The Bruery

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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

715 Dunn Way
Placentia, California, 92870
United States

(714) 996-6258 | map
thebruery.com

Notes:
Tasting Room hours of operation are now 12pm - 10pm 7 days per week.

BEER STATS
Beers:
256
Reviews:
6,205
Ratings:
32,097
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.59/5
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
524
pDev:
8.93%
 
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Reviews: 123 | Ratings: 524
Photo of lucius10
4.09/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Nice place and I am glad I stopped by...Vast beer selection here, but unfortunately for me, it is in beer types (wild ales, sours, barleywine) that are not in my wheelhouse. Customer service was great and vibe was nice. I like the fact that they had most of their selections available to go in bottles or cans. A lot of craft brewers are not able to do this.

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Photo of heishmot
4.97/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Reviews typically involve a lot of subjectivity. Here's my experience.

Vibe. I was there on a Wednesday night with a group on the patio. The patio's heated, which was nice because it's getting a bit colder in OC. They had a food truck there, I just shared various iterations of fries, which were good. There were a good amount of people (about 15-20) both inside and outside. Crowd is friendly. I took .25 off because of the tour bus which parked outside and for the drunk lady stumbling back to the bus.

Very clean, and it's got a bunch of huge barrels on-site, which is cool to see.

Quality. I tried a flight of sours and had some barrel aged beers. I loved the Autumn Maple and Vietnamese Coffee Stout. I generally don't like sours, but had to try them because it's the Terreaux's speciality.

Service: Friendly bartenders. There was a line of about 6-8 people at times, but it moved pretty quick.

Selection: Nice selection of sours, barrel aged beers, and IPAs.

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Photo of russpowell
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Nice open layout nothing fancy, expected better swag to be on sale. A few TVs on

Beers were all tasty

Service was pretty good, had to flag my guy down a few times

Selection was pretty nothing uber-rare, well over 25 beers on tap. Tons of bottled stuff I would've looked at if I hadn't dropped a bunch of money at the store prior to getting here

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Photo of KiDarkness
2.35/5  rDev -48.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Beyond disappointed. I have always enjoyed Bruery as a craft beer fan and I had the opportunity to finally venture out to the tasting room to try their new Bruesicles that I'd heard so much about. It was busy, but the line seemed to move a bit slower than expected, but the staff was friendly. The PIPO and Rita were good enough that I wanted to buy 3 Crowlers of each - $90 in total and I was excited to share this with my friends from out of state coming soon.

I purchased my crowlers on 01/20 and on 01/26, I decided to crack open one of the PIPO open. From the initial pour and look, I could already tell something was EXTREMELY off. The light orange color was now a dark orange color, basically looking like orange juice. I thought, alright, maybe it tastes just fine. WRONG. It was oxidized for sure, tasting like wet cardboard, bitter grapefruit, and just very off. A far cry from the pineapple tart sour that I enjoyed at the tasting room.

I immediately emailed Bruery Terreux and sent a Facebook message, because oxidation for a crowler in less than a week is really weird. I kept it in perfectly refrigerated conditions and I heard no response until today, 02/02. The response I got was very inadequate...

"Thank you for your pictures and the note about your crowlers. Your message has been forwarded to our tasting room staff and will be looked into. We like to remind everyone to enjoy their crowler beers within a week, and to keep their Bruesicles well refrigerated to maintain freshness."

So not only did I wait a week to even receive a response, I'm being disregarded with a stock message about how I should "enjoy" my crowler beer within a week and refrigerated. From my message, pictures, and documentation I provided, it had been 6 days MAXIMUM from canning and to wait one ADDITIONAL week to be told "we'll look into it" is simply poor customer service to say the least.

I will no longer support Bruery and recommend that anyone stay far away. They simply do not care about their customers or quality control.

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Photo of advanracing62
4.01/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Suuuuper busy place depending on when you're there. Service is OK as the gents try to plow through the line as best they can, only one spot to order drinks and pick up. Could certainly use more space inside. Selection is out of this world overwhelming.

