Great shop in the Old Town. The amount of different beer is amazing, and their beer "flights" along with the food you can purchase (cheese/meet) is a cool experience. If I go back to Southern California, I will certainly try to go here again.
This is a classy beer store that also has small plates of food and gourmet cheese. The selection of Bruery beer is extensive, though not as vast as the brewery itself. You can have a beer or a tasting flight, though consumption is only allowed in the dining area. Guest taps and bottles are selected with great taste. The prices seem right for everything I looked at.
A great place with a great bottle selection. Sucks that they cant pour full pints, but its an amazing place with a good aura. Cheese compliments everything very, very well. Professional staff, willing to help whenever, however. Too bad its such a drive from West Los Angeles.
(Visited 12/2011): Bruery Provisions tap room/store is located in Orange near the Plaza Square roundabout on Glassell and Chapman. Street parking is available in all directions but could be tricky to find a spot at times.
The interior opens into a beer store, with coolers on the left and shelves on the right. Several hundred bottles from domestic craft brewers like The Bruery(!), Hair Of The Dog, Hangar 24, Russian River, Oskar Blues, Sudwerk and many more. Imports from the likes of Mikkeller, Nogne etc too. As for the tap list it is an impressive array of Bruery offerings, including Black Tuesday on my visit.
Service was very good on my visit, both in the store (where they were doing a bottle release leading up to Christmas) and in the tasting room.
I did not try any food on this visit.
Overall it is hard to think of anything I would improve with this place. This will be an automatic stop any time I am remotely close from now on.
Very cool joint. Almost setup like a winery and everything is based on tasting only (no full pours or pints). The cheese and meat plates were amazing and the Barrel aged flight tasting paired incredibly well. Great selection of bottled beers to purchase to go as well. Awesome little place.
stopped in here to get a beer flight and purchase some bottles. this is a great store - wonderful decor, awesome bathroom walls covered with The Bruery bottle stickers - lots of coolers and shelves - great displays all around. They have chocolates, meats, cheeses, wine, beer, etc... super service! I picked up a number of Bruery Provisions bottles as well as some other So Cal beers. They have a nice seating area for their tastings. Check out their facebook pg for current taps.
This is a cool and interesting place, there is an ok selection of beer. Definitely not an amazing bottle shop.... I guess that’s not the reason for the place. Its for the Bruery’s beer and the cheese pairings in the tasting area. I had the barrel aged flight and a mediocre blue to pair. I like a bigger blue personally.... nothing against the choice by the staff. Definitely stop in for those awesome Bruery beers!!
GuruDel (6) Canyon Lake, California | December 14, 2010
Great location and selection. Very helpful staff and great tasting area to boot. Stop by if you are ever in the area.