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The Bruery

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The BrueryThe Bruery
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4.07/5
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50,228 Ratings
The BrueryThe Bruery
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.

Added by deltatauhobbit on 04-25-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
251
Reviews:
8,895
Ratings:
50,228
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.6/5
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
513
pDev:
8.7%
 
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
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4.3/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

The Bruery was the first thing that popped into my head when our vacation plans to Orange, Cali were confirmed. Why, I don't know because I really haven't had much of their beer. I definitely wanted to change that though. It was only about 15 minutes away from where we were staying which made it even better!

Once off the freeway we passed the road into the little industrial park where it was located. We pulled a difficult U-ie in the traffic to get back into the far back of the industrial park. The front door pointed us to the tap room around the side of the building in through a large garage door that was wide open.

The layout seemed quite odd at first as a small bar was smack in the middle of the warehouse-like room. It also didn't face the open garage door, rather it faced directly left as you walked in. To the bar's right side was all the brewing equipment and fermentation vessels. Behind it was a large cooler and directly around the right corner when we walked in were large barrels stacked up against the wall.

Seating was insanely limited. Only about four chairs were around besides the six, or so, at the small bar. Barrels were placed on their ends to make for standing tables scattered through the open area. We arrived just before 5 o'clock and it filled up very quickly.

We walked up to the bar and examined the options. $8 got you five two ounce pours in a Bruery tulip that was the purchasers to keep. That seemed like the best option. When we were carded all the fun began. The bartender saw that we had Wisconsin IDs and said his family was from there, then the guy sitting next to where we stood said he was from Wisconsin too. This lead to some great conversations.

After talking we walked to an open barrel table and began to look around. This is when we noticed the random baby dolls posed on some of the fluorescent lights hanging from the ceiling and eerily placed on the roof to cast a hazy silhouette through the sun-lights.

I also noticed people in the back corner working on something, one of which looked like Patrick Rue. I eventually decided, yes, it was actually him and when he came by, like a little school girl, went up to him and said hi. Normally I'm not nervous in the least bit when meeting "celebrities" so it was odd that I felt like it this time. Regardless, he was incredibly nice and down-to-earth.

It was a really cool, small area that I'm sure will expand to accommodate more people eventually. The prices were fair, the beer was good and fresh (even if the selection seemed very similar in style), and the service was fantastic. What more (besides Black Tuesday, of course) could you ask for?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of crobinso
4.74/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of beersmith90
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AlexCarls
4.74/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Ooh-sila
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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 Winston3737
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of heytomcat
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
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 Ghostman25
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bb-magic
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BeanBump
4.38/5  rDev -4.8%
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 TrojanRB
4.51/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of danicalikesthings
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Frosty11161
4.83/5  rDev +5%
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 jimmythebuilder
4.69/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of shoegaze
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JuanAlberto
4.31/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.61/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.36/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.05/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of socon67
4.87/5  rDev +5.9%
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 Keeling
3.81/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of brewaddict
4.16/5  rDev -9.6%
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 -2.2%
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 GreesyFizeek
4.3/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of daem3384
4.51/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
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