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Photo of Ooh-sila
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

The variety is just amazing! I think they have more than 60 on tap plus all their bottled selection. It was truly one of the best beer experiences I have had to date. Beers are very experimental and exotic it was like another level of beer tasting. Just overall wonderful.

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Photo of heytomcat
4.68/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Good sized taproom in an industrial building. Flight sheet where you could check off the beers that you wanted. OVER 60 choices! Loved the Arnold La Palma.

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Photo of BeanBump
4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Hard to hate on this place. They regularly have 30+ beers on tap, including barrel-aged gems and sours. Friendly beertenders and clean tasting room. The only real gripe is that this place is too small for the brewery's popularity. They could easily fill a venue 3X the size.

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Photo of Frosty11161
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Some of the best beers in the nation.

Food trucks are typically there for dinner (except Monday/Tuesday's usually).

Barhands are very knowledgeable in the subject and can provide a great insight to help assemble a flight.

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Photo of socon67
4.87/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Incredible place! Very relaxed vibe full of people conversing over good beer. Close to 30 taps of Bruery offerings including a couple of their Terruex sours. Service was exceptional; and a 5 pour flight for $8 is hard to beat. They even sell bottles to go for many of the offerings. One of the best breweries visits I've done.

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Photo of brewaddict
4.16/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

This was my first visit to the Bruery Tasting Room. Unfortunately I don't get down to the LA area too often and even this visit was a little rushed because I was just passing through and still had a drive ahead of me. It was 1pm on a Wednesday and even though the bar was full, there wasn't anyone else in the room. A dozen or so more people came in during the hour and a half I was there. There was only one bartender on shift. He was able to take my first order at the bar, but by the time I was ready for a second round, there was a small line forming at the register and he wasn't able to get back to me. I was still trying to find a beer I could growler. So after waiting in line, my time was running out, I had to make a blind call on the growler fill. The beers are excellent, as expected, and the place is spacious and clean. I just wish I could have had the chance to taste a couple of more.

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Photo of rmpic82
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

With a tap list of 50'ish beers, this place runs the gamut on styles, densities, complexities, adjuncts. All of their beers on tap have outweighed the bottles I have taken home or purchased at retail. Great list of food trucks that park right outside the joint to supplement the (often times) high alcohol content pours. Sample pours available and highly recommended for a run through of five beers. Great way to try the range of styles and densities. The beer menu is organized from "lightest to heaviest" for those not extremely knowledgeable about beers.

Very close to a Residence Inn (Marriott property) hotel, which makes drinking and walking back doable for out-of-towners. Bottle Logic isn't too far away for those that want to double dip on a single day. Highly recommended.

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Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This phenomenal little tasting room is way back at the end of an industrial complex (two cab drivers got lost trying to find it). High ceiling room with glass windows behind the large, L-shaped bar showcasing the brewhouse proper. An overwhelming selection, between the tap and bottle choices (they pour from bottle for on-site consumption, separate bottle selection to-go though), I think they have 35-40 options plus a Chronology flight available when we visited.

Some of the staff were very friendly, helpful and amusing. One guy, however, couldn't be bothered to discuss anything with us, even though it was relatively dead while we were there.

The beer in general is world class, of course (and if it isn't, it's certainly interesting!). The coffee BA barleywine and Chronology flight were highlights. Glad they distribute to us now, but man oh man do I wish this tasting room was in my backyard.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.15/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nice and open, cool layout and nice selection of brew. Open windows so you can see the fermenting tanks. I could imagine it gets pretty crowded in here on the weekends. Love their beer and would definetly come back.

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Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Huge amount of beers and merchandise for sale. Great beers on tap. When they found out I came there all the way from Canada, I was given a bunch of free stickers and coasters :) Amazing staff, even better beer!

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Photo of colts9016
4.22/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The place was alive with happy people taking flight to another place. The Bruery tap room is smaller than I expected. In the background was the heart of operation. The servers were very nice and helpful. I enjoyed my visit and the beers.

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Photo of DaltonCastle
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

I stop by here for a flight about 1-2 times a month. I really would love to go to the Bruery tasting room more often but there are a few annoying things that prevent me from doing so.

