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18 Breweries in Orange County to Grab a Cold One

Grab a Cold one With Your Friends at These Local Hot Spots

Written By: Raphael Madrid
Photographed By: Mathew Martinez Breweries in Orange County


Orange County is slowly becoming the place to be for a good craft beer. With brewery hubs popping up throughout the county, we’ve done the legwork for you; now all you have to do is grab some of your best buds and clink a couple of cold ones. Cheers!

Breweries in Orange County

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Drink This: Towne Classic – American Lager

Everything about this place, right down to its beer, exudes “classic.” A taproom with a spacious patio, warm lighting, bright ambiance and simple, well-balanced beers.

Towne Park Brew
1566 W Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801


Drink This: Majordomo

A badass name and a spacious brewery with plenty of handmade elements reminiscent of the Old West—how can you not instantly be attracted to this place? The Majordomo is a food friendly, culinary driven citrus farmhouse ale made with roasted lemons.

Gunwhale Ales
2960 Randolph Ave, S A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Drink This: “Have You Tried The Hef?”

This newly expanded brewery and full-service restaurant in the heart of Anaheim is an absolute playground. Their Hef? I hear it’s the best one in America.

Golden Road
2210 E Orangewood Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806


Drink This: Mischief

The Bruery is one of OC’s first breweries, and is known to have one of the most diverse flavor choices out of any brewery in the area. Their featured beer, “Mischief” is just that—trouble, but in a good way. A gold medal winner at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, this Belgian strong ale packs a sneaky, but delicious punch.

The Bruery
717 Dunn Way
Placentia, CA 92870


Drink This: Recursion IPA

A brewery that enjoys being experimental and pushing the envelope. They’re perfectionists that don’t take themselves too seriously—why else would they go through nine versions of their Recursion IPA until they decided it was perfect?

Bottle Logic Brewing
1072 N Armando St
Anaheim, CA 92806


Drink This: Coconotorious Amber Ale

If you’re looking for a place to wind down after a long day at work, this place will feel like home. Four Sons is truly a family owned and operated brewery that tries to expand on existing flavor profiles by making notable changes you can taste. Their “Coconotorious” is a prime example: created with 300 pounds of coconuts in every batch, it is easily palatable to both beer novices and snobs alike.

Four Sons Brewing
18421 Gothard St, Ste 100
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Drink This: Slow Riser

An inviting independent, family-owned establishment that puts community first. They want you to bring your dog—or pet pig—to hang out at their taproom. If you like your coffee with a (huge) hint of beer, their Slow Riser red ale is just the thing to get your weekend started off right.

Chapman Crafter Beer
123 N Cypress St
Orange, CA 92866


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Green Cheek Brewing

They’ve got a michelada and (spiked) coffee on rotation in addition to their generous beer list—that’s reason enough to give them a quick visit.


Docent Brewing


A real gem in the San Juan Capistrano area that also serves their own elevated bar-type grub to pair with an awesome selection of beer on tap.


Lost Winds Brewing Co.


Whether it’s the board games, cornhole, reservable mezzanine or Tuesday trivia nights, Lost Winds was made to just be a relaxing place to hang out on any evening.


Modern Times


Dubbed “LeisureTown,” this massive, estimated 32,000-square-foot promised land of lavishness has a giant swimming pool, poolside bar, cafe and restaurant.


Noble Ale Works


This hidden gem tucked within a warehouse complex, just a short drive from the Honda Center and Angel’s Stadium carries some really unique beers like the Naughty Sauce. They’re known to have a line out the door before they even open up.

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The Public House by Evans Brewing Co.


Come for Beer and a Brat Tuesday where $10 gets you a house-made beer brat and an Evans pint.


The Dudes’ Brewing Company

The Umami Burger near the Anaheim Packing District serves The Dudes’ brews, as well as a flavorful burger unlike you’ve ever had.


Artifex Brewing Company


Haven Gastropub at the Orange Circle combines a dimly lit ambiance and generous portions with your Artifex Brewing Co. beer to deliver a cool intimate experience. Call ahead to make sure they have it on tap!


Honorable Mentions

Laguna Beach Beer Co.


29851 Aventura, Ste D
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688


Riip Beer Co.


17214 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Barley Forge Brewing Co.


2957 Randolph Ave, Ste B
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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