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The Bruery

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The BrueryThe Bruery
BA SCORE
100
world-class

307 Ratings
Ratings: 307
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 8.62%
Active Beers: 193
Beer Ratings: 42,668
Beer Avg: 3.93
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 JamLand:
Photo of JamLand
4.72/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

JamLand, Jun 24, 2013
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Outstanding Bruery! Fun and lively tour (thanks Josh your the best Brewery tour guide I've encountered), and I love the value I got here. Almost everyone was drinking flights of beer. Their bottles are rightfully expensive, but come here and you can sample 40 different taps all of there own beer. The tastings are 3 oz or so, and priced typically at $1 or $2, a few tastes are $3.50.

Very creative, beer, some things like the mole smoked porter I've never heard of before, but amazingly yummy! I wish i could come here more often. I came from WI, and this was my favorite brewery i visited in CA. That said I like sours and other big complex beers so this is right up my alley. They have the biggest collection of sours I've seen.

Also, they have a food truck there almost every night i believe, and you are allowed to bring food in from other local restaurants.

simplejj81, Monday at 08:55 PM
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Top notch beer, service, food trucks. Really showcases what orange county brewing is headed towards. Staff is very knowledgeable about the craft. This place holds up with stone and all the best breweries, and in my opinion have hands down the most variety of sours in oc. I'm a reserve society member and they always have been super professional. If you like beer and haven't been here you're really doing yourself an injustice. Try it and see
cheers!

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
100 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.