The Bruery

717 Dunn Way
Placentia, CA | MAP

WHAT TO DRINK: Sours, Barrel-Aged, and Experimental ales
DRINKER TIP: The Bruery is known to not brew IPA's 

Tucked away in the corner of a small business park is one of the craftiest breweries in all the land — The Bruery.

Founded in 2008 by Patrick Rue, The Bruery is a short drive north of Disneyland and, coincidentally, is like the Disneyland of craft beer. Nooo, they don't have aromatic wort rivers or snifter mascots, but they do a pretty darn good job of making beer-lovers happy!

Below are some pictures from my latest trip to The Bruery, which included a tour of their brewing operations.   

 Upon entering, you will see this neat setup for flight sheets on your left. The beers are listed on a "SCALE OF INTENSITY" dependent on their ABV%.

Upon entering, you will see this neat setup for flight sheets on your left. The beers are listed on a "SCALE OF INTENSITY" dependent on their ABV%.

 Hate reading words on paper? Look up above and you'll see a digital tap list.

Hate reading words on paper? Look up above and you'll see a digital tap list.

  SOMEONE WAS THIRSTY!!  If you are seeking food, The Bruery does not have a kitchen. However, there is a  rotating lineup of food trucks  that park just outside of the tasting room. And yes, it's cool to take the grub inside.

SOMEONE WAS THIRSTY!! If you are seeking food, The Bruery does not have a kitchen. However, there is a rotating lineup of food trucks that park just outside of the tasting room. And yes, it's cool to take the grub inside.

 The merchandise section is small and includes select bottles, totes, and scalp-protectors (AKA hats). You can find other goodies in their  online store .

The merchandise section is small and includes select bottles, totes, and scalp-protectors (AKA hats). You can find other goodies in their online store.

 You can window shop here!! At any given time there are up to 40  beers on tap . Now onto the tour!*

You can window shop here!! At any given time there are up to 40 beers on tap. Now onto the tour!*

  All tours at The Bruery   are l  ed by   Josh Reyes  , a very knowledgable, articulate, and pleasantly brash gentleman... with a bow tie. This man knows his stuff and is not afraid to barrage you with his beer-geekery.  (Photo from Bruery website)

All tours at The Bruery are led by Josh Reyes, a very knowledgable, articulate, and pleasantly brash gentleman... with a bow tie. This man knows his stuff and is not afraid to barrage you with his beer-geekery. (Photo from Bruery website)

 The tour started with the typical "here's the gigantic equipment with all the blah's and the bloo's"... which is all very interesting and all, but then...

The tour started with the typical "here's the gigantic equipment with all the blah's and the bloo's"... which is all very interesting and all, but then...

 SHWING!! You're poured a complimentary taster!! That is... if you haven't  Augustus Gloop'd  yourself out of the tour in the first 5 minutes.

SHWING!! You're poured a complimentary taster!! That is... if you haven't Augustus Gloop'd yourself out of the tour in the first 5 minutes.

 A sneak peek at The Bruery's collaboration with SpaceX set to launch in 2020. Kidding — this is actually a beer tank and you can look down inside (just make sure you don't have a runny nose).

A sneak peek at The Bruery's collaboration with SpaceX set to launch in 2020. Kidding — this is actually a beer tank and you can look down inside (just make sure you don't have a runny nose).

 Super clean infrastructure for the operation & production of world-class beer.  

Super clean infrastructure for the operation & production of world-class beer.  

 Although it wasn't running at the time, the bottling area was the most fun to look at. FUN FACT: The Bruery uses bottle caps that are proprietarily sized for their own bottles. 

Although it wasn't running at the time, the bottling area was the most fun to look at. FUN FACT: The Bruery uses bottle caps that are proprietarily sized for their own bottles. 

 Got to meet the founder, Mr. Rue (as you can see, he couldn't stop smiling at me).

Got to meet the founder, Mr. Rue (as you can see, he couldn't stop smiling at me).

 Took home a few bottles to share the joy! To date, I've enjoyed about 20 varieties of Bruery beers, including the oh-so delectable  Black Tuesday . Next on my Bruery wish list is  White Chocolate  recommended by my good friend Brandon.

Took home a few bottles to share the joy! To date, I've enjoyed about 20 varieties of Bruery beers, including the oh-so delectable Black Tuesday. Next on my Bruery wish list is White Chocolate recommended by my good friend Brandon.

 Bueños noches, Bruery.

Bueños noches, Bruery.

*Tours are available only on weekends and closed toed shoes are required.