The Bruery

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The BrueryThe Bruery
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

715 Dunn Way
Placentia, California, 92870
United States

(714) 996-6258 | map

Notes: Tasting Room hours of operation are now 12pm - 10pm 7 days per week.
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

4.39/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Well, I guess my review might be a little skewed, as I was there at Black Tuesday, and it was just a totally awesome gathering. Totally cool people, be they patrons or employees. Would have got a perfect score, but it was a little crowded, but I've dealt with much, much worse (anyone ever been to the BW fest @ Toronado?).

Industrial area of Placentia, really you have to look for the place to find it. Nothing special inside, stainless steel tanks, open area, tons of barrel aging going on. Service was great the night of BT, but the next day, when I went back to pick up my vehicle, I asked if I could pick up my bottle of BT I bought at 9am. No. For whatever reason, they won't allow you to pick it up until after Nov. 5. . . but dude, I'm from out of town, I'm leaving now. . . TS, rules are rules. Meh, would it really cause the universe to fall apart if you just gave me my bottle now? You charged me for it today and all? Minor inconvenience though since I'll be back in January.

Sure, this place is expensive. But its totally worth it, they make the best beers in style I've ever had for red, imperial stout, dark belgian and a million others that don't fit into a neat category.

Nov 04, 2010
More User Reviews:
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swhog1 from California

4.39/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Feb 14, 2020
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Gregory88 from California

3.84/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Dec 22, 2019
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

4.07/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Oct 06, 2019
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MikeM75 from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Sep 09, 2019
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lucius10 from California

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.

Apr 04, 2019
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NickThaFish from New Mexico

4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Mar 06, 2019
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

4.57/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Feb 07, 2019
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vickimaine18 from Maine

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

Jan 21, 2019
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heishmot from California

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.

Nov 29, 2018
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sweetbrew82 from California

4.08/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Aug 06, 2018
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evanwoertz from California

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Jul 22, 2018
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kbuzz from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

May 18, 2018
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Argento from Rhode Island

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

Apr 29, 2018
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russpowell from Arkansas

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

Mar 19, 2018
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KiDarkness from California

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.

Feb 03, 2018
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advanracing62 from Idaho

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.

Feb 02, 2018
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crobinso from Colorado

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

Dec 17, 2017
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addicted2thebarrel from California

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

Dec 10, 2017
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AlexCarls from California

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

Nov 28, 2017
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Ooh-sila from Mexico

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.

Nov 25, 2017
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Winston3737 from Michigan

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

Nov 19, 2017
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heytomcat from Minnesota

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.

Sep 24, 2017
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Ghostman25 from California

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

Sep 21, 2017
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bb-magic from Florida

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

Aug 15, 2017
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