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:
115
Reviews:
8,582
Ratings:
29,998
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
349
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
3.02%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by pmarlowe:
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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Like many SoCal breweries, AleSmith is located in a nondescript office park. The only tipoff, besides signage, is the smell of malt and beer wafting out into the parking lot.

Tasting room is newly refurbished and has a nice look. Nowhere to sit down, but plenty of bar and barrel space to set down your beverage.

Tasters of their regular releases are $1, special releases and such are in the $2-3 range. Besides the regular releases, they now offer several seasonals (like YuleSmith, My Bloody Valentine, etc.) and special releases (one offs or variations on the regular releases). So even if you've had everything they offer, there's always something new to try.

They don't serve food, but they don't mind if you bring in your own, which is a good second-best. They have also begun to bring in food trucks every Friday and for events and special releases.

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

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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great beer

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

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

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

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

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

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

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

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4.43/5  rDev +3%
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3.47/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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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

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AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
4.11 out of 5 based on 29,998 ratings.
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