The Bruery Provisions
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3.8/5 rDev -13%
Near the Bruery, about a half hour drive from LAX airport. A good selection of Bruery bottles, with a few differences from what they had at the brewery's tasting room. A pretty good bottle selection, at reasonable prices for Southern California. Not the best bottle store I visited on the trip, as it included Pizza Port's and Texas Liquor in Carlsbad. The outstanding feature is the tasting room where a quarter pint of many South Cal well rated books are served. My one complaint that detracted from this vacation stop, was that I settled up in cash on one of my trips for bottles and a flight, but was approached later with my Visa number. Its very possibly just a one-off error, but I would recommend people keep their purchases on their cards to keep records in any case. People were doing their own thing here, tons of couples and small groups of friends. service: One has to get up and get their flights and bottles. Still very much worth a stop.
01-18-2012 06:00:58 | More by Sammy
3.83/5 rDev -12.4%
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
3.93/5 rDev -10.1%
Been here a couple of times in my tenure at Chapman U., right down the street.
A- Neo-rustic atmosphere, savvy beer crowd and pleasing lighting. Hard not to like this place.
Q- Good beer is good beer. Can't deny that.
S- Friendly staff (on most days) and prompt service.
Selection- Could be better. But they go for quality beers over quantity. I think.
F- Got cheese/nuts here for a review I was writing. Good pairs, that's for sure.
V- Can range from $$-$$$$ in bottle store. Fairly reasonably $$ in the tasting area though.
01-21-2012 22:23:43 | More by Murrhey
4/5 rDev -8.5%
Stopped in here real quick after the bruery RS party to pick up a few bottles I had waiting for me. Quality was pretty good. Lots of different beers and wines. Nothing overly rare or anything like that, just plenty of solid offerings. The place truly is a one stop shop if you are looking to get everything you need for a tasting. Grab a beer, some cheese, and you are good to go.
Service was a bit spotty but the place was pretty packed so no big deal. The girls at the register could have used a bit more help but they still moved the line pretty quickly. The selection was good, not great. I noticed quite a few tasty offerings but when you are from PA and have access to most of the things from out there you really have to be wowed to impress me. I just wish we could have stayed a bit longer but we had places to be. Next time I am out there for a party I will have to spend a bit more time here.
01-12-2011 21:28:46 | More by orangesol
4/5 rDev -8.5%
Nice little shop. One row of coolers, one row of beers. Bruery stuff plus great craft beers. Has kinda a gift shop look to it with stuff for sale. Can get 2 oz flights only - kinda weird but interesting. They carry flights of Bruery stuff plus other predesigned flights. Meat and cheese plates are the only food for sale. Not much seating but maybe room for about 25 people or so. One dude and a cute chick working the place. Both were knowledgeable. Nice way to try a lot of beers. Good selection of beers that I didnt see at other top stores in SoCal.
12-22-2010 01:49:44 | More by eopacich
4/5 rDev -8.5%
This location was hard to find. I'm just glad I was with womencantsail as I would have never been able to find this spot without him. Stopped in after the Bruery RS Party to pick up a few things that he said they had there that were on my Wants list. There is a front and back entrance depending on where you park that makes access pretty easy. Upon walking in this seemed like a really nice hangout spot for beer enthusiasts. They offer quite a few brews on tap. We only came to buy bottles so we did not partake in any beer there. They had a pretty good selection here, but it was not what I was expecting if I'm honest. They had Alesmith, HOTD, The Bruery, and a few other things. Nothing too rare while I was there that I noticed. The prices were pretty good as well. I picked up a few things and a Bruery tulip while I was there and headed out. I would suggest this as a must stop while you are in the area.
01-11-2011 18:17:11 | More by thagr81us
4.03/5 rDev -7.8%
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
4.15/5 rDev -5%
My wife and I popped in here before the Black Tuesday release party. The place is brand new. Its basically a beer / wine store with a bar attached. At the time they could only serve 2 ounce samples so they were only selling flights. It was very cool overall.
