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The Bruery

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The BrueryThe Bruery
BEER AVG
4.15/5
Based on:
69 Beers
35,554 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 368
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.64
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

Monday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday: 2pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-10pm
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Reviews by dragonWhale:
Photo of dragonWhale
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Finally made my way through to the Bruery, as is my God-given right. Sadly had not made it through on the Grand West Coast Beer Adventure of 2010. I was not to be denied this time. After stopping for interwebbing directions with my packed truck at a Starbucks (the 1st time one of these has ever served me well), I maneuvered into the commercial lot for victory. Once safely around the corner, I stumbled into a room filled with giant stainless tanks and floor to ceiling stacks of barrels.
At attention, I clumsily made my way to the bar and studied the chalky list. It was magnificent. Hottenroth, Cuadrupel, Old Richland, Humulus Lager, Workman's Friend, etc, etc, etc. Great tap list, albeit of all Bruery beers, for it is a tasting room, after all. But it was an excellent list. Place was a little crowded when I got there, and only got more crowded on this Friday as 5:30 came along.
A bbq truck pulled up and saved me from certain damnation and starvation.
I got the privilege of tasting nearly everything on tap and having a few glasses of special stuff. Got to taste the drips from Salt from the Earth, of the Earth, whatever it is, as they had opened a bottle to taste earlier in the day.
Very friendly bartenders, willing to share knowledge and information about the place. Attempting to remember the gentleman's name at this point is useless, but thank you sir.
Much appreciation for such a lovely time on what may be my only trip to The Bruery for several years.

More User Reviews:
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.

Photo of Devman5000
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing selection, tons of beer on tap. Always a food truck parked outside.

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

Photo of poppollutesminds
4.48/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ESEbrew
4.38/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of markgugs
4.29/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of Doomsayer52
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of kingston213
4.4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RobertConway
4.97/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of NikkiRadacious
4.93/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BreweryRun
4.38/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.38/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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

Photo of ac24
4.15/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mschantz
4.63/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

While there is no doubt The Bruery produces a bevy of world class beers the somewhat pretentious vibe and reserve society program diminishes some of what I love about the microbrewery renaissance. What about the beer lover that travels to SoCal with The Bruery as a destination - are they supposed to join the Reserve Society to access special beers for one evening?

That being said, the broad range of beers available makes this a must stop for beer lovers. Almost any evening you will need to get in line to order, but this gives you time to peruse the draft list and pick 5 brews to sample. Note that some of these beers will almost certainly be available only at the tap room. In short a life list stop but not an especially cool place to hang.

Photo of trancesk8er
4.83/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Ilpalazzo
5/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DavidSomers
4.76/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Reedbrew
4.52/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of SlothB77
5/5  rDev +7.8%

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5/5  rDev +7.8%

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
100 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.