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Reviews by d0ggnate:
4.3/5 rDev -6.7%
I've enjoyed the family of beers produced by The Bruery for some time now, but today I got my first chance to experience them at the place of their origin. On a quick trip North, we found out that our destination was only a few miles from The Bruery, so we had to stop. We showed up at about 1230pm and there were more people in the tasting room that I expected. It wasn't crowded by any means, but I was expecting less. Welcoming signage, well light and pleasant Bruery smells stuck out at first impression.
We strolled in and quickly ordered the taster flight. I've had all of these beers, offered today, except one, but at $2 per flight, it is worth it to try them again and just seemed like the natural starting point. Today's flight included Orchard White, Black Orchard, Saison Rue and Saison de Lente. What a great showing of the artistic craft they have to offer. Both Orchards are deliciously light, while maintaining their own unique flavor profiles. The Saison Rue is well balanced in the body, with a bold spice flavor. Saison de Lente, a recent seasonal release, was also a welcomed spin on the saison style. Very crisp and light. Great spring offering.
I found the Bruery well lit, open and well laid out, and clean. I wish I lived closer and was able to visit more often. I'll find a way to make the trip from San Diego every now and again.
02-28-2009 22:53:38 | More by d0ggnate
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