The Bruery

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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
Average:
4.19
Beers:
192
Ratings:
29,581
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.59
Ratings:
528
pDev:
8.93%
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4.39 by swhog1 from California on Feb 14, 2020
 
3.84 by Gregory88 from California on Dec 22, 2019
 
4.07 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Oct 06, 2019
 
4.5 by MikeM75 from Virginia on Sep 09, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75
by lucius10 from California

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.

Apr 04, 2019
 
4.72 by NickThaFish from New Mexico on Mar 06, 2019
 
4.57 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Feb 07, 2019
 
4.5 by vickimaine18 from Maine on Jan 21, 2019
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4.97/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by heishmot from California

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.

Nov 29, 2018
 
4.08 by sweetbrew82 from California on Aug 06, 2018
 
4.75 by evanwoertz from California on Jul 22, 2018
 
4.28 by kbuzz from North Carolina on May 18, 2018
 
4.43 by Argento from Rhode Island on Apr 29, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75
by russpowell from Arkansas

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

Mar 19, 2018
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2.35/5  rDev -48.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 3
by KiDarkness from California

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.

Feb 03, 2018
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4.01/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75
by advanracing62 from Idaho

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.

Feb 02, 2018
 
4.74 by crobinso from Colorado on Dec 17, 2017
 
4.94 by addicted2thebarrel from California on Dec 10, 2017
 
4.74 by AlexCarls from California on Nov 28, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
by Ooh-sila from Mexico

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.

Nov 25, 2017
 
5 by Winston3737 from Michigan on Nov 19, 2017
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4.68/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
by heytomcat from Minnesota

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.

Sep 24, 2017
 
4.94 by Ghostman25 from California on Sep 21, 2017
 
4.44 by bb-magic from Florida on Aug 15, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
by BeanBump from California

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.

Jun 29, 2017
 
4.51 by TrojanRB from Texas on Jun 29, 2017
 
4.66 by danicalikesthings from California on Jun 12, 2017
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4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by Frosty11161 from California

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.

May 30, 2017
 
4.69 by jimmythebuilder from California on May 28, 2017
 
4.52 by shoegaze from California on May 11, 2017
 
4.31 by JuanAlberto from Texas on May 10, 2017
 
4.61 by elemenohpee1 from California on Apr 20, 2017
 
4.36 by That_Bearded_Guy from California on Mar 29, 2017
 
4.05 by Drew_V_dt from California on Mar 27, 2017
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4.87/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by socon67 from New York

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.

Feb 11, 2017
 
3.81 by Keeling from California on Feb 05, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
by brewaddict from California

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.

Jan 28, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
by rmpic82 from Kansas

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.

Jan 27, 2017
 
4.3 by GreesyFizeek from New York on Jan 24, 2017
 
4.51 by daem3384 from California on Nov 21, 2016
The Bruery in Placentia, CA
Brewery rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 29581 ratings