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AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing CompanyAleSmith Brewing Company
BA SCORE
95
world-class

198 Ratings
Ratings: 198
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.09%
Active Beers: 69
Beer Ratings: 20,712
Beer Avg: 4.06
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 

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 orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

My first stop of the day is a place I have wanted to visit for years. Entering the door I am greeted by a surprisingly small tasting room, reminds me of the old Tröegs tasting room. I would have expected it to be bigger, I bet this place is a mad house on days they have limited beers on. Atmosphere was pretty laid back. People enjoying their beers at the bars and over by the barrels they have lined up on the front wall. Service was pretty good. I had to wait a bit for one of my beers but all in all I never had to wait more than a minute or so for any of my beers. Quality was really high. The space feels bigger than it actually is thanks to their staging and they offer lots of swag and glasses to take home with you. Selection was a little disappointing in that they didn’t really have anything on that I hadn’t had before, just all of the regular beers and four seasonal offerings, still great beers but I was hoping for at least one or two new beers. Prices were more than reasonable. Overall a really nice space for a world class brewery. I will definitely return the next time I am in the area.

orangesol, Feb 19, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of HunterSBeerson
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Amazing brewery that does not often get the recognition it deserves. With so many great brewers in Southern California, it can be hard to stand out. Despite the crowded market, AleSmith stands apart by putting out amazing beers that differ from the American IPAs that you commonly find out here (and they even do those better than almost anyone in the form of YuleSmith!)

HunterSBeerson, Tuesday at 04:13 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

kingpin1010, Saturday at 11:01 PM
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

scorpionpower, Oct 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

bnelson997, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

define333, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

JackNip, Oct 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

cuvtcuv, Oct 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

SwG237, Oct 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Rothobinide, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Afroman, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of RogueOz
4/5  rDev -8.3%

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
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4.16/5  rDev -4.6%

Escoerick, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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
Photo of timmy2b
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

GatorCoop, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

bsuedekum, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

kmanjohnson, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

fito1212, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

JoeyStats707, Sep 29, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

wethorseblanket, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

PretzelCity, Sep 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

24garcia, Sep 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

tally, Sep 13, 2014
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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
95 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.