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Beer Available At AleSmith Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale 97, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - French Oak , AleSmith Lil Devil - Ginger , AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Chai Tea , AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - Barrel Aged 99, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese Coffee 100, AleSmith Olde Ale 99, AleSmith Olde Ale - Bourbon & Brandy 99, AleSmith Robust Porter 96, AleSmith Decadence 2014 98, AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 99, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith / Mikkeller Beer Geek Speedway 99, AleSmith Decadence 2011 98, AleSmith No Boil Hop IPA , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kona Coffee 100, AleSmith Decadence 2011 - Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Eis (Iced)
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mjg74 (56) Salem, Oregon | April 16, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place is in the back of a little industial complex. Doesnít look great, but the people are friendly. The only times I have been there were for BA releases, so there was a festive atmosphere.
chicagodri (58) Chicago, Illinois | March 26, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Went here after Stone on a Friday afternoon. They arenít open for long so check the hours of operation. Friendly service and some solid brews on tap and available for purchase. Very nice people.
hapjydeuce (22) Carlsbad, California | February 5, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Ah the Smithy! Truly a foundry of great beers, tucked away into the industrial park jungle that is most of the Mira Mar area. Their release parties are pretty well organized and service is plentiful, with some great cask selections. I showed up for the Decadence release last fall and it was a nice spot for a session.
Charlzm (35) Los Angeles, California | January 23, 2008
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
I visited early in 2007 on a day when they were technically closed. They were, however, brewing and so Peter allowed me and a friend in. I bought a special aged bottled beer they had (2004 Speedway Stout) and a couple of their regulars, too. I also got a sticker and a T shirt! They let us have some freebie tasters and chatted with us for a few minutes while I watched them brew. I am amazed that some of the best beer I have ever had comes from this fairly small operation. May the hop gods bless them and the malt angels watch over them.
Hairofthedog (8) San Diego, California | December 7, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This is by far the best brewery to visit when in San Diego. The place is small and inviting. The people who work there are all very nice and accomodating. The selection is sometimes not that good as far as finding the higher rated stuff, because we locals buy it all! A definite ímust visití if you come here.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | November 27, 2007| Updated August 14, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Itís real sweet. I gave ambiance points because there is nothing between you and the beer, but at the same time it isnít a place to hang out, which is disappointing. If you treat it like a Mecca rather than a place to kill time youíll be pleased.
jarspag (15) San Francisco, California | November 7, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Warehouse scene in industrial park. Nice tasting bar during the correct hours... only been there to pick up some BA releases. Peter was extremely friendly and nice to chat with...worth a visit if you want to see where SDís finest are brewed!
kmweaver (116) Petaluma, California | October 1, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Quiet operation in an industrial park; spent 4+ hours lined up out back before the BA release party. Merchandise counter set up with reasonably priced stuff (including a pretty sweet growler cooler and bottle openers that, unlike my DFH one, wonít break after two uses). Peter and company were incredibly accomodating and great hosts for the whole affair; friendly, quick service everywhere. Eight beers available on tap at the small bar near the fermenters, including Old Numbskull, Speedway, X, Nautical Nut Brown, and Lil Devil, plus most of their bottled beers were available for sale. Not the kind of place youíd take a date, but great beer and great company.
miketd (125) Cleveland, Ohio | August 4, 2007| Updated July 26, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Just a little bar in the back of the brewery. Small tastings, bottles and growlers. Girl serving was very friendly and helpful. A cool place to checkout if in the area.
marcus (182) Sacramento, California | July 12, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Their opening hours are very limited, but this is an interesting place to visit. You will have access to some of the best beers on the planet, and will have a chance to meet the folks who make it. It is also likely that you will strike up a conversation with other visiting beer geeks, both local and from afar. For example the last time I was there a local took me over to another local brewery after we discussed beer for a while.
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