The Bruery Provisions

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Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

143 N. Glassell
Orange, California, 92866
United States

(714) 997-2337

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Added by womencantsail on 10-05-2010

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.15/5  rDev -5%

This is like in downtown or old town main street like Orange. Pretty easy to find, parking wasn't an issue.

Walk in, its like a little boutique shop. . . with tasters! Good amount of wine and just a hodgepodge of different beers here. Was surprised they didn't have a better selection of Bruery stuff, although I did find a bottle of the saison de lente, which I can't find in Reno, so that was cool I guess. Memorabilia, cool artwork with the bottle caps and bottle labels. Chocolate and cheese plates to pair with your beer. A little quirky, would just like to see more of their own stuff in here, growler fills, bottle service, drink em there, etc. . .

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

Stopped in here on Saturday right before the Bruery Reserve Society Initiation Party (my good friend and roommate, JustinA1, recently joined and I got to be his guest).

The Bruery Provisions store is a pretty classy joint. It feels a lot like an antique store, except swap the lamps and trinkets for beer, mustard, glassware, and Bruery swag. I wasn't interested in anything but the beer though; I paid little to no attention to the rest.

The beer selection is very solid; pretty much an even split between west coast micro-brews and European artisan ales. The selection is also split into a refrigerated section and a non-refrigerated section. (The hoppier ales are all kept chilled - no need to worry about that.) I was surprised to not see a whole lot of Bruery beers; I spotted Saison de Lente, Rugbrød, White Orchard, and possibly Loakal Red - that was it!

When I stepped to the register with my one bottle of GD Hibernation Ale, the cashier was very friendly and conversational. She bagged my beer and wished us a good time at the Reserve Society Festival.

All in all, I was impressed by this little shop. It was very clean and had a beer selection that was lots of fun to look at. If you're in the Orange area, check it out!

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Photo of MayorsAssistant
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!

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Photo of Rjhami
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

I like the location, very nice looking store on the inside with hardwood floors and a great layout separating the tasting area from the bottle shop. Caught myself staring at the cheese and meat counter longer than I anticipated but they were so busy with tasters no one could help me.

Checked out their selection at first and found it to be quite good with a lot of newly released beers and some interesting styles that I had not seen from top notch brewers

Finally i made it over for some tasters and was helped quickly. Tasted the IPA and Seasonal flights, both were good values. The Seasonal taster offered the Cuadruple which I was pleased to try along with the Old Richland which was fantastic.

I went through my tasters quickly and then selected a couple bottles to go. It had become so packed at that point I was ready to get out of there. The place definitely has a nice business plan, it almost seems too small for its demand (at least on a weekend). The shop has a great feel to it, will definitely go back and try some of the food flights.

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Photo of pollox87
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I really enjoy coming here as a one stop shop. First, Provisions offers a good selection of great beers. They really do not dabble with the average. They get some good rarities from time to time as well, and instead of announcing to the world their release or keeping them in the back, they place a bottle by the register so everyone who is there that day can buy them. Most bottles here go for close to what is at Total Wine but often just a tad lower. However sometimes you find great deals, like TenFidy for 10.50 instead of the usual 15-16 bucks you find at even TW. Another plus: Prima Pils in 6 packs IN THE FRIDGE! Score. TW only has warm singles. All beer styles that should be served cold (IPA, Saison, Sours, APAs) are kept in the fridge, while others (Old Ales, Dark Belgians, Big Stouts, Barleywines) are kept on the shelves. The selection is not Huge, but it is all quality.

Oh yeah they serve beer tasters and cheese/charcuterie (sp?) plates and beer tasters too. The cheese plates are fantastic. they do cost a bit, but it is a good price for the quality served. The beer list continually rotates, and always has a few interesting things I have not tried before. They really have a lot of buying power here because they pull in some rare kegs. Best of all the Kegs do not sell out super quick because they go 3-4 oz at a time. They also have a good selection of Bruery Beers for those who are visiting from out of town, and are not able to get to the Bruery Brewery during its limited hours.

