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AleSmith Brewing Company
World Class based on 179 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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Hours: 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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AleSmith Brewing Company

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Beer Available At AleSmith Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith / Mikkeller Beer Geek Speedway 99, AleSmith Decadence 2014 98, AleSmith Decadence 2011 98, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese Coffee 100, AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 98, AleSmith No Boil Hop IPA , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith Olde Ale - Bourbon & Brandy 98, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kona Coffee 99, AleSmith Olde Ale 99, AleSmith Decadence 2011 - Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Eis (Iced) , AleSmith Lil Devil - Lactic Acid 74, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout Small Beer , AleSmith IPA 100, AleSmith Old Numbskull 100, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 100
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179 reviews for AleSmith Brewing Company
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  88%
 Selection  82%
 Food  45%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce  (22) Carlsbad, California | February 5, 2008
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.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Charlzm  (35) Los Angeles, California | January 23, 2008
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.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Hairofthedog  (8) San Diego, California | December 7, 2007
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.
66
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
ajm  (192) Los Angeles, California | November 27, 2007| Updated August 14, 2008
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag  (15) San Francisco, California | November 7, 2007
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!
82
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | October 1, 2007
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | August 4, 2007| Updated July 26, 2008
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
marcus  (180) 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.
76
  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 Diegoís 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?
86
  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.

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