The Bruery

BEER AVG
4.07/5
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

BEER STATS
Beers:
243
Reviews:
8,900
Ratings:
50,317
PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
498
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
5.87%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 115 | Ratings: 498
Reviews by drewone:
Photo of drewone
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Always a fun stop - depending on when you come can be very mellow small crowd or very crowded.

Really like that you are right there in the brewery next to all the equpiment with even some barrels (even they have decreased since they leased there new barrel aging warehouse).

Only serve Bruery beers - so the qulaity is generally good.

Service is average - no complaints.

Selection varies widely - I've stopped in and found amazing selections of rarer beers and also stopped in to find only there most standard beers being served - they send out a nice email detailing most of what they will be serving that weekend. Not all selections are available in growlers. Also have bottles to go - sometimes different bottles than what is at provisions, sometimes the same.

Almost always have one food truck or another parked out front - quality varies with truck but I've enjoyed a few.

Reasonable value - esp if you get the 5 tasters where you get to keep the glass. You can also buy additional tasters for a dollar. My favorite way to experience the tasting room (partially because of the driving and some of their beers are strong).

All and all a favorite stop of mine - also kid friendly which is always a bonus and close to provisions.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of eLeMeNOhPee1
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of socon67
4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
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 -14%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of brewaddict
4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
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 +1.6%
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 -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of daem3384
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of datpingao
4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This phenomenal little tasting room is way back at the end of an industrial complex (two cab drivers got lost trying to find it). High ceiling room with glass windows behind the large, L-shaped bar showcasing the brewhouse proper. An overwhelming selection, between the tap and bottle choices (they pour from bottle for on-site consumption, separate bottle selection to-go though), I think they have 35-40 options plus a Chronology flight available when we visited.

Some of the staff were very friendly, helpful and amusing. One guy, however, couldn't be bothered to discuss anything with us, even though it was relatively dead while we were there.

The beer in general is world class, of course (and if it isn't, it's certainly interesting!). The coffee BA barleywine and Chronology flight were highlights. Glad they distribute to us now, but man oh man do I wish this tasting room was in my backyard.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +4.7%
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 -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +7.7%
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

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