The Bruery Provisions

The Bruery ProvisionsThe Bruery Provisions
The Bruery ProvisionsThe Bruery Provisions
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

143 N. Glassell
Orange, California, 92866
United States

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sweethome from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Storefront in downtown Orange - just north of the square. A feel of an old general store...for great beer! A number of beers from belgium in the cooler which I had never seen. Interesting local and regional selection - plus the huge variety of Bruery beers.

The tasting area is in the back. Very comfortable tall chairs - creates a convivial feel. I ordered a classic tasting of Bruery beers - cost was $5 plus tax - hard to beat. Also ordered a salami plate that was excellent. Cost was $10 for a relatively small amount of salami, two types of cheese - some bread and olives. You get what you pay for - this was high quality and paired with the complex beers perfectly.

Service was a bit slow for buying the bottled beers and a line developed when I was there - otherwise good service.

I really loved the experience - high quality beer and food in a comfortable setting.

Nov 12, 2011
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slander from New York

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

On the heels of stupidly having hit the Bruery brewery proper first. Don’t get me wrong. I mean they had a pretty good selection of their wares, and we sampled what we wanted; it was just that there was nothing sour on. And that wouldn’t have been so bad had I not enjoyed them sourz just a few days before at the Barcade event and was now looking forward to them, which I was. But finding them here, I was not. Sampler and out; sad, like the clown...

But they’ve got a store somewhere somewhere, not near here but not too far away. It’s earlyish yet, let’s go see what Bruery Provisions brings. Oh, the main drag in town closed due to some inconvenient to me event in the street, we’re not off to a good start. But we parked round the corner and made tracks for this place in the strip.

A doublewide, with its center sections removed, and a clear differentiation of space between the upfront store and rear of the room bar/seating area (but we’ll get to that). Up front, a row of 9 cooler doors on one wall with soda & sixtels & bottles in between, plus 2 more ‘round the bend. The coolers are lined above with horizontal blackboards, listing specials and Brueryisms they want you to know about. On the opposite wall, a length of shelving racks holding warm beer, and some of the aforementioned provisions. Out across the floor, a large Bruery beer display, racks of wines, and clothed tables holding more of the dry goods; marmalades & jams, honeys, crackers, breadsticks, Stone hot sauces, Sierra Nevada mustards, olive oils, coffee from bean players Intelligentsia & Kean, tea, chocolate, etc.; quality select representations of each.

To the rear, meat & cheeses on the front side of the counter (They do cheese & charcuterie plates, but I just wasn’t feeling it). I can see a row of 10 Bruery handles back behind the counter, and then there are 2 rows of 10 nondescript handles behind them on each side. Order your food and drink, and hit one of the 2 longish communal hightop tables seating 8 each shared, or the bar counter space running an ‘L’ around it, seating for another 8 or so on backed stools. The seating area penned by a half wall; its sills lined with bulbed candleholders.

Beigey walls, wood slat floorings, and pressed tin ceiling with drop pan lamps. A most impressive large bottle cap logo mosaic on the far rear wall framed, and 2 dozen mounted & framed beer labels to the rear around a cork & cap logo piece that is also really quite excellent. I will mention that the bathrooms are pasted with colorful Bruery stickers, as well. Large windows over North Glassell Street with sprawling hoppiness lined barrels over the hang, and baby trees & other plants atop the shelving units.

8 house beers on tap; Nottenroth (Berliner), Mischief (Belgian Strong Golden), Humulus Lager, (Imperial Pale Lager), White Oak (Wheat Wine/Strong Golden blend), Loakal Red (Oak aged American Red Ale), Saison De Lente (Spring Saison), Filmishmish (barrel aged sour with apricot), Sour in the Rye (sour rye in oak), + 20 guest taps; ½ of them Westish coast craft (Green Flash Palate Wrecker Imperial IPA & Double Stout, Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout & Smoke Screen Lager, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine, Stone Smoked Porter, Logsdon Kili Wit, Hangar 24 Orange Wheat, Cismontane Smokin’ Santiago Scotch Ale, Epic Smoked & Oaked Belgian Style Ale), and the other ½ a split between craft beyond (Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA, Allagash White & Tripel, DogFishHead Aprihop & Chicory Stout), and import play (Evil Twin Freudian Slip Barleywine & Biscotti Break Porter, Drie Fonteinen Zwet.Be Porter, Bockor Bellegems Bruin, Blanche De Bruxelles).

