Craft beer has hit Orange County in a big way and there is no better way to explore the different tastes and flavors that beer has to offer than with freshly brewed beer from a local brewery or bar. Here are some of the best places to get a taste of that local beer that has become a craze in the southern California area.
Turner’s Pub 33
1562 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Turner’s Pub 33, a local sports bar in Costa Mesa, is a great place to not only watch a game, but to enjoy a great assortment of craft beers on tap. This pub offers more than 15 television screens, pool tables and entertainment. Known to many as a “neighborhood” sports bar in Orange County, the great food here ranges from street tacos to cheeseburgers, sliders, hot dogs and much more.
130 S. Highland Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
The brainchild of a home brewer and beer enthusiast, Bootleger’s Brewery was created by Aaron Barkenhagen. The goal was to supply the local community with unique handcrafted beer in Fullerton. With the motto “Drink Fresh, Drink Local,” the production and distribution of the beer is not to be sold far from where it is made. The tasting room is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. during the week, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
901 S. Coast Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Brewing enthusiast Karl Strauss began his career in 1939 at the Pabst Brewing Company where he quickly worked his way up the ranks. It was in 1986 that Karl Strauss began his brewing company where he contributed his experience and passion. The Costa Mesa location started in 2002 and carries some of the best local beers, and has an onsite microbrewery.
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Tustin Brewing Company
13011 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
Celebrating 18 years of brewing, the Tustin Brewing Company is entering a milestone filled with celebration and appreciation. This location offers many events to its local customers that range from NFL Sunday breakfasts, trivia nights and taco Tuesday events. The local beer changes throughout the season, but has included beers like the Lemon Heff, Red Hill Ale and Blimp Hangar Porter.
Bottle Logic Brewing
1072 N. Armando St.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Brewing quality craft local beer, Bottle Logic Brewing offers a great tasting room that explores the fresh pints and experimental beers available at the venue. The tasting room hours vary during the week and the brewery offers some of the best food trucks in Orange County. The craft beer available at Bottle Logic offers a nice combination of flavors and has new beers available for tasting each week for the locals to enjoy. This fairly new brewery is the result of the three founders Wes Parker, Steve Napolitano and Brandon Buckner coming together to bring high-quality beer to the Orange County market.