Tustin Brewing

4.05/5.0 32 reviews
brewpub (Tustin)
13011 Newport Ave, Ste 100
Tustin, California United States 92780

714 665 2337
  tustinbrewery.com
Sun - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - Midnight

Mayor: Bonnie628 (2) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 15
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1515) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 29, 2013
Visited maybe a dozen times over the years. I was going to copy over the rant that I went on when I reviewed this on another site where I complained about the awful service (slow, rude, and padding the bill) but since then things have gotten better. Still not great but much better.

The beers range from bad to good with most falling in decent territory. They do hops well, theyíve made one or two good sours and saisons, but I dont like their stouts for the most part and the casks are usually pretty bad. They also do a lot of experimental stuff.

Food is just alright, the prices are high, but over all itís a fun place to be with some good beers on the menu.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
brokensail  (1265) San Leandro, California | December 15, 2010
It was packed inside, so we chose to sit out on the patio. The inside is your fairly typical brewpub type setup with lots of TVs, a long bar, and a pretty decent sized seating area. The decor is fairly classy, I guess, for what youíd expect from a brewpub. That said, it is Tustin. The house beer list is not huge, but they do have some very nice guest taps, including Pliny, Blind Pig, Racer X, Hop 15, and some others that I canít recall. They also had a handful of their own beers on tap. The food is, for the most part, your typical bar food, but pretty tasty. I enjoyed the Teryaki burger and was quite pleased with it. The service was very good, especially considering how packed the place was. The only bummer was that their house beers are not the greatest, but still decent beers to sit down and enjoy with some friends. And, Iíd much rather come here than go to BJís, for example. Itís not necessarily a destination, but a nice little spot to pop into.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (728) Sunnyvale, California | January 12, 2016
First stop with my found time. This is an interesting place in a mall area. Parking and getting into and out of the lot can be a pain in the butt - beware of that. The brewpub itself was not all that busy, but it was 4PM on a Monday, after all. Decor is pretty much old-school brew pub. Lots of wood. A million TVís on the walls, ranging from large to giant. Taplist is displayed on monitors, and the taps are split between guest beers and their own. About an even split when I was there. As stated, guest taps were CA breweries, good beers, but also pretty accessible (Sierra Nevada, Ballast Point, etc.). I was surprised they didnít have more super-locals. Most everything is available as tasters, but they sure as hell donít cut you a deal on them. Pints were usually $5-6, while tasters started at $2.50 and went up from there. Also, they did not allow for a taster on the one barrel aged beer they had on tap, although the bartender poured me an ounce to try for free and get the Danish tick. Service was decent, perhaps a bit slow, but the bartender was friendly. Beers as stated ranged widely. They do seem to do hops well (Lemmy Have It was stellar), but the "hef" is a nightmare, and the BA beer I tried was a sweet mess. Overall an interesting place, worth a stop if you are nearby.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (672) Oceanside, California | July 24, 2012
Very quaint brewpub with a Pizza Port like feel although the bar area felt very cramped. Did not eat here. Beer selection was small, but focused on their house beers. House beer quality was decent. Some were not so great. Ambiance is very inviting, kid friendly, relaxing, casual. Patio seating available. Staff was friendly.
66
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty  (624) Kyoto, Japan | July 23, 2012
Nice ambiance. Had a nice cask in top condition ale, though a few of their beer were not so great. Some of the guests looked better, though I wanted to try their beers. Pretty nice brewpub thatís worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb  (555) Woodland, California | August 29, 2014
Nice venue. Beers good, but not to die for. Until they put on their BA and sours! Pretty good service.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah  (538) Utah | November 1, 2010
A nice big bar that sits facing the tanks, plenty of seating in the restaurant. I was there on a Sat, so it was plenty noisy with different college football games playing. Above average beers, solid and easy drinking. 10 house beers and 6 guest taps ( 3 were RR). A small fridge with a small selection of bottles.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (473) , England | May 18, 2016
Visited on an overcast afternoon on Tuesday 17th May 2016. Neat looking place on the outside. Located on a small Mall with most of the parking for 30 mins, some at 1 hour and only a few unlimited. On entering the bar is to your left, the whole length of the place, brewing equipment behind it and visible. Stools and standing area along the bar, partition wall separates from the main tables and chairs area. Small patio area, which is where we sat. Service was fine, beer was poor: My son and I had an eight beer íTustin Brewing Flightí and we struggled to find a single beer we wanted a pint of. The guest beers we tried were a lot better in our opinion. Food was OK to good. Liked the place but not the beer. Not cheap either.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
daknole  (460) Scottsdale, Arizona | July 24, 2012
Pretty decent place to hang out and have a beer. Beers were ok and service was good.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | March 9, 2010
Stopped by. Nice place. Crowded parking. Very solid beers across the board. Sat at the bar and did not try the food. 1 Cask, several taps and a knowledgeable bar tender. Guest taps needed work. Spoke with the very friendly brewmaster about homebrewing for a long time. Very nice guy, who makes some very good hoppy beers. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

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