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AleSmith Brewing Company
World Class based on 173 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


Mayor: Theydon_Bois (21) | Affiliated user(s) here zug4abby | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 7-14


AleSmith Brewing Company

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Beer Available At AleSmith Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Costa Rican Coffee , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee 100, AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Honey Graham , AleSmith IPA 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mexican Chocolate , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & Coconut 100, AleSmith Decadence 2014 97, AleSmith Speedway Stout Small Beer , AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 93, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese Coffee 97, AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer) India Pale Ale 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Red Velvet , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Crme Brle , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Thin Mint , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Double Hammerhead , AleSmith Lil Devil - Lactic Acid 73, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Eis (Iced)
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173 reviews for AleSmith Brewing Company
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  88%
 Selection  82%
 Food  45%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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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 isnt 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 doesnt speak to the quality brew they produce. Finally tried the Wee Heavy. Best Scotch Ale Ive 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  (244) 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 wont regret it.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
nhorween  (6) Chicago, Illinois | August 5, 2006
What a great stop. I was actually there a while back, the day they released the Summer YuleSmith. Tons of people stopping by, but Peter still manned the taps and talked to five of my friends and I and answered all of our lame questions. Some of the best beer Ive ever had, and having their offerings on tap (speedway, numbskull, grand cru) should be a priority, as theyre noticeably different.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
WeeHeavySD  (111) San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon | July 31, 2006| Updated December 25, 2008
This is a fantastic brewery it has charm, nuance, and the feeling that you are important. Everyone who has interest in beer should visit, from those who consume mass marketed garbage to the beer enthusiast. Peter Zien and the rest of the staff are helpful and knowledgeable. Go and try the beer fresh, get some unique little devil and stay for the conversation. Growlers and Growler fills are a great deal, though I do like to bottle age thier beers myself. Just went again losing count of how many times, these guys are amazingly friendly and here for us, the beer geeks.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Kevster  (47) Bradenton, Florida | June 17, 2006
From my 6/7 afternoon visit. Located in a small Business Park. Business front is very nice and the area you walk into is very small. Peter Zien greeted me and was very welcoming when I walked into his Brewery. As I walked through the wet floors to the tasting area in the back I was welcomed by a couple more staff members. I tasted most of their brews they had on tap such as Speedway Stout , Wee Heavy, Old Numbskull, and Horny Devil. They even let me pour my own taste of Speedway which was a treat. I bought a pint glass and a growler of Speedway Stout to go. Im saving my notes from this tasting experience for my 100th rating. Its amazing such great brews come from such a small place. A must visit!
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
zug4abby  (7) San Diego, California | June 14, 2006
Located in a business park, but dont let that deter you from visiting one of my favorite breweries. Everyone who works there is incredibly nice, helpfull and knowledgable about beer. They have a great tap list and usually have a pretty cool bottle selection for purchase. Its a small brewery, but they go out of their way to make you feel at home when youre there and will answer any questions you might have... even pointing out of towners to the other good beer places around San Diego!!
90
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
unclemattie  (112) Georgia | June 12, 2006| Updated January 10, 2007
This is a top 5 brewery of mine. Worth the trip back after being sent away because of bottling. Bill, one of the Brewers, was very welcoming. found in the middle of a little business park. RVs with slashed tires parked in the back (done by vandals). Very welcoming. They new all the locals who were coming in for growler fills. Had a pleasing selection on hand. I tried Speedway, Numbskull, Wee Heavy, X, Anvil, Lil Devil, Horny Devil, & Grand Cru. Got a TShirt and a pint Glass. These guys were also able to send us in the right direction to find quality beer in the area as well!

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