1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

The Bruery

Not Rated.
The BrueryThe Bruery
BEER AVG
4.15/5
Based on:
69 Beers
35,579 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
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 368 | Reviews: 87 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by drewone:
Photo of drewone
4.23/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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%

Photo of dleiner
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%

Photo of devilfluff
5/5  rDev +7.8%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Bruery in Placentia, CA
100 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.