The Bruery Provisions
Taps: 28 / Bottles: 116
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 50
4.66/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
Okay, this place is just amazing for many reasons. I was very fortunate that my girlfriend was touring Chapman University which is within walking distance. (I really hope she goes there!!!) We stopped in after a tour late afternoon.
I didn't like that this place only served sample sized beers, however that turned out to be a blessing as i got to try many many amazing beers.
Atmosphere: In the front there is a wonderful store full of Bruery gifts, as well souvenirs from other breweries as well. They had SO MANY rare beers from both the Bruery and many other breweries as well. it was a place one can spend a lot of time in. There is a small tasting section in the back.
Selection/Quality: They have tons of amazing world class beers here from the Bruery and other breweries on tap. The only catch is that you can only order sample platters of 5 beers at a time.
Value: I felt like i was stealing...each sample flight was so cheap...honestly i've never spent so little on such high quality beer in my life.
I felt so blessed to get to visit this place. If you're in the LA area, come here...it'll make you feel satisfied for days...with out putting a dent in your wallet.
08-20-2011 20:56:30 | More by AdamBear
4.58/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $
The provision store should be considered an illegal substance. You know the moment you walk in there you're going to be handing over your wallet and hooked for life to coming here.
The atmosphere of the interior matches the exterior. It has a sort of 1960's sort of land-that-time-forgot feel to it. You expect Mister sandman to start playing.
It's clean, high brow for what you think of the beer establishments and liquor store and most of all, it's very appealing to non-beer drinkers.The tasting area is closed off but the ability to try five different beers at 2oz samples is great for trying new beers without a bottle commitment.
They also have wine for those who aren't into beer for some reason. With cheese and meat plates, you really can have a nice evening out here as a sort of stop on date night.
The thing that shines here is the fridge and bottle shop selection. You will lose so much money and get so many great beers from here.
Bruery provision series beers seem to only pop up here and at the tasting/brewery room. Besides the bruery bottles, you have a lot of other breweries getting great representation on the shelf.
Great for rare/hard to find beers and a great atmosphere all around.
08-17-2011 08:58:06 | More by Jackskeleton
4.38/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
123th beerfly review, and BA post which puts me into the next level of Beer Geekdom, so I have that going for me!
Located on the north end of the historic circle in Old Town Orange, this offshoot of the Placentia based Bruery presents an entirely new (at least to me) concept in beer merchandising. The beer selection features what appears to be approximately 500-600 beers, with 10 doors of temperature controlled coolers on one side of the room, and a like amount of shelf space for warm beers on the other. Two cooler doors are dedicated to The Bruery products, and this is the *only* retail spot where you will find Bruery Provision Series. I grabbed a couple of bottles (Snicklefritz, Tart of Darkness) to share with The Usual Suspects back home, along with a bottle of Mischief Gone Wild. I saw a number of interesting SoCal brewery products, Bootleggers, Telegraph etc., but decided in the name of limited suitcase space (with a trip to San Diego scheduled for the next day) to limit my purchase to those bottles. There are some wines available, but the real non-beer related highlight was the world class charcuterie selection, featuring a number of renowned purveyers, Fra Mani, Cypress Grove, etc. I didn't check the prices on the meats and cheeses but was duly impressed.
We spent our time doing some perusing but enjoying sample trays, the Classic Flight of Bruery products, 714, Salt of the Earth (a nice gose), Humulus ( a very hoppy lager), Iniquitious (10% Golden Ale) and the monstrous and tasty Cuir. We also had a cheese plate which paired nicely with our beers. The entire tasting tray was only $5, a great value, and while the beers were supposed to be limited to 2 oz. samples, most (except for the Cuir, which was still a bargain priced sample given the $20 price tag on a bottle) were closed to 3.5-4 oz. Note that beverages had to be consumed in the rear portion of the establishment, re you can't take your beer with you and you peruse the shelves.
The help was extremely nice, they seemed to be an extension of Patrick's friendly and outgoing personality. Any requests were met with a nice smile. All in all, this is a world class tasting room, which my buddy observed had the feel of a classy wine bar (which they also offered sample trays of). In fact, he said he was going to bring his wife by here for a before dinner libation. That's high praise indeed. I will certainly make it a point to visit here every time I'm in the OC, and you should too. Very Highly Recommended.
08-11-2011 00:31:52 | More by jdense
4.29/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Was able to stop by on a visit out to cali, just at the right time as they had some rare bottles for sale (100% Cuir). Pretty cool little shop. They have a ton of Bruery beers (obviously) and a great selection of other bottles as well, wine too. Cool that you can get food and flights of beer, wish I had time to do that! Not that big of a shop but they make good use of the space. Staff was very helpful. Picked up some Bruery swag and some great beers not distributed back home. I'll definitely go back next time I'm in the area.
08-05-2011 16:27:05 | More by s1ckboy
4.5/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is one-of-a-kind (from my experiences at least). A really cool bottle shop with over 500 bottles, but more importantly, a really cool tasting room that offers beer flights as well as excellent food pairings such as high-end cheeses and cured meats.
The flights were really cool - I ordered two different flights - and really showcased a wide variety of styles and breweries. The staff was quick, friendly, and knowledgeable and the food was excellent as well.
