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AleSmith Brewing Company
World Class based on 178 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 Decadence 2011 - Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Decadence 2011 98, AleSmith / Mikkeller Beer Geek Speedway 99, AleSmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Eis (Iced) , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kona Coffee 94, AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 98, 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, AleSmith / Cigar City Rambliní Rye 94, AleSmith Robust Porter 90, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Tequila , AleSmith Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel Aged 98, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale 97
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178 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 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 donít 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 wouldnít expect a brewery to be here. They were just closing up when we arrived (10 minutes before) so there werenít 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. Itís 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 Iíve 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.
88
  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 isnít 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | November 26, 2006
Went on a Saturday afternoon tour with head brewer Pete and enjoyed seeing behind the scenes. We had access to vintage 2004 Speedway Stout and got to taste all the beers that are not achieveable in bottle. A pretty rustic, rugged brewery, but cool to see.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | November 3, 2006
Set in the industrial area off Miramar Road. Small bar in the back where about 7 beers were on tap ($0.50 per sample). Going back you pass through their modest brewing facility. Modest doesnít speak to the quality brew they produce. Finally tried the Wee Heavy. Best Scotch Ale Iíve tried by a wide margin. Yum.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch  (249) Vero Beach, Florida | October 25, 2006
Visiting Alesmith was worth the entire trip to So Cal. Not much to the place, really; just a tiny brewery with a small, plywood bar. Peter was extremely welcoming and gracious. Terrific tour. Wonderful, free samples of incredible beer. No food.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
TPaliga  (3) Munster, Indiana | August 31, 2006
What a great place to visit! Peter and Bill were extremely welcoming. Bill talked to my brother and I for over an hour. The beer was great and the service was phenominal. I highly recommend stopping in if you have a chance. You wonít regret it.

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