The Bruery

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BEER AVG
4.13/5
The BrueryThe Bruery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

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BEER STATS
Beers:
216
Reviews:
8,536
Ratings:
47,778
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
487
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
5.88%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 109 | Ratings: 487
Reviews by dragonWhale:
Photo of dragonWhale
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Finally made my way through to the Bruery, as is my God-given right. Sadly had not made it through on the Grand West Coast Beer Adventure of 2010. I was not to be denied this time. After stopping for interwebbing directions with my packed truck at a Starbucks (the 1st time one of these has ever served me well), I maneuvered into the commercial lot for victory. Once safely around the corner, I stumbled into a room filled with giant stainless tanks and floor to ceiling stacks of barrels.
At attention, I clumsily made my way to the bar and studied the chalky list. It was magnificent. Hottenroth, Cuadrupel, Old Richland, Humulus Lager, Workman's Friend, etc, etc, etc. Great tap list, albeit of all Bruery beers, for it is a tasting room, after all. But it was an excellent list. Place was a little crowded when I got there, and only got more crowded on this Friday as 5:30 came along.
A bbq truck pulled up and saved me from certain damnation and starvation.
I got the privilege of tasting nearly everything on tap and having a few glasses of special stuff. Got to taste the drips from Salt from the Earth, of the Earth, whatever it is, as they had opened a bottle to taste earlier in the day.
Very friendly bartenders, willing to share knowledge and information about the place. Attempting to remember the gentleman's name at this point is useless, but thank you sir.
Much appreciation for such a lovely time on what may be my only trip to The Bruery for several years.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nice and open, cool layout and nice selection of brew. Open windows so you can see the fermenting tanks. I could imagine it gets pretty crowded in here on the weekends. Love their beer and would definetly come back.

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Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
4.64/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Huge amount of beers and merchandise for sale. Great beers on tap. When they found out I came there all the way from Canada, I was given a bunch of free stickers and coasters :) Amazing staff, even better beer!

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Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Smaller taproom, but very large selection. Able to purchase growlers & bottles too. Awesome beer!

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Photo of PBRandJ
4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SmokingWood
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dexterk1
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
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 +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BoredRocks275
4.42/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of NooseJustice
4/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of DaltonCastle
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
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 +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DWolf
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
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 +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Ohiou84
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
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 -11.1%
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 +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MachIPA
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of taylordane
3.88/5  rDev -12.2%
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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