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AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing CompanyAleSmith Brewing Company

191 Ratings
Ratings: 191
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Active Beers: 101
Beer Ratings: 21,626
Beer Avg: 4.12
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

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 KidsDoc:
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Overall a great tasting room. Still small, but usually not overwhelmed with people.

New bar installed has a a great look. Love the keg barrel tables for standing room only crowds.

Rotating selection of specialty beers keeps it interesting as a regular.

LOVE the option for the 32 oz "Grumbler" fills!!

Awesome staff that work really hard in the tasting room.
Food is via food trucks usually just on weekends.

Special cask days announced ahead of time on the blackboard in the tasting room.

Very clean and large restrooms too - a huge bonus.
Great place to hang out and grab a beer.

Reason I put "a bit pricey" is the high octane beers go for a pretty penny. 32 oz grumbler fills generally $10 with growler fills $20. The QUALITY can justify the price in most cases, but these are more expensive than most beers in the general area (Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch)

KidsDoc, Mar 12, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

SwG237, Tuesday at 01:35 AM
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Afroman, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of RogueOz
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Nice clean, modern facility. Average bar area and seated/standing area. Partial view into the brew/warehouse area. Single men/womens bathrooms, cleaned regularly. parking can be tight during the week due to the other business being open and shared parking lot. Occasional bus tour can make this bar area kind of tight. Nice tap list including all the staples and several special/seasonal releases. The website doesn't always give an accurate taplist and no webcam, especially if you want to know the special release taplist. Don't bother calling b/c they don't pick-up. The occasional food truck - check website for calendar. Hope this helps. Cheers.

RogueOz, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Escoerick
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%

Escoerick, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Just like many many other breweries, Alesmith is out in a industrial complex of buildings. They've renovated things over the past couple years. Good service almost always and the prices are reasonable for tasters/pints. I just wish Alesmith would create some new beers. Their barrel aging program is good and the one time they released a sour years ago, I was really impressed.

putonyourwalkingshoes, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

The place was very clean with several tables for sitting as well as a long bar. They have multiple beers on draft, 2 on cask and the Speedway Stout was on Nitro. The bartenders were very nice and informative about the beers. Everyone in the place was happy, more sober than drunk and enjoying themselves casually which always leads for a good time. The prices for the samples I had was reasonable $1-3 and the pint for my girlie was only $4 for an Oktoberfest which is a great price compared to what I saw in CA for the weekend. As we left each bartender said thank you for coming in which was a nice twist. Really enjoyed the brewery and the beers were excellent!

timmy2b, Oct 08, 2014
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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.