First things first. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a cold beer with good company at a fine establishment.
Orange County is home to some of the best breweries in the state, or even the nation (depending on who you talk to). The OC is also a place that is seemingly filled with an endless number of places to go, sights to see, and attractions to attend. In the midst of trying to wrap your head around what to do, sometimes just taking it easy and enjoying a cold one could be the answer.
Breweries in Orange County are hardly the same, either. Most breweries have their own style & ambiance, providing a unique environment consisting of a great community of people.
We’re here to present a list of some of the best breweries in Orange County to wet your whistle and quench your thirst, in no particular order.
Let’s dive in.
Anaheim Location: Beer List
1540 S Disneyland Dr. #201 Anaheim, CA
Long Beach Location: Beer List
110 N Marina Dr. Long Beach, CA
Ballast Point was founded in 1996 by Jack White in sunny San Diego, CA. Starting off with humble beginnings at a homebrew supply shop, the brand quickly gained traction and has now established itself as a household name. There are several locations throughout Southern California, including one in Chicago Il. There was a recent addition of a Ballast Point Brewery to Downtown Disney.
The closest Ballast Points are in Anaheim, CA, and Long Beach, CA.
6652 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
Originated in San Clemente, CA but with a recently opened location in Irvine, CA, Left Coast Brewing started back in 2004 as a family-owned business and has continued as such.
One of the coolest features about this brewery is that they serve amazing BBQ. While their beers are top-notch, their menu consisting of sandwiches, sliders, salads, and tons of sides that make this establishment a must-visit.
Drinking a cold beer and enjoying some burnt ends and cast iron cornbread? Doesn’t get much better.
Placenta, CA Address: 717 Dunn Way Placentia, CA 92870
Anaheim, CA Address: 1174 N. Grove St. Anaheim, CA
Like many breweries that are family-owned, The Bruery is no exception. The Bruery is known as a boutique craft brewery, specializing in barrel-aged and experimental ales.
The company also mentions that “nearly half of our beer is aged in wine or spirit barrels bringing forth flavors reminiscent of the Belgian countryside or classic American distillers.”
You can immediately tell that this is no ordinary brewery. The passion and determination of being able to create amazing beers are evident in how great they taste. Check out their beer list here to get an idea of what The Bruery offers.
Alongside great beer, their food menu is also worth checking out to satisfy your hunger.
1072 N. Armando St. Anaheim, CA 92806
Bottle Logic, located in Anaheim, CA, is one of Southern California’s most popular microbreweries. The company is known for its willingness to explore outside the box and try new things.
The company states “We aren’t experimenting randomly; each experimental beer provides new insight on flavor combinations and techniques that are as of yet unexplored.”
If you check out their Instagram page, you can see their creative spirit with how they make their cans and what kinds of foods they serve. Pretty cool stuff.
Their extensive beer and food menus provide customers with tons of amazing options.
Bottle Logic is definitely one of the places where you’ll want to come back and feel like you need to try everything.
14450 Culver Dr F, Irvine, CA 92604
Backstreet Brewery in Irvine, CA can be considered a brewery on the smaller side because it is located within the confines of a Lamppost Pizza.
If you think about it, having a brewery within walking distance of being able to order some freshly made pizza is a match made in heaven.
Their outdoor patio with TV’s is a perfect place to catch a game on a Sunday evening, or just about anytime at all.
There’s no cornhole here or even a tasting room, but what’s lacked in size and space is made up of their great selection of beers and friendly staff members.
The Hotel ATRIUM is conveniently located directly across the street from John Wayne Airport and close to major breweries in the OC. Make sure to drink responsibly. If you’re looking for even more things to do around Orange County this holiday season, check out our attractions page. Book your Orange County stay with Hotel Atrium today!