AleSmith Brewing Company is one of San Diego’s premier craft breweries. They are known for creating award-winning, hand-forged ales that are anything but ordinary.
Forged in 1995, AleSmith is an artisan microbrewery that specializes in handcrafted ales in a variety of styles. Deeply rooted in the amateur and craft brewing communities, AleSmith ales have continued to garner national and international awards and acclaim, as well as a loyal and rabid following among beer enthusiast
Founder Peter Zien is an accomplished and highly decorated homebrewer who “always wanted to own a brewery.” Since he began brewing in 1995, his beers have earned over 400 medals and honors. In addition, he is San Diego County’s only BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) “Grand Master” Level One Beer Judge, one of their highest ratings.