Anthony Chen

Anthony is a cider enthusiast and the Head Brewer at AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA. Briefly starting as a homebrewer, Anthony transitioned to the professional brewing industry in 2008 and continued producing beers and ciders at home. Since then, he also made the journey in the Beer Judge Certification Program as a Master Level Beer Judge, Cider Judge, and Mead Judge. Anthony has worked as a co-instructor for University of California San Diego’s Brewing Program teaching barrel-aging. He continues to study and play with all types of fermentation from vinegars to soy sauces.

Anthony pursued the Certified Pommelier™ certification out of personal interest in improving his knowledge on cidermaking and sensory evaluation.