Bootlegger's Brewery

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Bootlegger's BreweryBootlegger's Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

130 S Highland Ave
Fullerton, California, 92832
United States

(714) 871-2337 | map
bootleggersbrewery.com

Notes:
Tasting Room Hours
Sun - Thurs 11am - 10 pm
Fri & Sat 11am - 12pm

Added by BeerBaronAaron on 06-28-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
79
Reviews:
831
Ratings:
3,022
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.04/5
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
103
pDev:
10.15%
 
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Reviews by corby112:
Photo of corby112
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I've heard a lot about this brewery and finally got to visit during a recent trip to Orange County. It's basically a glorified garage/warehouse in a small industrial complex. Kind of tucked away off of the main street with nothing else around.

Inside there are some barrels and brewing equipment with a small counter for growlers, samples and glasses of beer. There is a small side room with a picnic table, the Joust arcade game and oversized jenga. Dark and industrial with a strong odor of old beer. My wife said it smelled like vomit. The weather is always nice so the doors are open making he place a bit more spacious.

There were only two people working there, serving beers and filling growlers at the counter. Both of them were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The place was pretty crowded but I never had to wait more than a minute or two for a beer.

I didn't notice many guest beers but they had a ton of their own beers on covering a wide range of styles. They offer pints, half pints or flights which is really nice if you are trying to sample as much as possible. Unfortunately, most if their beers were mediocre at best and really bland or gross at worst. It was great to drink Knuckle Sandwich at the source and they had a chocolate chili stout that was really good but I wasn't a big fan of the other beers I tried. They don't offer food but some cool trucks park in their lot in the evening.

Overall, I wasn't terribly impressed with the beers but it's a laid back place with good service that's worth checking out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of evanwoertz
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeanBump
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Never judge a book by its cover.

Ive never been a huge fan of Bootlegger's label artwork. Cant say why, really. It just sort of seemed cartoony which made me question how serious the operation is. When I went to visit, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my suspicions couldnt have been more off. Great selection, friendly staff and good beer. I had about 8 tasters in a variety of styles and not one was bad. The tasting room can get a wee bit crowded on Friday/Saturday nights but if youre in the area, give them a go!

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Photo of Keeling
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PBRandJ
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.31/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of rwaynes
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of Handsome_James
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

A summer night feel with the beer selection and outdoor seating. Cornhole is always fun and there's a good pizza place next door that delivers over.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of fureousangel
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.24/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

They usually have a very good selection, super nice barbacks. The beer just lacks sometimes.

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3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

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4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Bootlegger's Brewery in Fullerton, CA
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 3,022 ratings