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[ Brewery, Bar ]
715 Dunn Way
phone: (714) 996-6258
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-10pm
(Place added by: deltatauhobbit on 04-25-2008)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was fortunate enough to visit this place during a recent trip to Orange County. We arrived shortly after opening and the place was already packed with no available seats. Luckily there was a stand alone table close to the bar where we could rest out drinks.
It's basically just a large warehouse garage with brewing equipment directly in front of you and you walk in with a medium sized wrap around counter/bar and around 8-10 picnic style tables. There's a also a small cooler with some of their bottled offerings and a bunch of keys and barrels lining the rear right wall. Clean enough but for how popular the brewery is I thought that it would be bigger with more seats.
They had a great selection of their own beers but no guest beers. I was happy to see that in addition to their year round beers they had a lot of limited one offs including smoking wood, a faro, some barrel aged stuff and a few sours. I didn't inquire about the. Offlsa but as mentioned above they had a few available.
This place gets pretty crowded and you often have to wait in a long line to get another beer. This is worth noting if you are going for a flight because they only give you one sample at a time so you end up spending more time in line than enjoying beer. The guys at the counter were working hard but the waiting times were still too long.
There was no food available but a really good food truck showed up soon after we arrived.
Overll, this place was a lot of fun. Could use some more guest taps but I'm there for their beer. Lots of rare treats along with the standards, bottles, cask offerings and merchandise. Also, the crowd was cool and I was able to strike up conversations with a bunch of locals. Definitely a must visit if you are in the area.
01-17-2012 02:40:01 |
More by corby112
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I recently went to The Bruery on Black Friday after a Ducks game with my brother, and it was pretty empty, as we got there right when they opened the doors. It didn't stay that way, as I quickly found out they were serving a one time only brew of a variation on their Black Tuesday with a Peanut Butter and Bals twist. Glad we got there when we did, because the line went out to the freeway and didn't die down for the couple hours we were there. The Bruery featured about five tables and about five or six barrels for placing your drink. The place was packed for the event, and the staff handled everything quite well. We got a taster flight and got to keep the tulips we used. Though they were jumping busy, it still didn't take long to get another taster after finishing the previous one. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about everything on their list for the night. Will most likely stop by on my next visit to Orange County.
12-21-2011 08:07:49 |
More by downhilldrift
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I have been to the Bruery about 5 or 6 times now. I pass by it to and from work everyday so it's convenient. I just went again yesterday and picked myself up a growler of Biira Basta which I like quite a bit. The Bruery definitely has a nice atmosphere and the tasting room is a nice size. The quality of the beers is the main reason I go there. They have some great beers and they also have a nice selection of beers to choose from in the tasting room. They usually have around 12 beers or more to choose from. They charge $8 a flight which is a bit pricey and it actually used to be $7. They do make that up by letting you keep the Bruery tulip glass that you used for your flight. I think you can pay a couple bucks less if you already have too many of their tulips or don't want the tulip. They have really good service there and the guys tending the bar are very patient when you are making up your mind on what you want to drink. I think investing in a growler is the best thing to do if your local because the bottles are a bit pricey.
Overall this is a really nice brewery and I think they will just continue to get more and more popular. Some of my favorite beers there are Humulus Lager, Birra Basta, Run B.M.C, Mischief and Hottenroth. I still need to try their acclaimed Black Tuesday beer so that is perhaps on the horizon as one of my favorites there.
I highly recommend going here because they have great beers and a real nice atmosphere.
12-10-2011 20:54:37 |
More by Popp24
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went here the night before their Barrel Aged Tasting Festival. A pretty small bar set up. This didn't stop anybody from packing this place though. They had 10-15 of their own beers on tap along with various bottles in their cooler. The staff was knowledgeable but seemed a litlle small given the amount of people who were there. It took roughly 15 minutes to get my beer. They have a small rack full of discounted gear near the far wall. There are a few tables and barrels that serve as a place to rest your drink. Their brewing equipment takes up most of the space in this building. I got to try their Humulus Lager there for the first time. Nice little setup. Great to finally visit.
12-03-2011 18:28:31 |
More by Koufax21
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Simply one of the best breweries around. Knowledgeable staff, healthy pours, not particularly expensive. So many breweries in California make a somewhat standardized lineup. The Bruery does not and I love them for that. Old German styles, uncommon Belgian styles, fruit beers, IPAs, etc. All done really well. They have a food truck usually nearby if you're desperate for eats. Brewery is in what seems like an old warehouse so the atmosphere isn't super nice and refined. I like it like that but if you're looking for something less rustic this isn't it. If you're looking for stupendous beer in great variety, this is it.
