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The Bruery Provisions

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The Bruery ProvisionsThe Bruery Provisions
BA SCORE
96
world-class

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 5.72%
Taps: 28
Bottles: 116
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

143 N. Glassell
Orange, California, 92866
United States
phone: (714) 997-2337
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(Place added by: womencantsail on 10-05-2010)
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Photo of slander
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%

On the heels of stupidly having hit the Bruery brewery proper first. Don’t get me wrong. I mean they had a pretty good selection of their wares, and we sampled what we wanted; it was just that there was nothing sour on. And that wouldn’t have been so bad had I not enjoyed them sourz just a few days before at the Barcade event and was now looking forward to them, which I was. But finding them here, I was not. Sampler and out; sad, like the clown...

But they’ve got a store somewhere somewhere, not near here but not too far away. It’s earlyish yet, let’s go see what Bruery Provisions brings. Oh, the main drag in town closed due to some inconvenient to me event in the street, we’re not off to a good start. But we parked round the corner and made tracks for this place in the strip.

A doublewide, with its center sections removed, and a clear differentiation of space between the upfront store and rear of the room bar/seating area (but we’ll get to that). Up front, a row of 9 cooler doors on one wall with soda & sixtels & bottles in between, plus 2 more ‘round the bend. The coolers are lined above with horizontal blackboards, listing specials and Brueryisms they want you to know about. On the opposite wall, a length of shelving racks holding warm beer, and some of the aforementioned provisions. Out across the floor, a large Bruery beer display, racks of wines, and clothed tables holding more of the dry goods; marmalades & jams, honeys, crackers, breadsticks, Stone hot sauces, Sierra Nevada mustards, olive oils, coffee from bean players Intelligentsia & Kean, tea, chocolate, etc.; quality select representations of each.

To the rear, meat & cheeses on the front side of the counter (They do cheese & charcuterie plates, but I just wasn’t feeling it). I can see a row of 10 Bruery handles back behind the counter, and then there are 2 rows of 10 nondescript handles behind them on each side. Order your food and drink, and hit one of the 2 longish communal hightop tables seating 8 each shared, or the bar counter space running an ‘L’ around it, seating for another 8 or so on backed stools. The seating area penned by a half wall; its sills lined with bulbed candleholders.

Beigey walls, wood slat floorings, and pressed tin ceiling with drop pan lamps. A most impressive large bottle cap logo mosaic on the far rear wall framed, and 2 dozen mounted & framed beer labels to the rear around a cork & cap logo piece that is also really quite excellent. I will mention that the bathrooms are pasted with colorful Bruery stickers, as well. Large windows over North Glassell Street with sprawling hoppiness lined barrels over the hang, and baby trees & other plants atop the shelving units.

8 house beers on tap; Nottenroth (Berliner), Mischief (Belgian Strong Golden), Humulus Lager, (Imperial Pale Lager), White Oak (Wheat Wine/Strong Golden blend), Loakal Red (Oak aged American Red Ale), Saison De Lente (Spring Saison), Filmishmish (barrel aged sour with apricot), Sour in the Rye (sour rye in oak), + 20 guest taps; ½ of them Westish coast craft (Green Flash Palate Wrecker Imperial IPA & Double Stout, Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout & Smoke Screen Lager, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine, Stone Smoked Porter, Logsdon Kili Wit, Hangar 24 Orange Wheat, Cismontane Smokin’ Santiago Scotch Ale, Epic Smoked & Oaked Belgian Style Ale), and the other ½ a split between craft beyond (Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA, Allagash White & Tripel, DogFishHead Aprihop & Chicory Stout), and import play (Evil Twin Freudian Slip Barleywine & Biscotti Break Porter, Drie Fonteinen Zwet.Be Porter, Bockor Bellegems Bruin, Blanche De Bruxelles).

They do a pair of preset house beer flights which we no thank you’d, and just went with what we wanted (Nottenroth, a Berliner wannabe, or more likely a wouldabeen, had it soured up, which it did not, still, it was nicely tart; Humulus Lager, citrusy, piney, and very hoppy, more like an IPA than an impy lager; Filmishmish, love, amazingly quaffably pleasant; Sour in the Rye, funk & fruit, also one of the does not suck varietals; and then guest offerings Evil Twin Biscotti Break, just stellar, licorice, an imperial porter of fucking awesome; and the Bockor Bellegems Bruin, on the recommendation from the cooler kid, a nicely done Oud Bruin).

Easily more than 100 bottled offerings in all, including a good number of Bruery beers selections. Ben grabbed some Bruery/Lawson’s maple crazy collaboration (Acer Quercus), and later we wondered why we didn’t snag a Black Tuesday instead (serious duh). Yes, there were other goods I would not have minded putting my drink on. And in retrospect, a meat plate of spicy things would have been perfect (it had been a long day). Great tunes, we dig it here and are slightly bent that we wasted our time at the brewery tasting room instead of hitting this much earlier. It’s a neat, clean place; someone knew what they were doing.

slander, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

It's ironic how the brainchild of The Bruery decided to open a specialty store just a few blocks from where he went to school. I'm not complaining, it's another beer stop in Old Town Orange, and with little doubt the best one.

