2019 San Diego Beer Week Events


We’ll be hosting a full 10 days of San Diego Beer Week events at the brewery with something special for everyone; from the craft beer newbie to the seasoned enthusiast!


Small Batch Series Can Release

Friday, November 1st | 11am

We will be featuring two special collaborations for this next round of Small Batch Series releases.
Liquid Moderation (4.5% ABV)
This beer was brewed with local
Congressman Scott Peters, who represents
California’s 52nd District. Beer brings
people together. This session IPA aims to
encourage conversation and a desire to find
common ground regardless of party or
beer preference.
This session IPA features Idaho 7 and Citra, two highly sought after hops that showcase intense notes of grapefruit, lime, and tropical fruit. The beer is mildly bitter, intensely aromatic, and easily drinkable.
Meadowfoam Magic (6.75% ABV)
Meadowfoam is a Pacific Northwest plant that creates a unique, marshmallow-flavored honey. Owner Peter Zien created this beer in collaboration with Hilary Kearney from Girl Next Door Honey. A donation will be made by AleSmith to the Xerces Society in support of intiatives to protect bees, vital role players in sustaining our food sources.


Beer Week Kick Off Toast

Friday, November 1st | 7:30pm

Owner, Peter Zien, and Head Brewer, Ryan Crisp will lead the Tasting Room in a toast to officially kick off our favorite week of the year!


OBF (Oud Bruin Framboise) Bottle Release

Saturday, November 2nd | 11am

AleSmith recently won two silver medals in the California Craft Brewers Cup for our sour beers, and now we’re releasing our first barrel-aged sour in bottles to the public!  OBF (Oud Bruin Framboise) is tart and fruity Belgian-style brown ale that we loaded down with raspberries before aging it in our finest red wine barrels.  A slight caramel maltiness and smooth finish complements the tangy character in this classic beer highlighted by notes of raisin and black cherry.  OBF will be available in a limited number of 330ml 2-packs and on draft.

Learn to Homebrew Day

Saturday, November 2nd

Join us on the patio to witness how to create a beer on a 15-gallon homebrew system in honor of National Learn to Homebrew Day!






Order of the Anvil 2019 Tap Recap!

Sunday, November 3rd | 11am

For one day only, the public will have access to tasters of 2019 barrel-aged beers previously only released to Order of the Anvil beer club members. This is your chance to sample the rare beers created specifically for our members.

Peter’s Vintage Bottle Sale

Sunday, November 3rd | 11am

We’ll be opening up the cellar and releasing some of our most sought-after vintage bottles. Sale starts at 11am and ends when we sell out!






Barrel-Aged Blending Session

Sunday, November 3rd | 12pm – 1:30pm

Learn about the process of barrel-aging beer, as well as a personalized blending session, while tasting seven unique AleSmith barrel-aged offerings. Only 25 spots are available, so click below to secure your spot!

$35 per person





CheeseSmith & AleSmith Beer Pairing

Monday, November 4th | 6:30pm – 8pm

AleSmith & CheeseSmith Owner, Peter Zien will host an intimate gathering to share his two passions with a small group of lucky participants. This guided tasting will feature five AleSmith beers alongside five exclusive artisan cheeses.




Meet the Brewers

Tuesday, November 5th

Details to come!


Tacos & Trivia: Beer Week Edition

Tuesday, November 5th

Our weekly Tacos & Trivia night is given a twist with special San Diego Beer Week questions. Also, enjoy $1 tacos from Tacos El Rorro food truck!


Speedway Grand Prix 

Wednesday, November 6th – Friday, November 8th

It’s time for AleSmith’s 7th Annual 3-Day Speedway Grand Prix event during San Diego Beer Week! The event will feature over twelve different specialty Speedway Stout variants broken into three flights (aka Laps) AND a VIP Lap featuring Barrel-Aged versions.

Speedway Stout has been a favorite in AleSmith’s year-round lineup since 1999. Its flavor is dominated by chocolate and roasted malts, which are complemented by a healthy dose of coffee added to each batch. While we love this stout just the way it is, its well-balanced profile and smooth drinkability make it the ideal candidate for the AleSmith team to use to flex their creative muscles. So, once a year we decide to push the limits and create exclusive one-off variations of Speedway Stout that are sure to impress.

The Speedway Grand Prix will take place here at AleSmith Brewing Company Wednesday (11/6/2018), Thursday (11/7/2018), and Friday (11/8/2018) during San Diego Beer Week. Celebrate craft beer properly during San Diego Beer Week and drink some “laps” with us!

Lap 1 – $11.00 (includes tax & gratuity)
(Four 2oz pours)
Whipped Cream Acai Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout with acai berries and whipped cream made from Luxardo cherries and Speedway Stout
Carrot Cake Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout with carrots, cinnamon, vanilla, allspice
Napa Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout aged on Napa red wine-soaked American oak
Berries and Cream Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout with raspberries, blackberries, and vanilla

Lap 2 – $11.00 (includes tax & gratuity)
(Four 2oz pours)
Baklava Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout with roasted pistachios and honey
PB Chocolate Filbert Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout with roasted hazelnuts, peanut butter, and cacao nibs
Choco Nut Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout with Vietnamese coffee, peanuts butter, cacao nibs, Dutch cocoa
Candy Cap Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout with candy cap mushrooms

Lap 3 – $11.00 (includes tax & gratuity)
(Four 2oz pours)
Speedy Cheffe – Speedway Stout with “Fruit Party” coffee, raspberries, and vanilla
Miel Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout brewed with buckwheat honey
Devil’s Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout blended with Horny Devil
Dark Chocolate Cherry Speedway Stout – Speedway Stout with Vietnamese coffee, Bing and Luxardo cherries

VIP Lap – $17.00 (includes tax & gratuity)
(Four barrel-aged 2oz pours)
Coconut and Vanilla Bourbon Barrel-Aged Speedway
Cookies Bourbon Barrel-Aged Speedway




Sublime Mexican Lager 40oz Bottle Release Party

Saturday, November 9th | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

As part of San Diego Beer Week, we’ll be celebrating the release of a special Limited Edition Sublime Mexican Lager 40oz bottle! Join us for a party at the brewery with your fellow Sublime fans.

  • On the turntables from Robbin’ The Hood,  DJ Product 1969©
  • Release of Limited Edition 40oz Bottles
  • Special Sublime Mexican Lager Randal

We will be reserving bottles to be released at the event.  A limited number of bottles will be available as part of an online pre-sale beginning October 18th!



Hair of the Dog Brunch + Specialty Growler Fills

Sunday, November 10th | 11am

You just barely made it through San Diego Beer Week, so it’s time to relax and recuperate with a special brunch menu and Horny Devil Beermosas. Your furry friend probably missed you being out all night, so bring him/her along!

Specialty growler fills of some of the awesome Speedway Stout varietals from Speedway Grand Prix will be available while they last.







Bend & Brew Yoga

Sunday, November 10th | 11am

Sunday fun-day at AleSmith Brewing Company for the closeout of SDBW 2019. Come join us at 11AM for an hour of yoga with Bri Marie Yoga (https://www.facebook.com/brimarie.yoga/) and stay to have a beer! Practice yoga in our barrel cellar surrounded by the scent of brewing beer. Your ticket includes one (1) full pour of non-barrel aged beer. Complimentary acoustic music performed by Kayla Rawlston (@kaylarayacoustics) in the tasting room from 12pm to 2pm afterwards.  Food truck will be on site for optional purchases.

“My goal is to create a space where everyone can come and experience yoga! No matter age, experience, strength, or flexibility lets get you moving and connect that movement with breath! ” – Brianna Stoeker