t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 30, 2013
Visited several dozen times since they opened. Promptly stopped visiting once they moved pickups to the brewery. Actually, this may have contributed to the downfall of the Provisions store. They basically doubled their traffic by forcing people here to pick up their allocations. Anyway, the place was pretty small and they out grew it pretty quickly. They started off by doing flights of house beers and selling individual samples of both house and guest beers. When they got their liquor license changed and started doing full pours they stopped offering samples of guest beers which kind of sucked. I never tried the food but it always looked good and you could buy the meat and cheese by the pound to go. The bottle selection was the real reason for going (outside of picking up RS allocations) and it was both eclectic and expansive (as well as expensive). Lots of obscure Belgian and Scandinavian beers as well as some neat stuff like Midnight Sun and Still Water. Parking sucks here but it’s also walking distance to several other rateable places.
Nice retail space and bar in Old Town Orange. The front portion of the store is the retail side with bottles of beer, wine, cheeses, and other assorted items for sale. The bar is in the back, and there’s a patio open now as well. Flights of Bruery beers available and full pours of everything else. Kind of pricey, but it’s the Bruery.
(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.
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.
Near the Bruery, about a half hour drive from LAX airport. A good selection of Bruery bottles, with a few differences from what they had at the brewery’s tasting room. A pretty good bottle selection, at reasonable prices for Southern California. Not the best bottle store I visited on the trip, as it included Pizza Port’s and Texas Liquor in Carlsbad. The outstanding feature is the tasting room where a quarter pint of many South Cal well rated books are served. My one complaint that detracted from this vacation stop, was that I settled up in cash on one of my trips for bottles and a flight, but was approached later with my Visa number. Its very possibly just a one-off error, but I would recommend people keep their purchases on their cards to keep records in any case. People were doing their own thing here, tons of couples and small groups of friends. service: One has to get up and get their flights and bottles. Still very much worth a stop.
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!
Went on a Friday at around 2pm and had the whole place to myself. I like the idea of the different flights you can choose from with the description of the beers and suggested cheese or meat pairing. And yes, I got a cheese plate. For an East Coaster like me, bottle shop had some nice selections. Will definitely go back there again if in the area.
Stopped by on the way out of town after receiving so much love from The Bruery during RBSG. Tasteful space packed with a wider array of beer than expected. Polite service and attractive looking snacks. Wish I would have had more time to settle in, but I expect to make it back.
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