AleSmith Brewing Company | San Diego, California
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AleSmith Brewing Company
World Class based on 162 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

9366 Cabot Dr
San Diego, California United States 92126 [ print map ]
858 549 9888 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Monday-Friday:12-9pm Sat:11am-9pm, Sun:11am-6pm

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AleSmith Brewing Company

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Beer Available At AleSmith Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith Old Numbskull (Brandy Barrel Aged) 94, AleSmith Wee Heavy Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 100, AleSmith Decadence 2012 100, AleSmith / Cigar City Rambliní Rye 94, AleSmith Horny Devil 97, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee) 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Ethiopian) , AleSmith Anvil ESB 95, AleSmith Baltic Porter , AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale 394 , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Brewerís Blend with Vietnamese Coffee) 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee) 100, AleSmith Tripel with Peaches and Apricots , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak) 100, AleSmith Old Numbskull (Rye Barrel Aged) 99, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged) 100, AleSmith IPA 100, AleSmith Grand Cru 99
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162 reviews for AleSmith Brewing Company
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  88%
 Selection  82%
 Food  10%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate  (159) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | February 6, 2014
Not a bad place. I wasnít that impressed with anything here. They had Speedway Stout with Turkish Coffee Beans available, and a porter that I havenít seen anywhere else, but they didnít have a single bottle to purchase that I canít purchase in Seattle. They had two taps that I canít find anywhere, so going here means that Iíd get two things on tap that I canít find elsewhere. Iím not seeing a reason to visit anymore, in that regard. The service was nice. It was quite relaxed, but again, after one visit, I think Iím good.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (537) Toronto, Ontario | January 16, 2014
Modern tasting room, a couple of good surprises available. Worth going out of the way for.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron  (98) Arizona | January 12, 2014
Clean, classy, very nice but quite small, minimalistic. A good array of their beers on tap and some bottles for purchase. Glad they always seem to have something special, some variant, some one-off beers on tap and I really wish more breweries had this. Nice to be able to get beers in a variety of pour sizes. And then of course the beer, which is world class. They donít make a bad beer, or even an average beer, each one is fantastic. I would go every day.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (573) London, England | December 12, 2013
A small but adequate tasting room. Very clean and neatly laid out. They has pretty much all the AleSmith standards on tap plus around three or four specials, including one Speedway variant. They offer tasting-size pours on all beers in addition to larger pours. The value is pretty decent. The staff was extremely friendly. A fair range of bottles for takeaway. You can also get growlers of some of the beers (not the specials). Given this breweryís stature in the beer world I would say this place is a must-visit. Itís right near Hess so take them both in when youíre in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeer86  (10) California | November 23, 2013
A nice quality taproom with some nice beers on tap, always have 1 beer on cask, and different variation of speedway.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
devman171  (117) Annapolis , Maryland | November 21, 2013
Industrial brewery, pretty simple brewery operation, about 15 taps with a speedway variant and BA Nut brown on tap, great stop
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko  (267) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
One of my favourite breweries, so obviously it was an awesome experience. We came here for San Diego Beer Week with 11 variations of Speedway Stout on tap, so how could it be better. All their beers are awesome without exception Despite it being packed, service was very quick and friendly. Prices are very reasonable. There was also a food truck out back (not sure if it was just for the event or if itís the norm) which served some nice grub. Obviously an absolute must stop when in San Diego.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy  (73) Florida | November 9, 2013
Showed up here when I was in town with the wife for a conference. Walked in and had no idea they were doing the Speedway Grand Prix that day. 10 crazy Speedway variants on tap, plus regular Speedway, nitro Speedway, cask Speedway, a new Hammerhead Speedway, and then their regulars. Unfortunately I had no idea about the event and did not sign up beforehand, so I could not have any of the Grand Prix tasters. But did try the Hammerhead and wow it was good. This place, like many breweries, is in an industrial/commercial park and is rather unassuming. Place was packed with nowhere to sit, but it was easy to get up to the bar and get a drink. Service was friendly and helpful, and they even had some BA Wee Heavy still for sale so I grabbed a bottle. Cool place but want to go back when it is less crowded. Might check out BA Speedway release party today, but that won't be any less packed. They had a food truck in the back for the event but it closed up before I got a chance to have some. Otherwise no food as far as I can tell. Overall a must visit place, as Amlesmith kills it with all of their beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow  (121) Ottawa, Ontario | September 25, 2013
More industrial then anything else but a nice wide open space with a great tap selection of their own brews, usually something special, all at great prices. Staff were friendly and knowledgable and happy to chat while they poured.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA  (20) , | September 18, 2013
Itís AleSmith, enough said!

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