To top it off, when we left, I picked up a few awesome bottles, some of which were unique to Provisions. If I was a local, I would be here all the time. A must visit for out-of-towners and a short cab ride from Anaheim ($15).
07-08-2011 23:32:33 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.63/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stopped by here on two separate occasions last week. Both were very enjoyable.
The atmosphere is quite nice. The setup is a very upscale craft beer and cheese shop with a tasting area in the back with tables very conducive to sharing beer and socializing. The afternoon that I came was empty, but the evening was quite crowded, though very manageable.
The service was excellent. The workers were extremely knowledgeable and were willing to discuss beer and provide suggestions with all products (I knew about the beer, but needed help with the cheese).
The beer selection was quite nice. The bottles to go are very well thought out and they have many limited Bruery offerings (among other breweries). It fell just short of amazing, as I was hoping for more limited Bruery beers on tap. However, this is a small complaint.
The food selection is geared towards cheese and meat pairings for the wine and beer. It is certainly not meant to be a place for a meal, and I rated accordingly. Although I do not know much about specialty charcuterie and cheese, the pairing was quite nice.
I highly recommend this place. Don't come expecting extremely limited Bruery beers, but expect at least a few interesting beers you've never tried (assuming you aren't a Bruery enthusiast), and nice meats and cheeses with which to pair the beers.
06-28-2011 14:35:00 | More by coreyfmcdonald
4.28/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
I really enjoy coming here as a one stop shop. First, Provisions offers a good selection of great beers. They really do not dabble with the average. They get some good rarities from time to time as well, and instead of announcing to the world their release or keeping them in the back, they place a bottle by the register so everyone who is there that day can buy them. Most bottles here go for close to what is at Total Wine but often just a tad lower. However sometimes you find great deals, like TenFidy for 10.50 instead of the usual 15-16 bucks you find at even TW. Another plus: Prima Pils in 6 packs IN THE FRIDGE! Score. TW only has warm singles. All beer styles that should be served cold (IPA, Saison, Sours, APAs) are kept in the fridge, while others (Old Ales, Dark Belgians, Big Stouts, Barleywines) are kept on the shelves. The selection is not Huge, but it is all quality.
Oh yeah they serve beer tasters and cheese/charcuterie (sp?) plates and beer tasters too. The cheese plates are fantastic. they do cost a bit, but it is a good price for the quality served. The beer list continually rotates, and always has a few interesting things I have not tried before. They really have a lot of buying power here because they pull in some rare kegs. Best of all the Kegs do not sell out super quick because they go 3-4 oz at a time. They also have a good selection of Bruery Beers for those who are visiting from out of town, and are not able to get to the Bruery Brewery during its limited hours.
Overall, this is a must frequent for locals and a must stop for visitors.
06-16-2011 00:50:02 | More by pollox87
4.38/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have a real liking for old town Orange. I usually have some lunch and brews at The Haven on the other side of the circle and the other day I decided to see what The Bruery Provisions had to offer.
Definately a cool spot to check out. Looks alot like a nice gallery except the shelves are lined with some nice Belgian beers and they have a refrigerated side with Bruery and other craft offerings. Theres a nice collection of Bruery bottle labels very nicely framed lining the walls. Bench style tables are in the tasting area and it has a cool community vibe.
I opted for the Seasonal Bruery flight and for $6 I got to try 5 Bruery beers I probably wouldn't have found anywhere else including Cornballer which was by far my favorite. They also have a year round flight of their year round releases thats only $3. I have to say the flight prices are pretty awesome. At the time they also had an Allagash flight, a hoppy beer flight, and a malty beer flight that had some nice names on them. I also ordered their country pate which was very delicious and came with some olives that were nice palate cleansers between my tastings.
I will definately be coming back everytime I am in Orange to check out what new stuff they have going on.
04-21-2011 19:31:20 | More by snpub540
4.03/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
On a small busy street in Orange. A couple of public parking lots nearby so if have a while it would pay to stop there and walk. I was lucky finding a spot on the street nearby as I was in a hurry.
Nice frontage and layout inside. Plenty of beer arranged by style (though I would like to see the styles written up somewhere) along the right wall and in the fridges on the left. Tasting area at the back right.
Found a few things I haven't seen in other shops around, but in several cases what I did see elsewhere was a bit more here. Would like to go back and do some tasting as it looks likes cool relaxing place to hang out, though be careful with the credit card.
Edit: need to mention seeing some New Zealand beer here (8 Wired) that doesn't get to Hobart yet. Doesnt quite up the selection overall but honorable mention for getting some oddities.
04-13-2011 00:22:29 | More by joecast
3.83/5 rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
My wife and I decided to stop by after we had seen it on BA. Funny thing is that we had passed by it a bunch of times and never really noticed it.
Overall the selections were good, but nothing i saw there was amazing. As we're always on a sour quest we were let down as they had nothing available when we stopped in.
The staff was very friendly though and they were trying to see if they could find something to spark our interest. We ended up leaving empty handed so that was slightly disappointing.
03-20-2011 15:48:00 | More by oldsailor
The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA
96 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.