Traveling to Orange County (Costa Mesa)

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Ecrassipes, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Ecrassipes

    Ecrassipes May 29, 2010 Hawaii

    Looked up the usual spots but was wondering if anyone had any particular recommendations. I am making the trip to the Bruery for sure. I would also like to get my hands on some bottles of alpine, RR, port brewing, etc. Is there any likely hood of trying some PtY? I will most likely rent a car so traveling to near by areas in orange county is not a problem. Any inside information is greatly appreciated.

  2. vacax

    vacax Jun 3, 2008 California
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    The usual spot... Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, right?
  3. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa May 19, 2011 California
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    Yeps, and also Hollingshead in Orange so the OP can buy bottles, drink beer, and eat liverwurst all in one sitting.
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  4. vacax

    vacax Jun 3, 2008 California
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    There is a ridiculous amount of breweries in the area now... beyond The Bruery, Bootlegger's, Tustin Brewing, Old Orange Brewing, Anaheim Brewing, Noble Aleworks.. breweries are popping up like banana stands.
  5. AlexM

    AlexM Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Also the new Valiant Brewing will be opening real soon, right down the street from Old Orange.
  6. BeerShman

    BeerShman Dec 14, 2010 California

    What? Where? Hmmm
  7. davey101

    davey101 Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Whatsarezaf and Enish266 like this.
  8. Ecrassipes

    Ecrassipes May 29, 2010 Hawaii

    Yes, I looked up the Hi Time, the Bevmo, a pub with goat in the name, the karl strauss brewery. Does the Hi time have Alpine offerings? Guess that is a no on the PtY...damn
  9. DCRA

    DCRA Dec 14, 2011 California

    total wine in brea or tustin
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  10. vacax

    vacax Jun 3, 2008 California
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    If you want to go to a bar/restaurant/brewpub you go to Beachwood. Period.
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  11. IceAce

    IceAce Jan 8, 2004 California

    Hey John,

    Lotsa inside info available...what date(s) will you be here?
  12. IceAce

    IceAce Jan 8, 2004 California

    Fixed that for ya! ;)
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  13. Ecrassipes

    Ecrassipes May 29, 2010 Hawaii

    March 6th-10th. Mahalo.
  14. Ecrassipes

    Ecrassipes May 29, 2010 Hawaii

    March 6th-10th. Mahalo.
  15. FosterJM

    FosterJM Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Younger should be gone. You might want to keep an eye on Selmas pizza in Rancho Santa Margarita. Ive heard they had a keg, but not sure if they tapped it. All of the above are great recommendations for things. Try to make it to El Cerrito Liquor in Corona, Try Walnut Liquorette or Lone Hill Liquor as well.

  16. IceAce

    IceAce Jan 8, 2004 California

    Tuesday: Rock'N Fish in Laguna Beach ~ Smog City Brewing event @ 3pm...should be an impressive beer list

    Thursday: Slaters 50/50 Anaheim ~ IPA Day @ 11am
  17. nocturne1

    nocturne1 Aug 25, 2009 California

  18. DukeofDouche

    DukeofDouche Mar 6, 2012 Alberta (Canada)

    beat me to it!

    Also, if you happen to hit up Bruery Provisions at the Orange Circle, its worth taking a walk down the street to check out the tap list at Haven Gastropub. I don't recommend eating there, but they usually have at least a couple nice beers on tap. In one night I killed both the RR consecration and H24 pugachev's cobra kegs.
  19. AlexM

    AlexM Jun 9, 2011 California
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  20. Ecrassipes

    Ecrassipes May 29, 2010 Hawaii

    Thanks for all the info! Sounds like this trip will be lots of fun. Aloha.
  21. Avalanche77

    Avalanche77 Dec 21, 2011 California

    + 1 on El Cerrito liquor in Corona. Talk to Jazz, friend el Cerrito on fb. He posts what he gets in constantly and usually has pty and bp, among other great RR beers.
  22. dcgunman

    dcgunman Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Alpine beers are hard to find right now. You can try hi-times, whole foods and liquor warehouse in hb. San Diego stores are not getting much love from ABC right now. And at the brewery if they do have any ipa's it is very limited. I just opened my last Pure Hoppiness the other day. But I still have 5 bottles of Expo Hoppiness in my fridge. Yes, hit up Beachwood BBQ (Seal Beach). All the others including Hollingheads Deli (Costa Mesa) is good but pricier than Beachwood. And the beer selection is world class at Beachwood. The OC is starting to really grow with all the brewery's opening up here. But it still doesn't compare to Sun Diego.
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