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AleSmith Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
4.09/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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:
101
Reviews:
8,407
Ratings:
29,092
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
340
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
3.02%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 340
Reviews by DocJitsu:
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4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

AleSmith is another of several San Diego breweries that have a tasting area in the adjacent open space of the brewery itself. However, AleSmith outdoes places like Green Flash and Ballast Point by attending to the aesthetics of the tasting area. The bar is L-shaped with a few bourbon barrels strewn around the floor for tables. The layout is geometrically appealing and the colors and stainless steel contribute nicely to the aesthetics. There is a narrow bar that parallels the stack of bourbon barrels in the front, offering more surface area for sitting your beer. Flights are available to taste any or all of the beers on tap, of which there is an ample variety. The staff are very helpful, accommodating, friendly, and quite knowledgeable. Very charming for a brewery tasting room. And, of course, the beers are magnificent. The Vietnamese Coffee Speedway--dear Lord!

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Photo of ebeachey
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This place is pretty awesome. Awesome selection of beer, very open with different types of seating, including outdoors. Great service and nice vibe. I could totally hang out here all day with some friends and drink.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a must-stop place if in the San Diego area. A little off the beaten path, especially if you are staying downtown but worth it. The Anvil & Stave is a really cool experience and something you have to do if you are there. The main tasting room has a cool vibe and a nice selection of beer but the Anvil & Stave is the highlight for sure.

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Photo of Agentveba
4.97/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of EarForBeer
3.47/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TheBasedElliot
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Very spacious place. Very good selection of Barrel aged beers. Anvil and stave was very cool.

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4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of anon
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of FlaviusG
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BoredRocks275
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Docrock
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nice location right off Miramar. Very clean and open. No food available unless there is a food truck. Solid offerings of beer including some barrell aged options plus some r and d. Worth a visit if in San Diego and just around he corner from Ballast Point brewery/restaraunt.

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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Made two stops here and found a huge open space, long bar area, movies showing and a pretty big gift shop that also had bottle sales.

If you come on the right day, you'll luck out with some Speedway variants, if not you'll just have to settle for variants of some other beer. Hard to go wrong either way.

I'd go here if I had a big group by the way.

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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
4.09 out of 5 based on 29,092 ratings.
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