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AleSmith Brewing Company

Not Rated.
AleSmith Brewing CompanyAleSmith Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.18/5
Based on:
72 Beers
7,491 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 45
Visits: 280
rAvg: 4.31
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:
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: 45 | Visits: 280
Reviews by Sammy:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of indianabeerman
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nice place in the corner of a little complex. Surprised that Alesmith can brew all their beer is such a small spot, maybe why they just opened a second. Very freindly staff. Nice selection of Alesmith beers. (210 characters)

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Ryannel24
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of M1gunner3006
4.44/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of RLVineh
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Love Speedway and its variant, but sometimes theres not much on the board. The service is good for the most part, but when they get busy, the beertenders seem to get overwhelmed and come off a little rude. i understand they're under stress so im not killing them on it. (269 characters)

Photo of brycevolk
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cyclingdad
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A quiet little tasting room. All about the beer. (48 characters)

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A little out of the way from San Diego proper but still not as far as going out to Escondido to Stone. They usually have some interesting things on tap as well! (161 characters)

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Kind of a small room with some memorabilia on the walls. Plain. Good beers on draft, bottle take away and the service was helpful and friendly. (144 characters)

Photo of Teen-o
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Gordon8145
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of EdrickCS
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Suds_With_Buds
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TLieu
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Vizentico
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of QuakeAttack
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Wanted to get to the original taproom/brewery before the new brewery opens in the next couple of months. Wife and I dropped in for a few tasters and to pickup some bottles.

As expected, not a large facility. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Patrons were friendly and helped explain to my wife the tap systems (traditional English cask tap).

Only disappointment was the lack of variants, but I did get a chance to try Cask Old Ale. Worth the trip.

Got four bottles, tee shirt, and a cool bag to carry the four bottles purchased. (536 characters)

Photo of Pawoto
4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

AleSmith was a great stop on our 14-brewery San Diego beer trip. The selection was solid - Speedway from the source was a highlight, as was .394 and imperial .394. They had a few BA beers on and I would've gladly stayed longer if there was time.

Merch was great - took home a tasting glass and the .394 Pale Ale Hooded Sweatshirt.

If you don't stop at AleSmith the next time you are in the area then you hate beer. (420 characters)

Photo of esktime
4.57/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Inhopsibelieve
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tbone1384
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
95 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.