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AleSmith Brewing Co. Events During SDBW


As San Diego Beer Week (SDBW) is THE premier annual 10-day event held by the San Diego Brewers Guild in celebration of local craft beer, there are many honoring events held around town by us and our compatriot craft breweries. During November 3rd-12th, we’ve put together a stellar roster of events vying for your coveted SDBW attention, headlined by our 3-day signature event, the Speedway Grand Prix.  Our onsite events this year get an added boost from the recently completed Mezzanine level expansion of the tasting room, which offers a plush, lounge atmosphere with its own bar and a breathtaking vantage point above the main tasting room floor. If you can’t make it out to the brewery to join us, we have plenty of offsite events on deck at spectacular partner venues around town.

Onsite Tasting Room Events | Offsite Events

Onsite Tasting Room Events

Saturday, Nov. 4th
Chocolate & Beer Pairing Event:

Limited Onsite Bottle Sale – Hawaiian Speedway Stout:
Sale officially starts at 11am, with wristbands being distributed prior at 9am; 4 bottle limit per person

Sunday, Nov. 5th
Barrel-Aged Bonanza & Library Reserve Series Sale:
Our Barrel-Aged Day will feature an extensive draft selection of finest barrel-aged offerings:
Available in Anvil & Stave:

– Gin Barrel-Aged Horny Devil
– Sea Salt Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout with Vietnamese Coffee

– Double Barrel Speedway
– Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy
– Barrel-Aged Private Stock
– Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull
– Old Rumskull (Rum Barrel-Aged Old Numskull)
– Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout
– Boxcar Speedway Stout
– Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout
– Velvet Speedway Stout
– Single Barrel Speedway
Available in Tasting Room:
– Smoked Brown Ale
– Flight of Brewer’s Barrel-Aged Blends:
“The Curious Case of Blendamin Bourbon” blended by Specialty Brewer, Collin Field
“Ron Bourbondy” blended by Cellarperson, Luke Suttmiller
“Blendy Peffercorn” blended by Cellarperson, Spencer Jackson
“Blendan Fraser” blended by Cellarperson, Tyson Dennis

We will also feature the return of our barrel-aged blending competition in the Anvil & Stave, where guests are welcome to create their own blends and submit them for judging by our panel. Lastly, we will feature our Library Reserve Sale which allows you to purchase bottles from our archived library of beers. It’s a full day extravaganza you won’t want to miss!

Monday, Nov. 6th
Limited Online Bottle Sale – Hawaiian Speedway Stout:
Sale officially starts promptly at 11am on ; 4 bottle limit per person

Beer Choir:
Craft beer lovers of all singing levels are invited to join us from 7pm – 8:30pm to get social, drink beer, and sing drinking songs. One drink ticket and the San Diego version of the “Beer Choir Hymnal” are included in the cost of the ticket. Spectators are welcome and free to attend. Tickets can be purchased at

Tuesday, Nov. 7th
“Beer Week” Trivia & Taco Tuesday:
Similar to our weekly Trivia & Taco Tuesday affairs, but this time the questions will be “Beer Week” themed! Join us and the quizzing crew from Sunset Trivia from 7-9pm for this special edition session of Q&A. Prior to trivia from 5-8pm, Tacos El Rorro will be in the house serving all-you-can-eat tacos for the great value price of $12. Come out and feed your belly and your brain during SDBW!

Wednesday, Nov. 8th – Friday, Nov. 10th
Speedway Grand Prix 2017:
Our premier 3-day event for SDBW celebrates its 5th Anniversary this year. The event features all specialty variants of our highly-acclaimed Speedway Stout served in flights aka. “laps.” Tickets for each day of the event are available at

Saturday, Nov. 11th
Bottle Release Party – Hawaiian Speedway Stout:
This day marks the first day for pickup of Hawaiian Speedway Stout bottles purchased during the online sale that took place on Monday, Nov. 6th. Specialty beers will be featured on tap along with pours of Hawaiian Speedway Stout. In order to further promote the Aloha spirit, Leilani’s food truck will be serving up Hawaiian food while Hawaiian music and live entertainment are tentatively scheduled during the event.

Sunday, Nov. 12th
San Diego Beer Week Encore:
We close out SDBW with a bang by offering a limited amount of specialty 32 oz. growler fills of both Hawaiian Speedway Stout and Double Barrel Speedway Stout! Mastiff Sausage Co. will also be on the premises helping you close out (or recover from) a week of decadent craft beer indulgence by offering a delicious brunch menu.

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Offsite Events

Friday, Nov. 3rd
VIP Brewer’s Takeover:
Broadway Pier; 6-9pm
Pouring Sublime Mexican Lager and Hawaiian Speedway Stout
For more info:

Saturday, Nov. 4th
SDBW Guild Festival:
Broadway Pier; 1-5pm
Pouring AleSmith IPA and Sublime Mexican Lager
For more info:

Puesto at the Headquarters:
Boat to Belly Taco & Beer Pairing; 11am-2pm
For more info: Boat to Belly Taco & Beer Pairing

Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & Grill:
Grand Prix Pre-Lap; 5pm
For more info: Contact Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & Grill

Sunday, Nov. 5th
Stone Escondido:
Stone DRK Festival; 10am-2pm
Pouring Double Barrel Speedway Stout and Old Fashioned Speedway Stout
For more info:

Corner Draft House Bankers Hill:
Tap Takeover
For more info:

Monday, Nov. 6th
Urge Gastropub Rancho Bernardo:
Monday Night Football AleSmith Specials; 5:30-10:30pm
Pouring Specialty Speedway Stout Cask, Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout, Old Fashioned Speedway Stout, 2016 Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout, Nibs & Beans Speedway Stout
For more info:

Tuesday, Nov. 7th
Plan 9 Alehouse:
Speedway Stout Victory Lap; 5-11pm
For more info: Speedway Stout Victory Lap

Voltaire Beach House:
Decks & Draft; 6-8pm
For more info:

Wednesday, Nov. 8th
Sublime Alehouse San Marcos:
Tap Takeover & Food Pairing; 6-9pm
Featuring 15 AleSmith Beers
For more info:

Encinitas Alehouse:
Cheese & Beer Pairing; 5-8pm
Featuring Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout and Old Fashioned Speedway Stout
For more info:

Thursday, Nov. 9th
Public House La Jolla:
Cheese & Beer Pairing; 5-8pm
For more info:

OB Noodle House 1502 & Cable St. Locations:
Keep the Pint Night (Cable St.); 5:30-10:30pm
Keep the Pint Night (1502); 6-11pm
For more info:

Friday, Nov. 10th
Bier Garden Encinitas:
Keep the Pint Night; 5-8pm
For more info:

Saturday, Nov. 11th
Karl Strauss Collabapalooza:
The Observatory North Park; 1-5pm
Featuring a Pale Ale w/ Shiso Leaves brewed by Collin Field in collaboration with Karl Strauss Brewers
For more info:

Sunday, Nov. 12th
SD Tap Room:
Grand Prix Victory Lap; 10:30am-3:30pm
Featuring at least 9 different varieties of Speedway Stout
For more info:

San Diego Zoo Safari Park:
Beer Festival; 2-5pm
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines:
SDBW Closing Celebration; 12-3pm
Closing Ceremony featuring San Diego breweries paired with local chefs – AleSmith X and Vietnamese Speedway Stout paired with “Porchetta Crostini” (Levain, Chicken Liver Pate, Picked Vegetable Mélange, Fresno Chile and Cilantro)
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