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The Bruery

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The BrueryThe Bruery
BEER AVG
4.1/5
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81 Beers
37,245 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 391
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: n/a
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Cask: Y
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[ Brewery, Bar ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thebruery

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Place added by: deltatauhobbit on 04-25-2008

Monday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday: 2pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-10pm
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Ratings: 391 | Reviews: 94
Reviews by JamLand:
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4.72/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

On a recent visit to San Diego, we drove up to The Bruery to check it out. We showed up at about 4:30, we thought the tasting room opened at 5:00, but the parking lot had plenty of cars in it, so we went up to the door to check it out and there was a line inside. I heard they sometimes have special hours for the Reserve and Hoarders Societies, but I asked if they were open already and they said they were having a special release that day and decided to open early. The first example of the great service we would encounter while at The Bruery. Typical outdoor setting from The Bruery, in an industrial park, but with plenty of parking, which is always a bonus.

Fairly standard bar seating around the perimeter of tasting room, with high top tables and barrels to sit at in the middle. Even though we were there early, it was pretty busy. I'm guessing because of the special release of Cuir.

You can buy either full beers, individual tasters (although not every beer on tap is eligible for a taster) or flights of tasters. As for the tasters, they have a few preset flights or you can create your own. Additionally, I believe they have special tasters for some of their Hoarder and Reserve society members. When we were there it was their five year anniversary, so they had a flight of their five anniversary beers, which was amazing. They also offer multiple bottles for purchase.

Although there was a fairly significant line when we got there, their service was very quick. When I explained to the server we were from Austin, TX, he was over the top helpful. He explained how the tasting room worked, how the bottles were set up a particular way and when we checked out, he threw in free coasters and a key chain with our purchase.

There was not a food truck when we were there, but it is my understanding that is unusual. There is typically one there with some various local trailers that have a rotating schedule with them.

Although we loved our experience, beers, service, etc. The Bruery and their beers are expensive. I would consider this a must stop if in the area, but come prepared to spend some money.

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Photo of Catracho5
4.23/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited the Bruery on a Saturday afternoon to have a flight and pick up a couple of bottles, ended going home with four at a lower cost than my local bottle shop. It's nice place to have a beer, very clean, modern looking, not too big. My only complaint was that the guy who took my payment and the flight server weren't too polite but hey they make great beer.

Photo of midlifec
4.64/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of aquazr1
4.03/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of schach23
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Visited The Bruery from Ohio when in SoCal on business. Previously have tasted Black Tuesday and Grey Monday so was excited to see what else there was. I was a little disappointed as the really great beers on tap where for their special society members. I don't like it when brewery's do this. Wife wanted a nice IPA but none on tap. Most of their beers are fermented with their house Belgian yeast so likely will not find other types of beers here.

Photo of tokimedo
4.94/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of TLieu
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.24/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kendollkaff
4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Julie1_Ellis
4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Went to the Bruery last Spring and was pleasantly surprised! The only downside was the lack of a food truck that I had been told by my husband would be available. Their beers are heavy hitters and we hadn't eaten dinner, so the high ABVs hit us fast and hard! I highly recommend a visit, especially if you like a super selection of fantastic and tasty beers!

Photo of jeffkarlin
4.86/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of benzalman
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Pliny_the_Self-righteous
3.3/5  rDev -28.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Bruery tasting room is a great place to go taste some rarities and beers your pretty sure you don't want a full 750 ml of.

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.5/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

It can get very busy, especially on the weekends.

Photo of ShanePB
4.44/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.33/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of The_Frake
4.79/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Buzz3d
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of cletusdog
4.18/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Patrick_Redbeard
4.51/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Rubenjr
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of ianroodt
4.92/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of beernazi
4.86/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

awesome place, and great customer service for being so damn busy all the time

Photo of ParadoxGuitarist
4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Service only gets a 3.5 because the place is too small. It's always busy and they could easily fill a room 3 times as big.

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
100 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.