Good tacos and sandwiches, the pizza rocks and the beer selection keeps growing. The new brewer "Porter" yes that is his name, has done a great job of putting new creative house beers on tap. He always has a house cask on the board and often puts up funky small batch beers that keep you coming back to see what’s new. Guest beers are always on and change weekly. TBC is one of the few places in O.C. that has a real beer agenda.
Big open setting arrangement with all the
right things for a good beer. Brewery behind bar, check. Cute bartender, check. T.V.’s for the big game, check. Lot’s of good beer, check. Will definitely stop in when in the area.
thome50 (34) Morro Bay via Orange County, California | February 18, 2012| Updated September 4, 2013
Nice, local brewery. Really coming around on their house beers. Always have some other nice craft options besides their own and nothing is horribly overpriced. The food is also good and the service nice. Drink local. (or trade for good local stuff)
Old-school craft brewing + food place. Super mix of 8-9 of their own beers (which are excellent), and 7-8 guest taps of mostly California breweries. Thoughtful mix of styles. Good-enough level food. Lots of TVs. Big, open seating area. Seems like it should get loud but nope. Real gem: Super-beer-smart servers, both at the bar and at the tables. Mine gave me tips on other OC breweries to visit, stat. Could hardly have enjoyed myself more!
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | April 20, 2009
Surprised this wasn’t in the places section yet. Very nice little brewpub in the corner of a little shopping and business strip center in Tustin. Had a very nice long bar with a good amount of taps, about 8 or so of their own including one on a beer engine, had another half dozen guest taps with some pretty good hoppy offerings. Plenty of TV’s around to watch watever sporting event you could want. Plenty of seating as well for bigger crowds. Bartenders were very nice and checked back often to keep you filled up. The DIPA was outstanding. Didn’t have anything to eat, so I can’t comment on that. Overall though, one of my favorite stops in Orange County
Lots of wood and brass. Kind of LOUD, both the music and the customers. Food is slightly better than average brewpub standard. They have a good selection of their own beers as well as a interesting and diverse guest tap selection.
Great little sportsbar/brewpub combo in OC. Compared to your standard chain restaurants in the nieghborhood, a WAY better choice. House beers are good, if a little outclassed by the Pliny/Blind Pig/Consecration/Mongo on guest, but all in all a fantastic place to kill a Sunday afternoon watching football with friends while waiting on a flight from SNA. Will return.
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 you’d 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 can’t 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, I’d much rather come here than go to BJ’s, for example.
It’s not necessarily a destination, but a nice little spot to pop into.