AleSmith Brewing Company


9990 AleSmith Court (Empire St.)

San Diego, CA



Mon - Sat       12pm to 8pm

Sunday           12pm to 6pm

AleSmith is  an artisan Brewery that specializes in handcrafted ales.

Best known for the pale ale .394 a collaboration with the late great Tony Gwynn.

The Tony Gwynn Museum is now open inside the brewery.

Founded in 1995 and sold to then Brew Master Peter Zien.

In 2002 production began at their Cabot location.

2008 AleSmith won the Small Brewing Company and Brewer of the Year Award at the Great American Beer Festival.

The Summer of 2015 they moved into a state-of-the-art 80-bbl brewery.

The 80 bbl brew system has the capacity to produce 100,000 barrels per year.

And now with the popularity of barrel-aging,  AleSmith opened their speakeasy bar called Anvil & Stave.

They only serve barrel-aged beers and allow up to 25 people at a time, in order to give a more personalized experience.

Ryan Crisp - Head Brewer

Owners / Grand Master Level 1 Beer Judge

Peter Zien and his wife Vicky Zien.