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Beer Available At AleSmith Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee) , AleSmith Decadence 2013 96, AleSmith Robust Porter 81, AleSmith My Bloody Valentine 98, AleSmith Lil Devil 95, AleSmith Robust Porter (Cocoa Nibs) , AleSmith Decadence 2012 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith Wee Heavy Barrel Aged 100, AleSmith IPA 100, AleSmith Anvil ESB 95, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee) 100, AleSmith Old Numbskull 100, AleSmith Rye Barrel Aged Old Numbskull 99, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Birds Eye Thai Chili) , AleSmith English Wee Heavy 88, AleSmith Decadence 2010 99, AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale 97, AleSmith Barrel Aged Nut Brown 98
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ARH (24) Chicago, Illinois | February 20, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
orangesol (151) Pennsylvania | February 18, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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 TrŲegs 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 didnít really have anything on that I hadnít 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.
TheHOFF43 (100) Bloomington, Minnesota | February 16, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
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 weíre out. Friendly enough people.
CheersMate (154) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | February 6, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Sammy (513) Toronto, Ontario | January 16, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Modern tasting room, a couple of good surprises available. Worth going out of the way for.
beerbaaron (84) Wisconsin | January 12, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Leighton (539) London, England | December 12, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
craftbeer86 (10) California | November 23, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A nice quality taproom with some nice beers on tap, always have 1 beer on cask, and different variation of speedway.
devman171 (102) Annapolis , Maryland | November 21, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Industrial brewery, pretty simple brewery operation, about 15 taps with a speedway variant and BA Nut brown on tap, great stop
mcberko (205) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
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