Producing 1,000 cases 24,000 cans of 3 styles of beer in the first month, Bad Beat Brewing Company’s new canning line is earning its keep and contributing to the Read more ›

Samuel Merritt on Dec 1, 2015