They do a pair of preset house beer flights which we no thank you’d, and just went with what we wanted (Nottenroth, a Berliner wannabe, or more likely a wouldabeen, had it soured up, which it did not, still, it was nicely tart; Humulus Lager, citrusy, piney, and very hoppy, more like an IPA than an impy lager; Filmishmish, love, amazingly quaffably pleasant; Sour in the Rye, funk & fruit, also one of the does not suck varietals; and then guest offerings Evil Twin Biscotti Break, just stellar, licorice, an imperial porter of fucking awesome; and the Bockor Bellegems Bruin, on the recommendation from the cooler kid, a nicely done Oud Bruin).

Easily more than 100 bottled offerings in all, including a good number of Bruery beers selections. Ben grabbed some Bruery/Lawson’s maple crazy collaboration (Acer Quercus), and later we wondered why we didn’t snag a Black Tuesday instead (serious duh). Yes, there were other goods I would not have minded putting my drink on. And in retrospect, a meat plate of spicy things would have been perfect (it had been a long day). Great tunes, we dig it here and are slightly bent that we wasted our time at the brewery tasting room instead of hitting this much earlier. It’s a neat, clean place; someone knew what they were doing.

Aug 17, 2012
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Drinkerofales from California

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Beautiful, clean, roomy. A bottle shop, with a huge tasting room in the back, and a patio out the back door. Very relaxing, and comfortable.

Can't complain about the quality, everything is clean and well done, selection is quite diverse, with some stuff only available in store, guest brews in the bottle, and on tap, with Bruery only stuff as well.

The food choices are high quality as well, if only lacking in diversity. Meats, cold cuts, cheeses, nuts, breads, and olives, all snacking foods, not really a place for a meal.

Pricing for bottles is on par, or more, and the on tap brews are all priced similary, but the higher the abv, the smaller the pour.

A great experience was had here, the snacks are high quality, the beer is stellar, what else could you want?


May 04, 2012
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MayorsAssistant from Trinidad & Tobago

4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I have a lot of fun when I come here. If your not waiting for allocations (which has recently gotten a bit more organized) then you have time and room to browse. I really enjoy the bruery's style and imagination when it comes to brewing,and they offer a great selection of other brewery's best. The flights are reasonable with a large variety to try. The artwork is awesome! And the staff is very helpful with suggestions and descriptions. Overall its a great way to spend an afternoon in the enthralling, historic downtown Orange district. Cheers!

Apr 15, 2012
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drewone from California

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The atmosphere is traditional - I actually prefer the tasting room vibe more but not real complaints either.

The staff is always gracious if not always totally knowledgeable (no biggie in my book). I commend them for the excellent job they did getting the Reserve Society allocation ready on the initiation celebration day. All around friendly.

Stop by a few times a year to pick up bruery releases - have quite a wide selection of beers from other breweries too - sometimes harder to find selections. In the past they have put out limited release bruery beers for short periods and of course they have the provision series beers.

They do have cheese and wine also - but have never tried any.

In the front is like a regular store, the back half is the tasting area. I tried the tasting area for my first time the other day - got a tasting flight of specialty bruery beers. Nice to be able to try some of the beers before buying. This area is 21 and over only (ie not kid friendly). They are currently only doing flight of Bruery beers and just started doing full pours. Also a Patio in back is set to open any day.

Prices on beer to go are with in the norm or sometimes on the lower end. The tasting flight was $8 for 5 tasters (I think you get a slight better deal at the tasting room - but a different selection).

All in all totally worth a stop.

Mar 19, 2012
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TurdFurgison from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

What to add that hasn't been said before about this place. Not only is it a top notch bottle shop bit it also offers slightly upscale meats and flights of beer (not only Bruery beers, not that I would complain if that was the case).

