AleSmith Brewing Company

BEER AVG
4.1/5
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:
122
Ratings:
30,373
Reviews:
8,662
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
350
Reviews:
61
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
3.02%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by caryt:
Photo of caryt
4.73/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Alesmith has it right with this establishment, sure I would like to see food there everyday but they focus on great beer. Not a restaurant.

The atmosphere is classy and different than most breweries you will go to in San Diego. This is where they brew and bottle not just serve up there fine beers. So you have the opportunity to pick there brains about what goes into there beers. The people serving you beers here know what they are talking about because they are at the source of the creation.

Of course the quality of the beers are fantastic, but they also serve several one-off beers that aren't bottled. As well as some fantastic weekly cask offerings.

The selection is the array of there beers which they offer $1 four ounce pours of there brews.

Weekends they have local food carts come in to serve up good local variety.

My favorite thing about Alesmith is that they fill your corny keg at a good price, not many places I've seen do this. It is a deal breaker for me.

Keep it up Alesmith!

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4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
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Great beer

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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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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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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4.43/5  rDev +3%
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vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
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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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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
4.1 out of 5 based on 30,373 ratings.
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