The Bruery

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The BrueryThe Bruery
BA SCORE
4.07/5
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31,612 Ratings
The BrueryThe Bruery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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:
247
Reviews:
6,064
Ratings:
31,612
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.59/5
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
520
pDev:
8.93%
 
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Reviews by kbrown:
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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Photo of heishmot
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.

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Photo of sweetbrew82
4.08/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

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

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

Photo of russpowell
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

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Photo of KiDarkness
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.

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Photo of advanracing62
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.

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

Photo of addicted2thebarrel
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

Photo of Ooh-sila
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.

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Photo of Winston3737
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of heytomcat
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.

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Photo of Ghostman25
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

Photo of BeanBump
4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Hard to hate on this place. They regularly have 30+ beers on tap, including barrel-aged gems and sours. Friendly beertenders and clean tasting room. The only real gripe is that this place is too small for the brewery's popularity. They could easily fill a venue 3X the size.

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Photo of TrojanRB
4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of danicalikesthings
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Frosty11161
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Some of the best beers in the nation.

Food trucks are typically there for dinner (except Monday/Tuesday's usually).

Barhands are very knowledgeable in the subject and can provide a great insight to help assemble a flight.

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Photo of jimmythebuilder
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of shoegaze
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JuanAlberto
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.61/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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The Bruery in Placentia, CA
Brewery rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 31,612 ratings