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Beer Available At AleSmith Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith Old Numbskull 100, AleSmith Barrel Aged Nut Brown 98, AleSmith Barrel Aged Wee Heavy 100, AleSmith Rye Barrel Aged Old Numbskull 96, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Cherry and Amaretto) , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Brewerís Blend with Vietnamese Coffee) 100, AleSmith Evil Dead Red 99, AleSmith Horny Devil 97, AleSmith Grand Cru 99, AleSmith Anvil ESB 95, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith IPA 100, AleSmith Old Ale , AleSmith Decadence 2013 97, AleSmith Barrel Aged Old Numbskull 100, AleSmith Cream Ale 82, AleSmith YuleSmith (Winter) Imperial Red Ale 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Turkish Coffee and Cardamom) , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Pumpkin Latte) , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Macadamia Nut)
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1FastSTi (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | March 18, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Went here with MIBRomeo. Got to smell the hops after they were used in a brew they just finished. Very great smell. :) Hoses everywhere. But, it is still a great place to visit. Peter the brewmaster is very accomodating and is a fan of the Vikings (my favorite team). Thanks for the bottle of "you know what", Peter. Plus, I bought a t-shirt.
MIBRomeo (142) Wisconsin | March 18, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
stopped in on Wed afternoon. Great place to visit, walk through the brewing area to get to a nice tasting area. Great beer & Peter is about as good as they could come in the beer world.
BŁckDich (215) McCall, Idaho | March 6, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Got here at 3:50 on a Saturday with my buddy Tom from work. Peter was just about to close down shop when we came in. He still let us in and we tried a few beers of the rarer persuasion. Peter is an awesome cat, very easy to talk shop with. This is the typical brewery in a commercial stripmall, but it has a very cool tasting bar in the back. Fun place to visit, awesome beers.
jimbowood (22) Freeport, Georgia | January 7, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This place is hidden in a business complex. You would never think one of the worldís best breweries would reside here. Skip the brewery tour and go to one of the local beer bars or beer stores to sample the products. Free beer, but overall nothing spectacular. Didnít have Speedway or any of the BA products on draft.
mrnutsnbolts (3) Berkeley, | December 30, 2005
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I was shocked at how small the set up was and that you had to walk through the brewery to get to the tasting area, but once I got there I was pleasantly surprised. I found everyone very helpful, welcoming, and knowledgable. My uncle and I were able to sample to our hearts content bewteen the 7 available brews on tap. Unfortunately, the Old Numbskull was out, but the Wee Heavy and Grand Cru more than made up for the trip.
fordest (62) Santee/San Diego, California | November 13, 2005
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Closest place to get some Alesmith slections. Only place to get some of their special stuff. The guys in there are very laid back and pretty nice.
Fulkrum78 (3) Knoxville, Tennessee | September 22, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Admittedly, I went with a friend who knows everyone so the service and enjoyment were maybe different... Love this place. Nice guys there and happy to show you around. Also happy to let you sample everything. I just wish it wasnít 2000 miles away.... As for ambiance, I like to homebrew so seeing huge brewing equipment just makes me jealous....
Vac (38) San Diego, California | September 13, 2005| Updated January 2, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Well, shit, itís the best brewery in the world...what else is there to say. Itís located in a business park and if you didnít see the sign on the building you would drive right by. Itís small but Pete, Bill, Matt and Todd are very welcoming and love showing the place. Samples are flowing during open hours and you can watch them at work while you enjoy them. Great brewery and great people...I love this place.
SDbruboy (8) San Diego, California | August 27, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Alesmith is a very modest brewery located in a fairly non-descript business park. Nothing about the place seems to set it apart... until you try the beer. Peter and the crew do a great job of producing world-class brews in a totally unexpected environment. The warehouse space is crowded with tanks, hoses and equipment. The tasting bar is small and often staffed by someone who has to split their time between the bar and some other task. But the staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming regardless of what else is going on at the moment. Thereís no food (except on special occasions) as itís a small working brewery, but the range of beers is good and the quality excellent. Itís no wonder that Alesmith has ended up at the top of the RateBeer rankings for the past year. Again to summarize, low-key environment, friendly people, great beer. This is a must visit on any beer tour of San Diego!
CaptainCougar (142) Columbia, Maryland | August 6, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A small brewery with a ton of equipment. They sure do brew some great stuff here. They have around 8 taps serving some of their non-bottled brews like Lilí Devil and Nautical Nut Brown, plus their regular bottled line, not including the barrel-aged stuff, obviously. Peterís is a good guy and a great host, so if youíre going to be in the area, drop him a line or stop by. They love Ratebeerians here!
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