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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:
238
Reviews:
8,554
Ratings:
48,085
PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
491
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
5.87%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 110 | Ratings: 491
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 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

Photo of shirtless_mike
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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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
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