AleSmith Brewing Company | San Diego, California
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AleSmith Brewing Company
World Class based on 169 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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


Mayor: Theydon_Bois (12) | Affiliated user(s) here zug4abby | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 7-14


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Beer Available At AleSmith Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale 97, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged) 100, AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale 394 90, AleSmith IPA 100, AleSmith Decadence 2014 96, AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 100, AleSmith Wee Heavy Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith Decadence 2010 99, AleSmith Horny Devil 97, AleSmith Grand Cru 99, AleSmith Old Numbskull 100, AleSmith Evil Dead Red 99, AleSmith Oktoberfest 55, AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft) 97, AleSmith Anvil ESB 95, AleSmith Lil Devil 95, AleSmith Barrel Aged Decadence 2007 100, AleSmith Barrel Aged Grand Cru 96, AleSmith Old Numbskull (Brandy Barrel Aged) 95
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169 reviews for AleSmith Brewing Company
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  88%
 Selection  82%
 Food  45%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce  (22) San Diego, California | February 5, 2008
Ah the Smithy! Truly a foundry of great beers, tucked away into the industrial park jungle that is most of the Mira Mar area. Their release parties are pretty well organized and service is plentiful, with some great cask selections. I showed up for the Decadence release last fall and it was a nice spot for a session.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983  (197) Florissant, Missouri | October 21, 2014
Happened to visit with 2 casks available, Decadence and BBA Speedway. A little hard to find, but once you are there, great service, and well worth the stop. Wish we would have had more time, but were trying to visit several other places.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
cimedirapa  (11) , | October 19, 2014
The place is nothing special compared to other tap rooms weíve visited in the Sates, but canít be missed if youíre a fan.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer  (141) London, England | October 17, 2014
Very nice, small brewery tap, great selection of own beers, good value, nice service.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322  (96) Chesapeake, Virginia | October 16, 2014
Great place, nice atmosphere, friendly staff.... and awesome beers. Nice location a little off the main path. Donít miss this place.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (266) Parsippany, New Jersey | September 20, 2014
With the exception of Green Flash, AleSmith was probably the best brewery I visited during my recent SD craftbeer tour (8 breweries & 4 beer bars in 2 1/2 days!). This place is classy and well designed. I really like the look and feel of it...the signage, back-bar setups, and the tap setups themselves. The beer selection was great. I especially loved the beer dedicated to Tony Gwynn..."394 Pale Ale"...bought the shirt too...classy act on AleSmithís part! I highly recommend a visit here to compliment any SD craftbeer tour.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
MOlsonNotBeer  (30) Illinois | August 24, 2014
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon  (144) , | August 17, 2014
Quite far out of town set in an industrial estate is the infamous Alesmith. Again this was one of my favourite breweries that I was really looking forward to visiting. As I found through my beer travels through the U.S is that in general brewery tap rooms tend to be disappointing.Sure itís great to see were these great beers come from but most breweries never make much of an effort to make their tap rooms comfortable and welcoming. Alesmiths tap room was quite clean and modern efficient service and a few tables and a few stools despite the large amount of people there. The selection available again was not anything that you canít find in good bars in San diego. Overall if you are a fan of this brewery you will have to visit!
50
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34  (438) Chicago, Illinois | July 4, 2014
In a busy strip mall, no places to sit, very crowded and uncomfortable. Their available drafts were basically everything they bottle in addition to a good pale ale, a terrible porter, and an ok version of the barrel aged speedway that was to thin and hot at the same time. If they have a Speedway variant on tap, come to tick that but thatís about all your going to do.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond  (205) Manhattan, New York | June 30, 2014
76
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore  (40) California | June 3, 2014
Average looking building in an industrial park. You walk through what looks like an office to get to their warehouse which houses an awesome bar. They used to pour 1.50 tasters which may be the best value iíve ever gotten for craft beer. Their staff is nice, friendly and knowledgeable.

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