The Bruery

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The BrueryThe Bruery
BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
109 Beers
7,135 Reviews
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 94
Visits: 430
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: 94 | Visits: 430
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
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. (1,539 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of WhaleFluffer69
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

No better spot to wet your whistle (34 characters)

Photo of ADTaber
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of shanrath
4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
97 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.