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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: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
came in to try out black tuesday on tap and ended up pre-buying 3 bottles of the stuff...
while walking inside of the warehouse transformed to brewery/tasting room/barrel room was absolutely like being transported to a different place all together, there was still a bit of a strange feel to the place. I appreciated the oak barrels with bubbling airlocks, stacked to the ceiling. I liked the barrels upright and utilized as tables. there was one big TV on the wall that definitely seemed a bit out of place, but at one point some minus the bear came on for the house music... which will always gain any establishment some bonus points in my book.
we all know the quality of the bruery's beers, so there's no question on my score for this one. adding black tuesday onto their already stellar lineup, I'd score this place almost perfect.
service was ok. staff was friendly enough. I actually was in twice in the same day; once right after opening and once about 45 minutes before closing. they definitely seemed a bit more chipper coming up on the close of the day :) I would have given a little better score, but by what I actually witnessed, there was no CO2 purge on the growler I purchased. it's not a necessity, but would have been a nice touch, especially as I was traveling with my growler.
selection was solid. I think they had roughly 11-12 of their beers on tap and the styles were across the board. shared a white orchard with a friend after having my 4oz black tuesday and then left with a growler of the humulus india pale lager.
while we know that the bruery makes some great beers, we also know that they're not exactly cheap. prices were cheaper on their beers than you'd see anywhere else, but of course you'd expect that when you're buying anything direct... the one thing that bummed me out was the fact that their tulip glasses were on sale for 10 bones... a little steep for one glass in my book. I should mention though that pretty much everything is 25% off on sundays including growler fills... so that's kinda nice.
I'll definitely be going back by this place... at the obvious very least to pick up my black tuesday... but I'm pretty confident in saying that this is one of the best places to get some good beer in the fullerton area.
08-05-2009 18:19:56 |
More by EliottJW
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
A pretty cool atmosphere, there's a bar set up right in between to all the actual brewing equipment and the barrels. There are also stools set up throughout the "tasting room" with barrels as tables.
The quality of the beverages was very good, although I must say I am not all that big of a fan of a lot of their beers. You can still tell a lot of effort and craftsmanship went into them, and I am all for supporting that.
The service was excellent; the bartenders were sure to make sure everyone was happy and had a beer. Very quick on the growler fills as well.
The selection left something to be desired, but I guess that's to be expected for such a small brewery with only a limited number of beers available.
The prices as far as tasters go was very cheap, but quite limited. The cost was $2 for the "regular tasting flight" of Orchard White, Black Orchard, Saison Rue, and a Seasonal (in this case, Trade Winds Tripel). They also had a "special tasting flight" of White Oak, Papier, and Black Tuesday for $6. Individual glasses ran from $4 to $8, in varying serving sizes. Many of the beers were not available for growler fills, and the prices on those ranged from $12 to $25 (plus the $10 for the glass).
07-25-2009 01:03:55 |
More by womencantsail
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Visited The Bruery Sunday, May 29, around 1:30. Easy to find, although the industrial park seemed more likely to house an auto parts warehouse than a place open to the public.
Once inside, the business was all beer. From the stainless brewing equipment on the left, to the wood barrel storage to the right, any true beer geek would love spending time here.
And my wife and I were surrounded by them. "No honey, those aren't nerds" I informed her. "They are beer geeks." "What's the difference?" she asked. "More goatee's and about 40 pounds." I replied. There was even a dude in a kilt!Lesson: this isn't a place for a first date, unless she happens to hail from Flanders.
My two dollar sampler "flight" was served in those great plastic glasses we all enjoyed on our childhood picnics, and accompanied a flyer describing the beer, although I couldn't remember the order. Most curious of all, there was not a scrap of food in the place. No peanuts handed out by the basket. No chips sold by the little bag. Heck, even a vending machine would have helped! Without munchies to allow my spouse to serve as the designated-driver, I was forced to leave before she sipped her way to taxi-status.
Oh, but I do love this place. The beer, of course, was unique and delicious. If they manage to solve the 38:2 guy/girl ratio (to their credit, one of the two girls in the place worked there, and seemed to know her way around a beer to boot), and find something tasty but easy to fling at the patrons, OC might actually possess a more cultured (albeit beer-cultured) alternative to the all-too-typical micro brewery.
06-01-2009 02:13:55 |
More by abc3
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
I have been here at least a dozen times now if not two dozen, days where I am the only person in there, others when dozens of homebrewers are doing their thing, and even holiday celebrations where the place is packed to the brim, I will start off by saying that Patrick is one of the most inviting and friendliest brewers you will ever meet, the brewery is located in a little industrial area right off the 57 Freeway, you walk in and are greeted by numerous oak barrels, the tasting room is right in the middle of the brewery, there are places to sit down other than at the bar, they serve some kind of nuts or pretzels at each table, you can order flights that are very fairly priced, the first Friday of every month, they have a special cask offering, and the majority of these have been outstanding, especially the Melange series, their St. Veronous celebration a few months back was amazing with chocolate salted waffles and their newest beers Cuvee Juene and White Zin, their beers are some of the most unique in the industry and they are only a year old, actually going to their first anniversary celebration tomorrow morning, this place is awesome and by far my favorite stop in all of Orange County and Los Angeles, there are many perks to this establishment and some are that I always bring a growler home, usually get to try a new beer every time, and get to talk beer with the staff, do yourself a favor and get out to The Bruery, you will not regret it!
