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AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing CompanyAleSmith Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.1/5
Based on:
70 Beers
22,372 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 231
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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Ratings: 231 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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.

More User Reviews:
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

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

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

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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

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.

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4.52/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.56/5  rDev -18.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.92/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.