The Bruery

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4.07/5
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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.

Added by deltatauhobbit on 04-25-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
217
Reviews:
5,892
Ratings:
30,902
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.59/5
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
517
pDev:
8.93%
 
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
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4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
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 kbuzz
4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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

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 crobinso
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of addicted2thebarrel
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AlexCarls
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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 Winston3737
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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 Ghostman25
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bb-magic
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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 TrojanRB
4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of danicalikesthings
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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 jimmythebuilder
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of shoegaze
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JuanAlberto
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.61/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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

Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.05/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

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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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
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