The Bruery

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The BrueryThe Bruery
BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
108 Beers
7,138 Reviews
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 94
Visits: 430
rAvg: 4.43
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thebruery

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: 94 | Visits: 430
Reviews by Halcyondays:
Photo of Halcyondays
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I've been to The Bruery tasting room a few times since it opened. I usually go the first weekend of each month to check out their cask creations which are always interesting.

The Bruery is located literally a stone's throw off the 57, I could throw a baseball on to the freeway as I exit the tasting room. Anyway, the beer is top notch and it's nice to have a very good straight up brewery in Orange County. They have a taster flight of 4 for $2. The prices are very competitive. Most of their beers are $4-5 for a full glass, special stuff is no more than $6, excellent prices in Orange County for draft, especially Belgian-style high gravity beers. Growlers fills are usually $12, though there's always a couple for $8. Patrick and Rachel are there often and are always friendly and willing to discuss the brew in hand or talk about what's coming next. Definitely a must visit if you're in North County on a Friday/Saturday. (927 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of domdomdomdom
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mattygross44
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Really fair prices $1-3 tasters with a good pour. Meet a guy on the highest reserve society they have and got to try alot of rare gems. Signed up for the 20 min tour. It was really cool to see how they did work and the history of the place. Bought a Growler of smoking woods coffee was a great day and will be back! (315 characters)

Photo of CDCNAM
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of esimonoff
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Suds_With_Buds
4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Teen-o
4.65/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Amarangakis
4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Some of the servers are not pleasant (36 characters)

Photo of Handsome_James
3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of vma
4.65/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Pawoto
3.81/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

The Bruery has great beer and was expected to be the highlight of our west coast brewery tours, but unless you are a society member there isn't much to choose from. There were 4 variants of smoking wood - I didn't like that beer once...still glad we made the trek, but would skip it next time. (294 characters)

Photo of JFrank78
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Mr_mjr
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Mantis
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

The Bruery's tasting room is pretty legit inside. A few years ago the tasting room went from being somewhat ad hoc inside the brewing room to an actual air conditioned, dedicated space. The Bruery also added a pilot system to test out new ideas. The Bruery has always had a robust tap list, but now with the pilot system in place, the Bruery has even further expanded its offerings.

The Bruery’s tasting room is not without its faults though. Perhaps the biggest tasting room drawback is the amount of people. While the tasting room is in a nondescript, out of the way location and at times zero food options (when there isn’t an available food truck), it does not stop the place from getting packed. Once the place is packed, finding a seat can be difficult and getting a beer can be even more of a challenge. (821 characters)

Photo of Alpha309
4.86/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Radome
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited on a May Saturday afternoon. The tasting room was full of people and energy. Tours were given on the hour, but I missed the last one. Awesome selection of beers on tap and in bottles. Prices for tasting sized glasses were very cheap and generous. Amazing variety, originality and quality of beers. No food, which was the only negative. Do yourself a favor--go! (375 characters)

Photo of AcuppaJoe
4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of sheenisgod
4.72/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of WhaleFluffer69
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

No better spot to wet your whistle (34 characters)

Photo of ADTaber
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of shanrath
4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
97 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.