AleSmith Brewing Company | San Diego, California
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AleSmith Brewing Company
World Class based on 158 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

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

AleSmith Brewing Company

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Beer Available At AleSmith Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith Horny Devil 97, AleSmith Olde Ale 2014 , AleSmith Robust Porter 86, AleSmith / Cigar City Rambliní Rye , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged) 100, AleSmith Barrel Aged Old Numbskull 100, AleSmith Barrel Aged Decadence 2011 99, AleSmith Lil Devil 95, AleSmith Decadence 2013 96, AleSmith Decadence 2010 99, AleSmith Barrel Aged Decadence 2005 100, AleSmith Speedway Stout (Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee) 97, AleSmith Nut Brown Ale with Vietnamese Coffee , AleSmith Speedway Stout 100, AleSmith Robust Porter with Cocoa Nibs , AleSmith Robust Porter with Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee , AleSmith Speedway Stout (Vietnamese Coffee) 100, AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale 97, AleSmith Decadence 2012 100, AleSmith Grand Cru 99
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158 reviews for AleSmith Brewing Company
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  88%
 Selection  82%
 Food  10%
 Value  86%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
SmashinSaxon  (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
cards04  (95) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
ARH  (30) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (153) 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 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43  (104) 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 weíre out. Friendly enough people.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate  (156) 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  (517) 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  (87) Wisconsin | 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  (559) 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.

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