The bottle shop is well laid out, with Bruery stock placed roughly in the middle of the store as well as in coolers. Reasonable prices pm everything, and although the house beers can get a little pricy you certainly won't find many of them elsewhere.

The flights were all $6, which includes 5 pours. The girl at the taps let me substitute from the pre-selected flights which was cool.

No question that I'll be back, just wish I travelled to LA more often.

Feb 08, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Bruery Provisions is designed much like a deli, with service counters to order smoked meats, cheeses, and beer flights. There's a barstool seating area adjacent to the ordering counter, and then a large, open bottle shop taking up about half of the floor plan. All bottles, whether Bruery beers or otherwise, are available for single bottle purchase. The atmosphere is clean, classy, and sophisticated.

The quality of everything available is top-notch. The beers, foods, and cheeses served at the counter are all world-class, with rotating guest beers available each month. The bottleshop has a fantastic selection of American craft beers, Belgians, and other European bottles.

The service is better than average, and I believe every employee sincerely wants every customer to have the best experience possible. That being said, Bruery Provisions is getting more and more popular (and crowded) by the day, and sometimes I feel the employees are stretched a bit thin. The customer service suffers slightly, but as individuals, they're always working as hard as can be expected of anyone. Sometimes, there just aren't enough faces to feed and nourish the growing crowd.

The selection is incredible. Provisions serves as a world-class bottle shop, Bruery storefront, smoked meat and cheese deli, and craft beer bar.

In a perfect world, Provisions would serve full pours of beer (as opposed to 5oz. sample glasses) and fill growlers. Hoping this is in the works, as I know Patrick and team would like this to be the case as well. Fingers crossed.

The food is high quality and delicious. The meats and cheeses I have sampled pair very well with the beers, and the employees are more than happy to answer any questions.

Feb 02, 2012
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

My wife and I visited Provisions yesterday with NoSignsOfPain and DarthKostrizer. Walking in it reminded me of a small bistro market. They have an area for sales of beer, cider, and I believe wine along with stuff like food items and shirts. There is also a food and tasting area that has tables for people to sit at. Provisions offers a wide selection of Bruery and guest beers along with wine. They also have food items like meats and cheeses for you to snack on if you desire. I was able to try a lot of Bruery beers and some from Beachwood, Evil Twin, and Telegraph as well. Everything was of really good quality. Service was very friendly and helpful. Overall, this is an awesome little spot and I really want to make it back sometime soon.

Jan 22, 2012
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Murrhey from Washington

3.93/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Been here a couple of times in my tenure at Chapman U., right down the street.

A- Neo-rustic atmosphere, savvy beer crowd and pleasing lighting. Hard not to like this place.

Q- Good beer is good beer. Can't deny that.

S- Friendly staff (on most days) and prompt service.

Selection- Could be better. But they go for quality beers over quantity. I think.

F- Got cheese/nuts here for a review I was writing. Good pairs, that's for sure.

V- Can range from $$-$$$$ in bottle store. Fairly reasonably $$ in the tasting area though.

Jan 21, 2012
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BeerShman from California

4.85/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I am lucky that I can call Bruery Provisions my one-stop-shop or my local store.

This place has a great selection of beers, some that you can't find other places, actually a lot that you can't find at other stores; especially the Provisions series and Bruery beers.

Really friendly staff, always greeting you and making sure they are available to help you choose whatever it is your looking for, wether it is beer, cheese, wine, coffee or some gift items. They are really easy going people and love to make small talk with you, even when it is a little busy.

The only thing I can say bad about this place is it's too small, I wish it was bigger so they could accommodate more people, have a bigger tasting area or even stock more great beer! That would really put this place over the edge.

Great location in the Orange Circle, they fit in well. Great hours and really clean establishment.

Jan 19, 2012
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.8/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Near the Bruery, about a half hour drive from LAX airport. A good selection of Bruery bottles, with a few differences from what they had at the brewery's tasting room. A pretty good bottle selection, at reasonable prices for Southern California. Not the best bottle store I visited on the trip, as it included Pizza Port's and Texas Liquor in Carlsbad. The outstanding feature is the tasting room where a quarter pint of many South Cal well rated books are served. My one complaint that detracted from this vacation stop, was that I settled up in cash on one of my trips for bottles and a flight, but was approached later with my Visa number. Its very possibly just a one-off error, but I would recommend people keep their purchases on their cards to keep records in any case. People were doing their own thing here, tons of couples and small groups of friends. service: One has to get up and get their flights and bottles. Still very much worth a stop.

