San Diego’s 100th Brewery Is My 100th Visited
AleSmith Brewing Company’s new brewery is known locally as the 100th operational brewery to be built in San Diego County. Like my quest to visit all the craft breweries in the county the new brewery is not yet finished, so I thought it fitting to make it my 100th brewery visited.
Even though the 100,000 square foot brewery is not completed, they are making beer and the temporary tasting room is open every day. Once completed, this brewery is going to be beautiful. It will have a huge tasting area, a beer garden, and a special museum room to honor famous San Diego Padre and San Diego State Aztec baseball hero, Tony Gwynn.
Here’s what they have on tap at the Observation Room:
If you are interested in seeing the brewery being constructed, now is the time to visit the Observation Room. Blueprints and architectural renderings of the finished tasting room and brew house are displayed on the walls. And they do allow you to walk into a section of the unfinished brewhouse to look around.
If you visit soon, buy yourself a taster glass of Old Numbskull and take a self-tour! That’s what I did, and it was a nice experience. If it’s not busy, bar staff will even show you some interesting aspects of the project.