Tustin Brewing Company

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Tustin Brewing CompanyTustin Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

13011 Newport Avenue #100
Tustin, California, 92780
United States

(714) 665-2337 | map

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Reviews by IntriqKen:
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2.4/5  rDev -37%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3

Extremely interesting architecture for this brewpub with a nice outdoor seating area (for smokers).
Relatively small inside with fairly sparce and standard brewpub decor.
Usual brewpub menu offerings with nothing that really stood out.
Standard offering of 5 of their own brews and one guest beer on tap with the addition of Bud and Coors Light.
I only tried their special 10th Anniversary Ale....what they described as a hoppy red, and didn't really want to stay around to try more. it was disappointing to say the least.
Place was VERY busy and packed for a Tuesday night and understaffed so the service was far from stellar or even adequate.
Moved on ofter the one brew to Steelhead Brewery for their $2 pints and $5 pizza instead.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.69/5  rDev +23.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.19/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Really enjoy this brewery. I hit this place up every time, i'm in the Anaheim area. Great pub food. They make great beers here. The ipa's are very tasty. Usually an excellent guest beer selection.

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Photo of francus
3.85/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

A nice bar in a sort of spanish style strip mall. The atmosphere is sports bar but there is a nice patio outside facing the street. I sat at the bar and the bartender was very friendly. The brewery is behind the bar and no wall/glass separates you from the glory that is beer. The brewmaster was on site and was very friendly as well.

They tend to have beers that cater to the noob. Don't expect a lot of complex malty beers. That said, the red ale was amazing. Their beers tend to be on the higher end of the alcohol ABV for a given style. The lighter beers were crisp and clean. Despite the preponderance of lighter beers, there are enough darker and maltier selections on tap. They also have a decent selection of bottles.

The only food I tried was the chili and I highly recommend it. And chili goes well with beer so why not! Go with the bread bowl, it sounds big but it isn't. It's just the right amount.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I used to come here a lot, but revisited for the first time in a few years, and wow!, has it gotten better. I always thought the beer was decent and food was ok, but both have become significantly better. Had the Red Hill Red and Old Town IPA which were both outstanding, but man...Tustin Shot In The Dark (BA Imperial Porter) was amazing! Cheers!

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Photo of AngryCPA
4.04/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Muggins25
4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jedk
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of seankahr
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

They get some guest great beers on tap on a weekly basis. Their experimental 'Off the Cuff' is excellent!

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Photo of ukwolverine
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

I was in Orange County the other day and picked Tustin Brewing as my local destination from the BeerAdvocate list. I was not at all disappointed.

The brewery is situated in a rather out-of-place Bavarian-inspired strip mall. It fits the beer theme nicely, though. Inside the décor is nearly perfect for a brewpub, lots of wood and beer signs and lived-in hominess. The brewery equipment is located maybe six feet behind the bar, which provides wonderful brewing aromas and the opportunity to talk to the brewers as they work.

Service was a bit on the slow side, but I was there at a slow time and most of the staff were there brewing. I don't begrudge them this -- it's always great to watch a brewer at work.

I was only able to sample a couple of beers, but they were both quite drinkable (I had the flagship porter and a cream ale, so pretty benign styles). The next time I'm killing time in Tustin, I will definitely try to get here.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Tustin Brewing Company in Tustin, CA
Brewery rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 269 ratings