But what makes it so special? Is it the bottle selection where two-thirds are kept cold and include Belgian brands I've never heard of (and harder to find ones like Drie Fonteinen), several Italian brands like Le Baladin, some Germans, and a good mix of American brands and styles? The beers are organized according to style in the cooler, and with some empty spaces, the selection can only get better. While not the hugest selection, TBP provides a unique selection. If there's any doubt about the selection score I granted, let the 30 taps which includes San Diego IPA's, Belgian beer, and 10 Bruery beers (including Melange #3 and -bal aged Coton) change your mind.

Oh yes, I forgot to tell about the taps. Flights are offered from tap, and I was also told you can get a sample of any one beer without the flight. An ample part of the store hold a bar area, probably enough 20 people to sip and enjoy whatever goes on draught.

In addition to the beer, cheeses and meats are offered. To make it more classy, books about beer and beer/food pairing are sold here too.

The store itself is very clean, darkish, and very presentable. It's right up to par with the quality of The Bruery's beers, and that's saying something. A cynical type could also say that the prices are too, though I'll admit for the quality I'm getting, that's not going to stop me from stopping by again and again for my beer fix. And with the tempting meats and cheeses, I may become an easy victim of suggestive sales :p

DoubleJ, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.5/5  rDev +3%

What to add that hasn't been said before about this place. Not only is it a top notch bottle shop bit it also offers slightly upscale meats and flights of beer (not only Bruery beers, not that I would complain if that was the case).

The bottle shop is well laid out, with Bruery stock placed roughly in the middle of the store as well as in coolers. Reasonable prices pm everything, and although the house beers can get a little pricy you certainly won't find many of them elsewhere.

The flights were all $6, which includes 5 pours. The girl at the taps let me substitute from the pre-selected flights which was cool.

No question that I'll be back, just wish I travelled to LA more often.

TurdFurgison, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of corby112
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

corby112, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.5/5  rDev +3%

My wife and I visited Provisions yesterday with NoSignsOfPain and DarthKostrizer. Walking in it reminded me of a small bistro market. They have an area for sales of beer, cider, and I believe wine along with stuff like food items and shirts. There is also a food and tasting area that has tables for people to sit at. Provisions offers a wide selection of Bruery and guest beers along with wine. They also have food items like meats and cheeses for you to snack on if you desire. I was able to try a lot of Bruery beers and some from Beachwood, Evil Twin, and Telegraph as well. Everything was of really good quality. Service was very friendly and helpful. Overall, this is an awesome little spot and I really want to make it back sometime soon.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.15/5  rDev -5%

This is like in downtown or old town main street like Orange. Pretty easy to find, parking wasn't an issue.

Walk in, its like a little boutique shop. . . with tasters! Good amount of wine and just a hodgepodge of different beers here. Was surprised they didn't have a better selection of Bruery stuff, although I did find a bottle of the saison de lente, which I can't find in Reno, so that was cool I guess. Memorabilia, cool artwork with the bottle caps and bottle labels. Chocolate and cheese plates to pair with your beer. A little quirky, would just like to see more of their own stuff in here, growler fills, bottle service, drink em there, etc. . .

Beerandraiderfan, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of orangesol
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.

orangesol, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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).

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 08, 2011
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

Stopped in here on Saturday right before the Bruery Reserve Society Initiation Party (my good friend and roommate, JustinA1, recently joined and I got to be his guest).

The Bruery Provisions store is a pretty classy joint. It feels a lot like an antique store, except swap the lamps and trinkets for beer, mustard, glassware, and Bruery swag. I wasn't interested in anything but the beer though; I paid little to no attention to the rest.

The beer selection is very solid; pretty much an even split between west coast micro-brews and European artisan ales. The selection is also split into a refrigerated section and a non-refrigerated section. (The hoppier ales are all kept chilled - no need to worry about that.) I was surprised to not see a whole lot of Bruery beers; I spotted Saison de Lente, Rugbrød, White Orchard, and possibly Loakal Red - that was it!

When I stepped to the register with my one bottle of GD Hibernation Ale, the cashier was very friendly and conversational. She bagged my beer and wished us a good time at the Reserve Society Festival.

All in all, I was impressed by this little shop. It was very clean and had a beer selection that was lots of fun to look at. If you're in the Orange area, check it out!

ThreeWiseMen, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of jdense
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

jdense, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

Stopped in here yesterday to pick up the Reserve Society allocations for myself and a few others. Luckily I was able to find a parking spot right across the street, but I think there might be some parking in the rear which would likely be a better choice.

