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The Bruery

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BEER AVG
4.09/5
Based on:
139 Beers
43,874 Hads
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 102
Visits: 464
Avg: 4.41
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

715 Dunn Way
Placentia, California, 92870
United States
phone: (714) 996-6258 | map
www.thebruery.com

Notes:
Place added by: deltatauhobbit on 04-25-2008

Tasting Room hours of operation are now 12pm - 10pm 7 days per week.
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Reviews: 102 | Visits: 464
Reviews by Floydster:
Photo of Floydster
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 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!

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Photo of taylordane
3.88/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Members only vibe. Half the beer selection is for members only, can't even get a taster. I love funky beers, but some of them are too out there.

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Photo of jscheuf
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of shrugdealer
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rddayson
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Whazu
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Claydoe4
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of crob3888
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.96/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Located in a industrial strip parking lot, this place has grown over the few years. Now its place is a lot more sterile and spacious, but the demand is such that it is still crowded as hell.

Quality is top notch, they have a wide variety of world class brews. A few draft only things, although most of them suck (blueberry smoking wood to give you an idea). Service could be better. Slow. Not enthusiastic.

Gotta pick my beer up here.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.81/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

One of the chefs told me to check out the Bruery while I was out in the Los Angeles area. Thank You, Chef James!! It was predictable incredible.

Your typical brewery-in-an-industrial-park setting, but THE BRUERY!! 23 taps, with lots of exclusives. They had a number of Smoking Wood variants to celebrate the retirement of one of my favorite beers (sad face), including Blueberry Smoking Wood, Mole and a Coffee Smoking Wood that was beyond phenomenal, up there with Goose Bourbon Coffee.

Also Sucre Tequila to celebrate National Tequila Day, Roble Blanco. I got two tasting flights, one of dark beers (So Happens It’s Tuesday, Blueberry Smoking, Coffee Smoking, Mole Smoking, Sucre Tequila) and one of sours and weirdness (Sans Pagaie, Beret, Tart of Darkness ’15, White Oak, Roble Blanco).

The jawn is relatively small, super popular and pretty crowded-loud-noisy-hot on a Friday evening after 5pm. But the ordering system is neat and organized and servers are helpful, so it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. I was surprised at the paucity of bottled beers for sale/take out .Growler fills were plenty, but very few bottles.

I still dream of this place. Can't wait to go back.

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Photo of dmk82
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JDRollin
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The people really make this place... cheers to the Thursday night crew!

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Photo of M_chav
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Frobert_Reynolds
3.52/5  rDev -20.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I personally do not like the atmosphere here. It has a sports bar vibe to it and doesn't feel like a traditional tasting room but more of a place to get drunk and watch the game. I also feel that many of the Bruery's beers will initially have a flavorful and distinct taste but they quickly fall flat.

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Photo of pmangold
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

dropped in on the Friday of the Black Tuesday release week. it was packed but there was room and everyone was getting their pours quickly. had a great time drinking some BT and a few others. The locals were great and I look forward to getting back out there again for another stop.

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Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of UcDru
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Redgoatman
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of anteater
4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ikaikalogan
4.1/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of sittinggc
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

I like The Bruery. There is plenty of parking. The tap room is a cool spot which always has great stuff on tap and usually has some great food provided by a food truck. My main gripe with this place is that it is always extremely busy! Very difficult to grab a beer and find seats at times. Maybe I have just been unlucky but that has been my experience so far.

Despite that...I love dropping by every once in a while and grabbing a flight.

Tip: Hit up Mr. K's liquor afterwards. Its within walking distance and has a great selection.

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Photo of Dka67
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
97 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.