We had a cheese plate and a meat plate. It was pretty good but the place was slow and only one person was working so it took a while. In the middle of our experience the county started inspecting the premises. None of this bothered me.
The quality was good. We got our 2 ounce pours, about 15 of them a piece from the bar in a reasonable amount of time, had a nice time talking to a few other beeradvocates and ate some decent food.
Ended up buying a few bottles of beer as well. Couldn't drink them on premises yet but that's OK. I would definitely go back to this place.
11-02-2010 21:37:57 | More by drabmuh
4.15/5 rDev -5%
The first thing I noticed is the smell of wood. Strong. New. Second thing is the large amount of space. This is no hole-in-the-wall. It's big, and it feels more like a wine-bar than a beer-bar; seeing as how it was a cheese-shop recently, I can see how the resemblance is not coincidental.
Let's see, shelves holding bottles of beers and wines on one side, multitudes of bottles in refrigerators on the other side. A whole lot of The Bruery paraphernalia in the middle. Beers on tap near the back corner, with plenty to choose from (more on that in a minute). A tasting/eating area is situated across from the taps, which is (agreed upon by the working cast) waaayyy too small for the amount of business that may be coming down the pipeline here. They need to expand it, and hopefully in due time.
Service personnel include a lot of the same faces I see at the hometown location in Placentia. Stef was nice enough to take me on a tour of the various products carried throughout the store (thank you as always Stef). Patrick Rue was also there, though at the time working more on logistics and "home-improvement" than serving customers. The service is good, though there are some fresh faces apparently learning the rounds.
The selection is excellent. Due to the size of the store, it doesn't appear overwhelming at first, but the selection, when you really think about it, is quite extensive. Not all-encompassing, but plenty to choose from, inluding the Bruery's own Provisions series, Midnight Sessions Brewing (a killer brewery out of Anchorage, Alaska), Haand Bryggeriat, Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel, Nora Brewery, Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien, J.W. Lees various Barleywines, Harvieston, Pennepeut, etc., etc.
Foods include numerous meats (e.g., salami, Italian cuts), quality cheeses, salted nuts, and so forth.
Now we discuss the pairings, or flights, which do include wine flights, but we shan't talk about those: this is a beer discussion. There are six flights thus far, three of them The Bruery's own and three regional, the former including The Bruery's year-round beers, special draft releases/seasonals, and barrel-aged beers, and the latter from Orange County, San Diego, and Belgium. Without getting too much into it, it's a working flight list, but fairly innovative in helping to satisfy the initiated while hooking the newbies.
Each flight additionally has a recommended meat or cheese pairing, and the portions are hearty and well-presented.
Overall value: Good. I mean, it's The Bruery, right? And while Provisions is obviously in its infancy, and tending to cater to the real estate's previous clientele (very smart), it's a great place to go to in downtown Orange and indulge in a variety of delicious beer flights, pick up some bottles of things pedestrian and/or rare, and buy some apparel. Check it out peeps.
10-20-2010 18:44:01 | More by jminsc76
4.15/5 rDev -5%
The shop is not too far from my place so me and my roomate go there every once in a while. They have alot of good beers and a bunch of stuff you won't find anywhere else. Their beer prices are a little higher than average I would say. Though I live right by a total wine and their the cheapest. Alot of their beer is in coolers and most of the belgians and beers that can age well are on shelves. Looks like they have a decent wine selection along with trinkets and Bruery merchandise in the middle of the shop.
The way they serve beers is a little odd but it works. It's cool to be able to have 5 different beers for only $6 or so but their only like a sip and a half worth of the beer. The cheese plates and meat plates are awesome. Get a plate with the prochuto. Awesome stuff. Looks like a decent selection of cheeses but I don't know enough about cheese. One thing about the bar/taster section is it's pretty small. It gets crowded fast and they really need to expand already. Overall it's a cool place to go but not something I would make a regular stop to. Too small and gets crowded and I would only really use them if they had something awesome on tap or if they had some different beers in stock that I can't get at Total Wine or something.
01-18-2011 20:18:35 | More by PeprSprYoFace
The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA
96 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.