The ultimate guide to craft beer breweries, brewpubs and restaurants and bars with a lot of beer taps in Orange County. From the La Palma beer trail in Anaheim to the Costa Mesa Beer Trail, we have got the list of places to go for your next beercation.
Address: 26731 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656Phone: (949) 448-9611About: Hand-crafted beers are brewed on site plus 60 Craft beer taps, 25 large-screen TVs, and a private dining room for special occasions.
Address: 901 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626Phone: (714) 546-2739About: This location features 24 taps and an ever-changing list of rotating draft beers. Behind the bar, beer coolers enable guests to grab cold, fresh 6-packs and 22oz bombers in addition to growler fills. The space includes private rooms plus a patio seating area with two large fire pits. Karl Strauss brews innovative beer releases like Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Queen of Tarts Dark Sour, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout.
Address: 10708 Los Alamitos Blvd, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Phone: (562) 431-3900About: Brew Kitchen features 28 rotating taps with at least 6 house brews crafted on site. The menu features a spin on pub fare, including oak-grilled burgers, Artisan style pizza, in-house smoked meats, salads, and specialty sausages. There is outdoor seating as well as inside including a bar with sports TVs.
Address: 924 Calle Negocio, Suite C, San Clemente, CA 92673Phone: (949) 361-5922About: Lost Winds features a variety of beers such as hoppy IPAs, sours, stouts, saisons, and barrel-aged beers but especially focuses on Belgian style beers. The tasting room is spacious with rich, natural wood and earth tones reminiscent of a coastal beach club. The walls are decorated with local art and have surf videos playing on loop. The taproom is right inside the brewery, so you can enjoy your beer right where it is made. They have food trucks every night and trivia every Tuesday. They also have shuffleboard, cornhole and board games, and are dog and kid friendly.
Address: 201 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701Phone: (714) 285-2337About: The DTSA chapter of the Congregation Ale House is located in the historic Santora building and features a communal table, plenty of bar space and indoor booths. There are 23 taps with 6 to 7 dedicated to Congregation brews with the rest reserved for guest brews. The guest taps include a mix of old-world Belgian and German beers as well as plenty of local craft on draft and in bottles. Wine is also available plus pizzas, burgers, sausages, desserts and more.
When twin brothers Andy and Sean Arsenault started a small, independent brewery and tasting room in an old West Passyunk auto body shop, their focus was on small-batching the styles they liked best: dark beers, hoppy ales and saisons, each new recipe accompanied by a colored-pencil illustration by Sean. As of early 2022, patrons now have the option to visit a second taproom location, this one in Fishtown.
With its array of fire pits, Four Fingers opens its expansive outdoor area year-round for patrons to warm up or cool off with red and brown ales and IPAs poured from ten taps. One beer of note: Four Fingers brewed a collaboration with the The Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast, a basketball podcast co-hosted by legendary Philadelphia sports broadcaster Spike Eskin.
Founded in 2007 by Nancy and Bill Barton and their lifelong friend, Jim McBride, this standard-bearer operates a red-brick Kensington facility originally constructed by the 19th-century brewers Weisbrod & Hess. Proudly local, it produces 15,000 barrels annually, with year-round styles like the ever-popular Kenzinger, a pilsner paying homage to their German predecessors; and seasonals like Fleur de Lehigh, a floral golden ale with herbs. On-site, the taps feature a mix of their beers and Commonwealth Ciders, also produced on the premises. Seating is spread out across multiple spaces, including a cozy salon and a beer garden equipped with umbrella-shaded picnic tables. The well-balanced food menu offers dishes such as braised short ribs and house-smoked brisket sandwiches rounded out with several vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free options. 1e1e36bf2d