AleSmith Brewing Company

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4.12/5
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33,223 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

9990 AleSmith Ct
San Diego, California, 92126
United States

(858) 549-9888 | map
alesmith.com

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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BEER STATS
Beers:
107
Reviews:
9,226
Ratings:
33,223
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.37/5
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
365
pDev:
8.7%
 
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Photo of WickedBeer
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This was my first time to AleSmith. Very cool facility, huge! The selection when I went was great for Speedway Stout variants, but for those looking beyond heavy stouts, I’ve gotta say there maybe could have been a little more. Service was great, speedy and friendly. Beer quality was solid, from what I had. With the right event going on, during a full house session, I can really see this being a fun place to be!

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Photo of vincechan
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tukiluka
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of spointon
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MVMC
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of AlexCarls
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Ale_Lover
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Hit up AleSmith on a recent trip to San Diego. Lots of people, big crowd with big lines and long waits to get a beer. There was not enough seats for my friends and I, so we had to stand on the deck near the restrooms. Service was not that good but I could understand as they seemed understaffed for a Saturday afternoon. My recommendation is that they expand their tasting room, add more seats and staff.

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Photo of mkyer
3.86/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BeanBump
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Arguably the best brewery in SD. They upgraded to a much larger tasting room a couple years back and have been working on revamping/expanding it since. The brewery not only boasts a large tasting room with both indoor and outdoor seating but they also have: fire pits, daily food trucks, a Tony Gwynn museum on-site (free), games, gift/bottle shop, tours and a private barrel-aged only tasting room ("Anvil & Stave"). Super friendly and helpful staff and Alesmith always has about 20 beers to choose from which include the every day favorites and a handful of barrel-aged, limited, or special beers. When in SD, this is a must.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

There are a lot of places in industrial parks, and most of them feel like it. That said, AleSmith has done a lot to make this a welcoming space. Lots of room for the happy hour crowd in the main space, plus a cave-like hidden room for barrel-aged brews. Food trucks are usually outside, and I had to get the bacon grilled cheese. I could spend a lot of time there if I lived nearby, and I was kinda sad I had to move on to the next place because of my limited time. (San Diego. Poor poor pitiful me, right?)

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Photo of lupercmda
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of daem3384
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of rich92007
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Veteranbrew
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great beer

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4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 33,223 ratings