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The Bruery

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The BrueryThe Bruery
BA SCORE
100
world-class

253 Ratings
Ratings: 253
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 9.11%
Active Beers: 176
Beer Ratings: 38,973
Beer Avg: 3.96
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:
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JamLand

Hawaii

4.72/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

06-24-2013 21:46:56 | More by JamLand
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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
100 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.