AleSmith Brewing Company (OUT OF BUSINESS)

9366 Cabot Dr
San Diego, California United States 92126
brewery (AleSmith)  4.85/5.0 189 reviews
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 9:00 PM; Sat 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Beers At AleSmith Brewing Company

NameABVEntered
AleSmith Spring Bock6.6%6/28/2016
AleSmith Reforged11%6/6/2016
AleSmith Decadence 201410%5/17/2016
AleSmith Wee Heavy - Two Penny6.5%5/17/2016
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - Barrel Aged 5%5/17/2016
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .3946%5/17/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mexican Speedway12%5/14/2016
AleSmith Decadence 2014 - Barrel Aged10%5/8/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead12%5/7/2016
AleSmith Grand Cru10%4/24/2016
AleSmith / Mikkeller IPA 6%4/20/2016
AleSmith Robust Porter6.5%4/14/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Very Vanilla12%4/14/2016
AleSmith Horny Devil10%3/27/2016
AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale5.25%3/25/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian12%3/21/2016
AleSmith Old Numbskull11%3/20/2016
AleSmith Lil Devil5.75%3/16/2016
AleSmith / Mikkeller Porter8.5%3/16/2016
AleSmith / Mikkeller APA5.3%3/16/2016
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Port Barrel Aged10%3/9/2016
AleSmith Olde Ale - Bourbon & Brandy11%2/28/2016
AleSmith Lil Devil - Cranberry5.75%2/25/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kona Coffee12%2/21/2016
AleSmith Evil Dead Red6.66%2/4/2016
AleSmith Weizenbock8.6%1/30/2016
AleSmith IPA7.25%1/28/2016
AleSmith Olde Ale11%1/15/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Velvet12%1/12/2016
AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft)5%1/12/2016
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged11%1/9/2016
AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale - Buddha’s Hand5.25%1/8/2016
AleSmith Noël12%1/8/2016
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel Aged11%1/2/2016
AleSmith Irish Red Ale4.25%1/2/2016
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel10%12/29/2015
AleSmith Speedway Stout12%12/26/2015
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Kopi Luwak12%12/26/2015
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese Coffee12%12/26/2015
AleSmith Double Red IPA8.5%12/24/2015
AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale - Chipotle Lime5.25%12/24/2015
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - All English (Draft Only)5.25%12/22/2015
AleSmith / Mikkeller Beer Geek Speedway12%10/17/2015
AleSmith Anvil ESB - Smoked Hatch Chili Peppers5.5%10/4/2015
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged12%9/20/2015
AleSmith Decadence 201510%9/14/2015
AleSmith Anvil ESB5.5%9/13/2015
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee & Peanut Butter Cup 12%8/29/2015
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Double Hammerhead12%8/29/2015
AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .3949%8/3/2015
AleSmith Yerba Mate IPA7.25%7/28/2015
AleSmith Brett IPA7.25%7/20/2015
AleSmith India Pale Lager5.5%7/20/2015
AleSmith ThaIPA7.2%7/20/2015
AleSmith Citrus IPA7.25%7/20/2015
AleSmith Yulesmith (Summer) - Passion Fruit8.5%7/20/2015
AleSmith Cream Ale5%7/7/2015
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Cacao Nibs & Cinnamon12%7/7/2015
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - French Oak Cognac10%6/23/2015
AleSmith Lil Devil - Ginger5.75%6/23/2015
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Chai Tea10%6/23/2015


82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2394) 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  (1516) 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  (1275) Dublin, 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  (1004) Tourist Town (West), 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  (953) 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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (929) Escondido, California | December 27, 2014
A nicely kept brewery that was a little difficult to find at dusk, but not too hard. The tasting room is somewhat small but there is room to slide out back and grab some grub from a local food truck. The staff stayed busy and that made getting beers ordered take a bit.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis  (740) Sunnyvale, California | November 28, 2012
Tasting room opens at two and is doing a brisk business by 2:15. Staff is friendly and helpful, and there are a ton of Alesmitth beers on tap. When I was there there were no speedway variants (bummer!), but plenty of stuff to sample anyway. 4oz pours range from 1-2.50 and they keep ’em coming. I enjoyed my visit.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
mcberko  (701) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
One of my favourite breweries, so obviously it was an awesome experience. We came here for San Diego Beer Week with 11 variations of Speedway Stout on tap, so how could it be better. All their beers are awesome without exception Despite it being packed, service was very quick and friendly. Prices are very reasonable. There was also a food truck out back (not sure if it was just for the event or if it’s the norm) which served some nice grub. Obviously an absolute must stop when in San Diego.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, 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  (643) Toronto, Ontario | January 16, 2014
Modern tasting room, a couple of good surprises available. Worth going out of the way for.

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