Overall, this is a must frequent for locals and a must stop for visitors.

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Photo of s1ckboy
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.

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Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
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.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%

Stopped in here the other day to pick up the 3 French Hens myself and a few other bottles. Got a Prima pils and a Hades from GDBC. Luckily, I was able to find a parking spot right in the rear which would likely be a better choice than the crowded street.

There were beers kept in the cooler and some kept out on the shelves. The beers in the cooler lend themselves to be more American offerings that need the cold. There were other beers such as a handful of Belgians and quite a bit of Lambics and some Saisons. There is also a nice selection of wines and cheeses, as well as some specialty meats.

The tasting area in the back. I didn't have a chance to see what was out but found through Facebook they keep their flights pretty up to date. There is the standard Bruery flight, a seasonal Bruery flight, and a couple other miscellaneous flights (as well a couple wine tasting flights). They also offer some various cheese plates and the like.

The prices are actually pretty average on most beers.

The decor was just right, wasn't over powering the merchandise or to out there for there customer base. It had nice hardwood floors and a nice bright open floor plan.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
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.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

It's ironic how the brainchild of The Bruery decided to open a specialty store just a few blocks from where he went to school. I'm not complaining, it's another beer stop in Old Town Orange, and with little doubt the best one.

But what makes it so special? Is it the bottle selection where two-thirds are kept cold and include Belgian brands I've never heard of (and harder to find ones like Drie Fonteinen), several Italian brands like Le Baladin, some Germans, and a good mix of American brands and styles? The beers are organized according to style in the cooler, and with some empty spaces, the selection can only get better. While not the hugest selection, TBP provides a unique selection. If there's any doubt about the selection score I granted, let the 30 taps which includes San Diego IPA's, Belgian beer, and 10 Bruery beers (including Melange #3 and -bal aged Coton) change your mind.

Oh yes, I forgot to tell about the taps. Flights are offered from tap, and I was also told you can get a sample of any one beer without the flight. An ample part of the store hold a bar area, probably enough 20 people to sip and enjoy whatever goes on draught.

In addition to the beer, cheeses and meats are offered. To make it more classy, books about beer and beer/food pairing are sold here too.

The store itself is very clean, darkish, and very presentable. It's right up to par with the quality of The Bruery's beers, and that's saying something. A cynical type could also say that the prices are too, though I'll admit for the quality I'm getting, that's not going to stop me from stopping by again and again for my beer fix. And with the tempting meats and cheeses, I may become an easy victim of suggestive sales :p

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Photo of womencantsail
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

Stopped in here yesterday to pick up the Reserve Society allocations for myself and a few others. Luckily I was able to find a parking spot right across the street, but I think there might be some parking in the rear which would likely be a better choice.

There are some beers kept in the cooler and some kept out on the shelves. Beers in the cooler tend to be American offerings that are more "perishable" (IPAs, Pale Ales, Lagers, etc.) as well as some imports (namely Belgians). The usual suspects are here, but also some rarities for Southern California such as Midnight Sun, Drie Fonteinen (Schaerbeekse Kriek only on this occasion), Struise Pannepot and Black Albert, 50/50 Concentrated Evil, and a handful of others I can't remember.

There is also a nice selection of wines and cheeses, as well as some specialty meats.

There is a tasting area in the back. There is the standard Bruery flight, a seasonal Bruery flight, and a couple other miscellaneous flights (as well a couple wine tasting flights). They also offer some various cheese plates and the like.

The prices are actually pretty average on most beers, which was sort of surprising from the Bruery (who are generally on the higher side of pricing). But I guess when they're selling other people's beer too, they need to sell it at a competitive price. I won't comment on the wine or cheese prices, since I know very little about these.

As always with the Bruery, the service was top notch and very helpful and courteous. It's too bad that Orange is not quite as close as Placentia.

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Photo of slander
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.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
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

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Photo of jdense
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.

