Tustin Brewing Company
Active Beers: 53
Beer Ratings: 192
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 31 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by harsley:
3.75/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I recently tried this place on a visit to the area and was happy enough with it. I only tried the IPA but it was quite good and solved my need for a fresh West Coast IPA. I did go here because about 2 weeks early they had Pliny and Pig on tap but they were off by the time I got there. They had around 5 guest taps. The food was good. As per a lot of brewpubs the pizza was nicely done and I think everyone at the table left happy with their meal. It was crowded even on a weeknight but we got a table for 4 right away. Service wasn't the best but was certainly not bad. I will go back when I'm in the area.
06-07-2011 18:16:47 | More by harsley
More User Reviews:
3.31/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25 | $$
I went to the Tustin Brewing company on a Friday after work and it was packed. A pretty big place that obviously does a lot of food business. I got a table outside and order their IPA and some wings. Overall I had a great experience. The service I received was really good. Our waitress made great suggestions when needed and was there when we needed her despite having a full section.
10-06-2013 00:42:03 | More by BirdmanJohn
4.2/5 rDev +16%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
This place is tucked away in an odd shopping center. Parking can be a huge pain and hard to find. I like that all their beers have an Orange County theme to them. The atmosphere can be nice if you get there early but during prime hours it turns into more of a sports bar with loud TVs and activity. It's very hard to carry on a conversation. They can have some good beers on tap. It's somewhat inconsistent what they are offering but the variety is also part of what makes it good.
02-16-2013 23:55:50 | More by warpdesign
3.63/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Being From Arizona, I usually try to get out to a few local brew places in California. I found Tustin Brewery on BA and the reviews were average, but it was relatively close to my hotel and the online menu didn’t look bad. While I was online I browsed some of the beers that they Brew on site. Most of them looked pretty good and were at an average price.
When I got there the we were seated(my wife and I) in a large open room that has a few European style benches and long tables. The brewery is in the back left corner and it was very open and with a long bar running on the left side of the building, behind which are many barrels stamped with dates and names of their Brew.
I ordered the spicy burger, which was very good and was very happy to see that they had Pliny the Elder on tap. This is a very rare beer and hard to come by where I am from. I have only really had it in Northern California prior to this visit. It was appropriately priced at 7 dollars a pint. Pliny the Elder was actually the only beer that I ordered in a pint there. I spoke to the waitress and asked her how often they get that and if they keep it regularly stocked. She informed me that they get about 4 kegs every 3 months. She said they usually sell out of it in 2 weeks or less. I’m certainly glad that I found it and I took a Cask of it home for only $ 19.00. Overall a great place because of the Pliny. Everything was pretty average, after sampling several of their own beers, I stuck with Pliny.
Perhaps call ahead to see if they have the Pliny. I will certainly go back for that.
10-18-2012 20:44:17 | More by Smitty1988
3.2/5 rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Pretty standard brewpub atmosphere. Long bar, many tables and numerous TVs throughout. Not terribly impressed with the beers, all fairly middling though one of the IPAs was a little better than average.
Service was OK, not too good really, but as it was my only visit, that didn't bother me too much, just chalked it up to the time of day/server that was there, etc.
It wasn't too crowded so we had most of the bar to ourselves, watched some of the Tour de France that was showing. Not sure how this place gets when it's crowded but they have ample space.
Hard to describe this place, basically about as average in almost every category as it gets. The atmosphere, beer quality, selection and service were all standard and didn't stand out in any way, good or bad.
Not going to go out of my way to recommend this place, but there may be a tasty brew or two on tap if and when you visit.
11-16-2011 05:24:10 | More by colonelforbin
Tustin Brewing Company in Tustin, CA
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.