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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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82
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | October 1, 2007
Quiet operation in an industrial park; spent 4+ hours lined up out back before the BA release party. Merchandise counter set up with reasonably priced stuff (including a pretty sweet growler cooler and bottle openers that, unlike my DFH one, wonít break after two uses). Peter and company were incredibly accomodating and great hosts for the whole affair; friendly, quick service everywhere. Eight beers available on tap at the small bar near the fermenters, including Old Numbskull, Speedway, X, Nautical Nut Brown, and Lil Devil, plus most of their bottled beers were available for sale. Not the kind of place youíd take a date, but great beer and great company.
82
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | August 4, 2007| Updated July 26, 2008
Just a little bar in the back of the brewery. Small tastings, bottles and growlers. Girl serving was very friendly and helpful. A cool place to checkout if in the area.
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
marcus  (183) Sacramento, California | July 12, 2007
Their opening hours are very limited, but this is an interesting place to visit. You will have access to some of the best beers on the planet, and will have a chance to meet the folks who make it. It is also likely that you will strike up a conversation with other visiting beer geeks, both local and from afar. For example the last time I was there a local took me over to another local brewery after we discussed beer for a while.
76
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel  (83) Encinitas, California | July 8, 2007| Updated July 15, 2007
A great small brewery to visit. You squeeze between a huge brewing kettle and the bar and taste San Diegoís finest beers. The brewers are very helpful giving out excellent home brewing advice. I must go sometime for the tour. I wonder where the barrels are?
86
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD  (45) Lakeside, California | June 23, 2007| Updated July 27, 2008
Agree with bad lizard and hopson. This is a working brewery and the people inside are freindly, honest and sincere. There is no corporate mentalityyet. I suspect as word of thier craft spreads demand will exceed supply and that may lead to the end of an era. Wonderful little palce, worth the visit.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | May 30, 2007
Another brewery hidden in a small industrial park. I canít believe that such world class beers come from such a tiny brewery. I got a growler of Lil Devil, which I think is better than her bigger sister, Horny Devil. I was especially pleased to get a couple bottles of 2004 vintage of Speedway Stout. I will definately be back again. Give them a visit, you wonít regret it.
84
  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!

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