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Photo of Drinkerofales
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?

DOA

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Photo of snpub540
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I have a real liking for old town Orange. I usually have some lunch and brews at The Haven on the other side of the circle and the other day I decided to see what The Bruery Provisions had to offer.

Definately a cool spot to check out. Looks alot like a nice gallery except the shelves are lined with some nice Belgian beers and they have a refrigerated side with Bruery and other craft offerings. Theres a nice collection of Bruery bottle labels very nicely framed lining the walls. Bench style tables are in the tasting area and it has a cool community vibe.

I opted for the Seasonal Bruery flight and for $6 I got to try 5 Bruery beers I probably wouldn't have found anywhere else including Cornballer which was by far my favorite. They also have a year round flight of their year round releases thats only $3. I have to say the flight prices are pretty awesome. At the time they also had an Allagash flight, a hoppy beer flight, and a malty beer flight that had some nice names on them. I also ordered their country pate which was very delicious and came with some olives that were nice palate cleansers between my tastings.

I will definately be coming back everytime I am in Orange to check out what new stuff they have going on.

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Photo of drewone
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.

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Photo of corby112
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.

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Photo of Catchy_Name
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.

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Photo of notchucknorris
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.

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Photo of Hands22
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.

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Photo of rtaps
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.
-cheers

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Photo of pword9d8
4.5/5  rDev +3%

This is an excellent store. Lots of great bottled beers to choose from as well as Bruery and local beers on tap. Recently got to taste the Bruery barrel aged and Ballast Point flight. Excellent!

Flights run from $3-$18 and everything in between. From olive oils, chocolates, cheeses, coffees, and kitchen wares, the specialty shop in Provisions is a great place to procure different items. The cheese selection is especially fantastic and they are constantly updating their tasting menus.

If you're in the area you definitely need to stop by and check out this amazing store!

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Finally made it down to Orange to check out The Bruery Provisions. Really neat little store. It has several refrigerator windows stocked with quite a good variety of beers and in differing styles. Scattered throughout the room are several stands with differing products. On the opposite side of the room is a modest wine rack, and against the wall there are several shelves of un-chilled beers. Again, a great selection of singles and several I've never heard of.

I decided to partake in a flight. I just did The Bruery flight which was only $3 and a cheese/bread plate which was $10. The service was nice, the beers were good, and the overall atmosphere reminded me of a store from an old mining town or someplace down south. Really neat vibe

It's kind of hard to see it as you drive down Glassell street. If you're coming from the 22, right after you pass the traffic circle and go onto N Glassell street, it'll be on your right across from the Knot Knews store

great place and would definitely hit up again if I'm in the area

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Visited 3 times since it opened. The Bruery Provisions is located just north of the Champman/Glassell traffic circle in Old Town Orange. Walking in, the store is very clean and well organized. There is a beer cooler to the left and beers at room temperature to the right. Lots of books about brewing are available and cheese/charcuterie are for sale as well as various flights of beers, I recommend the barrel aged flight. The IPA flight is a good deal too, but there's nothing there a SoCal BA hasn't had before.

The beer selection is more high end then an average shop ala BevMo. Nothing is super cheap, though I saw Obsidian and Prima Pils there. They have regular The Bruery stuff along with selections from Cantillon, 3F, Midnight Sun, Odonata, Glazen Toren, JW Lees, De Molen, Dieu du Ciel, HaandBryggeriet among a lot of others. The imports certainly stand out here, and there geared more to a Belgo-Franco-Scandanavian feel. This gives you a snippet of the outstanding and eclectic mix at the Provisions store.

Service is excellent. I've encountered mostly Bruery personnel that I've met previously at the tasting room (Jarrod, Kendra, Stef, Joe), so they know what they're talking about. All and all a very good store, not too far from the Orange Crush. I like what they're doing here (obviously I've been here 3 times already, and it's a 15 mile drive), a nice complement to The Bruery itself. The fact that it's very close to Hollingshead's is also a plus.

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The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA
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