11-26-2011 04:47:12 |
More by Chizoad
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Took a trip down this past weekend with my brother and a good friend. It is about 1.5 hours away from me and the damn Friday traffic made it even worse. It took about 3 hours to get there and let me say it was worth every minute it took to get there.
Upon walking into the place there was a bit of a line at first to get a beer which is understandable it was a Friday night and everyone was probably just getting off of work. So of course the place was full of good cheer and great beer. The atmosphere is off the chart everyone was extremely friendly and nice to talk to. The quality of the beers is second to none and if memory serves me correctly there was 12 beers on tap which is a good selection. At the time they did not have anything rare on tap but it was nice to finally get to try Cuir on tap. There is a food truck outside that when i got hungry I ate some fries off of just to get some starch in me and they were also really good.
Overall this place is a must. Great atmosphere Great beer and Great service Two thumbs up.
07-27-2011 03:43:47 |
More by DarthKostrizer
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place rocks! A 100% must visit to anyone in the area!
Small setup ... in an industrial park ... makes for a very cool and intimate vibe. You are tasting right where they make their delish brews.
Tons of brews on tap ... about 15+. Prices are very reasonable ... $5 to $7.50 for a tullip ... including rare brews that are only served at the brewery. Their standard flight is $5 for tastes ... highly recommend the $8 flight where you get to get the Bruery-logoed tullip glass.
Love the wide variety of beers ... ales to lagers to pilsners, etc. An exceptional establishment, not to be missed!
07-16-2011 05:11:31 |
More by AlexM
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Love these guys, I have really become a Brunatic. I always look for an excuse to visit these guys on the weekends at their tasting rooms, or during the week going into their provision store to pick up beers or to sample some flights and eat some meats and cheeses.
The brewery itself is really cool, i love being able to come in on the weekend and get some beers and kick back and chat with other people or with friends or family that come with me. On one side all the awesome barrels stacked up with labels on them to let you know whats inside it. On the other side all the machinery that is used to make their tasty treats.
It would be nice if they had some chairs in there aside from that they have right by the bar area. Or perhaps some TV's with ESPN or sports events on it.
Another good idea would be letting us buy their beers that arent on tap but are in bottles and just sharing those bottles with others. Not like the rarity stuff they do every second friday, just the basic stuff.
07-15-2011 21:51:00 |
More by GrumpyJunglist
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by for the first time this past weekend on Father's Day to get a growler filled for my day off with the family. I showed up right at opening time and got some very quick service.
Outside is nothing to look at being just another front door in a small industrial strip mall, but once that garage door opens up and you find yourself among stainless fermenting tanks and a wall of barrels and you know you are in a magical place.
The other customers there were friendly and up for a good chat about Bruery offerings and other brews just recently released. I was told I am going to have to come back on Fridays when the food trucks are in full swing for an awesome experience.
Nice amount of stuff being poured when I stopped by. Saison Rue, Rugbrod, Saison de Lente 2010 and '11, Salt of the Earth, Cornballer, Mischief, Cuir, and Marron just to name a few.
I am definately going to have to become a regular at this wonderful place if I can get the right days off.
06-20-2011 22:47:59 |
More by snpub540
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
The Bruery is my hometown Brewery. The name is always a pain because when you say it, people usually do not get it. "Which Brewery?" But explanations aside, it is fantastic. The beers here can range from quite bad to jaw-droppingly fantastic. They will have your normal Bruery beers, but they also have some great beers that they make for the tasting room only. Humulus Lager is my favorite of the beers that regularly appear in the tasting room.
Service is mostly good. It can be too good sometimes, because they spend too long explaining to people what the beers are and offering tasters when there is a line out the door. This is bad. But the barkeeps are generally nice. The atmosphere is OK. being surrounded by barrels is cool, the brewery is fine as well, but you must stand. Sometimes it can get too crowded (Nobody goes there when it is too crowded)
The hours are a bummer, this place could fill up 7 nights a week, but then when would they make the beer?
A must visit for the beers, just make sure you show up on the weekend.
06-17-2011 04:14:16 |
More by pollox87
The Bruery in Placentia, CA
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