About

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.

Our Beers

Grey Monday

Limited Release American Double / Imperial Stout

2 Turtle Doves

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

3 French Hens

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

4 Calling Birds

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

5 Golden Rings

Belgian Strong Pale Ale

6 Geese-A-Laying

Belgian Strong Dark Ale

7 Swans-A-Swimming

Quadrupel (Quad)

8 Maids-A-Milking

Milk / Sweet Stout

9 Ladies Dancing

American Strong Ale

Arbre Alligator Char

American Double / Imperial Stout

Arbre Light Toast

American Double / Imperial Stout

Arbre Medium Toast

American Double / Imperial Stout

Autumn Maple

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Black Tuesday

American Double / Imperial Stout

Bois

Old Ale

Chocolate Rain

American Double / Imperial Stout

Colonel Kernel

English Barleywine

Coton

Old Ale

Cuir

Old Ale

Cuivre

Old Ale

Dodie

American Strong Ale

Fruet

Old Ale

Geburtstagskranz

American Double / Imperial Stout

Geriatric Hipster Club

American Strong Ale

Hottenroth

Berliner Weissbier

Jardinier

Belgian Pale Ale

Loakal Red

American Amber / Red Ale

Mischief

Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Mischief With Citra & Motueka

Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Or Xata

American Blonde Ale

Oude Tart

Flanders Red Ale

Papier

Old Ale

Poterie

Old Ale

Saison De Lente

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Saule

Old Ale

So Happens It’s Tuesday

American Double / Imperial Stout

Sucré

Old Ale

White Oak

Wheatwine