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Anaheim Brewery

Not Rated.
Anaheim BreweryAnaheim Brewery
BA SCORE
82
good

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.71%
Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 80
Beer Avg: 3.45
Taps: 4
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

336 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, California, 92805
United States
phone: (714) 780-1888

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(Place added by: gskbrew on 07-04-2011)
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DoubleJ

California

3.86/5  rDev +13.5%

Disneyland is obviously the number one reason to visit Anaheim, but you never heard anybody planning a visit to its downtown. No sir. Look, I have grandparents who live nearby, so I have been through this part at least a hundred times. There's little to do in downtown, even with Disney ICE. But if you squint, you will see some developement happening on Anaheim Blvd, which includes the restored Packing House, home to Anaheim Brewery. Wait, a brewery?> Despite traditionally being a town of German immigrants, Anaheim had never been a spot for beer during my lifetime.

Simple, modern interior with old photos of the original Anaheim Brewery (think 100 years ago) hanging on the walls. Large glass windows enable you to see the kettles of the brewery as you're sitting at the bar. Turn your head to the left and you'll see brewery merhcandise (shirts, hats, growlers), and a little further you can see the interior of Umami Burger. Very clean throughout. Close to 20 seats in-house, plus additonal tables and benches which sit in the patio outside.

7 beers were on-tap; four year-round beers (hefeweizen, gold, 1888, amber), and three seasonal beers (IPA, doppelbock, chocolate porter). The beer menu tells a brief despcription of each beer and their ABV, but does not list a price for each beer (hence a small deduction in service, however I did have a good and informed bartender). Samplers are available, but my visit, I wanted to focus on only a few beers, so I took a full sized pour of the hefeweizen and 1888, both which were good and tasty examples of their styles. I also like that they've avoided the dull, boring shaker pints and went with their own custom stange glassware.

Pour prices are a little higher for a brewery. Pours of their hefeweizen and 1888 were $6 each with tax. That said, it won't stop me from making another visit, as the quality and experience were there to keep me happy.

03-03-2013 21:01:07 | More by DoubleJ
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%

I decided to check this place out since I was in the area. It's a pretty cool spot with a long bar (that I think was salvaged from the original Anaheim Brewery) which looks into the brewery area. There is also some seating outside. I was the only person in there when it opened so I got pretty good service with the guy giving me a bit of background on each beer I was served. The quality was good but the beers seemed a bit warm coming off the tap. The selection was good with 7 of their own beers on tap and no guest taps from what I could see. Prices were reasonable at about $2 per taster. I got a free taster glass since I ordered the flight which was cool. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

02-24-2013 19:10:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

3.56/5  rDev +4.7%

Driving by this place, you could easily miss it. The parking situation is questionable at best, too.

The inside area of the brewery and bar is quite nice. A nice long bar with plenty of seats and there is an outdoor seating area which currently consists of some picnic type tables and an Easy-Up or two.

Service has been quick and friendly the times I've been there. The beers are mediocre to decent. Prices are fair, too.

They have about five or six different beers on at a time. So far the best has been the Chocolate Stout.

09-29-2011 05:05:49 | More by womencantsail
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aoampm

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-31-2014 10:06:48 | More by aoampm
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Gobzilla

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

02-23-2014 03:32:39 | More by Gobzilla
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-29-2013 00:41:23 | More by jenray
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SwillinBrew

California

3.36/5  rDev -1.2%

Was in Anaheim visiting my dad so i thought i'd stop by to check this place out.

The brewery is across the street from the Arco station in the Packard building... and there's alot of dirt, dirt parking lot, dirt patio. Well, it's still being put together. With that said, this place shows lots of promise.

Stucco building with that citrus packing house look (if you grew up in Orange County, you'll know what i mean) and walls of glass as you approach the front doors.

As you enter, if you face right, the bar runs along the left and more stools along the right, up against the glass windows looking out. Behind the bar are glass walls showing the brewing equipment which is pretty sparkling clean. The ceilings are open and quite high up. You can see the hvac ducting and support beams which are painted white. The bar has an open and airy feeling to it which is quite nice.

I sat at the bar and have to say the stools are friggen comfortable. They're wood and the seat is like a wooden oval plate that curves up on each side... like a ladle for your ass, quite comfortable. There's a patio in the front of the bar that was basically a few easy-ups surrounded by a plastic construction net. But hey, what do you want, it's still being built. When it's done though, i bet it'll be sweet.

I got the taster flight of 6 beers and the bartender was pretty cool. The bar was full and there was a hum of conversations going on. For the flight, you get 6 wooden tokens. As you move on to the next taster, they fill a glass, take a token and toss it into the fish bowl. Pretty cool cuz your tasters stay cold (but i bet if it gets busy, you could be waiting). Well, for a review of the beers, you'll have to read the beer reviews... i really liked their hefe and chocolate stout.

This place is still being put together and i plan on coming back when everything is up and running to give it a proper review. I like the look and feel so far... i'll be back.

08-08-2011 23:27:27 | More by SwillinBrew
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DotBier

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-05-2014 22:12:23 | More by DotBier
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g_jenkins

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-03-2013 05:07:33 | More by g_jenkins
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SoCaliC8

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-16-2014 17:53:20 | More by SoCaliC8
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Anaheim Brewery in Anaheim, CA
82 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.