AleSmith Brewing Company | San Diego, California
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AleSmith Brewing Company
World Class based on 162 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

9366 Cabot Dr
San Diego, California United States 92126 [ print map ]
858 549 9888

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Hours: Monday-Friday:12-9pm Sat:11am-9pm, Sun:11am-6pm


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Beer Available At AleSmith Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith Old Numbskull (Brandy Barrel Aged) 94, AleSmith Wee Heavy Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 100, AleSmith Decadence 2012 100, AleSmith / Cigar City Ramblin’ Rye 94, AleSmith Horny Devil 97, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee) 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Ethiopian) , AleSmith Anvil ESB 95, AleSmith Baltic Porter , AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale 394 , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Brewer’s Blend with Vietnamese Coffee) 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee) 100, AleSmith Tripel with Peaches and Apricots , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak) 100, AleSmith Old Numbskull (Rye Barrel Aged) 99, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged) 100, AleSmith IPA 100, AleSmith Grand Cru 99
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162 reviews for AleSmith Brewing Company
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  88%
 Selection  82%
 Food  10%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1453) Washington, Washington DC | January 16, 2011
Small tasting bar set up in the warehouse/brewery. Staff was very friendly and helpful, beers of course were great. A buck a taste, can’t beat it. Great place.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1270) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 10, 2012
I’ve been here maybe half a dozen times, the first time being the 2007 BA Decadence release and the most recent being last Saturday to get my BA Speedways.

Not much has changed over the years other than they’ve moved next door and made a prettier bar/tasting area. It always seems to be pretty busy on Saturdays but getting a beer is never difficult. Nice people, nice atmosphere, great beer.

They offer 1L growlers now which is nice but since I get down there so infrequently Ive never bought one.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (800) Orange County, California | July 31, 2012
Have been here many times. Always a nice place to stop and grab some Alesmith beers and growlers. They have some beers on-tap that typically don’t make it outside of the brewery, the staff is friendly, and the prices are very good.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (605) The ’Sham, England | April 20, 2014
Visted on Friday18/04/14 around 2.30pm. Had been really looking forward to Alesmith and the chance to try some ’one off’ brewery only beers, namely Speedway varieties, I left disappointed! Located in an idustrial unit, the interior is pretty swish with about 6 or 7 tables, all taken, whilst we were there. Service was very good, the only fail for me was the lack of ’interesting’ beers on tap. There were only 2 beers I’d not had before, just plain Speedway on the Speedway front. Nice place but from a tickers point of view really not worth the effort unless you can get some advance info on whats on!
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (574) London, England | December 12, 2013
A small but adequate tasting room. Very clean and neatly laid out. They has pretty much all the AleSmith standards on tap plus around three or four specials, including one Speedway variant. They offer tasting-size pours on all beers in addition to larger pours. The value is pretty decent. The staff was extremely friendly. A fair range of bottles for takeaway. You can also get growlers of some of the beers (not the specials). Given this brewery’s stature in the beer world I would say this place is a must-visit. It’s right near Hess so take them both in when you’re in the area.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (564) San Diego County , California | February 21, 2011
Alesmith let’s you invade their brewery’s barrel room slash warehouse to sample their beers on tap, get growler fills, and purchase bottles to go. The best thing about Alesmith is the staff- extremely knowledgable and super friendly. I talked to one of the women for about 30 minutes about all their beers. Very impressive. Downside here is that unlike Lost Abbey, you can’t sit at the bar and have a few pints. You can only consume plastic cup samplers of what’s on tap. With that said you can get all their bottled normal releases to go along with shirts, glassware. Very nice place not too far out of the way from main San Diego. Definitely come here with empty growlers at the ready!
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (537) Toronto, Ontario | January 16, 2014
Modern tasting room, a couple of good surprises available. Worth going out of the way for.
50
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34  (412) Chicago, Illinois | July 4, 2014
In a busy strip mall, no places to sit, very crowded and uncomfortable. Their available drafts were basically everything they bottle in addition to a good pale ale, a terrible porter, and an ok version of the barrel aged speedway that was to thin and hot at the same time. If they have a Speedway variant on tap, come to tick that but that’s about all your going to do.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (387) Croydon, England | March 19, 2012
Small, unassuming place located on a typical out of town business park. Took probably about 20 minutes to drive there from downtown SD, so not bad at all. About 15 taps offering the full range of Alesmith and some seasonals. Highlight was Decadence 2011 on keg and cask. $1 for a taster is great value. Ambience was so-so, but we were there during the day mid-week. They had a small amount of merchandise on offer as well. It’s obvious that this place is all about the beer and not necessarily about aesthetics. It’s great beer, so who can complain?
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR  (378) Los Angeles, California | March 14, 2009
Hung out at Alesmith for their 2007 Barrel Aged Decadence release. A fun time was had with the many ratebeerians in the tasting line outside. As for the brewery and the release, everything went smoothly with there numbering system. I got to meet Peter and speak to him for a while. Not only is he an amazing brewery, but also a nice guy who is really passionate about the beer culture. The tasting bar and some good stuff on tap including My Bloody Valentine and the new All-English Anvil. at $0.50 per sample, its a bargain! Good Beer, good people, fun place!

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