There are some beers kept in the cooler and some kept out on the shelves. Beers in the cooler tend to be American offerings that are more "perishable" (IPAs, Pale Ales, Lagers, etc.) as well as some imports (namely Belgians). The usual suspects are here, but also some rarities for Southern California such as Midnight Sun, Drie Fonteinen (Schaerbeekse Kriek only on this occasion), Struise Pannepot and Black Albert, 50/50 Concentrated Evil, and a handful of others I can't remember.

There is also a nice selection of wines and cheeses, as well as some specialty meats.

There is a tasting area in the back. There is the standard Bruery flight, a seasonal Bruery flight, and a couple other miscellaneous flights (as well a couple wine tasting flights). They also offer some various cheese plates and the like.

The prices are actually pretty average on most beers, which was sort of surprising from the Bruery (who are generally on the higher side of pricing). But I guess when they're selling other people's beer too, they need to sell it at a competitive price. I won't comment on the wine or cheese prices, since I know very little about these.

As always with the Bruery, the service was top notch and very helpful and courteous. It's too bad that Orange is not quite as close as Placentia.

womencantsail, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
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.

drabmuh, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of thagr81us
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.

thagr81us, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of Retsinis
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

Retsinis, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of FosterJM
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%

Stopped in here the other day to pick up the 3 French Hens myself and a few other bottles. Got a Prima pils and a Hades from GDBC. Luckily, I was able to find a parking spot right in the rear which would likely be a better choice than the crowded street.

There were beers kept in the cooler and some kept out on the shelves. The beers in the cooler lend themselves to be more American offerings that need the cold. There were other beers such as a handful of Belgians and quite a bit of Lambics and some Saisons. There is also a nice selection of wines and cheeses, as well as some specialty meats.

The tasting area in the back. I didn't have a chance to see what was out but found through Facebook they keep their flights pretty up to date. There is the standard Bruery flight, a seasonal Bruery flight, and a couple other miscellaneous flights (as well a couple wine tasting flights). They also offer some various cheese plates and the like.

The prices are actually pretty average on most beers.

The decor was just right, wasn't over powering the merchandise or to out there for there customer base. It had nice hardwood floors and a nice bright open floor plan.

FosterJM, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of willjschmidt
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

willjschmidt, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of Halcyondays
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Visited 3 times since it opened. The Bruery Provisions is located just north of the Champman/Glassell traffic circle in Old Town Orange. Walking in, the store is very clean and well organized. There is a beer cooler to the left and beers at room temperature to the right. Lots of books about brewing are available and cheese/charcuterie are for sale as well as various flights of beers, I recommend the barrel aged flight. The IPA flight is a good deal too, but there's nothing there a SoCal BA hasn't had before.

The beer selection is more high end then an average shop ala BevMo. Nothing is super cheap, though I saw Obsidian and Prima Pils there. They have regular The Bruery stuff along with selections from Cantillon, 3F, Midnight Sun, Odonata, Glazen Toren, JW Lees, De Molen, Dieu du Ciel, HaandBryggeriet among a lot of others. The imports certainly stand out here, and there geared more to a Belgo-Franco-Scandanavian feel. This gives you a snippet of the outstanding and eclectic mix at the Provisions store.

Service is excellent. I've encountered mostly Bruery personnel that I've met previously at the tasting room (Jarrod, Kendra, Stef, Joe), so they know what they're talking about. All and all a very good store, not too far from the Orange Crush. I like what they're doing here (obviously I've been here 3 times already, and it's a 15 mile drive), a nice complement to The Bruery itself. The fact that it's very close to Hollingshead's is also a plus.

Halcyondays, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of AdamBear
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

AdamBear, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of drewone
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%

The atmosphere is traditional - I actually prefer the tasting room vibe more but not real complaints either.

The staff is always gracious if not always totally knowledgeable (no biggie in my book). I commend them for the excellent job they did getting the Reserve Society allocation ready on the initiation celebration day. All around friendly.

Stop by a few times a year to pick up bruery releases - have quite a wide selection of beers from other breweries too - sometimes harder to find selections. In the past they have put out limited release bruery beers for short periods and of course they have the provision series beers.

They do have cheese and wine also - but have never tried any.

In the front is like a regular store, the back half is the tasting area. I tried the tasting area for my first time the other day - got a tasting flight of specialty bruery beers. Nice to be able to try some of the beers before buying. This area is 21 and over only (ie not kid friendly). They are currently only doing flight of Bruery beers and just started doing full pours. Also a Patio in back is set to open any day.

Prices on beer to go are with in the norm or sometimes on the lower end. The tasting flight was $8 for 5 tasters (I think you get a slight better deal at the tasting room - but a different selection).

All in all totally worth a stop.

drewone, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of notchucknorris
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

notchucknorris, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
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.

PeprSprYoFace, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

AWolfAtTheDoor, Oct 30, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

coreyfmcdonald, Jun 28, 2011
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4.36/5  rDev -0.2%

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

DarthKostrizer, Nov 06, 2011
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The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA
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