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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
715 Dunn Way
phone: (714) 996-6258
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-10pm
(Place added by: deltatauhobbit on 04-25-2008)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited the Tasting Room on Sunday and its a very good one. About a 45 minute drive from where I was in Santa Monica. About a half dozen of their beers on tap. Lots of bottles, including some specials, including the 3 melange which I gladly bought for WomenCantSail and another Bruery reserve member. None of their brewers about this holiday weekend. Very friendly though not as fancy as say Avery's tasting room. Good time, reasonable prices. No guest taps, thats over 13 minute drive to Bruery Provisions.
01-18-2012 05:53:09 |
More by Sammy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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: 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 | $$
I visited The Bruery yesterday for the Black Tuesday benefit. The tasting room shares a space with the brewery itself and is fairly small overall. There are a few seats around the counter, some picnic type tables, and a few upended barrels to put stuff on as you stand around. They have some barrels up on racks around the tasting area which was pretty cool. Service was good even though it was muggy and crowded inside the space. The quality of all the beer was great but I wish they had a bit more of a selection in their official tasting room. Prices were reasonable $6 for a 4 oz. pour of Black Tuesday and $8 for 5 tasters and you get to keep the glass. Overall, this is definitely a cool place and I will be back whenever I am in the area.
06-19-2012 02:15:51 |
More by UCLABrewN84
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Well, I guess my review might be a little skewed, as I was there at Black Tuesday, and it was just a totally awesome gathering. Totally cool people, be they patrons or employees. Would have got a perfect score, but it was a little crowded, but I've dealt with much, much worse (anyone ever been to the BW fest @ Toronado?).
Industrial area of Placentia, really you have to look for the place to find it. Nothing special inside, stainless steel tanks, open area, tons of barrel aging going on. Service was great the night of BT, but the next day, when I went back to pick up my vehicle, I asked if I could pick up my bottle of BT I bought at 9am. No. For whatever reason, they won't allow you to pick it up until after Nov. 5. . . but dude, I'm from out of town, I'm leaving now. . . TS, rules are rules. Meh, would it really cause the universe to fall apart if you just gave me my bottle now? You charged me for it today and all? Minor inconvenience though since I'll be back in January.
Sure, this place is expensive. But its totally worth it, they make the best beers in style I've ever had for red, imperial stout, dark belgian and a million others that don't fit into a neat category.
11-04-2010 20:06:20 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Went by here on a recent trip thanks to Jeff - thanks for driving!
Atmosphere is good. It's in an industrial park and the outside door faces a grass bank and a road, but once you're inside you'll find an enticing number of barrels and a small bar among the brewing equipment. Very spartan but it gets the job done.
Quality is good. Proper pours were received for all beers in propoer glassware.
Service is good. I didn't have to wait long for a drink as they turned people over quickly and everyone was friendly.
Selection was pretty good. I must have come on an off day because the only non-standard selections were Papier, Trade Winds, and Hottenroth, however even those three with the three standards is nothing to sneeze at.
Value is good. The Papier seemed a bit expensive for what was poured but everything else was very reasonable priced, including the growlers.
Overall this place is worth a stop, especially judging by their normal tap lists.
09-07-2009 00:59:51 |
More by glid02
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
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: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The Bruery was the first thing that popped into my head when our vacation plans to Orange, Cali were confirmed. Why, I don't know because I really haven't had much of their beer. I definitely wanted to change that though. It was only about 15 minutes away from where we were staying which made it even better!
Once off the freeway we passed the road into the little industrial park where it was located. We pulled a difficult U-ie in the traffic to get back into the far back of the industrial park. The front door pointed us to the tap room around the side of the building in through a large garage door that was wide open.
The layout seemed quite odd at first as a small bar was smack in the middle of the warehouse-like room. It also didn't face the open garage door, rather it faced directly left as you walked in. To the bar's right side was all the brewing equipment and fermentation vessels. Behind it was a large cooler and directly around the right corner when we walked in were large barrels stacked up against the wall.
Seating was insanely limited. Only about four chairs were around besides the six, or so, at the small bar. Barrels were placed on their ends to make for standing tables scattered through the open area. We arrived just before 5 o'clock and it filled up very quickly.
We walked up to the bar and examined the options. $8 got you five two ounce pours in a Bruery tulip that was the purchasers to keep. That seemed like the best option. When we were carded all the fun began. The bartender saw that we had Wisconsin IDs and said his family was from there, then the guy sitting next to where we stood said he was from Wisconsin too. This lead to some great conversations.
After talking we walked to an open barrel table and began to look around. This is when we noticed the random baby dolls posed on some of the fluorescent lights hanging from the ceiling and eerily placed on the roof to cast a hazy silhouette through the sun-lights.
I also noticed people in the back corner working on something, one of which looked like Patrick Rue. I eventually decided, yes, it was actually him and when he came by, like a little school girl, went up to him and said hi. Normally I'm not nervous in the least bit when meeting "celebrities" so it was odd that I felt like it this time. Regardless, he was incredibly nice and down-to-earth.
It was a really cool, small area that I'm sure will expand to accommodate more people eventually. The prices were fair, the beer was good and fresh (even if the selection seemed very similar in style), and the service was fantastic. What more (besides Black Tuesday, of course) could you ask for?
06-20-2010 23:40:31 |
More by BeerFMAndy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The bruery is tucked away and looks tiny from the outside. Its in an industrial park right off the freeway. The interior is divided up into sort of a tasting / barrel room and a brewery. Its quite cool. At the interface between the brewery and the tasting room is a bar with about 8 taps. It gives the illusion of super fresh beer and guess what, its not an illusion.
The bar tenders are super prompt and really courteous. They serve you quickly and with a smile. Its about the best service you can expect at a place that is actually a brewery. I don't think they serve food...at least not while I was there.
The prices are quite reasonable, especially if you already have a growler to fill and if I were a local I'd be there all the time.
11-02-2010 21:32:59 |
More by drabmuh
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