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Beer Available At The Bruery (arranged by most recent)
The Bruery Rueuze 98, The Bruery 6 Geese A Laying 93, The Bruery Bottleworks XII 99, The Bruery Shegöat , The Bruery Po-Bock , The Bruery Autumn Maple Barrel Aged 99, The Bruery Or Xata 79, The Bruery Mash & Grind 96, The Bruery Sour Cherry Oude Tart 99, The Bruery Mash 97, The Bruery Melange #8 92, The Bruery White Oak 98, The Bruery Saison Tonnellerie 98, The Bruery Loakal Red 97, The Bruery Black Tuesday Imperial Stout 100, The Bruery Beauregarde 98, The Bruery Rugbrød 94, The Bruery Praecocia 52, The Bruery Batch #1000: Bryeian 97, The Bruery Melange #1 99
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LtDan (65) Los Angeles County, California | January 16, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite places to drink for sure. A nice rustic setting inside a otherwise grim OC business parkway. When not crowded, you can take in the whole ambiance. You smell Co2 and hops coming from the blow off, spent grain and candi sugar all over the place. Chill ipod play list, and folks sincerely interested in the beer in their hand. No real seating, you could sit at the small bar, or gather around a wooden barrel with your party. Steph, Brian, and the rest of the crew, including head brewer Tyler are prompt, polite, and you couldn’t ask anything more than that. The selection most of the time rocks, unless they kick a keg you’ve been dying to try. You also get to try beers that most of the world wish they could get on tap. The prices are great for premium craft beer for both glass and growler. I will note their bottled offerings are slightly more expensive than their retail counterparts. Makes sense not to undercut your retailers! Overall, a great place to have a beer.
Blake (11) Orange, California | December 19, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
It really doesn’t get better than this for drinking Bruery beers. The layout is pretty sparse, but you’re in the middle of their brewing area. They serve from multiple taps at great prices. Food usually is N/A, but they often have trucks that visit including the Fry Truck and the Kogi BBQ truck. Highly recommended. In fact I’m going tonight for beer + Kogi.
tangent (15) San Pedro, California | December 7, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I had been hearing about this place and seeing their beers for sale occasionally and became curious. I went here for the first time a few weeks ago with a friend.
The atmosphere is pretty nice, I think it’s kinda neat that the tasting room is also the brewing area. They only have a limited number on tap (5 or 6) but still enjoyed my time there. We both bought a flight of 5 different beers and we were allowed to keep the tulip glass for only $8. A great deal.
People seem really nice and prompt.
Had a few more then left with a growler. All in all a fun little place, I will definitely return here more often, but probably just for a quick pint and pop out with a growler fill.
beersearcher (26) Glendale, California | October 22, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Warehouse without the chic. Could use a bit more seating. Service is usually good and well informed. Awesome selection of draft only and the occasional bottle. Had Black Tuesday on draft. Even without stimulus sunday deal, prices are good
angrypirate06 (18) Texas | September 28, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Bman1113vr took me here. This place was pretty busy on the Saturday afternoon I went. Tons of beer aging in all types of bottles. Talked with the head of marketing there, extremely nice guy and knew beer pretty damn well. Would love to come back here.
AmEricanbrew (78) Belcher, Louisiana | September 17, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great ambiance in this tasting room, you’re sitting there sipping a Berliner Weisse or Papier while wet dreaming about whats inside all of those wooden barrels stacked three or four high. Very friendly staff, bottles and growlers to go. My one complaint is that they’re only open on the weekends, how about thursday nights guys?
elihapa (65) Honolulu, Hawaii | July 4, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A cavernous industrial setting with high ceilings and a bunch of brew tanks. Also notable are the seemingly hundreds of wood barrels that are quietly aging the next exotic batches of Bruery beverage. The tasting area was small, but adequate for the crowd that was there. The four course tasting was $2 a person, a good bargain for what you get. The saison rue was wonderful, and the Black orchard intruguing. In addition, they let you purchase growlers and bottles of all their stuff, including Papier (1st anniversary release). I will be back.
CaptainCougar (142) Columbia, Maryland | June 14, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
My only visit thus far was during the 1st anniversary party, but the staff was very courteous and the selection was very impressive compared to most other brewery tap rooms. Lots of small batch, tap-only stuff available. I don’t know what to say about ambiance. It’s a warehouse-styled brewery, but the sampling bar area is somewhat cozy. Kinda makes me wish I lived closer.
bwilley (1) Fullerton, California | June 13, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great beers and worth the trip. Still a fairly small operation, running out of an industrial center right off the freeway. Not a fancy tasting room, but very friendly staff, and great beers. Its quickly becoming a regular stop for me.
RedPoppy (9) , California | June 4, 2009
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
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.
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