The Bruery


The Bruery is a boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, CA specializing in barrel aged and experimental ales. Founded as a small, friend & family run business in 2008, The Bruery takes it's unique moniker from founder Patrick Rue's family surname.

Patrick picked up homebrewing as a hobby, later to become an obsession, as a distraction to the banality of law school. Soon he was winning numerous awards for his beers and driving his wife, Rachel, mad with the messes that he would leave on the kitchen stove. Upon finishing school, he took it upon himself to draw up a business plan rather than study for the California Bar exam - a risky endeavor that shows through still today in the creative, genre-tilting beers that The Bruery prides itself on.

The Bruery is founded on the excitement that Patrick felt in those first years of homebrewing and we continue to strive for that same passion in every aspect of our business today. We never stop challenging ourselves to develop distinctive & imaginative beers, constantly pursuing improvement in all that we do. We brew dozens of original beers each year with our list of ingredients and inspirations growing perpetually. Our collection of oak barrels has also become a primary element of our brewery. Nearly half of our beer is aged in wine or spirit barrels bringing forth flavors reminiscent of the Belgian countryside or classic American distillers.

We greatly value our customers as well as our employees at The Bruery and want to give them all an impassioned way to spend their time while sharing a beer worth talking about.


miguel salcedo

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
One of the best tasting rooms I been in. Some of the best barrel aged beers you will ever have. Super cool staff that knows beer. AC in the venue comfortable seating. Must visit if you like craft brews. Beers to go are available, bottles , cans , and draft. Black Tuesday is a most.

Tiffany T

Sunday, May 13, 2018
The beer here is absolutely fantastic and unique. I am not a beer drinker myself and this place was hands down amazing. The girl grey (Earl grey flavored) beer was definitely my favorite. It was aromatic and had a wonderful Earl grey aftertaste. There was plenty of other good flavors like the mint chocolate, horchata, and sour guava flavor. I definitely see how this place has won awards.

Misha Novini

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
By far the best brewery ever. The beer selection is second to none as measured by the quality of beers, the sheer number of taps, and the frequency with which they rotate. If you've never had Bruery beer, you have no idea what you're missing. Plus the tasting room has an ambiance that's nice than most brewery tasting rooms. It's a nice place to hang out and spend time with some friends.

D Burley

Sunday, April 1, 2018
This brewery had a wonderful and truly huge selection of sours and dark beers, all crafted to the hilt with ingredients like earl grey tea, maple syrup, local coffee, or guava. There's very little beer here that doesn't have a food forward flavor. The location was clean and parking was easy. My only real complaint was that it was concert loud. Such interesting beer deserves conversation and the argument music was up so high you really couldn't converse. I'd like top try more of their beers, but the volume level may keep me from returning to this location.

Lucy Tomita

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Great place for sour beers if that's what you like. I really like their barrel aged stouts as well. The brewery has brewery tours and the staff is always friendly. The patrons are pretty cool and laid back.