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AleSmith Brewing Company
World Class based on 184 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 Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith Decadence 2014 97, AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - Barrel Aged 99, AleSmith Yerba Mate IPA , AleSmith Brett IPA , AleSmith India Pale Lager , AleSmith ThaIPA , AleSmith Citrus IPA , AleSmith Yulesmith (Summer) Passion Fruit , AleSmith Cream Ale 86, AleSmith Anvil ESB 94, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Cacao Nibs & Cinnamon , AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale 97, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - French Oak Cognac , AleSmith Lil Devil - Ginger , AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Chai Tea , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese Coffee 100, AleSmith Olde Ale 99, AleSmith Olde Ale - Bourbon & Brandy 99, AleSmith Robust Porter 96
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184 reviews for AleSmith Brewing Company
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  88%
 Selection  82%
 Food  45%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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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 Iíve encountered. But itís 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 Iíd 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, theyíll 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 í07 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...Iíve 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 wonít 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  (60) Salem, Oregon | April 16, 2008
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri  (58) Chicago, Illinois | March 26, 2008
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.
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!

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