Lagers, Stouts & IPAs … These OC Breweries Have Them All!
Attention beer-head, day drinkers and craft beer aficionados! Here are our top picks for the Best Breweries to Visit in Orange County right now. Have others in mind? Let us know so we can check them out!
Green Cheek Brewery – Orange
Green Cheek Brewing Co. is making its way to the top of every beer-head’s list lately. The Orange County brewery is neatly tucked away in an industrial area in the city of Orange, away from all the traffic and noise. However, it’s a bit hard to find since it looks like an office building …
They offer a wide variety of brews, but their most popular seems to be the Member IPA (7.0% ABV).
Green Cheek is pet-friendly and offers snacks. You can also purchase Crowlers, Growlers, and lots of cool merch.
2294 N Batavia Street Suite C
Orange, CA 92865
Chapman Crafted Beer – Orange
Chapman Crafted Beer is also in Orange, but isn’t as hidden as Green Cheek. They are located just outside the Orange Circle, a charming and hip section of Old Towne Orange.
Chapman is child-friendly during the daytime and offers a variety of games to play while you enjoy a pint. With a soothing open atmosphere, you’ll definitely feel comfortable relaxing here after a long week.
Unfortunately, they don’t serve food, but there’s always a food truck outside. Plus, you’re literally walking distance to every eatery in the Orange Circle anyway.
Their Thank You For Your Service American IPA (6.3% ABV) ranks among their most favored, but you can’t go wrong with the classic Chapman Crafted Pils (5.2% ABV).
123 N Cypress Street
Orange, CA 92866
Bootlegger’s Brewery – Fullerton
Bootlegger’s Brewery is located in popular Downtown Fullerton, off Harbor Blvd. Unlike the rest of DTF’s hotspots, Bootleggers is conveniently hidden on the backside.
They now have two more locations, one in Redlands and one in Costa Mesa, but DTF remains our go-to kickback. It’s mostly outdoors and extremely popular with neighborhood dogs, who quietly sit and observe while their owners drink.
Knuckle Sandwich (10%) is easily their most popular IPA, but we recommend Far Out IPA (7.2% ABV) and Golden Chaos Ale (8.5% ABV).
130 S Highland Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Brewheim Beer Makers – Anaheim Platinum Triangle
Brewheim Beer Makers in Anaheim deserves more attention. Located across the street from Angels Stadium and around the corner from past picks Golden Road Brewery & Karl Strauss, Brewheim is another quiet go-to joint.
They have quite the variety of flavored beers, most of which are delicious. We recommend the Crush Fruit Beer (4.6% ABV), Boysenberry Blonde (4.3% ABV) and Belgium Saison (6% ABV). They feature the pleasant tastes of Mango, Boysenberry and Cinnamon respectively.
1931 E Wright Circle
Anaheim, CA 92806
Bottle Logic Brewery – Anaheim
Bottle Logic Brewery is by far the most popular spot on our list. Located in the Anaheim/Anaheim Hills area, BL is host to a variety of popular brews.
Their tasting room is tidy and cool, with a vibe you don’t get at most breweries. It has more of a classy feel compared the others. They offer growlers and will even refill growlers from different locations (if you cover up branding, of course).
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Fan favorites include Fundamental Observation Stout (4.72% ABV), Darkstar November Russian Stout (4.48% ABV) and Ground State Stout (4.52% ABV).
1072 N Armando Street
Anaheim, CA 92806