There is no doubt that Orange County has some of the best craft breweries anywhere. While home to many gastropubs, including both inland and near the beach, arriving safely is all important. Booking a limousine for your craft beer tour is certainly the way to go. Here, we can map out your travel offer, let you enjoy the experience with your guests and not people you don’t know, and get you to your destinations with a professional chauffeur.
Here are just a few of the breweries that we love and recommend. This is a popular way to celebrate birthdays, office parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, anniversaries, or simply surprising your craft beer aficionado with a day experiencing the best Orange County has to offer. So grab your growler and book your brew crawl!
This is a boutique craft brewery located in Anaheim. According to their website, they specialize in “farmhouse style, wild and sour ales.” Rustic, yet traditional, here you can enjoy their Tasting Room, which offers up to 24 beers on tap either available by the glass or by the flight. Food trucks have a dedicated spot near the outdoor seating area, making it convenient to enjoy some incredible food while sampling a beer….or three! Tours are held on weekends and can be booked via their website. Also, you will find a Calendar of Events that indicate what is happening at the brewery as well as what food trucks will be available. Note: It appears that food carts are not there every day, so check ahead.
Tasting Room: 1174 N. Grove St., Anaheim, CA 92806 Phone: 714-996-6258
Located near South Coast Plaza, Barley Forge is a top rated brewery (voted Best Brewery in 2015 by OC Weekly) that focuses on Belgian, West Coast and German-style beers. Open seven days a week, here you can taste award winning craft beers, by flight or by the glass, at their very impressive tasting room. With a full kitchen and eclectic menu, you can imbibe a few of their classic favorites, such as Grandpa Tractor, The Patsy, One Louder and a host of seasonal beers. Barley Forge has special events as well, such as Tuesday Night Trivia, and Thursday Night Jazz, but be sure to check beforehand as schedules are subject to change.
Tasting Room: 2957 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: 714-641-2084
Family owned and operated, Four Sons Brewing tasting room is located in Huntington Beach. At just two years old, this brewery offers some of the best beers around. This is the place to go if you simply want to indulge in carefully crafted beers. Like other breweries, they have no real menu, but excellent food trucks (check ahead to confirm). Located in an industrial style building, the tasting room is extremely popular, offering flights or by the glass. Their website features what beers they will be pouring, but popular choices include The Great One, an Imperial IPA, The Coco, a coconut amber, and Nightmare on Gothard Street, a chocolate coffee stout. Seasonal beers are available as well.
Tasting Room: 18421 Gothard Street, #100, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 714-584-7501
Located in Anaheim near Angels Stadium, this microbrewery has a tasting room that offers twenty draught beer faucets, a hand pumped cask beer engine and great views of the brewery. Extremely popular, and moving to bigger digs soon, Noble Ale Works has an impressive beer menu, with Naughty Sauce being a favorite of the locals. If you are hungry, food carts are usually parked just outside. This is the perfect spot to meet before an Angel game, and as your designated driver, we can get you home safely.
Tasting Room: 1621 South Sinclair, Ste. B, Anaheim, CA 92806 714-634-2739
Truly a unique experience, Bottle Logic Brewing offers exclusive beers in a one of a kind setting. Always hosting fun events and releasing exclusive beers, this is usually a “must stop” on most Orange County craft beer tours. As with many breweries, the area’s most popular food trucks are parked outside to pair with your favorite beer. Note that they are currently expanding their tasting room due to their popularity. Some beers that may be on the tasting menu include Razz Berry Red IPA, Elevation Change. Recursion 9.0, and Neighbor of the Beast.
Tasting Room: 1072 N. Armando St., Anaheim, CA 92806 Phone: 714-660-2537
A favorite for years, Bootlegger's Brewery is well known for its seasonal releases, Located in downtown Fullerton they offer beer by the pint or half pint, shirts, pint glasses and growlers. Their motto is “Drink Fresh, Drink Local.” While no food is served, you are permitted to bring outside food into the tasting room. Popular drinks include Palomino Pale Ale, Rustic Rye IPA, Black Phoenix and the infamous Knuckle Sandwich, a double IPA that packs a punch.
Tasting Room: 130 S. Highland Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832 Phone: 714-871-2337
It is always a good idea to check with breweries beforehand to confirm events, food trucks, beer menu, and hours. And don't forget to call PTL Executive to check availability for your upcoming event.