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Photo of DWolf
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The Bruery Tasting Room outside of Anaheim is a great place for lovers of their style of beer. It's very casual and the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Unlike some craft breweries I've visited, who appear to be bothered that you even visited, these folks seem to care that you enjoy their beers as much as they do. (Particular thank you to Karina, who was super pleasant and helpful.) And, you cannot beat the selection! Between taps and bottles, there must have been 28-35 beers to sample. Only downside - no food of any kind. There is a food truck, which didn't come, and you can bring in outside food (again very casual vibe), but just so you're forewarned. This is truly a tasting room and not a brew pub. :)

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Photo of Ohiou84
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

They had an amazing tap list. And bottles for sale. There was a lot of room. And the service was pretty good. The place was crowded, but didn't feel packed. Food available outside. If you enjoy their beers you should definitely visit.

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Photo of ebin6
3.93/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.75

The space itself is nothing special. Some tables and barrels slapped together. If you go on the weekend, it's going to be jam packed. As in you probably won't be able to find a table and will have to awkwardly balance your giant taster (because going through that line again is the last thing you'll want to do) on whatever space you can find. They're a pretty big deal and just don't have the space. Hopefully that changes.

As for the beer...if you REALLY like bourbon/rum/scotch/etc. beers, then this is the place for you. I like them, but I also like to sip on a nice 5-7% beer, especially at a brewery. It can be hard to do here, depending on the lineup. I mean, it's some of the highest quality brew to be found, but a lot of it is north of 10%. Their Society stuff seems to be taking over. Again, if that's your thing, then you'll be a kid in a candy store. But if you like beers in the typical ABV range, then you may have a harder time finding something you like.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.96/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Located in a industrial strip parking lot, this place has grown over the few years. Now its place is a lot more sterile and spacious, but the demand is such that it is still crowded as hell.

Quality is top notch, they have a wide variety of world class brews. A few draft only things, although most of them suck (blueberry smoking wood to give you an idea). Service could be better. Slow. Not enthusiastic.

Gotta pick my beer up here.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

One of the chefs told me to check out the Bruery while I was out in the Los Angeles area. Thank You, Chef James!! It was predictable incredible.

Your typical brewery-in-an-industrial-park setting, but THE BRUERY!! 23 taps, with lots of exclusives. They had a number of Smoking Wood variants to celebrate the retirement of one of my favorite beers (sad face), including Blueberry Smoking Wood, Mole and a Coffee Smoking Wood that was beyond phenomenal, up there with Goose Bourbon Coffee.

Also Sucre Tequila to celebrate National Tequila Day, Roble Blanco. I got two tasting flights, one of dark beers (So Happens It’s Tuesday, Blueberry Smoking, Coffee Smoking, Mole Smoking, Sucre Tequila) and one of sours and weirdness (Sans Pagaie, Beret, Tart of Darkness ’15, White Oak, Roble Blanco).

The jawn is relatively small, super popular and pretty crowded-loud-noisy-hot on a Friday evening after 5pm. But the ordering system is neat and organized and servers are helpful, so it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. I was surprised at the paucity of bottled beers for sale/take out .Growler fills were plenty, but very few bottles.

I still dream of this place. Can't wait to go back.

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Photo of Frobert_Reynolds
3.52/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I personally do not like the atmosphere here. It has a sports bar vibe to it and doesn't feel like a traditional tasting room but more of a place to get drunk and watch the game. I also feel that many of the Bruery's beers will initially have a flavorful and distinct taste but they quickly fall flat.

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Photo of pmangold
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

dropped in on the Friday of the Black Tuesday release week. it was packed but there was room and everyone was getting their pours quickly. had a great time drinking some BT and a few others. The locals were great and I look forward to getting back out there again for another stop.

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Photo of sittinggc
4.26/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

I like The Bruery. There is plenty of parking. The tap room is a cool spot which always has great stuff on tap and usually has some great food provided by a food truck. My main gripe with this place is that it is always extremely busy! Very difficult to grab a beer and find seats at times. Maybe I have just been unlucky but that has been my experience so far.

Despite that...I love dropping by every once in a while and grabbing a flight.

Tip: Hit up Mr. K's liquor afterwards. Its within walking distance and has a great selection.

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