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Old 08-17-2010, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default What Brewery Should I Visit? Irvine, CA

So I will be flying out tomorrow morning to Irvine, CA from Philadelphia. I will be staying in Irvine for 8 night and while I am out there I need to get my beer fix!

So...Any Suggestions?

All I got so far is that Stone brewing is 60 miles South of Irvine. Maybe if I get the time. Anything closer worth checking out?

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Old 08-17-2010, 03:35 AM   #2
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The Bruery is up in Placentia. Not sure what they do about tours.

There is a Yard House in the Irvine Spectrum. Excellent selection of taps there.

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Old 08-17-2010, 04:01 AM   #3
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I have heard good and bad about this place
http://www.tustinbrewery.com/


Pizza port in San Clemente =Lost Abbey
Pizza sucks but the beer is great

http://www.pizzaport.com/locations/san-clemente/

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Drive about 45 minutes to an hour down the 5 and hit Stone. While your down there hit all the other San Diego spots.

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If you make it to Stone, then Lost Abbey is in the same ball park. Pizza Port two locations either near, or on that trip. One in Carlsbad, the other, right off I-5 in San Clemente which is right on the way. I think their pizza is awesome.

The Bruery in Placentia is worth a visit, Their taproom is open Fri-Sun. Also in the same neighborhood is Bootleggers in Fullerton.

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If you are looking for a micro brewery then these guys are right, definately visit Stone Brewery. If you are looking for a great place to eat and want 250 beers on tap (yes that right! 250 beers on tap) then the Yardhouse in Irvine is THE place. You will find that at the Irvine Spectrum. Make sure sure you know what you want before you go otherwise you will be gazing at thier beer list for an hour.

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You could also try The Bruery, which is inland a bit. They make fantastic Belgian-style ales.

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Stone is worth a long drive! Free tour with six small glasses of samples at the end AND the restaurant there is incredamazingly good. The guys are really friendly and odds are the owners will be hanging out there somewhere.

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+1 on The Bruery; www.thebruery.com
+1 on Bootleggers; www.bootleggersbrewery.com

Steelhead Brewery is in Irvine, can't offer a recommendation however. www.steelheadbrewery.com

If you make it down to San Diego, take a DD because you won't make it back.

You can also use www.beermapping.com which is one of the cooler websites I've seen. http://beermapping.com/maps/maps.php?m=pacific

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If you go south take the Amtrak. There is a station in Irvine.

They serve Stone on the train.

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