JohnC (163) Mission Viejo, California | October 11, 2010
The newly opened Bruery Provisions is right off the traffic circle in Orange. It’s not just a "Bruery" store. They sell lots of different beers, have tasting flights both Bruery and non-Bruery beers and have cheeses & meats to sample.
I didn’t try any of the food, so I’m not rating it, but I liked their idea of tasting "flights", each flight having five beers with a small pour in a wine glass. They had flights of The Bruery’s year round beers, seasonal beers, barrel aged beers, along with flights of San Diego IPA’s (Alesmith, Stone, Port...), a flight of Orange County beers (Bootleggers, Taps, Cismontane, Tustin Brewing...)
When I’m in the area, I’ll stop by again.
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.
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.
Stopped by the bruery tasting room on our way back from LA. huge, clean space with lots of seating and bar room. Nice staff. Lots of seasonal stuff available on draft and a ton of bottles to choose from as well Def check it out
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.
(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.
heres the thing...recently, they changed their setup from just flights from various breweries and styles to pints and 2 flights from their own source. Thats fine. However, there was significant price boost, and the selection still seems a bit unever. THe bottle selection is the main reason to stop in, with great prices on normally higher cost beers from Belgium , like chimay or BRasserie D’CHouffe and American breweries like Allagash. Service can be unknowledgable and lackadaisacal. Food is nice, with fresh charcuterie and artisinal cheeses available.
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.