Bottle Logic Brewing
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Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 92
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
4.24/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Does the CA-57 corridor have room for one more brewery. Bottle Logic seems to think so. And after one visit, I'm agreeing with them. This section of Anaheim is boring, filled with a bunch of industrial buildings....ok, so there's a bowling alley, miniature golf, and a strip club nearby, but in general it's boring. How to attract people outside the 9 to 5...bring a brewery to the scene.
Sizeable interior, seating for perhaps 40 people plus additional tables outside. The bar is large with room to wiggle around. Even at 5pm, Bottle Logic was rocking with people (perhaps three-fourths full). Helping add to the experience was the atmosphere's fusion between 1940's and modern design. Inside is very clean, and just on the other side of the tasting room is the production brewery which is visible through the window.
Although there were 10 beers on-tap, behind the bar was additional room for more taps, hinting that more variety may come someday. 10 is fine though, as half are mainstays (hoppy wheat, porter, pilsner, saison, Double IPA) while the other half rotates (i.e. coffee coconut pale ale, IPA, chile sweet stout). Full pours start at $5.50, and tasting flights can be purchased as well. I was lucky enough to sample six of Bottle Logic's creations, all good to very good beers. Regarding glassware, Bottle Logic uses branded chalices and pint glasses which look like beakers.
Staff was not only plenty, but very helpful to get you acquainted to their beers. I even received a water cup without asking for one. The people of Bottle Logic did well to make me feel welcome, and along with a fun atmosphere and good beer, a second visit will be coming sooner rather than later.
04-13-2014 04:03:59 | More by DoubleJ
4.34/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A: Very cool it was a mixture of modern with some 50's thrown in.
Q: Everything was clean and the layout of the tasting room was awesome.
Ser: Nothing to complain about. The people were nice. That's about it.
Sel: They had 6 taps and one cask. I wouldn't expect anything more for a brewery that young.
V: Everything was very reasonably priced.
03-08-2014 03:31:50 | More by jvillefan
4.23/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The brewery is located in an industrial park between the 57 and 55 freeways, just north of the 91 in Anaheim. Because its location does not allow for much drive-by visibility, most the frequenters will have sought it out specifically. What does that mean? Well, if you are at Bottle Logic Brewing it’s because you meant to be there and so did everyone else around you. Their non-mainstream location allows for microbrew enthusiasts to enjoy their wares without the hubbub of the bar crowd.
Comfort & Décor:
Clean and simple – Bottle Logic keeps to their scientific motif without overwhelming the eye. Blue-gray walls are complimented by their signature orange accents, lacquered wood, various metals, and retro filament light bulbs. Chalkboards proclaim the day’s tap list and prices and large scale prints of their brewing labels and associated art adorn the walls. The taproom has an attached patio for patrons to enjoy their beverages on, which is impressive considering their warehouse-esque location. More importantly, the taproom is wonderfully air-conditioned. My absolute favorite decorations were the beer barrel tables made by their very own Brandon Buckner (founder & brand manager).
She Shot First – A pale wheat ale at 5.4% ABV. The label artwork is a tribute to pulp science fiction and strong heroines. Think Rosie the Riveter playing Han Solo.
Citra Randall – Variant of the She Shot First, but filtered through citra hops. The citra hops cut the typical skunk of the hops and instead left an orange peel finish.
Tattered Prince – A 7% ABV French style saison named as a homage to Nikola Tesla. It always makes me so happy to find a saison on tap. Herbal and fruity without being sweet, this tickled my taste buds. Lightly bitter hops on the back with a quiet finish.
Double Actuator – A double IPA with an ABV of 9%. I’m not a huge IPA lover, but I can tell you the hop flavor was strong with fruit-forward citrus.
Double Actuator on Cask – Same brew but the hops mellowed and lost some of their bitterness while leaving the flavor of the beer in the forefront. While not as cold and certainly not effervescent, the cask tapped Double Actuator was my personal preference between the outputs of the DIPA.
Mother Heifer – A milk stout at 5.5% ABV brewed with lactose and sugar. A more traditional stout with a fuller body than the Leche Mole, this was a richer drink with a smooth finish.
Leche Mole – This 5.5% ABV Mexican style milk stout was a party in my mouth! It was light for a stout in terms of weight. I felt like I was drinking the beer instead of eating it (if you’ve had a stout, you know what I mean). You immediately taste the chocolate and light cinnamon, then chile spice mixes with the carbonation to delight your tongue. It was like a mix of Abuelita’s hot chocolate, with espresso and Serrano chiles – I hope it’s on tap rotation the next time I go.
While their staff was ridiculously busy for their grand opening, everyone was grinning ear to ear. Much of the day’s staff was family and friends there to support the Bottle Logic Brewing launch. I briefly met the founders Brandon Buckner (Brand Manager), Wes Parker (Brewmaster) and Steve Napolitano (President). You could tell how proud they were.
The very first thing I noticed about Bottle Logic was how much love and effort went into their branding. Everything had a splash of their bold orange. Even the masher and kettles were labeled accordingly. Their kegs were embossed with their brewery’s name and every staff member was wearing a Bottle Logic Brewing shirt or sporting their color scheme: bold orange on navy blue or brown. The branding was so thoroughly reinforced, that I think I will always have a thought of Bottle Logic when I see a pop or orange like that. Brilliant!
Entertainment & Events
Books line the shelves of a laboratory inspired seating area within the taproom. Grab a beer and read at your leisure. While music does play overhead, when it’s busy it’s hard to hear it. I’m not sure yet if they intend to invite local musicians to play, but they do have the room for it – I could foresee some live music on the patio.
I can’t wait to see what will become of Bottle Logic Brewing once their find their stride. For a start, I think they did well, but I look forward to revisiting in the coming months to see what they decide to be. What other brews will end up on rotation? What events will they hold? Will there be live entertainment? Who will be their next brew inspiration? I shall wait in blissful anticipation for what comes next with Bottle Logic Brewing. Experiencing a brewery from the start it a rarity and I encourage you to see how Bottle Logic matures over the coming year. Check them out – They worked hard on this.
02-27-2014 19:24:54 | More by SoCalBreweryReviews
Bottle Logic Brewing in Anaheim, CA
93 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.