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715 Dunn Way
Placentia, CA 92870

714-996-MALT (6258)



Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM

Tasting Room Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm
Friday: 2pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-10pm

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The founding of The Bruery was rather meager. It started as the first homebrew batch brewed by Patrick Rue, while his wife Rachel was wondering if he was actually going to clean the kitchen stove once the batch was finished. This first batch was an amberish ale with Cascade hops, consumed after four days of fermentation, one day of crash cooling, and a few seconds after force carbonating. These were proud moments. Patrick started homebrewing as a diversion in the first year of law school. As the years went by, his skill and passion for brewing came to a point where the only thing he wanted to do with the rest of his life is make beer. Thus, money was raised, grey hairs were formed, and the rest is history (at least to us).

Our calling is to create beers with character and depth using the simplest and purest of means. We do not filter or pasteurize our beers. The majority of our bottled beers gain carbonation through 100% bottle conditioning, allowing carbonation to naturally occur through a secondary bottle fermentation. We strive to use unconventional ingredients, and we will proudly state what we put in our beers.

We are inspired by those in the brewing community who are pushing the limits of what 'beer' is. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for great brewers who came before us. We aspire to be an influential force in craft brewing.


OC Metro, April 2012,The Bruery Raises $15,000 for Local Charities
Bon Appetit, March 2012, The Newest Beer on Tap is...Wine
Food Republic
, February 2012, Best Buds & Suds @ FeBruery
CNN - Eatocracy, October 2011, Three cheers for sour beer!
Cooking Light Magazine, September 2011, 2011 Test Taste Awards

OC Weekly, May 2011, Patrick Rue is the Brue-master
LA Weekly, May 2011, Best Brewery in the Southland: The Bruery
GQ.com, January 2011, This Year, Turn It Up To 11
Ratebeer.com, January 2011, Best Brewers in the World -2011
Draft Magazine, January 2011, 10 Special Releases to Grab This Year
Paste Magazine, December 2010, The 25 Best New American Beers of 2010
Esquire Magazine, December 2010, The Bigger Beers, by David Wondrich
Departures Magazine, Nov/Dec 2010, California's Great Craft Beers by Christian DeBenedetti
GQ, April 2010, 50 Beers to Try Right Now by William Bostwick, Scott Riley and Kevin Sintumuang
New York Times, November 2009, Beer Connoisseurs Defy Hurdles To Start Brewery by Alex Tranquinio
Men's Journal, October 2009, America's Best Beers by Christian DeBenedetti and Seth Fletcher
Playboy.com, October 2009, Beer Harvest: Six Fall Beers That Are Ripe For The Picking, by Tim McCormick
Forbes.com, October 2009, Beer Monday: The Bruery Orchard White, by David Ewalt
DRAFT Magazine, September 2009, Nine Beer Innovators To Watch, by Sam Calagione
Gourmet.com, June 2009, Eight Great Saison Beers, by Joshua Bernstein
DRAFT Magazine, January / February 2009: Top 25 Beers of 2008 (Orchard White)

For further press, please visit our archive section

The Bruery's Press Releases

For Press inquiries, please contact Benjamin Weiss