AleSmith Brewing Company | San Diego, California
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AleSmith Brewing Company
World Class based on 172 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 Speedway Stout - Thin Mint , AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Double Hammerhead , AleSmith Lil Devil - Lactic Acid 73, AleSmith Speedway Stout Small Beer , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Eis (Iced) , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rum Barrel Aged , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Costa Rican Coffee , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Honey Graham , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mexican Chocolate , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese Coffee , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Tequila , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Creamsickle , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Café du Monde , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Red Velvet , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Crème Brûlée , AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 91, AleSmith Evil Dead Red 99
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172 reviews for AleSmith Brewing Company
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  88%
 Selection  82%
 Food  45%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
marcus  (174) Sacramento, California | July 12, 2007
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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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel  (83) Encinitas, California | July 8, 2007| Updated July 15, 2007
A great small brewery to visit. You squeeze between a huge brewing kettle and the bar and taste San Diego’s finest beers. The brewers are very helpful giving out excellent home brewing advice. I must go sometime for the tour. I wonder where the barrels are?
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD  (45) Lakeside, California | June 23, 2007| Updated July 27, 2008
Agree with bad lizard and hopson. This is a working brewery and the people inside are freindly, honest and sincere. There is no corporate mentalityyet. I suspect as word of thier craft spreads demand will exceed supply and that may lead to the end of an era. Wonderful little palce, worth the visit.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | May 30, 2007
Another brewery hidden in a small industrial park. I can’t believe that such world class beers come from such a tiny brewery. I got a growler of Lil Devil, which I think is better than her bigger sister, Horny Devil. I was especially pleased to get a couple bottles of 2004 vintage of Speedway Stout. I will definately be back again. Give them a visit, you won’t regret it.
84
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
hopson  (11) Williamsville, New York | May 28, 2007
You know when you walk into some ones house for a small party, but you don’t really know the person?...That is exactly the way you will feel walking into this awesome place. It is a small, garage type place, with little in the way of introductory pizazz. Either way, who cares? First, the owner and staff treat you like you are home. Second, the beers are amazing. Third, the samples are a plenty, and you feel like you are in the presence of greatness just being where they brew these fantastic and world renowned super beers. Tours are only on weekends. Find this place, and enjoy an afternoon with some of the the finest brews on earth.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
mds  (100) Toronto, Ontario | April 5, 2007
Located in a somewhat bleak area with minimal signage, you wouldn’t expect a brewery to be here. They were just closing up when we arrived (10 minutes before) so there weren’t many people around. We were able to squeeze a few samples of their wares though which were all quite nice (ranging from the Nautical Nut Brown to Speedway). They also had some special edition Speedway from 2004 available for $12 and plenty of clothing. It’s a bit out of the way but probably worth the visit considering how great the stuff this place churns out is.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
mgumby10  (47) Jupiter, Florida | March 20, 2007
This was a fantastic experience. Thank you Peter for letting us in even when you were closed. Also thank you to Ryan for letting us drink some beers on tap and for answering all of our questions. I got to try most of the Alesmith on tap, many I’ve had before and some I hadnt such as My Bloody Valentine, and the Nautical Nut Brown Ale. It was such an awesome experience getting to view all of the tanks and to watch them work. I believe they were brewing an IPA at the time. Just an unforgettable experience. I picked up a half a dozen bottles while I was there in gratitude for there generosity. Thanks again guys.
94
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
RustyStaple65  (6) Camas, Washington | February 24, 2007
This place is really small. Could only sample but have growlers and bottles to go! Got a jug of Lil Devil only available on tap. Seemed to be alot of merchandise. Gotta stop at this place for the incredible beer!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
RIS101  (7) Illinois | January 13, 2007
WOW not much of a place but they put out a great product with only 6 employees. They all work hard and do all the grunt things. from washing vats to bottling. Yulesmith, Speedway stout, Nautical nut brown, Numskull barleywine, Horny devil ale, Grand cru all were excellent. Not much to see from the 3p-5p tasting. Worth the stop. Many locals bring in growlers.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
kbjames  (6) Utah | December 7, 2006
There isn’t much to this brewery except the beer and it is amazing indeed. I went on a Firday during thier open hours and they had 10 beers on tap to try for only 1 buck a pop. If you love good beer you have to go. Its a no frills gig, just great beer, and growler fills to die for. Heres to wishing I lived in SD area.

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