The Bruery Provisions
Taps: 28 / Bottles: 116
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
4.39/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped by Provisions during a recent trip to Orange County. Located on the main shopping district/street that runs through the center of town. Very clean with room temperature bottles on the right, coolers on the left and a deli case/bar counter straight ahead.
This is pretty much the perfect retail space with a combination of rare bottles, an amazing draft selection(with flights available), merch and cheese/charcuterie. The selection of bottles outside of the Bruery beers isn't that impressive but the draft list is excellent.. They have a variety of different flights to choose from or you can make up your own. There's a small seating area for you to eat/sample beers. Lots of rare one offs on draft and cool guest beers. I tried Smoking Wood, Burly Gourd, Knuckle Sandwich, Telegraph obscura Vieja and Loakal Red. Quite an impressive selection and there were many more to choose from. They had lots of rare Bruery bottles that don't see distribution and a few other nice choices. Also, they sell some cool glassware and other Bruery merchandise.
We didn't try the food because we had just eaten but it looked delicious. Lots of artisan meats and cheeses. I've been to plenty of other shops with better selections but the combination of bottles, merchandise, food and quality drafts made this place one of the best retail spaces I've seen. If I lived anywhere near this place I would be there all of the time.
01-16-2012 08:25:35 | More by corby112
4.33/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I love this place. Which is a good thing due to the need to pick up all of my orders here. But as far as a beer store goes, they do a great job of carrying an eclectic range of interesting, and even precious beers. Yes they could probably rearrange their sales floor to increase the space to offer more variety, but I think it would undercut the classy, yet earthy ambience. I have yet to walk into this store inthe midst of a "sausage fest". You know what I mean, a bunch of guys standing around trying to outbeer each other over minute details or facts about beer. Can you talk beer in detail here, yes. There always seems to be a true beergeek around--but it remains inviting and approachable here.
And they have a good rotation of beer, as well as wine, here too. They are quite well tapped in to the industry and have developed some very fruitful relationships; so they get some "goods" from other brewers that you won't find at the big boxes (BevMo).
The food pairings are well done, and well presented, albeit a bit pricey at times. But hey they gotta pay the rent!!! And they can't sell full glasses so I'm not complaining about an extra $ or two for some great pairings of meat/cheese.
This place is a must go, for any beer lover, as well as anybody who likes to check out food/drink pairings as well as accessories.
01-13-2012 20:43:07 | More by 2beerdogs
4.44/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
this place was great, stopped by for the first time to just pick up some beer. great bottle selection reasonably price, and you can get pretty much any Bruery bottle already, and cool swag. they have a separate little section for sampling beer. you can only buy flights but good beer is on tap and the price is great. same goes with the food to pair with you brew.
i will be going back anytime i'm down in anaheim, luckily im an angels fan and have a disneyland pass so i can con people into getting down in the general area.
01-05-2012 06:21:07 | More by rtaps
4.4/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I love this place. I live about 30 minutes away and there hasn't been a time I've gone that my drive wasn't worth it. My only gripe about it ever has been parking. Sometimes it's tough to find it when they do events so walking may be a must. But they have great selection both on tap and in bottles. Wine isn't my thing but they do have that and I've yet to try the food short of some bread. Overall great vibe, good beer, and cool people that provide good service. My friends and I were drinking a lot of heavier stouts and they provided us with some bread on the house so we could drive home safely. Very cool if you ask me.
01-03-2012 08:50:07 | More by Catchy_Name
4.55/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I love this place, I was glad my friend told me about it last year. It has been downhill since, in respects to how much i drive to the OC just to hang out there. Its perfect because if you cant find a spot at the tasting area for flights i just take a walk down old town orange and admire the old style buildings and come back and find a spot. I am looking forward to being a 2012 RS member so I can come in to pick up my allocations. With the bruery's rapid growth they may need to expand that store or relocate to a larger facility.
12-27-2011 18:49:14 | More by GrumpyJunglist
4.58/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Storefront in downtown Orange - just north of the square. A feel of an old general store...for great beer! A number of beers from belgium in the cooler which I had never seen. Interesting local and regional selection - plus the huge variety of Bruery beers.
The tasting area is in the back. Very comfortable tall chairs - creates a convivial feel. I ordered a classic tasting of Bruery beers - cost was $5 plus tax - hard to beat. Also ordered a salami plate that was excellent. Cost was $10 for a relatively small amount of salami, two types of cheese - some bread and olives. You get what you pay for - this was high quality and paired with the complex beers perfectly.
Service was a bit slow for buying the bottled beers and a line developed when I was there - otherwise good service.
I really loved the experience - high quality beer and food in a comfortable setting.
11-12-2011 06:14:03 | More by sweethome
4.36/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I visited this place before a bottleshare with Ehammond1 and NoSignsOfPain to pick up our allotment of Black Tuesday.
The area where you can actually drink is quite small and actually creates a better atmosphere because everyone is interacting with everyone. The on tap selection is good and of course all Bruery beers and you can only get 4oz pours so it is a good way to sample most of their products. I got to try Black Tuesday on draft and it was Phenomenal. But what makes this place a must stop is the bottle selection. They of course have a great selection of their own bottles but they have a pretty good selection of hard to find beers from all the world.
If I lived closer to this spot I would visit it quite often. Highly recommended
11-06-2011 21:17:07 | More by DarthKostrizer
4.3/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
First stop after picking up a friend at the SNA airport. We got there early afternoon.
Nice atmosphere. Mellow at that time of the day. Very cool looking. Lots of french words for things (cause apparently they speak that in Orange).
Service was friendly. You're only about 50% waited on, so I don't know what you'd expect.
Selection was quite good. Lots of different flights, maybe 20ish taps? Not interested in the guest taps, as I remember some being average. But the bottle selection more than made up for it.
Food was good, but expensive. 11 dollars for a cheese plate with a few wedges on it. The flights were reasonably priced, except for the fancy pants flight, which was like twice the price of the other ones.
Money is my only real complaint. Quality was top notch, and a lot of those beers are incredible. Wouldn't make this a regular haunt, but definitely would come here a few times a year, if I didn't almost an hour away.
10-30-2011 08:12:58 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
4.43/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
When I first walked in I was blown away by the bottles stocked in the store and the refrigerated case. They had cases of great Bruery beers waiting to be bought. Wish I had more room in my suitcase but did grab an Oude Tart to take home.
The back half of the store has a tasting area. The standard Bruery flights (5 glasses with ~2-3 oz) were around $5, but they were also serving a flight of GABF medal winners for $12. I had a sampler tray with assorted meats, olives, nuts, and bread for $13. Everything tasted great and I really liked being able to sample a the different beers. It was a bit of a drive from LA but if I lived here I would definitely visit once a month to pick up Bruery beers that can't be found in other stores.
10-22-2011 03:33:42 | More by Hands22
4.43/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $
Just went up to this place for the first time a few weekends ago and I was really impressed. The space is divided between the tasting room and the bottle shop. I was really impressed by the selection that the bottle shop had of both beers from The Bruery and harder to find beers from around the world.
I was a little surprised to find that they didn't offer larger sized samplings of The Bruery's beers, but the tasters were exceptional and I probably left happier than if I had just gotten a pint or two. You can also make your own sampler (so you could potentially fill all five sample glasses with nothing but one beer that you really like if that's the route you wanted to go) which I thought was definitely a good idea.
If you go, I would definitely recommend getting some of the food there. It's bomb and goes perfectly with the beers offered. We got a salami plate that was unbelievable and the bread they serve it with is the perfect palette cleanser. I will definitely be returning here soon.
09-21-2011 22:23:40 | More by notchucknorris
The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA
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