New Brews on The Block

New Brews on The Block in Anaheim/Orange County, California

Anaheim has rolled out the red carpet for numerous craft breweries to open up shop in town, bringing in a bevy of hops to tantalize any beer lover’s palates. By the end of the year, there will be 12 breweries in Anaheim –which has been fully supported by Anaheim’s community, Mayor and City Council. Check out a few:

1. Anaheim Brewery
336 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805

In 2010, the famous Anaheim Beer was re-established after it disappeared when National Prohibition closed the taps in 1920, although Anaheim residents strongly opposed Prohibition. With four flagship beers: Anaheim 1888, Anaheim Gold, Anaheim Red and Anaheim Hefeweizen, they provide the neighbourhood with a staple – fresh beer. With Anaheim Brewery located in historic Anaheim Colony, their focus is local and new seasonal brews that are continually added throughout the year. The brewery also hosts several events on their patio including Founders Day, Sausage Fest, Oktoberfest and weekly Taco Tuesday nights. Kick back with a pint in the Beer Garden and listen to Disneyland fireworks.

Tasting Room Hours:
Tuesday* – Thursday: 5pm – 9pm
Friday: 4pm – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
*Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday

2. Bottle Logic Brewing
1072 N. Armando St
Anaheim, CA 92806

While California has no shortage of quality craft beer, Bottle Logic feels it is something special. Their commitment to excellence combined with a willingness to break and rewrite the rules makes their beer business different. They aren’t experimenting randomly; each experimental beer provides new insight on flavour combinations and techniques that are as of yet unexplored. Customers can join in on this experimental journey in one of Southern California’s finest tasting rooms where new beers will be available each week for tasting enjoyment.

Tasting Room Hours:
Monday – Thursday:  4pm – 10pm
Friday: 12pm – 12am
Saturday: 12pm – 12am
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

3. Noble Ale Works
1621 S. Sinclair St,
Anaheim, CA 92806

Noble Ale Works is a microbrewery located in Anaheim, California at the Stadium Plaza Business Park in the Platinum Triangle, conveniently located between the Angels Stadium and the Honda Center.  Their goal is to create and maintain high quality full flavoured craft brews for those who demand it.

Tasting Room Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 11pm
Friday: 4pm – 12am
Saturday: 12pm – 12am
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

4. Phantom Ales & Cellar
1211 N. Las Brisas Street
Anaheim, CA 92806

Phantom Ales & Cellar is a microbrewery, producing 90 gallons of beer per week, offering a frequently changing tap menu including ciders, meads, and beers.  Every week, 3-4 home brewers are invited to come in and brew under the guidance of experts to produce 12 gallons each week. When ready, the beers are placed on tap and compete against each other in Home Brewer Hop Wars. Most beers are very creative recipes that you won’t find anywhere else. Phantom Ales also offers American comfort food and home brewing supplies.

Tasting Room Hours:
Sunday – Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm

But while the craft beer scene is already well on the Anaheim market, it continues to expand on a regular basis with these up and coming breweries:

5. Golden Road Brewing

Golden Road founders, Meg Gill and Tony Yanow of Los Angeles are opening up their second brewery location in Anaheim. Situated adjacent to Angel Stadium, the new $9 million 17,068 square metre building will eventually yield 50,000 barrels annually.  The plan is to start brewing 5,000 barrels to experiment with new varieties of beer, exclusive to the Anaheim location. There is currently not an open date set, but stay tuned.

6. Legends Brewery

Owner Jay Talley of Legends Beverage, Inc. is opening up his first public brewery & tasting room in Anaheim mid-2015. Legends Brewery is known for their highly successful beers: gold-medal winning “American Lager” and “Double Karma IPA.” The new space will allow capacity to experiment with new styles and higher production volumes; there are plans for six new recipes on tap when the facility opens.

7. Hoparazzi Brewing Co. (Scheduled to open early 2015)
2910 E. La Palma Ave, Suite D
Anaheim, CA

Hoparazzi Brewing Company is a startup craft production brewery that will provide high quality, unique craft beer in the local Southern California market. With a focus to create simple and enjoyable craft beer, the initial beer menu will include ten ales.  As the business grows and brand recognition increases, it aims to expand the brewing capacity and the number of ales in its brewing portfolio.

In addition to the abundance of breweries opening up, there are a number of events and festivals to showcase them including:

8. OC Fest of Ales

Saturday, September 19, 2015; Hours TBD
OC Fest of Ales includes is a festival that incudes live music, as well as tastings from more than 80 locally-made craft beers, a homebrew challenge, delicious grub from local food trucks and booths.
W Center Street Promenade at S Lemon St, Anaheim, CA 92805

Annual Holiday Ale Festival
December 2015 (TBA)
Enjoy unlimited tastings of craft beers from breweries all across southern California and beyond.
Anaheim Location (TBA)

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