United States > California > Orange
miketd (125) Cleveland, Ohio | January 12, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Small little bottle shop and tasting room in quirky Orange, Ca. Tightly packed tasting area with too few seats. Beer was average with mostly low abv brews, but better that the huge boozy stouts the Bruery likes to do. Service was decent. Bottle shop had a good selection, but it was more expensive here than at other stores. I doubt a return trip is in order.
can8ianben (114) State College, Pennsylvania | December 28, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Really cool little tasting room/gourmet food/wine and beer store. They have a bit of a deli selection as well. Prices seem very reasonable for SoCal, and they have taster flights available in beers from other breweries than just The Bruery. I wish this place was closer to home. Really a great shop.
nickd717 (81) San Francisco, California | December 27, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is an excellent place if you can make it down to this area (a stretch for me). Great bottle shop and great tasting room all in one. The bottle shop has an excellent selection - some rarer Bruery beers (not like Black Tuesday, like Loakal Red, Premiere, and such) and a great assortment from other breweries. The tasting flights are awesome. Lots of good Bruery ones, and and then they have others: a stout flight with Oak Aged Yeti, Ten Fidy, Velvet Merkin, Stone IRS; a holiday flight with Belgian winter ales; a Ballast Point flight with Sculpin, Victory at Sea, and such. With all of these flights they have meat and cheese pairings that are really tasty and well thought-out. Prices are about what youíd expect. Be warned though, they donít do pours larger than 2-3oz of anything, and you canít open bottles. We just opted to go for about 15 flights, which made the gruff guy working there think we were total alcoholics, which to be honest, we sort of are. Oh yeah, the ambiance is great too. Really classy, like what youíd expect from a wine store. I like what Patrick is doing to elevate the status of beer in the US. You can get wine flights and bottles there as well, if youíre into that sort of thing. Iím not.
GuruDel (6) Canyon Lake, California | December 14, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great location and selection. Very helpful staff and great tasting area to boot. Stop by if you are ever in the area.
JohnnyJ (100) San Diego, California | November 29, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice area, the inside, seems a bit empty, but they have a nice selection of beers, but mostly for the Bruery releases. Nice cheese pairing area, but I didnít try any, only had a flight. Honestly, I would only drop by if I had Bruery beers to pick up, but still a nice place.
mayday035 (4) san jose, California | November 21, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A great place to go and taste the Brueryís offerings against other selections. Charcouterie isnít bad, but the place gets busy and the staff gets overwhelmed pretty quickly. Interesting selection of bottles, not huge but certainly well informed. Will be back often.
ryannaman (10) California | October 23, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is a cool and interesting place, there is an ok selection of beer. Definitely not an amazing bottle shop.... I guess thatís not the reason for the place. Its for the Brueryís 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!!
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | October 19, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome store. Smells like a brewpub. Smallish selection but loaded with brews I have not seen anywhere else in the OC. Midnight Sun, FiftyFifty, rare Bruery beers.
Picked up T-shirt and some brews. Will be back before I leave. Must stop
BMan1113VR (402) Los Angeles, California | October 19, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
A great new store (still smells of fresh paint). Beautifully laid out with a nice interior. Tasting bar for flights (great selection for flights of both Bruery beers (some very rare) and other craft selections). Some well thought out wine choices as well. Some great cheeses and meats. Other specialty cooking items that you would see at a Sur la Table. Beer selection is great, with some Bruery exclusive beers, as well as a full range of the best available local, as well as many things that I have only seen available in Northern California. Parking is easy and free out back. The faces working there are familiar to anyone who frequents the actual brewery. Some great ciders as well. A great shop!
JoeTheYounger (49) Lake Arrowhead, California | October 14, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
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