AleSmith Brewing Company
Behold the largest tasting room in San Diego. A place to create your own barrel-aged beer blends, pay tribute to baseball legend Tony Gwynn, or just sip a couple pints with friends.
Founded in 1995, AleSmith started as a small single-unit space. Soon after, its handcrafted ales began winning medals at the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado. AleSmith’s reputation was further solidified with its purchase in 2002 by Peter and Vicky Zien. Peter, a grand master judge, had already won over 400 home-brewing awards at the time, making him one of the most respected brewers in the world.
Forging ahead, AleSmith closed its original location and opened a brand new 105,000 square-foot facility two blocks away in 2015.
Today, the state-of-the-art venue is anchored by an immense tasting room with multiple draught towers featuring 20 taps of AleSmith releases. The room is an ideal big-group gathering spot as well as the perfect place to grab a beer with a friend or date. It’s also family- and dog-friendly. Guests can catch a game inside Dugout 19, a private space dedicated to the memory of Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn, or duck into Anvil & Stave, a speakeasy-style nook hidden inside the tasting room that serves custom blends of AleSmith’s barrel-aged offerings. Outside, a beer garden features a fire pit and portable heat lamps for cooler days and evenings.
Find additional seating at the brand new, beautifully designed mezzanine, recently opened as the final phase of a three-year expansion project. The loft-style event venue entertains up to 200 and is filled with high-top tables, comfy couches, ornate lighting, and outdoor spaces making it the perfect setting for any corporate or family celebration.
Finally, step inside the Tony Gwynn Museum, a passion project developed by Peter and Vicky Zien that commemorates the life and career of the late Padres legend and friend of the brewery. The modern space is filled with memorabilia, photos, jerseys, and family treasures donated by the Gwynns, providing a rare glimpse into the life and career of one of San Diego’s all-time greats. In 2014, AleSmith released the original San Diego Pale Ale .394, named for the batting average at which Tony finished the 1994 season. AleSmith and Gwynn collaborated in the development of the beer, which Gwynn described as “light with a kick” and was able to see hit the market before his passing.
With 20+ craft beers that attract both locals and visitors, AleSmith Brewing Company continues to impress. A retail store with AleSmith-branded gear and rotating food trucks provide even more reasons to visit this San Diego landmark. To schedule a tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://alesmith.com/tours/.
Museum & Tasting Room Hours: Mon. – Thurs.: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Fri. – Sat.: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun.: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
AleSmith Brewing Company is at 9990 AleSmith Court in San Diego.
Call (858)549-9888 or visit alesmith.com.
Located in Miramar/Mira Mesa/Sorrento Valley
9990 AleSmith Ct.
San Diego, CA 92126