AleSmith Brewing Company
*** NO LONGER IN BUSINESS ***

9366 Cabot Dr
San Diego, California United States 92126
brewery (AleSmith)  4.85/5.0 191 reviews
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 9:00 PM; Sat 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Beers At AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese Coffee12%11/11/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Barrel Aged: Coffee Cake12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Barrel Aged: Peanut Butter Vietnamese12%11/10/2017
Alesmith Speedway Stout - Barrel Aged: The Todfather 12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Barrel Aged: Coconut Vanilla12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Orange & Cinnamon12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Campfire S'more12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - WaffleSmith12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Peruvian12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kickin' Coconut12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rocky Road12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Julian Pie12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Canadian Speedw-eh12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Belgian Ale12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Chocolate Chip12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Blueberry Pie12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Malted Milk Balls12%11/10/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Rye Barrel Aged: Vietnamese13%11/3/2017
AleSmith Reforged XX11%10/20/2017
AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft)5%9/28/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kona Coffee12%9/24/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Nibs & Beans12%9/18/2017
AleSmith Sublime Mexican Lager5.2%9/4/2017
AleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice 10%9/4/2017
AleSmith Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .3949%9/4/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Boxcar13%8/29/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Thai12%8/29/2017
AleSmith Orange X5.25%8/29/2017
AleSmith Decadence 201111%8/26/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged12%8/20/2017
AleSmith Old Rumskull (Rum Barrel)11.5%7/22/2017
AleSmith Kanpai IPA5.9%7/18/2017
AleSmith Reforged XXI11%7/16/2017
AleSmith Private Stock Bourbon Barrel-Aged12%7/16/2017
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel10%7/16/2017
AleSmith Wee Heavy Scotch Ale10%7/16/2017
AleSmith Anvil ESB5.5%7/16/2017
AleSmith Private Stock Ale11%7/16/2017
AleSmith Old Numbskull11%7/7/2017
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .3946%7/5/2017
AleSmith Noble Empire11%6/26/2017
AleSmith Spezial Pils4.9%6/25/2017
AleSmith Raspberry Hibiscus Tart Lil' Devil5.75%6/17/2017
AleSmith Pilsner5.25%4/29/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead12%4/11/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mokasida Coffee12%4/8/2017
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - Coffee5%4/1/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Pumpkin Latte12%4/1/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout12%3/1/2017
AleSmith Noël12%2/26/2017
AleSmith / Mikkeller Porter8.5%2/26/2017
AleSmith Grand Cru - Barrel Aged10%2/25/2017
AleSmith Tart Lil Devil5.75%2/4/2017
AleSmith Northeast IIPA9%1/4/2017
AleSmith IPA7.25%1/4/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Neapolitan12%1/4/2017
AleSmith Mash Monstrosity7%1/4/2017
AleSmith Decadence 20169.5%1/3/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Coffee Cake12%1/3/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Maple Bourbon Pecan12%1/3/2017
AleSmith Olde Ale - Bourbon Barrel11%1/3/2017
AleSmith Decadence 2014 - Barrel Aged10%1/3/2017
AleSmith Grand Cru10%1/2/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mexican12%1/2/2017
AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale - the "eX"5.25%12/31/2016
AleSmith X Extra Pale Ale - Passion Fruit5.25%12/31/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian12%12/13/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend: Vietnamese Coffee12%12/11/2016
AleSmith Decadence 201410%12/11/2016
AleSmith Anvil ESB - Smoked Hatch Chili Peppers5.5%12/11/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Smoked12%11/14/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Tamarind Mole12%11/13/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Dutch Cocoa ( Cask)12%11/13/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Barrel Aged: Peanut Butter12%11/10/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Barrel Aged: Kona 12%11/10/2016


88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
CMUBEERMAN  (50) , | May 13, 2008
Visits have changed over the years...I’ve been going regularly for 3 years. Folks are the tops...unbelievable. This is perhaps one of my favorite breweries to visit...not for a massive tour...but to talk to knowledgeable folks. Selection...well it varies a bit, but if you are going to taste alesmith beers on taps...then it won’t disappoint for out of towners.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
mjg74  (61) La Mesa, California | April 16, 2008
This place is in the back of a little industial complex. Doesn’t look great, but the people are friendly. The only times I have been there were for BA releases, so there was a festive atmosphere.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
User29624  (58) , | March 26, 2008
Went here after Stone on a Friday afternoon. They aren’t open for long so check the hours of operation. Friendly service and some solid brews on tap and available for purchase. Very nice people.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce  (22) Carlsbad, 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.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
User57106  (35) , | January 23, 2008
I visited early in 2007 on a day when they were technically closed. They were, however, brewing and so Peter allowed me and a friend in. I bought a special aged bottled beer they had (2004 Speedway Stout) and a couple of their regulars, too. I also got a sticker and a T shirt! They let us have some freebie tasters and chatted with us for a few minutes while I watched them brew. I am amazed that some of the best beer I have ever had comes from this fairly small operation. May the hop gods bless them and the malt angels watch over them.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
Hairofthedog  (8) San Diego, California | December 7, 2007
This is by far the best brewery to visit when in San Diego. The place is small and inviting. The people who work there are all very nice and accomodating. The selection is sometimes not that good as far as finding the higher rated stuff, because we locals buy it all! A definite ’must visit’ if you come here.
66
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
ajm  (202) Los Angeles, California | November 27, 2007| Updated August 14, 2008
It’s real sweet. I gave ambiance points because there is nothing between you and the beer, but at the same time it isn’t a place to hang out, which is disappointing. If you treat it like a Mecca rather than a place to kill time you’ll be pleased.
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!
82
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | October 1, 2007
Quiet operation in an industrial park; spent 4+ hours lined up out back before the BA release party. Merchandise counter set up with reasonably priced stuff (including a pretty sweet growler cooler and bottle openers that, unlike my DFH one, won’t break after two uses). Peter and company were incredibly accomodating and great hosts for the whole affair; friendly, quick service everywhere. Eight beers available on tap at the small bar near the fermenters, including Old Numbskull, Speedway, X, Nautical Nut Brown, and Lil Devil, plus most of their bottled beers were available for sale. Not the kind of place you’d take a date, but great beer and great company.
82
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
miketd  (125) Cleveland, Ohio | August 4, 2007| Updated July 26, 2008
Just a little bar in the back of the brewery. Small tastings, bottles and growlers. Girl serving was very friendly and helpful. A cool place to checkout if in the area.
78
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
marcus  (220) Sacramento, California | July 12, 2007
Their opening hours are very limited, but this is an interesting place to visit. You will have access to some of the best beers on the planet, and will have a chance to meet the folks who make it. It is also likely that you will strike up a conversation with other visiting beer geeks, both local and from afar. For example the last time I was there a local took me over to another local brewery after we discussed beer for a while.

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