The Bruery Provisions
Taps: 28 / Bottles: 116
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +14.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Visited the store on 11/20. That was the day the Bruery was having their barrel-aged Reserve Society event at the brewery. Lots of members were at the store around noon, so it was pretty hectic and understaffed for awhile.
Nice selection of beers are avilable, presented in a refrigerated wall of about 9 glass doors and a wall on the other side of the store with many more beers at room temperature. The presentation is selective with many pretty good if not excellent beers to choose from.
But first, this is a place to taste the beers and they provide several good beer flights at reasonable prices. I had the Stout flight, and shared an IPA flight with friends. Also got the classic cheese plate to go with the stouts, which is Stilton Colston Basset Blue and Beamster XO 26 MTH served with dried figs, peaches, and pears. The cheese plate was awesome, as were the beers.
I also like having the option for wine flights. I would do the German wine flight (3 Rieslings and a Gewurz), but would also do the Pinot flight, alas, I only had a limited amount of time.
After my flights, I chose a bunch of beers to take home. They are strong on SoCal brews, but they have interesting beers from around the planet.
It is quite pleasant to spend a few leisurely hours here.
11-27-2010 03:18:29 | More by Beerenauslese
4.85/5 rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I am lucky that I can call Bruery Provisions my one-stop-shop or my local store.
This place has a great selection of beers, some that you can't find other places, actually a lot that you can't find at other stores; especially the Provisions series and Bruery beers.
Really friendly staff, always greeting you and making sure they are available to help you choose whatever it is your looking for, wether it is beer, cheese, wine, coffee or some gift items. They are really easy going people and love to make small talk with you, even when it is a little busy.
The only thing I can say bad about this place is it's too small, I wish it was bigger so they could accommodate more people, have a bigger tasting area or even stock more great beer! That would really put this place over the edge.
Great location in the Orange Circle, they fit in well. Great hours and really clean establishment.
01-19-2012 17:39:40 | More by BeerShman
4.7/5 rDev +7.6%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
A tasting room/ bottle shop located in downtown Orange, an offshoot of The Bruery.
Located just north of the roundabout in beautiful downtown Orange. The decor and ambience is really nice. Along the left side of the shop are several coolers housing an outstanding selection of craft brews. Along the right side of the room are shelves with un- refrigerated beers and a small selection of wines. The back left of the shop is a very impressive case housing a large selection of cheese and cured meats. It's very well decorated.
The back right of the shop has several tables and seats for enjoying their current offering of beer and wine flights as well as cheese and charcuterie. The beer flights are 5 samplings of 3 oz pours. When I was there they had the following flights: Bruery year round offerings, Bruery seasonal offerings, Ballast Point, IPA's, Stouts, Christmas, and Fruit and Spice. The flights are very well prices with most in the $5 to $8 range. They also have a few wine flights. There are several cheese and charcuterie plates to choose from as well, also very reasonably priced.
I would highly recommend this place. It's a great place to come hang out with friends and enjoy some great beer, wine, and snacks. A few things I'd like to see added: growler fills of Bruery beer, pours of full glasses or pints, and the ability to consume the bottles they sell on premise as you can at City Beer in SF. My guess is they are working on these things and are restricted by their license. In the meantime, it's still a great place to visit.
11-28-2010 03:56:52 | More by willjschmidt
4.7/5 rDev +7.6%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Have been down to The Bruery Provisions twice now, and had a great experience both times.
First the area. Old Town orange, and speically N. Glassel, just off the roundabout, have the look and feel of a main street in a small town. With an old style movie theatre marquis across the street, the cupcake store next door, the novelty shops nearby (the candy shop across the street has some rare stuff that you don't see much of anymore) all add to the appeal of the Bruery provisions, since there are things to do within walking distance both before and after a visit.
Now for the store. They have a few coolers, well stocked with a great selection of craft brews. Not the largest bottleshop I've seen, but they carry some great stuff, both of their own beers of course, as well as many others. The tasting flight menu's are clear & resonably priced, and recomended cheese and or choclate plates go well with the flight you choose. The staff is attentive, friendly, but overall the store has that casual cafe feel, which to me is something that both matches the neighborhood, but also makes you feel welcome.
If your in the area, whether you like Bruery beers or not, it is worth a visit.
11-24-2010 00:58:22 | More by Retsinis
4.7/5 rDev +7.6%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Bruery Provisions is a great store located in a great area of downtown Orange. They have a wide selection of bottles, one row of coolers and another row of beers at room temperature. This is one of the few places you can get Loakal Red and the only place you can get the "Provision Series" Bruery beers.
They have a tasting bar with rotating taps. You can either select from the pre-arranged tastings (along with suggested light food pairings (cheese, chocolate, nuts, dried fruits)) or get individual tastings for $1-$2 per 2 oz pour. Only complaint is there is very few seats available (only 3 or 4 I believe), so you have to lean on the waist high table or countertops while enjoying your beer.
They regularly update the tasting flights on their Facebook page under the "menu" tab.
Employees are knowledgeable and always willing to help out.
Also if you are a Reserve Society Member, don't forget to ask for your discount.
12-29-2010 18:14:07 | More by Skuter
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
4.65/5 rDev +6.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
A nice little stop while down in Orange County. Pretty quaint from the outside, but once inside, was a nice line-up of beers and a tasting area and bar. Didn't have time to try anything on tap, but I was satisfied with the bottles I walked away with. Prices weren't too bad, but not the cheapest I saw around. Staff was extremely helpful when asked about 50/50 Eclipse, Abyss, and Dissident. While they sold out of the other 2, I was able to walk away with a bottle of Abyss. But I had to ask as they did not have these brews on their shelves. Would love to come back!
01-03-2011 03:00:30 | More by newk340
4.63/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stopped by here on two separate occasions last week. Both were very enjoyable.
The atmosphere is quite nice. The setup is a very upscale craft beer and cheese shop with a tasting area in the back with tables very conducive to sharing beer and socializing. The afternoon that I came was empty, but the evening was quite crowded, though very manageable.
The service was excellent. The workers were extremely knowledgeable and were willing to discuss beer and provide suggestions with all products (I knew about the beer, but needed help with the cheese).
The beer selection was quite nice. The bottles to go are very well thought out and they have many limited Bruery offerings (among other breweries). It fell just short of amazing, as I was hoping for more limited Bruery beers on tap. However, this is a small complaint.
The food selection is geared towards cheese and meat pairings for the wine and beer. It is certainly not meant to be a place for a meal, and I rated accordingly. Although I do not know much about specialty charcuterie and cheese, the pairing was quite nice.
I highly recommend this place. Don't come expecting extremely limited Bruery beers, but expect at least a few interesting beers you've never tried (assuming you aren't a Bruery enthusiast), and nice meats and cheeses with which to pair the beers.
06-28-2011 14:35:00 | More by coreyfmcdonald
4.58/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
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
4.58/5 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
The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA
96 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.