Jan 18, 2012
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corby112 from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by Provisions during a recent trip to Orange County. Located on the main shopping district/street that runs through the center of town. Very clean with room temperature bottles on the right, coolers on the left and a deli case/bar counter straight ahead.

This is pretty much the perfect retail space with a combination of rare bottles, an amazing draft selection(with flights available), merch and cheese/charcuterie. The selection of bottles outside of the Bruery beers isn't that impressive but the draft list is excellent.. They have a variety of different flights to choose from or you can make up your own. There's a small seating area for you to eat/sample beers. Lots of rare one offs on draft and cool guest beers. I tried Smoking Wood, Burly Gourd, Knuckle Sandwich, Telegraph obscura Vieja and Loakal Red. Quite an impressive selection and there were many more to choose from. They had lots of rare Bruery bottles that don't see distribution and a few other nice choices. Also, they sell some cool glassware and other Bruery merchandise.

We didn't try the food because we had just eaten but it looked delicious. Lots of artisan meats and cheeses. I've been to plenty of other shops with better selections but the combination of bottles, merchandise, food and quality drafts made this place one of the best retail spaces I've seen. If I lived anywhere near this place I would be there all of the time.

Jan 16, 2012
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2beerdogs from California

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I love this place. Which is a good thing due to the need to pick up all of my orders here. But as far as a beer store goes, they do a great job of carrying an eclectic range of interesting, and even precious beers. Yes they could probably rearrange their sales floor to increase the space to offer more variety, but I think it would undercut the classy, yet earthy ambience. I have yet to walk into this store inthe midst of a "sausage fest". You know what I mean, a bunch of guys standing around trying to outbeer each other over minute details or facts about beer. Can you talk beer in detail here, yes. There always seems to be a true beergeek around--but it remains inviting and approachable here.

And they have a good rotation of beer, as well as wine, here too. They are quite well tapped in to the industry and have developed some very fruitful relationships; so they get some "goods" from other brewers that you won't find at the big boxes (BevMo).

The food pairings are well done, and well presented, albeit a bit pricey at times. But hey they gotta pay the rent!!! And they can't sell full glasses so I'm not complaining about an extra $ or two for some great pairings of meat/cheese.

This place is a must go, for any beer lover, as well as anybody who likes to check out food/drink pairings as well as accessories.

Jan 13, 2012
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rtaps from California

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

this place was great, stopped by for the first time to just pick up some beer. great bottle selection reasonably price, and you can get pretty much any Bruery bottle already, and cool swag. they have a separate little section for sampling beer. you can only buy flights but good beer is on tap and the price is great. same goes with the food to pair with you brew.
i will be going back anytime i'm down in anaheim, luckily im an angels fan and have a disneyland pass so i can con people into getting down in the general area.

Jan 05, 2012
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Catchy_Name from California

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I love this place. I live about 30 minutes away and there hasn't been a time I've gone that my drive wasn't worth it. My only gripe about it ever has been parking. Sometimes it's tough to find it when they do events so walking may be a must. But they have great selection both on tap and in bottles. Wine isn't my thing but they do have that and I've yet to try the food short of some bread. Overall great vibe, good beer, and cool people that provide good service. My friends and I were drinking a lot of heavier stouts and they provided us with some bread on the house so we could drive home safely. Very cool if you ask me.

Jan 03, 2012
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GrumpyJunglist from California

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I love this place, I was glad my friend told me about it last year. It has been downhill since, in respects to how much i drive to the OC just to hang out there. Its perfect because if you cant find a spot at the tasting area for flights i just take a walk down old town orange and admire the old style buildings and come back and find a spot. I am looking forward to being a 2012 RS member so I can come in to pick up my allocations. With the bruery's rapid growth they may need to expand that store or relocate to a larger facility.

