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AleSmith Brewing Company

Not Rated.
AleSmith Brewing CompanyAleSmith Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.07/5
Based on:
68 Beers
21,811 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 224
Reviews: 39
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
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 -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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)

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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

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

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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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Great place to pick up sought-after bottles and stop for a fresh draft. Great people. Great brewery. Great beers!

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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.