Bruery, The

715 Dunn Way, Placentia, CA, 92870, United States
(714) 996-6258
Latitude: 33.86138, Longitude: -117.87997


  • Monday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 5.00 | Atmosphere: 4.65 | Service: 4.80 | Food: 5.00
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Curmudgeon (255)
Sunday 9th of February 2014 09:27:02 PM
The family Rue.

Like most breweries, they got their start home-brewing. Then friends dropped by un-expectedly and stayed for a brew. Then they got the idea that law school wasn't nearly as much fun as supplying brews to their friends and families.

So the Rue's decided to brew for a living.

Setting up shop in Placentia, a suburb community of Anaheim close to the stadium and Disneyland, it didn't take long for the Rue brewery to catch on -- especially since all their brews are brewed with delightlfully new and different flavors; white chocolate and licorice and french herbs and yams.

Before long, many brew - friends were frequenting the Rue brewery and demanding more and more of their beers but the a new problem arose; what to call their new Rue brewery. So many different names available...but none seemed to work.

So while they labored brewing their brews, the Rue's thought and thought.

The brew reviews came in; keep brewing what you're brewing. It's new brew and you Rue's, you're brews and cool.

Autumn Maple and Chocolate Rain, Praecocia, Bois, Cacaonut and Tumescence.

Don't know what Rue brew to choose? Take a look on the bathroom wall...they're all right there plastered near the stall.

But then the Rue's had a grand idea; let's brew a Rue brew for each Xmas anew...3 swans a-swimming and 5 golden rings. Yeah! That's the thing...and each new year, a new beer appeared from the Rue Brewery...and yet, the view from the top said, what to call our brewery.

Then, after tasting many Rue brews for the new brew happened! So simple. Why didn't they think of it before?

(Well, they probably did but I couldn't resist the writing!)

The Rue Brewery became just The Bruery...and a delightful, delicious place it is.

Right off California state route 57, the tasting offers 2 ounce pours of every beer available....just enough to quench your thirst but be careful, because the brews go from least to worst ---ABV's low to high -- 7 percent to 19 plus -- bring along a friend to drive or take the bus 'cause you can spend a whole afternoon sampling the wares and finding yourself asleep 'til noon...missing work, forgetting to call you boss or girl and just not caring 'cause the the whole damn world is beautiful!

Too many beers are reserved for Society members...and I'd write more but I have to get online and become a member my own self.

There a few breweries that I will recommend to any and all my beer pals without reservation; Dogfish Head, try anything they make; Southern Tier in New York produces incredible beers...and now here, a mere hour's drive away I am pleased to announce Number 3 on my list...The Bruery.

Go. Sample. And be healed!
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A

miori1230 (215)
Monday 9th of December 2013 10:45:03 PM
I stopped in on a recent trip after hearing lots of positive reviews. The tasting room is a decent size, and a good overall atmosphere. There's plenty of parking.

You can build your own sampler from their full list of beers. I tried the Rugbrod (very good), Loakal Red (a bit hoppy, but my favorite of the day), Oude Tart (Sour, so a bit strange, but still pretty good), Melange 1 (it tasted like they mixed a sour beer with another one, and came out with something tasty), and Autumn Maple (I expected it to be terrible, and it wasn't, so I consider it a success).

Overall, they had a fairly eclectic selection of beers, but the quality was 2nd to none. I'd highly recommend stopping in to try them out.

The biggest problem I had with it was there were just too many hipsters sipping beers acting as if they know so much about beer.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A

dorandbob (272)
Tuesday 10th of April 2012 04:24:52 PM
At the far end of a beige concrete light industrial complex, immediately adjacent to a freeway, The Bruery’s large tasting room is entered through a roll-up garage door. The ceiling is very high and has exposed insulation and several skylights. The brewery is on one side, separated from the tasting room by a short red painted concrete “curb”. Fermenters, brewkettle, and mash tun are easily visible. Various wooden barrels aging beer on racks stack up to the ceiling in one far corner of the tasting room, next to stacks of kegs on pallets.

The tasting room consists of a large open space with an intriguing concrete-topped wooden bar in two sections with padded metal stools, a tall wood table with the same stools, a row of wooden picnic tables off to one side, and several empty barrels standing on end to serve as additional drinking space.

The beer selection here is quite special, making this an essential destination. Everything we sampled was quite good. There were three year round beers and eleven specials on our visit, including quite a few true Belgian-styles, further riffs on Belgian-style, a spiced Brown, a smoked Brown, a Berliner-Weiss, and an oaked Red.

Beer is for sale in pints, in smaller glasses, as growler fills, and as a suite of five two ounce tasters (you keep the glass). Very pleasantly, half size pours are actually only half price!

There is no food in the brewery, but there was a gourmet food truck outside on our visit.

We had great service and got a number of extra free tastes after showing interest and asking many questions.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
Monday 3rd of January 2011 07:34:43 PM
Always a great selection of beer on tap. They always seem to have new beers coming out such as The Workers Friend (a nice Imperial porter) that is creamy and malty.

The Rugbrod is also one of my favorites where each sip is like eating a loaf of rye bread.

There isn't food here, but I rated it a 4.5 mainly because they will always have a food truck outside when the tasting room is open.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.5

dWiGhT (5)
Sunday 25th of July 2010 10:23:01 PM
There was a small mention of the Bruery in an article on wheat beers in Zymurgy magazine. Since I was visiting the LA area and was looking for something to do I quickly found out that it was about 30 miles from where I was at. When we got there we found it was located in an auto industrial park building. Cool thing was that the "door" was a roll up that allowed the sunshine in. VERY clean place with barrels and brewing equipment in view.

They had 12 beers on tap!!! All of them very creative and interesting beers: IPL (Indian Pale LAGER), several Belgian style beers done with American hops (Warrior/Columbus/Centennial/etc.), beers with rice bases, Bret in a couple too, etc. I was surprised and very much enjoyed the selection!!! A tasting was a 2-3oz sample in a .4L tulip glass that you got to keep. Fortunately they most of their beers available in 750ml bottles so I was able to take several with me to enjoy later.

If you are in the area I whole suggest making a stop in...
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A

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The brewing tanks
The brewing tanks
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A view of the tasting room
A view of the tasting room
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The entrance to the tasting room on the side
The entrance to the tasting room on the side
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