23rd Anniversary Celebration

AleSmith Brewing Company is honored to craft what we love, high quality, authentic craft beers for the past 23 years. We couldn’t have done it without the support of the local community, and we are constantly inspired by the various types of art that emerge from our neighbors here in San Diego. AleSmith CEO/Owner, Peter Zien, is an artist at heart, whether with beer, cheese, or paint, which is why this year’s anniversary celebration pays tribute to the arts.

Our 23rd Anniversary Party will be a three-day celebration highlighted by AleSmith specialty beers, a free art festival in collaboration with Creative Souls on the West Coast on Saturday from 12pm to 6pm in our barrel cellar, two ticketed VIP sessions (one on Friday, one on Saturday), a special ticketed coffee-cupping session with Modern Times Coffee on Sunday from 11:30am to 12:30pm, food trucks, and tours led by our brewing team.

AleSmith Anniversary Party: FREE Art, Music & Beer Festival
Saturday, August 11th – 12pm-6pm

Saturday’s free art festival (open to the public), which will feature 20+ local artists, a live art installation, live music by The Routine, The Frets, and The Tenders, AleSmith specialty beer, and light bites available to purchase from various food vendors in our beer cellar from 12pm to 6pm.

Our anniversary tap list will be available for all guests (ticketed and non-ticketed) to purchase from and enjoy on Saturday, August 11th during the art festival in our barrel cellar from 12pm to 6pm and on Sunday from 11am to 9pm in the main Tasting Room (while supplies last). Our AleSmith specialty list includes:

  • Firefighter American Wheat
  • Unfiltered IPA
  • Strawberry Milkshake on Nitro
  • Strawberry Tart Lil’ Devil
  • Celestial Dawn Speedway Stout with Modern Times Coffee
  • Tripel with Apricot, Orange Peel, Vanilla, and Sea Salt
  • Brew The Right Thing – Unfiltered Triple IPA
  • Cinnamon Vanilla Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout
  • Big Bender Speedway Stout
  • Single-Barrel Aged Old Numbskull
  • Gin Horny Devil
  • …And a Few Other Surprises

Anniversary Weekend VIP session tickets are now on sale to the general public! Please see below for details on the various ticketed event options.


AleSmith Anniversary Party: 2-Day VIP Package
$80.00 Per Person (Includes Gratuity)
Friday & Saturday VIP Sessions
See below for details on the exclusive beers offered each day!

Click HERE to purchase tickets.


AleSmith Anniversary Party:
Release of Celestial Dawn Speedway Stout with Modern Times Coffee

FRIDAY VIP SESSION
August 10th – 6-8pm
$45.00 Per Person (Includes Gratuity)

Be the first to purchase tasters and 16oz. cans of the next AleSmith specialty release, Celestial Dawn Speedway Stout with Modern Times Coffee! This beer will showcase masterfully roasted natural Ethiopian and washed Zambian coffee beans, imparting robust notes of chocolate, berries, stonefruit, wood, and spice. Once the coffee is introduced into our signature Speedway Stout, with its notes of dark chocolate, dark fruit, toffee, and caramel, the beer takes on an unearthly persona.

VIP guests will enjoy exclusive access to the Mezzanine, light bites catered by Brother’s Provisions, a commemorative taster glass, as well as your choice of four 3oz. pours from the following list of AleSmith beers.

  • 2017 BASS 2 the Future
  • 2016 Velvet Echo Speedway Stout
  • Barrel-Aged Jamaica Blue Mountain Speedway Stout
  • 2017 Pappy Van Speedwinkle
  • Coconut Vanilla Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout
  • Lotza Vanilla / Sea Salt / Double Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout (blend)
  • Single Barrel Old Numbskull
  • Cinnamon Vanilla Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout
  • Barrel-Aged Big Bender Speedway Stout
  • Celestial Dawn Speedway Stout with Modern Times Coffee
  • Boxcar Speedway Stout
  • Barrel-Aged Lotza Vanilla Speedway Stout
  • 2017 Velvet Speedway Stout

VIP guests will have the opportunity to purchase additional pours of any of the beers offered. Our Specialty Brewer, Collin Field, will also be on-site to meet & greet, as well as answer questions about AleSmith beers.

VIP guests will also have exclusive access to purchase on-site bottle service of vintage beers from Peter Zien’s personal library (while supplies last). Available bottle list will be displayed at the Mezzanine bar.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.


SOLD OUT!!

AleSmith Anniversary Party: Celebrating the Community of Craft
SATURDAY VIP SESSION
August 11th – 12-2pm
$45.00 Per Person (Includes Gratuity)

VIP guests will enjoy exclusive access to the Mezzanine, light bites catered by Brother’s Provisions, music by DJ 70 West, a commemorative taster glass, as well as your choice of four 3oz. pours from the following list of beers.

  • 2014 Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout
  • 2016 Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout
  • 2017 Barrel-Aged Peanut Butter Vietnamese Speedway Stout
  • 2014 Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout
  • Coconut Vanilla Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout
  • Lotza Vanilla / Sea Salt / Double Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout (blend)
  • Single Barrel Old Numbskull
  • Cinnamon Vanilla Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout
  • Barrel-Aged Big Bender Speedway Stout
  • Celestial Dawn Speedway Stout with Modern Times Coffee
  • Boxcar Speedway Stout
  • Barrel-Aged Lotza Vanilla Speedway Stout
  • 2017 Velvet Speedway Stout

VIP guests will have the opportunity to purchase additional pours of any of the beers offered.

VIP guests will also have exclusive access to purchase on-site bottle service of vintage beers from Peter Zien’s personal library (while supplies last). Available bottle list will be displayed at the Mezzanine bar.

Also join us for Saturday’s free art festival (open to the public), which will feature 20+ local artists, a live art installation, live music by The Routine, The Frets, and The Tenders, AleSmith specialty beer, and light bites available to purchase from various food vendors in our beer cellar from 12pm to 6pm.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.


AleSmith Anniversary Party: The Art of the Brew
MODERN TIMES COFFEE CUPPING SESSION
August 12th, 11:30am-12:30pm – SOLD OUT

August 12th, 1:30pm-2:30pm – NOW AVAILABLE!

$10.00 Per Person

Participate in a truly unique cupping session led by the Modern Times Coffee team. You will hear how their coffee program began, and about their approach to coffee tasting, as well as learn how to taste coffee, and review the major growing regions and processing methods. They will cup a washed Guatemala Huehuetenango, a wet-hulled Sumatra, a pulped-natural Brazil, a natural-process Ethiopia, and Celestial Dawn. Finally, taste AleSmith’s original Speedway Stout alongside the newest varietal made with Modern Times Coffee Celestial Dawn!

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 

AleSmith Anniversary Party: The Art of the Brew
BREWER TOURS WITH SPECIALTY BREWER, COLLIN FIELD

August 12th – 12pm, 2pm, or 4pm
$5.00 to $15.00 Per Person

AleSmith’s 23rd Anniversary weekend culminates on Sunday, August 12th when we highlight “The Art of the Brew”. This is your rare opportunity to participate in a very special brewery tour led by Specialty Brewer, Collin Field. Guests will see behind the scenes where we proudly brew AleSmith beer. Choose from a regular tour for $5, or one that includes four tasters served over the course of the tour, each showcasing a different stage of the beer making process. See the brewery from the brewer’s point of view!

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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