The Bruery | Placentia, California
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The Bruery
World Class based on 102 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

715 Dunn Way
Placentia, California United States 92870 [ print map ]
714 996 6258 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: Mo-Th: 5-10; Fr: 2-10; Sa&Su: 12-10

Mayor: brokensail (23) | Affiliated user(s) here eric_silva, PMR | Taps: 40 | Bottles: 15+

The Bruery

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Beer Available At The Bruery (arranged by most recent)
Bruery Terreux Oude Tart with Boysenberries , The Bruery Papier - Brandy Barrel 99, The Bruery Sucré (Rye Whiskey Barrel) 99, Bruery Terreux / Jester King Imperial Cabinet , The Bruery Arrrggghhh! 81, Bruery Terreux Humulus Terreux , The Bruery Smooth Criminal 96, The Bruery Oaked Old Richland 80, The Bruery Ignis Fatuus 79, The Bruery Wineification II 99, The Bruery Coffee Smoking Wood 99, The Bruery Ride That Goat , The Bruery Autumn Maple 91, The Bruery Black Tuesday Imperial Stout 100, The Bruery Mocha Wednesday 100, The Bruery Bois (New American Oak) 99, The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday 97, The Bruery 8 Maids-A-Milking 87, The Bruery Chronology: 12 , The Bruery Shegöat 78
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102 reviews for The Bruery
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  82%
 Selection  86%
 Food  76%
 Value  81%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | December 28, 2014
(Visited 11/2014): The Bruery is located on Dunn Way in Placentia off Placentia Avenue, not too far from the 57 and Riverside Freeway. The tap room/brewery anchors an office park, and there is a silo with the logo on it which makes it pretty easy to spot.

The inside opens to a large tasting room with tables taking up the majority of the floor. The L-shaped bar runs along the left and rear of the establishment. The walls are cream-colored and there is a large board to the left of the bar listing the available beers. Below that is a stand where tasting cards are filled up to turn in at the bar. Framed labels behind the bar, as well as windows that offer a view into the brewery.

There are around 40 beers on tap in the tasting room, with many seasonals, one-offs and treatments. On my visit they had Couverteur, Golden Orchard, Mash, a few different Smoking Wood, a few So Happens It’s Tuesday, and Seven Swans among others. Samplers are available at varying prices. The beers were all good, and most of them seemed to be in the double-digit ABV range. Bottles are available to-go as well.

Service at the bar on a busy Sunday evening was good. the staff was patient and knowledgeable with our multiple sampler flights.

The Bruery doesn’t serve food but regularly have food trucks outside.

Overall I am happy to finally get to visit this place. The quality and variety were pretty much all you could ask for at a brewer’s tasting room.
dec83  (2) , | October 28, 2014
Drove 2 hrs through LA traffic to get there on 10/29. Turns out that they had a special tasting event for members only. Not mentioned on website where I confirmed they were open. Guy at the door thought it was funny. Thought it was funny that they had turned others away who had come a long way for nothing as well. I guess they have enough customers to go around..
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77  (321) Reno, Nevada | October 25, 2014
I.m giving food an 8 because there is always an awesome food truck right outside. their beer is awesome and the taphouse has a selection that rivals a small festival. great place!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable  (203) Ontario | October 13, 2014
Awesome spot in the middle of nowhere. Great loud atmosphere on a Sunday afternoon. Kid friendly. Maybe 30-40 of their own taps available, lots of take-home bottles. Great friendly service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (793) London, England | September 17, 2014
Great spot. Loads of taps with excellent variety, including lots of limited release stuff. Prices are pretty decent, and you can get flights/ sample-size pours of the beers. The ambiance is good, there’s lots of seating, high ceilings, a view into the brewery. The staff is friendly and effective. They also sell a handful of bottles for takeaway. Definitely a place worth visiting if you are anywhere near.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad  (452) Olympia, Washington | August 23, 2014
Awesome place. Terrific beer and the food was very good, A great stop for the Beer Bloggers Conference.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty  (226) Bourbon County, Minnesota | March 27, 2014
Joined the RS this year, so was excited to check out the tasting room. Place was packed on Saturday about an hour after they opened. Tons of beer on tap and tasters available (some were a bit pricey though). I still can’t believe all the stuff they had on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
RedSox2004  (26) Pacific Palisades, California | March 22, 2014
Stopped in early Saturday afternoon, and it was quickly filling up, but I had no trouble grabbing a seat at the bar and ordering and receiving a flight of beer. Tremendous selection of exotics that I’m guessing are not available elsewhere. Some of the beer is frankly pretty "out there", but they’ree obviously well-crafted and fun to try. Friendly service, good prices on the drafts (bottles looked expensive), but I wish I had some food to soak up some of the high abv.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial  (107) Twin Cities, Minnesota | February 9, 2014
Visited on a Friday, arriving right at 2:00 when they opened. Short drive from SNA airport. Slightly dodgy feel to the area around, but inside was really nice and chill. Lots of spots to sit. I set up at the bar. You have to go up to the register to order though, which was a little annoying, but the flights were filled pretty fast and you just took the beers back to your seat and chilled with them anyway. Chatted with two Reserve Society guys, one seemed to be annoyed by people and the other guy was really fun - lots of info about the bewery and just geeking out about good beer. Tons of beer on tap. It is HIGHLY annoying that they have some that only Reserve Society members can order. Being from out of town, this felt very shitty. Charge me a little more for a pour, or only let non RS people get tasters or something. This is honestly the only bad thing I have to say about the place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (159) Pennsylvania | February 9, 2014
I was pretty pumped to return here after four years and see this new tasting room I kept hearing about. As soon as I opened the door I was blasted with a wall of noise from all of the people packed into the medium-small space. Atmosphere was solid I guess. Every single seat in the place is filled, people are standing at every available counter and enjoying their beers. Service was a bit up and down. I got lucky and the line died right as I wanted to get my beers so I didn’t have any wait. The bartender was pretty nice and talked to me for a minute or so before someone else came up to order another beer. I found a small sliver of area right where people fill out their flight menus and made sure I left plenty of room for them, I guess that wasn’t enough room for one of the other bartenders because he about ran over to me to tell me to move over. I moved the three extra inches over and that was apparently enough for him to leave me alone for then on. Quality was solid for everything I tried. Selection was huge, as it should be at a brewery that makes this many beers. I got a sampler so I got to try five of them, most were just ok but I did really like the one. Decided to leave after that as it was becoming even more packed, I am hoping to return again before we move on to give it a more detailed look. Prices were a touch high on some of the beers but they tended to be some of the more labor intensive ones so I can kind of understand that. Overall I still love the place, I hope we can stop in again in the coming days.

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