AleSmith Brewing Company (OUT OF BUSINESS)

9366 Cabot Dr
San Diego, California United States 92126
brewery (AleSmith)  4.85/5.0 190 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

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged12%9/27/2016
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel Aged11%9/27/2016
AleSmith Decadence 2014 - Barrel Aged10%9/27/2016
AleSmith Reforged11%9/27/2016
AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale5.25%9/27/2016
AleSmith IPA7.25%9/27/2016
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .3946%9/27/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee12%9/24/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout12%9/11/2016
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Port Barrel Aged10%9/4/2016
AleSmith Double IPA8.5%8/21/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mexican12%8/21/2016
AleSmith Olde Ale - Bourbon Barrel11%8/21/2016
AleSmith Grand Cru10%8/21/2016
AleSmith Lil Devil5.75%8/21/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead12%7/28/2016
AleSmith Robust Porter6.5%7/19/2016
AleSmith India Pale Lager5.5%7/19/2016
AleSmith Tart Lil Devil5.75%7/19/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Crème Brûlée12%7/19/2016
AleSmith Old Numbskull11%7/19/2016
AleSmith Horny Devil10%7/19/2016
AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft)5%7/19/2016
AleSmith Private Stock Ale11%7/7/2016
AleSmith Decadence 2011 - Barrel Aged 11%7/6/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kona Coffee12%7/5/2016
AleSmith Spring Bock6.6%6/28/2016
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 / Mikkeller IPA 6%4/20/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Very Vanilla12%4/14/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian12%3/21/2016
AleSmith / Mikkeller Porter8.5%3/16/2016
AleSmith / Mikkeller APA5.3%3/16/2016
AleSmith Olde Ale - Bourbon & Brandy11%2/28/2016
AleSmith Lil Devil - Cranberry5.75%2/25/2016
AleSmith Evil Dead Red6.66%2/4/2016
AleSmith Weizenbock8.6%1/30/2016
AleSmith Olde Ale11%1/15/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Velvet12%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 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


86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | September 18, 2008
Another brewery located in an office/industrial park. I visited during RBSG, so this rating is not under normal circumstances. Peter was a great host, and provided swag and free beer, including a special version of Speedway, brewed with Kopa Luwak (sp?) beans. Unfortunately the admins refuse to let these be in the database as an entry or an alias. Sad. The tasting room is actually situated in the corner of their wharehouse, surrounded by pallets. They offer Alesmith beers to sample or purchase, draft and bottles. They also sell merchandise. Since Alesmith is one of my favorite brewers, I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and meeting Peter.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
SP23  (3) Jurupa Valley, California | August 16, 2008| Updated March 15, 2012
I am lucky enough to work and it seems like live 1.5 blocks from Ale Smith. I have gotten to know the whole crew rather well over the last year & a half and they are the nicest an most patient people (except OSAMA when he is eating his lunch) at all times and I should know, I bug them constantly. Now, the beer is hands down the best available and I only drink Ale Smith when in SD. The brewery just expanded, THANK GOD. I was getting tired of STONE taking all of my IPA, those bastards. When I first was introduced to Ale Smith I was trying all of the beers with quite enjoyment, until I was introduced to the best beer on the face of the planet Ale Smith IPA. Being so close to the brewery lends itself to some perks, such as getting the IPA the minute is is done and let me tell you fresh IPA is the best. All right, I better get off IPA or I will be here awhile. I really enjoy seeing all the different walks of life that come to Ale Smith, because due to such a friendly and laid back atmosphere it is easy to meet new people and discuss BEER as well as other interesting subjects. Come for the beer and come back because you will feel so welcome and the beer is OK to. Ale Smith will be expanding there hours soon and that will make a lot of people happy. I can’t tell you how many people, not knowing the hours come by only to be devastated and yes I mean devastated when they find out that they are not open for business. I feel for all of you and those days are numbered. I hope to see you all at Ale Smith in the future. For all of you out of townees, don’t be foolish. Come to Ale Smith if it is the only brewery you visit in SD.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
footbalm  (75) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | August 10, 2008
Holy freaking bee-jesus. Yeah, it wasn’t the most beautiful place I have sipped a beer but it was one of the coolest experiences ever. RBSG so you know the story by now. And you know the beer we had and the beers I bought. Astounding.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve  (83) SF Bay Area, California | August 5, 2008
Nice selection of their beers on tap, and as a ratebeerian on the RBSG, we got great SWAG bags and a heck of a Impy in the special release Speedway made with kopi luwak coffee.
74
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
alafito  (21) tijuana, Mexico | July 1, 2008
ive never been here when its not a release. Just a wherehouse with a makeshift bar in back. The releases are great with the best brews available, free snacks and good company. Big lines and long waits too, they could improve on that alot!
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
kegbear  (8) Orange, California | June 13, 2008
This is basically a brewery located in an industrial complex warehouse. Nothing great to look at, but lets face it this is Alesmith so that alone make it great. I went there today for the release of the 2003/2006 barrel aged Speedway Stout and got four bottles. What could be better?.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
MtStateBeer  (22) Hurricane, West Virginia | May 27, 2008| Updated June 28, 2008
Barely made it in time for a small tasting. Would’ve liked to taste more on premises, but bought a case to take home for an ’at home’ tasting. Very friendly staff, gave us a few extra minutes to take some extra beers even though it was after their closing time. Would like to take the tour next time I’m out on the West Coast, maybe drink a few more beers. I’m looking forward to cracking open the Grand Cru bottle and their Speedway Stout.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
cquiroga  (11) Tujunga, California | May 13, 2008
As bare-bones, no-frills breweries go, AleSmith is one of the warmest and most welcoming I’ve encountered. But it’s all about the people everyone in the (very small) staff is a beer geek through and through, and it shows in their hospitality and in their brewing. Still one of the best breweries around, and if I lived closer I’d go straight to the source to buy all of my cases of Speedway, IPA, and Wee Heavy. They have about 6-8 beers on tap at the miniature bar, and sell any bottles they have on-hand to-go. If you can find them during business hours and get in there for a brief tour, they’ll welcome you warmly. Great place.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
shp555  (19) Atlanta, Georgia | May 13, 2008
Visited during the fall ’07 for the Barrel Aged release. It is in an industrial park and easy to drive right by it. A nice brewery even nicer people. While waiting in line ended up talking to several members of the staff and all were incredibly nice.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
CMUBEERMAN  (49) , | May 13, 2008
Visits have changed over the years...I’ve been going regularly for 3 years. Folks are the tops...unbelievable. This is perhaps one of my favorite breweries to visit...not for a massive tour...but to talk to knowledgeable folks. Selection...well it varies a bit, but if you are going to taste alesmith beers on taps...then it won’t disappoint for out of towners.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
mjg74  (61) La Mesa, California | April 16, 2008
This place is in the back of a little industial complex. Doesn’t look great, but the people are friendly. The only times I have been there were for BA releases, so there was a festive atmosphere.

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