Dec 27, 2011
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DarthKostrizer from California

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I visited this place before a bottleshare with Ehammond1 and NoSignsOfPain to pick up our allotment of Black Tuesday.

The area where you can actually drink is quite small and actually creates a better atmosphere because everyone is interacting with everyone. The on tap selection is good and of course all Bruery beers and you can only get 4oz pours so it is a good way to sample most of their products. I got to try Black Tuesday on draft and it was Phenomenal. But what makes this place a must stop is the bottle selection. They of course have a great selection of their own bottles but they have a pretty good selection of hard to find beers from all the world.

If I lived closer to this spot I would visit it quite often. Highly recommended

Nov 06, 2011
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AWolfAtTheDoor from Washington

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

First stop after picking up a friend at the SNA airport. We got there early afternoon.

Nice atmosphere. Mellow at that time of the day. Very cool looking. Lots of french words for things (cause apparently they speak that in Orange).

Service was friendly. You're only about 50% waited on, so I don't know what you'd expect.

Selection was quite good. Lots of different flights, maybe 20ish taps? Not interested in the guest taps, as I remember some being average. But the bottle selection more than made up for it.

Food was good, but expensive. 11 dollars for a cheese plate with a few wedges on it. The flights were reasonably priced, except for the fancy pants flight, which was like twice the price of the other ones.

Money is my only real complaint. Quality was top notch, and a lot of those beers are incredible. Wouldn't make this a regular haunt, but definitely would come here a few times a year, if I didn't almost an hour away.

Oct 30, 2011
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Hands22 from Florida

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

When I first walked in I was blown away by the bottles stocked in the store and the refrigerated case. They had cases of great Bruery beers waiting to be bought. Wish I had more room in my suitcase but did grab an Oude Tart to take home.

The back half of the store has a tasting area. The standard Bruery flights (5 glasses with ~2-3 oz) were around $5, but they were also serving a flight of GABF medal winners for $12. I had a sampler tray with assorted meats, olives, nuts, and bread for $13. Everything tasted great and I really liked being able to sample a the different beers. It was a bit of a drive from LA but if I lived here I would definitely visit once a month to pick up Bruery beers that can't be found in other stores.

Oct 22, 2011
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notchucknorris from California

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Just went up to this place for the first time a few weekends ago and I was really impressed. The space is divided between the tasting room and the bottle shop. I was really impressed by the selection that the bottle shop had of both beers from The Bruery and harder to find beers from around the world.

I was a little surprised to find that they didn't offer larger sized samplings of The Bruery's beers, but the tasters were exceptional and I probably left happier than if I had just gotten a pint or two. You can also make your own sampler (so you could potentially fill all five sample glasses with nothing but one beer that you really like if that's the route you wanted to go) which I thought was definitely a good idea.

If you go, I would definitely recommend getting some of the food there. It's bomb and goes perfectly with the beers offered. We got a salami plate that was unbelievable and the bread they serve it with is the perfect palette cleanser. I will definitely be returning here soon.

Sep 21, 2011
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AdamBear from Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Okay, this place is just amazing for many reasons. I was very fortunate that my girlfriend was touring Chapman University which is within walking distance. (I really hope she goes there!!!) We stopped in after a tour late afternoon.

I didn't like that this place only served sample sized beers, however that turned out to be a blessing as i got to try many many amazing beers.

Atmosphere: In the front there is a wonderful store full of Bruery gifts, as well souvenirs from other breweries as well. They had SO MANY rare beers from both the Bruery and many other breweries as well. it was a place one can spend a lot of time in. There is a small tasting section in the back.

Selection/Quality: They have tons of amazing world class beers here from the Bruery and other breweries on tap. The only catch is that you can only order sample platters of 5 beers at a time.

Value: I felt like i was stealing...each sample flight was so cheap...honestly i've never spent so little on such high quality beer in my life.

I felt so blessed to get to visit this place. If you're in the LA area, come'll make you feel satisfied for days...with out putting a dent in your wallet.

Aug 20, 2011
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Jackskeleton from California

4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

The provision store should be considered an illegal substance. You know the moment you walk in there you're going to be handing over your wallet and hooked for life to coming here.

