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

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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 Barrel Aged Grand Cru 95, AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale 394 , 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 Ramblin’ Rye 94, AleSmith Horny Devil 97, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee) 100, AleSmith Anvil ESB 95, AleSmith Baltic Porter , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Brewer’s 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%
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78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag  (15) San Francisco, California | November 7, 2007
Warehouse scene in industrial park. Nice tasting bar during the correct hours... only been there to pick up some BA releases. Peter was extremely friendly and nice to chat with...worth a visit if you want to see where SD’s finest are brewed!
50
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34  (415) 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 that’s 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  (195) 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 i’ve ever gotten for craft beer. Their staff is nice, friendly and knowledgeable.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (605) The ’Sham, England | April 20, 2014
Visted on Friday18/04/14 around 2.30pm. Had been really looking forward to Alesmith and the chance to try some ’one off’ brewery only beers, namely Speedway varieties, I left disappointed! Located in an idustrial unit, the interior is pretty swish with about 6 or 7 tables, all taken, whilst we were there. Service was very good, the only fail for me was the lack of ’interesting’ beers on tap. There were only 2 beers I’d not had before, just plain Speedway on the Speedway front. Nice place but from a tickers point of view really not worth the effort unless you can get some advance info on whats on!
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
SmashinSaxon  (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum  (18) Newark , Ohio | March 25, 2014
Small little tasting room, all regulars on tap, a few specials, tasters were cheap. Good service, was just hoping for a bit more selection.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
cards04  (99) Steinbach, Manitoba | March 13, 2014
Nice place to sit down and enjoy all their regulars. Tasters of every beer is cheap. Atmosphere is subdued.. And you can see them working on there next great beer in the back. Probably one of the few places to try all their speedway variants... When available.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
ARH  (49) Chicago, Illinois | February 20, 2014
A quaint little storefront tasting room, but to be honest, for a guy from Chicago - where Alesmith is unavailable - it was awesome to finally sample some of the offerings of this reknowned brewer.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (154) Pennsylvania | February 18, 2014
My first stop of the day is a place I have wanted to visit for years. Entering the door I am greeted by a surprisingly small tasting room, reminds me of the old Tröegs tasting room. I would have expected it to be bigger, I bet this place is a mad house on days they have limited beers on. Atmosphere was pretty laid back. People enjoying their beers at the bars and over by the barrels they have lined up on the front wall. Service was pretty good. I had to wait a bit for one of my beers but all in all I never had to wait more than a minute or so for any of my beers. Quality was really high. The space feels bigger than it actually is thanks to their staging and they offer lots of swag and glasses to take home with you. Selection was a little disappointing in that they didn’t really have anything on that I hadn’t had before, just all of the regular beers and four seasonal offerings, still great beers but I was hoping for at least one or two new beers. Prices were more than reasonable. Overall a really nice space for a world class brewery. I will definitely return the next time I am in the area.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43  (105) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | February 16, 2014
Showed up shortly before closing time and had a few tasters. Nice taproom tucked into a strip mall type of place. About 14 beers on tap, though a few we’re out. Friendly enough people.

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