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AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing CompanyAleSmith Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.1/5
Based on:
70 Beers
22,380 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 231
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

9368 Cabot Drive
San Diego, California, 92126
United States
phone: (858) 549-9888

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Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

AleSmith has been in operation since 1995. The brewery is open to the public for growler, bottle and merchandise sales:
Monday - Thursday: Noon-9pm
Friday: Noon-9pm (food truck at 5pm)
Saturday: 11am-9pm (food truck at 1pm)
Sunday: 11am-6pm

Tours are given the last Saturday of each month. Please call ahead for groups of 7 or more.
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Reviews by DocJitsu:
Photo of DocJitsu
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

AleSmith is another of several San Diego breweries that have a tasting area in the adjacent open space of the brewery itself. However, AleSmith outdoes places like Green Flash and Ballast Point by attending to the aesthetics of the tasting area. The bar is L-shaped with a few bourbon barrels strewn around the floor for tables. The layout is geometrically appealing and the colors and stainless steel contribute nicely to the aesthetics. There is a narrow bar that parallels the stack of bourbon barrels in the front, offering more surface area for sitting your beer. Flights are available to taste any or all of the beers on tap, of which there is an ample variety. The staff are very helpful, accommodating, friendly, and quite knowledgeable. Very charming for a brewery tasting room. And, of course, the beers are magnificent. The Vietnamese Coffee Speedway--dear Lord!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Raul_Yrastorza
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing amazing brewery! the room is kinda stale, cant wait to visit the new finished expansion and brewery. Looks amazing!

Photo of ms333
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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4.62/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sheen
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of porbastipa
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

A must visit when in SD selection varies and the vibe is ok only because of the seriously overcrowding from these silly brew tours. Most of the drinkers never even heard of AleSmith.

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4.52/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.56/5  rDev -18.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.92/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.