The Bruery Provisions Store: Orange, CA

Do you like beers from The Bruery? I know that I sure do. That’s why I decided to visit The Bruery Provisions store while I was passing through Orange California. I’ve heard a great deal about this store and had stopped there last year briefly. I had to visit it again and really take my time while there this visit.

The Bruery Provisions store was opened a couple years ago and as imagined, is owned by The Bruery from Placentina. It’s located on North Glassell Street in Orange near Plaza Square Park. The streets surrounding the Provisions Store consist mostly of coffee shops, restaurants, antique shops and bars. The store fits right in with its surroundings and I nearly walked right past it when visiting.

When I first walked into the store, the first thing that caught my eye was the display of Provision Series exclusive beers which are sold exclusively at the Provisions Store. The Bruery releases a number of releases every year which you won’t see anywhere else besides in their store or if you join their Reserve Society. I was able to pick up Sour In The Rye, Oude Tart, Melange 3, Chocosaurus Rye, Run BMC, Mischief Gone Wild, Surly Gourd and a few others.

After calming down from my buying frenzy, I decided to look at the other beers offered there. Aside from their Provisions Series beers, they also offer a really great selection of other craft beers from all over the world. I saw beers from De Struise, Dogfish Head, Stone, Russian River, Deschutes, Bootleggers etc. Although it was temping to buy some non-Bruery beers, I had to limit myself since I had a pretty finite amount of room in my suitcase.

Along with beers, they also offer a large array of other gourmet products. They had cheeses, coffees, wines and chocolates for sale. One thing which was notable was that they sold Inteligentsia Coffee, which I rarely see outside of Chicago. Inteligentsia is the same brand of coffee used in Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout. The chocolates that they offer are all from craft chocolatiers located in California and the cheese are from local farms. Pretty much, you have everything you could possibly want in this store to have a real tasty experience.

The back of the store is one of my favorite parts – the tasting area. This is the area where you can order flights and sample over 30 different beers and around 15-20 different types of wine. You can find regular releases from The Bruery in flights along with Provisions Series beers as well. The store frequently features tap takeovers from other local breweries and will offer those beers in flights until they’re all tapped out. While I was there, I decided to try the “Special Bruery Flight” and the “Hangar 24” flight. They were each $6 for the flight and came with a really generous sized flight. There were 5 beers, and must have been at least a 4oz pour of each. I tasted 10 new beers within one stop. Since some of the bottles I purchased were in this flight, I was able to confirm that I made a good purchase as well.

After finishing the flights, I decided it was about time to head out. I’ll definitely be visiting this place again for their one of a kind beers and awesome tasting room. My one regret is that I didn’t pick up any of the Bruery merchandise or Inteligentsia coffee while I was there. However, there’s always next time.

The Bruery Provisions
143 North Glassell Street
Orange, CA

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I started this blog in 2011 to share my experiences traveling across the country visiting different bars, breweries and other beer related places. Check out the blog if you would like to read about some awesome places visited and beers I've tried.
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One Response to The Bruery Provisions Store: Orange, CA

  1. ejlinneman says:

    Unfortunately, I received the following email from The Bruery regarding this store:

    Dear Friends of The Bruery,

    We at The Bruery regret to announce that we will be closing the doors on Provisions, our retail shop & tasting area in Old Towne Orange. Provisions has been an important part of our company, spawned by our passion for craft beer and the opportunity to introduce others to it. Our decision to shut the doors did not come easy. However, after examining our growing business, increased production capacity, barrel aging efforts, enhanced Tasting Room, and growing membership societies, it became apparent that Provisions is not the best use of our limited resources. We believe that this change will help us focus our efforts on brewing and distributing the best and most creative beer we can possibly brew to provide our customers with the best craft beer experience they can find. We encourage you to read some words on the closing from The Bruery’s Founder & CEO, Patrick Rue, posted at http://www.thebruery.com/farewellprovisions

    The entire Provisions’ stock of craft beers, wines, cheeses, charcuterie and other artisanal products will be discounted this week. Reserve Society and Hoarder’s Society members will receive 30% off beginning Tuesday, January 8th. The same discount will be available to the general public beginning Thursday, January 10th. We will stop food service effective today, January 8th, and retail service will stop on Sunday, January 13th. Beer from The Bruery will not be included in this sale, but will continue to be available at our Tasting Room, in Placentia.

    We will continue to serve you and Orange County through our Tasting Room, which is adjacent to our production facility in Placentia. The Tasting Room has recently undergone renovations and now comfortably seats nearly 100 people and offers up to 40 different beers on draft, along with our full selection of bottled beer – all hand crafted by The Bruery. The Tasting Room will also carry a full line of Bruery merchandise. With easy access off the 57 freeway, abundant parking, and fine view of our newly expanded production facility, the Tasting Room will offer a unique setting to enjoy our one-of-a-kind beers.

    We owe a heartfelt apology to our many customers who frequented Provisions and made it their local hangout and beer shop. We thank you for your nearly three years of support as we’ve enjoyed serving you and sharing so many craft beers, wines, cheeses and other delicacies. We hope to see you picking up where you left off – with a flight of beer, at our Tasting Room in Placentia, watching us brew.

    Cheers,
    Your friends at The Bruery

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