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The Bruery

Not Rated.
The BrueryThe Bruery
BEER AVG
4.01/5
Based on:
126 Beers
7,347 Reviews
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 95
Visits: 434
rAvg: 4.43
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

Tasting Room hours of operation are now 12pm - 10pm 7 days per week.
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Reviews: 95 | Visits: 434
Reviews by drewone:
Photo of drewone
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Always a fun stop - depending on when you come can be very mellow small crowd or very crowded.

Really like that you are right there in the brewery next to all the equpiment with even some barrels (even they have decreased since they leased there new barrel aging warehouse).

Only serve Bruery beers - so the qulaity is generally good.

Service is average - no complaints.

Selection varies widely - I've stopped in and found amazing selections of rarer beers and also stopped in to find only there most standard beers being served - they send out a nice email detailing most of what they will be serving that weekend. Not all selections are available in growlers. Also have bottles to go - sometimes different bottles than what is at provisions, sometimes the same.

Almost always have one food truck or another parked out front - quality varies with truck but I've enjoyed a few.

Reasonable value - esp if you get the 5 tasters where you get to keep the glass. You can also buy additional tasters for a dollar. My favorite way to experience the tasting room (partially because of the driving and some of their beers are strong).

All and all a favorite stop of mine - also kid friendly which is always a bonus and close to provisions. (1,240 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of indianabeerman
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of fureousangel
3.94/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great vibes here. Been coming to the tasting room for years now. Always great brews on tap and always get to try sopmething new and exciting. It is really hard to beat the bruery. They are tried and true. (204 characters)

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mattygross44
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Really fair prices $1-3 tasters with a good pour. Meet a guy on the highest reserve society they have and got to try alot of rare gems. Signed up for the 20 min tour. It was really cool to see how they did work and the history of the place. Bought a Growler of smoking woods coffee was a great day and will be back! (315 characters)

Photo of CDCNAM
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of esimonoff
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Suds_With_Buds
4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Teen-o
4.65/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Amarangakis
4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Some of the servers are not pleasant (36 characters)

Photo of Handsome_James
3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

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

Photo of Pawoto
3.81/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

The Bruery has great beer and was expected to be the highlight of our west coast brewery tours, but unless you are a society member there isn't much to choose from. There were 4 variants of smoking wood - I didn't like that beer once...still glad we made the trek, but would skip it next time. (294 characters)

Photo of JFrank78
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Mr_mjr
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Mantis
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

The Bruery's tasting room is pretty legit inside. A few years ago the tasting room went from being somewhat ad hoc inside the brewing room to an actual air conditioned, dedicated space. The Bruery also added a pilot system to test out new ideas. The Bruery has always had a robust tap list, but now with the pilot system in place, the Bruery has even further expanded its offerings.

The Bruery’s tasting room is not without its faults though. Perhaps the biggest tasting room drawback is the amount of people. While the tasting room is in a nondescript, out of the way location and at times zero food options (when there isn’t an available food truck), it does not stop the place from getting packed. Once the place is packed, finding a seat can be difficult and getting a beer can be even more of a challenge. (821 characters)

Photo of Alpha309
4.86/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Radome
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited on a May Saturday afternoon. The tasting room was full of people and energy. Tours were given on the hour, but I missed the last one. Awesome selection of beers on tap and in bottles. Prices for tasting sized glasses were very cheap and generous. Amazing variety, originality and quality of beers. No food, which was the only negative. Do yourself a favor--go! (375 characters)

Photo of AcuppaJoe
4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of sheenisgod
4.72/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
97 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.