AleSmith Brewing Company

BEER AVG
4.11/5
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:
123
Ratings:
30,501
Reviews:
8,697
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
352
Reviews:
62
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
3.02%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 352 |  Reviews: 62
Reviews by KidsDoc:
Photo of KidsDoc
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Overall a great tasting room. Still small, but usually not overwhelmed with people.

New bar installed has a a great look. Love the keg barrel tables for standing room only crowds.

Rotating selection of specialty beers keeps it interesting as a regular.

LOVE the option for the 32 oz "Grumbler" fills!!

Awesome staff that work really hard in the tasting room.
Food is via food trucks usually just on weekends.

Special cask days announced ahead of time on the blackboard in the tasting room.

Very clean and large restrooms too - a huge bonus.
Great place to hang out and grab a beer.

Reason I put "a bit pricey" is the high octane beers go for a pretty penny. 32 oz grumbler fills generally $10 with growler fills $20. The QUALITY can justify the price in most cases, but these are more expensive than most beers in the general area (Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jtk21351
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
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 +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.6/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of daem3384
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of rich92007
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Veteranbrew
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great beer

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.6/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of CPAles
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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

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

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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
4.11 out of 5 based on 30,501 ratings.
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