Sapaudia translates from Latin into French as ‘le pays de sapins’, the land of coniferous trees. Over the centuries, this area of Europe became known as the Savoie. An area rich in history and industry. In 1860, a rigged referendum saw the previously sovereign state of the Savoie become annexed by France.
This area has significantly shaped the lives of the founders of Sapaudia Brewing Co. For Tim Longstaff & Ash Smith, when founding the brewery, naming the company was easy. It was only right to acknowledge the huge impact this place has had on us.