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The Bruery

Not Rated.
The BrueryThe Bruery
BA SCORE
100
world-class

336 Ratings
Ratings: 336
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 9.07%
Active Beers: 166
Beer Ratings: 41,406
Beer Avg: 3.98
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

715 Dunn Way
Placentia, California, 92870
United States
phone: (714) 996-6258

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thebruery

Notes:
Monday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday: 2pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-10pm

(Place added by: deltatauhobbit on 04-25-2008)
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Reviews by Floydster:
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4.84/5  rDev +4.5%

I have been here at least a dozen times now if not two dozen, days where I am the only person in there, others when dozens of homebrewers are doing their thing, and even holiday celebrations where the place is packed to the brim, I will start off by saying that Patrick is one of the most inviting and friendliest brewers you will ever meet, the brewery is located in a little industrial area right off the 57 Freeway, you walk in and are greeted by numerous oak barrels, the tasting room is right in the middle of the brewery, there are places to sit down other than at the bar, they serve some kind of nuts or pretzels at each table, you can order flights that are very fairly priced, the first Friday of every month, they have a special cask offering, and the majority of these have been outstanding, especially the Melange series, their St. Veronous celebration a few months back was amazing with chocolate salted waffles and their newest beers Cuvee Juene and White Zin, their beers are some of the most unique in the industry and they are only a year old, actually going to their first anniversary celebration tomorrow morning, this place is awesome and by far my favorite stop in all of Orange County and Los Angeles, there are many perks to this establishment and some are that I always bring a growler home, usually get to try a new beer every time, and get to talk beer with the staff, do yourself a favor and get out to The Bruery, you will not regret it!

Floydster, May 15, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

mdlb44, Friday at 06:45 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

bmur112, Wednesday at 02:47 PM
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5/5  rDev +8%

Love the bruery. Friendly staff, great beer and lots of fun.

JoshBeerNow, Wednesday at 03:55 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

Stillyman11, Nov 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

I wanted to temper my enthusiasm for this place but upon walking in and seeing the extensive tap list that ended quickly. Did only one sampler because I had prior plans later in the night otherwise I might still be there. Sours, darks, etc they excel at them all, although with the high abvs I suggest you arrive and depart in a cab. World class.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Nov 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

david131, Nov 11, 2014
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spycow, Nov 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Unexpected location in the middle of a business park. We went on a Friday night and the place was packed. It was about a 10 minute wait in line, but it was worth it. A great selection with a wide variety. Sample trays were reasonably priced and allowed us to get a taste of many different styles.

mr-jj, Nov 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

The simple but large tasting room was fairly full when we arrived, but we were able to snag a couple of seats at the long bar. Nearly everyone there had wooden sample tray in front of them, almost no pints of beer were being poured--very different from the average tap room. Near the entrance they had a sign up for tours and sheets of paper with written descriptions of the 32 tap beers and another for their bottled options to take home. Tastefully framed versions of their bottle labels decorate the walls behind the bar...and not so tastefully slapped all over the place in the bathrooms. Behind the bar they also had a not-so-secret stash of bottles to be bought for on premises drinking--including some pretty hard to find stuff like the barrel aged Bois.

Our servers were awesome. Instead of rolling their eyes at us for waffling on our sampler orders, we received great advice, and perfect hospitality. Frankly I am seldom confused by beer menus, but this thing was so huge and many of the beers were high-test, so I was a bit boggled. With help from our servers and from the nice "regular" lady seated next to us we were finally able to order a few rounds of samples. The samplers came in a cool wooden crate carrier and were all served in little snifter glasses. Most of these were pretty pricey, but all were worth it! In addition to just a huge list of beers, they also had a couple of mini flights with either different vintages or different treatments of the same beer (oaked, cocoa nibs, etc.) They had a couple of options only for their Reserve Society members...one of the perks of joining.

We ended up getting several groupings of beer, each seemingly more impressive than the last. A few didn't hit the mark--the Coffee Smoking Wood comes to mind (just too astringent.) Favorites were the malt-bomb barleywine Mash and its coconut incarnation. I was also a huge fan of the hoppy, bretty saison Atomic Kangaroo.

Jackofallbrews, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -13.6%

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
100 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.