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AleSmith Brewing Company
World Class based on 175 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 Nut Brown Ale - Barrel Aged 98, AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .394 95, AleSmith / Mikkeller Beer Geek Speedway , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Tequila , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rum Barrel Aged , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Creamsickle , AleSmith Evil Dead Red 99, AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee & Peanut Butter Cup , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Café du Monde , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Crème Brûlée , AleSmith Lil Devil 95, AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft) 97, AleSmith Decadence 2014 97, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Costa Rican Coffee , AleSmith Speedway Stout - Honey Graham , AleSmith IPA 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mexican Chocolate
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175 reviews for AleSmith Brewing Company
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  88%
 Selection  82%
 Food  45%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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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 isn’t 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 doesn’t speak to the quality brew they produce. Finally tried the Wee Heavy. Best Scotch Ale I’ve 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  (246) 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 won’t 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 I’ve ever had, and having their offerings on tap (speedway, numbskull, grand cru) should be a priority, as they’re 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. I’m saving my notes from this tasting experience for my 100th rating. It’s amazing such great brews come from such a small place. A must visit!

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