1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

AleSmith Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 198 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by teledeluxe:
Photo of teledeluxe
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%

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:
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
Photo of kingpin1010
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

scorpionpower, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of bnelson997
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

bnelson997, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of define333
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

JackNip, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of cuvtcuv
5/5  rDev +14.7%

cuvtcuv, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of SwG237
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

SwG237, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of Rothobinide
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Rothobinide, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Afroman
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
Photo of Escoerick
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
Photo of GatorCoop
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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

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

kmanjohnson, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of fito1212
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

fito1212, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of JoeyStats707
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

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

PretzelCity, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of 24garcia
5/5  rDev +14.7%

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

AussieActor, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of tally
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

tally, Sep 13, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
95 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.