San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Company has been ranked as the No. 6 in the world and No. 1 in the state of California.

According to a press release, RateBeer, a consumer review website, tallied and rated millions of reviews to create a list of the world’s best beers. San Diego-based AleSmith’s IPA, Double Barrel Speedway Stout and the Bourbon Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout, were recognized on the list, making AleSmith the top rated brewery in the state.

“It is a special honor to be recognized as the sixth best brewery in the world, since the RateBeer Awards are generated from actual consumer reviews, said Peter Zien, owner and CEO of AleSmith, founded in 1995. “To be one of the oldest breweries in San Diego, celebrating our 25th year in business, and to receive a ‘Top 10’ designation for the 19th consecutive year, is a real testament to the team we have working at AleSmith… We are so honored to be rated the ‘Number One Brewery in California,’ which is a distinction we don’t take lightly, given that there are over 1,700 incredible breweries in the state.”

AleSmith’s Double Barrel Speedway Stout and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout are both currently available in their tasting room and throughout the broader retail marketplace. Their AleSmith IPA will return in May, as per the press release.

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