The atmosphere of the interior matches the exterior. It has a sort of 1960's sort of land-that-time-forgot feel to it. You expect Mister sandman to start playing.

It's clean, high brow for what you think of the beer establishments and liquor store and most of all, it's very appealing to non-beer drinkers.The tasting area is closed off but the ability to try five different beers at 2oz samples is great for trying new beers without a bottle commitment.

They also have wine for those who aren't into beer for some reason. With cheese and meat plates, you really can have a nice evening out here as a sort of stop on date night.

The thing that shines here is the fridge and bottle shop selection. You will lose so much money and get so many great beers from here.

Bruery provision series beers seem to only pop up here and at the tasting/brewery room. Besides the bruery bottles, you have a lot of other breweries getting great representation on the shelf.

Great for rare/hard to find beers and a great atmosphere all around.

Aug 17, 2011
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jdense from Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

123th beerfly review, and BA post which puts me into the next level of Beer Geekdom, so I have that going for me!

Located on the north end of the historic circle in Old Town Orange, this offshoot of the Placentia based Bruery presents an entirely new (at least to me) concept in beer merchandising. The beer selection features what appears to be approximately 500-600 beers, with 10 doors of temperature controlled coolers on one side of the room, and a like amount of shelf space for warm beers on the other. Two cooler doors are dedicated to The Bruery products, and this is the *only* retail spot where you will find Bruery Provision Series. I grabbed a couple of bottles (Snicklefritz, Tart of Darkness) to share with The Usual Suspects back home, along with a bottle of Mischief Gone Wild. I saw a number of interesting SoCal brewery products, Bootleggers, Telegraph etc., but decided in the name of limited suitcase space (with a trip to San Diego scheduled for the next day) to limit my purchase to those bottles. There are some wines available, but the real non-beer related highlight was the world class charcuterie selection, featuring a number of renowned purveyers, Fra Mani, Cypress Grove, etc. I didn't check the prices on the meats and cheeses but was duly impressed.

We spent our time doing some perusing but enjoying sample trays, the Classic Flight of Bruery products, 714, Salt of the Earth (a nice gose), Humulus ( a very hoppy lager), Iniquitious (10% Golden Ale) and the monstrous and tasty Cuir. We also had a cheese plate which paired nicely with our beers. The entire tasting tray was only $5, a great value, and while the beers were supposed to be limited to 2 oz. samples, most (except for the Cuir, which was still a bargain priced sample given the $20 price tag on a bottle) were closed to 3.5-4 oz. Note that beverages had to be consumed in the rear portion of the establishment, re you can't take your beer with you and you peruse the shelves.

The help was extremely nice, they seemed to be an extension of Patrick's friendly and outgoing personality. Any requests were met with a nice smile. All in all, this is a world class tasting room, which my buddy observed had the feel of a classy wine bar (which they also offered sample trays of). In fact, he said he was going to bring his wife by here for a before dinner libation. That's high praise indeed. I will certainly make it a point to visit here every time I'm in the OC, and you should too. Very Highly Recommended.

Aug 11, 2011
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s1ckboy from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Was able to stop by on a visit out to cali, just at the right time as they had some rare bottles for sale (100% Cuir). Pretty cool little shop. They have a ton of Bruery beers (obviously) and a great selection of other bottles as well, wine too. Cool that you can get food and flights of beer, wish I had time to do that! Not that big of a shop but they make good use of the space. Staff was very helpful. Picked up some Bruery swag and some great beers not distributed back home. I'll definitely go back next time I'm in the area.

Aug 05, 2011
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place is one-of-a-kind (from my experiences at least). A really cool bottle shop with over 500 bottles, but more importantly, a really cool tasting room that offers beer flights as well as excellent food pairings such as high-end cheeses and cured meats.

The flights were really cool - I ordered two different flights - and really showcased a wide variety of styles and breweries. The staff was quick, friendly, and knowledgeable and the food was excellent as well.

To top it off, when we left, I picked up a few awesome bottles, some of which were unique to Provisions. If I was a local, I would be here all the time. A must visit for out-of-towners and a short cab ride from Anaheim ($15).

Jul 09, 2011
The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA
Place rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 50 ratings