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AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing CompanyAleSmith Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.09/5
Based on:
71 Beers
22,355 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 243
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 John_Deas:
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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Alesmith is a good place to get a fresh draft in the Miramar area of San Diego. On tap is a decent selection of house beers. Average prices of about $5/pint as of December 2012. Beer is served in a plain glass at about 55 degrees (my guess).

Typical micro brewery ambiance. Standing room only, no stools. Oak casks for tables. About 20 well-behaved patrons were there on a pre-Christmas weekday afternoon.

Limited parking is available in the industrial park's lot. It's easy to get there off I-5 or I-15 and to find with GPS.

More User Reviews:
Photo of demon
4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of GlassHound
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of rlcampoy
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of benzalman
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MickeyHops
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Rubenjr
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of sjmad23
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of breadwinner
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

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

Photo of SuperHop18
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Drift
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.

Photo of brontosaurus
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%

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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.