05-15-2009 22:06:51 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A: Came in on a Saturday afternoon and wasn't too busy...probably 10 to 15 people. The music low, but easy to hear and they were playing the UConn vs. Villinova game...which I might add, was awesome! Didn't find too many young people there either, but either way... I digged the vibe. A great place for beer geeks!
Q: Typcial of any good brewery...served their beer in the appropriate glassware and at a good temperature.
S: Attentive, quick, and knowledgeable...again, typical of any good brewery.
F: Didn't have any that I know of.
Overall: I was a little skeptical, but was really suprised by everything this brewery had to offer. Definitely a place to visit if any of you guys are in the OC. Cheers!
04-04-2009 23:24:08 |
More by OlieIPA
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've enjoyed the family of beers produced by The Bruery for some time now, but today I got my first chance to experience them at the place of their origin. On a quick trip North, we found out that our destination was only a few miles from The Bruery, so we had to stop. We showed up at about 1230pm and there were more people in the tasting room that I expected. It wasn't crowded by any means, but I was expecting less. Welcoming signage, well light and pleasant Bruery smells stuck out at first impression.
We strolled in and quickly ordered the taster flight. I've had all of these beers, offered today, except one, but at $2 per flight, it is worth it to try them again and just seemed like the natural starting point. Today's flight included Orchard White, Black Orchard, Saison Rue and Saison de Lente. What a great showing of the artistic craft they have to offer. Both Orchards are deliciously light, while maintaining their own unique flavor profiles. The Saison Rue is well balanced in the body, with a bold spice flavor. Saison de Lente, a recent seasonal release, was also a welcomed spin on the saison style. Very crisp and light. Great spring offering.
I found the Bruery well lit, open and well laid out, and clean. I wish I lived closer and was able to visit more often. I'll find a way to make the trip from San Diego every now and again.
02-28-2009 22:53:38 |
More by d0ggnate
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
kind of utilitarin in appearance, but that certainly isnt a knock on the place. its basic with barrels turned on end and used as tables. you basically sit off to the side of the brew hose amongst aging barrels and cartons of beer. the bar itself is pretty nice and music plays in the background.
got a taster plate which came with six tasters even though four are advertised. they throw in whatever seasonals are on i guess. belgians arent at the top of my favorite style list, but each one was fantastic. a small taste is hardly enough to really get into each beer as they all seem pretty complex and sessionable (even the higher abv beers).
service was extremely personable and polite. as i said, its a pretty basic set up but we were brought a serve of pretzels, there is a water bottle and plastic cups to get on your own, and we were asked if we wanted a cheese plate which we didnt go for but i will next time.
only have two more weekends here, but will be going back. you cant go wrong with the beer and to have a look at the barrels and see what is aging is a good way to see what is coming up and is always fun for the beer geeks.
01-10-2009 22:41:18 |
More by joecast
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My first trip to The Bruery was back in May, when I was invited by the owner Patrick Rue for a tour and a tasting after I was dissapointed with one of the beers I had. I have come back here a number of times for tastings and a gathering, and every time I come something new is being served, particularly on cask.
Warehouse-like surroundings, a bar, a big screen and TV projector, cheese pairings, pretzels with super spicy mustard, and a group of people who love to talk...what more could you want as you're drinking a beer?
...and the beer is usually great, and having it served in a superb manner via perfect pouring makes the experience even better. Just don't forget to get some beer to go.
12-11-2008 17:09:17 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
I've been to The Bruery tasting room a few times since it opened. I usually go the first weekend of each month to check out their cask creations which are always interesting.
The Bruery is located literally a stone's throw off the 57, I could throw a baseball on to the freeway as I exit the tasting room. Anyway, the beer is top notch and it's nice to have a very good straight up brewery in Orange County. They have a taster flight of 4 for $2. The prices are very competitive. Most of their beers are $4-5 for a full glass, special stuff is no more than $6, excellent prices in Orange County for draft, especially Belgian-style high gravity beers. Growlers fills are usually $12, though there's always a couple for $8. Patrick and Rachel are there often and are always friendly and willing to discuss the brew in hand or talk about what's coming next. Definitely a must visit if you're in North County on a Friday/Saturday.
12-10-2008 21:35:32 |
More by Halcyondays
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
To start with, I grew up in Fullerton and then moved to Portland, so I was suprised and slightly bitter that such a fine brewery opened up a 10 minute drive from where I was raised. The Bruery is gaining a reputation for its artisan crafted ales brewed with a twist, and there is no better way to enjoy their beer than to stop in at the tasting room and try a sample tray. At $2 you arren't going to find a better deal in the area. They also host First Firkin Friday where they put on a cask conditioned ale. Beware though, drinking too many good libations could lead to buying a case of their beer. Check their website to see when the Tasting room is open as it's hours are quite limited.
12-09-2008 20:50:14 |
More by Booney
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