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AleSmith Brewing Company

Not Rated.
AleSmith Brewing CompanyAleSmith Brewing Company
BA SCORE
96
world-class

175 Ratings
Ratings: 175
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 teledeluxe:
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4.11/5  rDev -5.3%

Not sure if it has changed, but when I went in 2010 the taproom was literally just a tiny bar/booth in which to sample before you buy growlers and bombers. Hard to really rate the atmosphere because it is simply a warehouse. You wouldn't really hang out here. Having said that, the people were helpful and the beer was probably the best we had within 30 miles of San Diego (Stone included).

teledeluxe, Nov 21, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

tally, Saturday at 07:03 PM
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4.32/5  rDev -0.5%

h20proof, Thursday at 09:54 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

AlexM, Wednesday at 07:25 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Devman171, Wednesday at 12:17 PM
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

patklupe, Aug 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

goseymo, Aug 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

MicroBeerMan1980, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Evan, Aug 23, 2014
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4.27/5  rDev -1.6%

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

mabermud, Aug 21, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%

trdtercel92, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Keananmichael5, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JayPeso, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

briang01, Aug 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Lucnifter, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Justinsosmart, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Bignick254, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

KForge, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Gavage
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

Gavage, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

davegray, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DeanMoriarty, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

AZBeerDude, Aug 08, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -12.7%

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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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Meximily, Aug 08, 2014
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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.