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The Bruery

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BEER AVG
4.12/5
The BrueryThe Bruery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

715 Dunn Way
Placentia, California, 92870
United States

(714) 996-6258 | map
www.thebruery.com

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

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BEER STATS
Beers:
193
Reviews:
8,471
Ratings:
47,588
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
98
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
482
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
5.87%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 107 | Ratings: 482
Reviews by d0ggnate:
Photo of d0ggnate
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I've enjoyed the family of beers produced by The Bruery for some time now, but today I got my first chance to experience them at the place of their origin. On a quick trip North, we found out that our destination was only a few miles from The Bruery, so we had to stop. We showed up at about 1230pm and there were more people in the tasting room that I expected. It wasn't crowded by any means, but I was expecting less. Welcoming signage, well light and pleasant Bruery smells stuck out at first impression.

We strolled in and quickly ordered the taster flight. I've had all of these beers, offered today, except one, but at $2 per flight, it is worth it to try them again and just seemed like the natural starting point. Today's flight included Orchard White, Black Orchard, Saison Rue and Saison de Lente. What a great showing of the artistic craft they have to offer. Both Orchards are deliciously light, while maintaining their own unique flavor profiles. The Saison Rue is well balanced in the body, with a bold spice flavor. Saison de Lente, a recent seasonal release, was also a welcomed spin on the saison style. Very crisp and light. Great spring offering.

I found the Bruery well lit, open and well laid out, and clean. I wish I lived closer and was able to visit more often. I'll find a way to make the trip from San Diego every now and again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PBRandJ
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SmokingWood
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.83/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dexterk1
4.05/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
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 HippieDave56
4.65/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BoredRocks275
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of NooseJustice
4/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of DaltonCastle
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
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 ArkyVaughan
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DWolf
4.94/5  rDev +11.5%
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 mcantu
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Ohiou84
4.43/5  rDev 0%
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 -11.3%
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 Camillo
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MachIPA
4.21/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of taylordane
3.88/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Members only vibe. Half the beer selection is for members only, can't even get a taster. I love funky beers, but some of them are too out there.

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Photo of jscheuf
4.74/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of shrugdealer
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rddayson
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Whazu
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Claydoe4
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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