For those who haven’t heard or visited, The Bruery in Placentia has opened a tasting room and specialty market in Orange called Bruery Provisions… and it’s amazing! In their quaint tasting room located in Old Towne Orange, Bruery Provisions offers a variety of craft beer tasting flights along with tempting snacks that pair wonderfully with the brews. In addition to sampling beer brewed at The Bruery, their flights allow a great opportunity to try suds from other breweries deemed worthy of tasting. They also have a great selection of wine, beer, and specialty foods available to take home in the bottle shop portion of the store. After sampling a few of the flights, here are a couple of my favorite brews along with tasting notes straight from the brewers:
- Saison Rue: Belgian/French-style farmhouse ale brewed with rye.
- Loakal Red: Oak-aged American red ale. Available in Orange County only.
- Sniklefritz: This citrusy, spiced, oaked Golden Strong Ale was originally developed and homebrewed by Kyle Manns. It is spiced with cardomom, ginger, juniper berries and coriander, along with fresh lemon, orange, grapefruit and tangerine zests. After fermentation, the already complex concoction was aged on oak cubes to add one more layer of flavor.
- Autumn Maple: The autumn seasonal is a different take on the “pumpkin” beer style. Brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses, and maple syrup, and fermented with our traditional Belgian yeast strain, this bold and spicy beer is perfect on a cold autumn evening.
- Oude Tart: Oude Tart is a Flemish-Style Red Ale aged in red wine barrels for 18 months. Pleasantly sour with hints of leather, dark fruit and toasty oak.
If you haven’t been to Bruery Provisions, it’s definitely worth a visit. And if you have been, I’d love to hear what some of your favorite brews or flights are. Sound off in the comments section!