Anaheim Brewery

Location: 336 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805

 

The Vibe: Anaheim Brewery is a local institution with a history and the slogan “where the past has presence.” Originally founded in 1870 but shuttered in 1920 for Prohibition, it was reborn in 2011. Beer experts Greg and Barbara Gerovac brought back the once-famous Anaheim Brewery with four flagship brews and new seasonal cold ones. Sample a flight in the restored 1920s-era Packard Motor Car Building that has become its tasting room. Don't miss its signature events including Founders Day, Sausage Fest, Oktoberfest and Taco Tuesdays. Kick back with a pint in its Beer Garden by day and listen to Disneyland fireworks by night.

Must-Try: 1888

Insider Tip: Before you head to the brewery, fill up at the nearby Anaheim Packing House, where you can enjoy tastes from flavorful international cuisine and down-home southern comfort fare to artisan grilled cheeses and handcrafted desserts.

Tasting Room Hours:

Tuesday - Thursday: 5-9 p.m.

Friday: 4-9 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Bottle Logic Brewing

Location: 1072 N. Armando St., Anaheim, CA 92806

The Vibe: While Southern California has no shortage of quality craft beer, Bottle Logic Brewing boasts something special. It’s committed to the traditions of quality brewing but it has a maverick streak, willing to push the boundaries to develop tastes to excite the most discerning beer lover. Its year-round brews offer a curated variety to enjoy. Don't miss its experimental concoctions that infuse such ingredients as hibiscus, pineapple and grapefruit zest to deliver a distinctive, full-bodied flavor.

Must-Try: German Chocolate Cake on Nitro and Recursion

Insider Tip: Before planning your visit, check out their food truck schedule on their site to pair your brew with the perfect meal. Not sure how to food/beer pair? Each beer listed on its site features recommendations.

Tasting Room Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 4-10 p.m.

Friday: Noon-12 a.m.

Saturday: Noon-12 a.m.

Sunday: Noon-8 p.m.

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Noble Ale Works

Location: 1621 S. Sinclair St., Ste. B, Anaheim, CA 92806

The Vibe: Nestled in a quiet industrial neighborhood across from Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Noble Ale Works is the ideal haunt for beer lovers and sports enthusiasts. Here you won’t find fancy seating or elaborate frills to distract you from what’s most important. It’s bold, full-bodied flavor taking center stage, giving patrons an up-close view of its brewing kitchen. Sample from Noble Ale's fun and funky menu that includes “Spicoli” and “Naughty Sauce.” Grab a bite from the food trucks that come to the parking lot to keep visitors well fed.

Must-Try: Big Whig IPA

Insider Tip: If you are looking for a pre-game cold one, head to Noble Ale Works. Its staff opens a second tasting room for the large crowd of like-minded fans.

Tasting Room Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 4-11 p.m.

Friday: 4 p.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday: Noon-12 a.m.

Sunday: Noon-8 p.m.

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Phantom Ales

The Location: 1211 N. Las Brisas St., Anaheim, CA 92806

The Vibe: A one-stop drinkery for all things worth drinking, Phantom Ales offers beer, wine and ciders in a macabre-meets-English-pub atmosphere. It also sells home-brewing supplies for the DIY crowd. Here patrons belly up to a bar built from reclaimed barrels or take a table to eat and drink. Phantom Ales makes about 90 gallons of beer a week and sells only its brews on a frequently rotating tap list, always offering something inventive for those with a fondness for craft beer and experimentation. This staff has beer passion, especially when the curtain goes up on the night's tap list. Whether you're a beer novice or aficionado, Phantom Ales can become your watering hole.

Must-Try: All Mosaic DIPA

Insider Tip: Don’t expect pub grub from Phantom Ales. Like its beer menu, its food is complex, bold and ever-changing. Some favorites like the Oink and Moos sliders have become fixtures but most of the farm-to-fork fare changes to highlight the freshest ingredients available. We even received a new menu halfway through our last visit!

Tasting Room Hours:

Sunday-Wednesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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Golden Road Brewing

Location: 2210 E. Orangewood Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806

The Vibe: With a new tasting room and expansion ahead, Golden Road is just down the road from Angel Stadium, making it a great hangout before or after the game. Golden Road, which is also LA's largest brewery, made its claim to fame with hoppy beers such as Heal the Bay IPA, Wolf Among Weeds and Point the Way IPA. Award-winning O.C. brewmaster Victor Novak has taken the helm in Anaheim and plans to use his talents to create a range of truly unique brews. The building won't truly be completed until 2017. Plans for an additional level, restaurants and patio area are in the works. This location is expected soon to produce 50,000 barrels of beer annually. 

Tasting Room Hours:

Mon-Thu: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

Fri-Sat: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Hoparazzi Brewing Co.

Location: 2910 E. La Palma Ave., Ste D, Anaheim, CA 92806

The Vibe: Hoparazzi Brewing Company is a start-up brewery dedicated to producing high-quality, unique craft beer. Upon enterting tasting room you're not overwhelmed by crazy décor. Its L-shaped bar is very clean and minimal. Instead, Hoparazzi has made a name for themselves with zesty sours, so look out for a few explosions of flavor and creativity in your tasting glasses. 

Tasting Room Hours:

Sat: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

HoparazziBrewing.com

Legends Brewery

Location: 1301 S. Lewis St, Anaheim, CA 92805

The Vibe: Owner Jay Talley of Legends Beverage, Inc. opened his first tasting room here in Anaheim in early 2016. Legends Brewery is well known for its gold-medal winning “American Lager” and “Double Karma IPA.” Its craftsman-style tasting room is comfortable and a perfect place to pull up a high-backed chair and chat with friends. Fun fact: Legends Brewery now holds the honor of being the closest brewer to the Disneyland Resort. 

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