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The Bruery

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BEER AVG
4.1/5
Based on:
139 Beers
43,993 Hads
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 102
Visits: 464
Avg: 4.4
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 | map
www.thebruery.com

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: 102 | Visits: 464
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

I was pretty pumped to return here after four years and see this new tasting room I kept hearing about. As soon as I opened the door I was blasted with a wall of noise from all of the people packed into the medium-small space. Atmosphere was solid I guess. Every single seat in the place is filled, people are standing at every available counter and enjoying their beers. Service was a bit up and down. I got lucky and the line died right as I wanted to get my beers so I didn't have any wait. The bartender was pretty nice and talked to me for a minute or so before someone else came up to order another beer. I found a small sliver of area right where people fill out their flight menus and made sure I left plenty of room for them, I guess that wasn't enough room for one of the other bartenders because he about ran over to me to tell me to move over. I moved the three extra inches over and that was apparently enough for him to leave me alone for then on. Quality was solid for everything I tried. Selection was huge, as it should be at a brewery that makes this many beers. I got a sampler so I got to try five of them, most were just ok but I did really like the one. Decided to leave after that as it was becoming even more packed, I am hoping to return again before we move on to give it a more detailed look. Prices were a touch high on some of the beers but they tended to be some of the more labor intensive ones so I can kind of understand that. Overall I still love the place, I hope we can stop in again in the coming days.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of taylordane
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Members only vibe. Half the beer selection is for members only, can't even get a taster. I love funky beers, but some of them are too out there.

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Photo of jscheuf
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of shrugdealer
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rddayson
4.53/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Whazu
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Claydoe4
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of crob3888
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.96/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Located in a industrial strip parking lot, this place has grown over the few years. Now its place is a lot more sterile and spacious, but the demand is such that it is still crowded as hell.

Quality is top notch, they have a wide variety of world class brews. A few draft only things, although most of them suck (blueberry smoking wood to give you an idea). Service could be better. Slow. Not enthusiastic.

Gotta pick my beer up here.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.81/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

One of the chefs told me to check out the Bruery while I was out in the Los Angeles area. Thank You, Chef James!! It was predictable incredible.

Your typical brewery-in-an-industrial-park setting, but THE BRUERY!! 23 taps, with lots of exclusives. They had a number of Smoking Wood variants to celebrate the retirement of one of my favorite beers (sad face), including Blueberry Smoking Wood, Mole and a Coffee Smoking Wood that was beyond phenomenal, up there with Goose Bourbon Coffee.

Also Sucre Tequila to celebrate National Tequila Day, Roble Blanco. I got two tasting flights, one of dark beers (So Happens It’s Tuesday, Blueberry Smoking, Coffee Smoking, Mole Smoking, Sucre Tequila) and one of sours and weirdness (Sans Pagaie, Beret, Tart of Darkness ’15, White Oak, Roble Blanco).

The jawn is relatively small, super popular and pretty crowded-loud-noisy-hot on a Friday evening after 5pm. But the ordering system is neat and organized and servers are helpful, so it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. I was surprised at the paucity of bottled beers for sale/take out .Growler fills were plenty, but very few bottles.

I still dream of this place. Can't wait to go back.

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Photo of dmk82
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JDRollin
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The people really make this place... cheers to the Thursday night crew!

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Photo of M_chav
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Frobert_Reynolds
3.52/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I personally do not like the atmosphere here. It has a sports bar vibe to it and doesn't feel like a traditional tasting room but more of a place to get drunk and watch the game. I also feel that many of the Bruery's beers will initially have a flavorful and distinct taste but they quickly fall flat.

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Photo of pmangold
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

dropped in on the Friday of the Black Tuesday release week. it was packed but there was room and everyone was getting their pours quickly. had a great time drinking some BT and a few others. The locals were great and I look forward to getting back out there again for another stop.

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Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of UcDru
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Redgoatman
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of anteater
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ikaikalogan
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of sittinggc
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

I like The Bruery. There is plenty of parking. The tap room is a cool spot which always has great stuff on tap and usually has some great food provided by a food truck. My main gripe with this place is that it is always extremely busy! Very difficult to grab a beer and find seats at times. Maybe I have just been unlucky but that has been my experience so far.

Despite that...I love dropping by every once in a while and grabbing a flight.

Tip: Hit up Mr. K's liquor afterwards. Its within walking distance and has a great selection.

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Photo of Dka67
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
97 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.