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AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing CompanyAleSmith Brewing Company
BA SCORE
96
world-class

176 Ratings
Ratings: 176
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.14%
Active Beers: 101
Beer Ratings: 20,856
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 

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:
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

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
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A quaint little tasting room. No food, helpful staff, good beer.

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This is a small little tasting room in a warehouse and office area that is pretty easy to find. Lots of grey concrete and dark woods here as there were a few hitops to stand around and sample beers. Some barrels decorate one wall and souvenirs on another. The bar area is L shaped but is for standing only.

13 beers were available on this trip, the standard offerings plus 3 specialties. The beers I had were super fresh and delicious. Picked up a t shirt and a bottle to go. A very enjoyable stop.

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Always come in for a growler fill, and usually there's a solid variety on tap. My only gripe is some of the service is sub par, but not everyone. Small gripe, I know, but it does make a difference.
Not any food available from what I recall other than nuts and standard pub grub. Get's packed on the weekend just a heads up.

sharkboy, Aug 08, 2014
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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.