San Diego, CA – As 2021 comes to a close, AleSmith Brewing Company is investing $1.75 million in brewery and equipment upgrades to continue production growth and new innovation launches in 2022.
This year, the San Diego-based brewery increased production to 34,000 barrels (up from 32,000 barrels in 2020, according to the Brewers Association), and increased sales to retailers +33%. The brewery also increased shipments (sales to wholesalers) +40% year-over-year (YOY) compared to 2020, and +29% compared to 2019.
Forged in 1995, AleSmith has been recognized by consumers and critics alike as one of the world’s foremost craft brewing companies behind accolades that include medals won at prestigious national and international beer competitions. In addition to being well established within its hometown of San Diego, AleSmith was acknowledged by the RateBeer community as the Top Brewer in California and the 4th Best Brewery in the World in 2017. AleSmith also received the Champion Brewery Award for the past three years at the San Diego International Beer Competition and was named Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival in 2008. AleSmith is celebrating its 23rd year in business and occupies a 109,942 square-foot facility with a state-of- the-art brewery. AleSmith is currently ranked #9 out of 33,000+ breweries worldwide.
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