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San Diego State, AleSmith Partner to Launch State Ale

SDSU alum partners with his alma mater at Snapdragon Stadium.
By GoAztecs
 

With the opening of Snapdragon Stadium this Saturday and the upcoming fall sports season, AleSmith Brewing Company and San Diego State University announced AleSmith as the official craft brewery. This partnership kicks off the 2022-2023 football season with the launch of State Ale, a collaboration beer between the SDSU and AleSmith that will be available throughout San Diego.

"We look forward to partnering with AleSmith Brewing, one of the premier craft breweries in the world," said San Diego State director of athletics, John David Wicker. "San Diego State shares AleSmith's similar values of family and community, and we're excited to have AleSmith as our official craft brewery."

"We are proud to collaborate on State Ale with a world-class brewery such as AleSmith," said San Diego State executive associate athletic director, Mission Valley Development Derek Grice. "We were committed to bring a beer to the San Diego community for all to enjoy, and I think we've created something that all San Diegans can be proud of."

In addition to the collaborative brew, SDSU and AleSmith will partner on future projects around the University and athletic department.

"As an alum from SDSU, starting a relationship and working with my alma mater is an especially exciting opportunity for me and AleSmith," said AleSmith President Brandon Richards. "San Diego State and AleSmith are built upon similar ethos with a commitment to excellence and our community making this an ideal partnership."

AleSmith, best known for it's .394 Pale Ale, a collaboration with Tony Gwynn, is home to San Diego's largest tasting room with a 109,942 square-foot facility and state-of-the-art brewery located centrally off Miramar Rd. The brewery plans to partner with SDSU on events at their location including Aztec watch parties, alumni gatherings, and more.

State Ale will be available in 12oz 6-pack cans, 12-pack cans, and on draft at Snapdragon Stadium along with bars and restaurants throughout San Diego, and at the AleSmith Tasting Room. To find out more about State Ale or to find it on draft near you, click here.

"We're excited to bring this beer to San Diego State supporters, we promise to deliver on fun and innovative ways to experience our collaboration," Richards said. "We strive to be San Diego's hometown brewery, with our .394 Pale and now San Diego State Ale we made a big step toward serving up great options for San Diegans. We want to see fans all across San Diego raise a State Ale together and proudly yell 'I believe that we will win.'"