Welcome to AleSmith Brewing Company, one of San Diego’s premier craft breweries. We create award-winning, hand-forged ales that are anything but ordinary. Here you can learn all about our amazing beer, the talented people who brew it, and where to find it!
Founded in 1995, AleSmith Brewing Company is a San Diego based craft brewery that specializes in handcrafted ales inspired by European classics. Deeply rooted in the amateur and craft brewing communities, AleSmith ales have continued to garner both national and international awards. This year, AleSmith will be celebrating its 21st year in production. And what better way to commemorate this momentous year than to open a state-of-the-art brewery in Miramar at 9990 Empire Street. Expected to open summer 2015, AleSmith 2.0 will feature an entirely new tasting room and brew system with the capability to pump out more than 100,000 barrels/year only two blocks west of the original location. Please come visit us and taste the legendary craftsmanship for yourself.
AleSmith Brewing Company was founded in a small single-unit space in the commercial district of Miramar, San Diego and packed with a 15 barrel brew system, tasting bar, office, and a three-man team. From there, Grand Master Judge and decorated home brewer Peter Zien takes ownership in 2002, solidifying AleSmith’s reputation for brewing legendary, hand-forged ales. 2014 saw AleSmith become the Rated #1 Best Brewery in the World and Rated #1 Brewery in California based on consumer reviews at RateBeer.com. AleSmith now includes over 30 dedicated team members, multiple departments, five spacious units, and an impressive line-up of award winning brews.
Now, in 2016, AleSmith is positioned to expand into a new building, increase production, and launch new markets on a global scale. The new state-of-the-art brewery, located at 9990 Empire St. off of Miramar Rd., is currently under construction only two blocks west of the original facility which will showcase a custom Steinecker 80 barrel brew system.