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AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing CompanyAleSmith Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.08/5
Based on:
69 Beers
22,347 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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Reviews by pmarlowe:
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4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Like many SoCal breweries, AleSmith is located in a nondescript office park. The only tipoff, besides signage, is the smell of malt and beer wafting out into the parking lot.

Tasting room is newly refurbished and has a nice look. Nowhere to sit down, but plenty of bar and barrel space to set down your beverage.

Tasters of their regular releases are $1, special releases and such are in the $2-3 range. Besides the regular releases, they now offer several seasonals (like YuleSmith, My Bloody Valentine, etc.) and special releases (one offs or variations on the regular releases). So even if you've had everything they offer, there's always something new to try.

They don't serve food, but they don't mind if you bring in your own, which is a good second-best. They have also begun to bring in food trucks every Friday and for events and special releases.

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

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

Photo of SuperHop18
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Drift
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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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.7%

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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.