Planning a celebration to beer taste the best of what Orange County has to offer? It’s no secret that breweries are becoming the latest watering-hole for both beer enthusiasts and social butterflies alike. What makes them so popular? Brewers are constantly coming up with new hops and beer flavors to keep customers coming back for more, they offer a variety of foods to pair with the large beer options and great places for friends and family to get together! We’ve compiled a list of just a few of the local hotspots to test some of the most unique brews in Orange County, from Huntington Beach to Anaheim, there’s no shortage of places to relish a cold one in a fun setting.
Founded in 2014, Four Sons Brewing truly is a family-run business. Stop by the taproom in Huntington Beach and you will most likely find Duke (aka dad) and Daune (aka mom) and the “four sons” – Deven, Derek, Drew, and Dustin – doing everything from checking equipment and sifting grain, to bottling, packaging, and filling glasses. With a strong focus on quality and authenticity, every beer contains only natural ingredients to ensure a clean, smooth and memorable taste. With more than 12 beer varietals on tap at all times, everyone is sure to find their own favorite. Family and friends are the foundation of this Huntington Beach gem so round up the troops, bring the kids and yes, canine companions are welcome.
Barley Forge is honored to be Costa Mesa’s first-ever production brewery, and they intend to do their best to make Costa Mesa proud. And not only are they an amazing beer destination, but they serve food too, prepared fresh daily in their own kitchen. Located just a stone throws away from popular Costa Mesa locations like the LAB and the CAMP, Barley Forge offers 17 core and seasonal brews, sure to satisfy everyone! The brewery’s 10,000 square feet of combined tasting room, kitchen, bottling, aging, and production-brewing facilities are housed in a welcoming environment for all to enjoy. Open 7 days a week, with events happening on a weekly basis, Barley Forge is a great option for enjoying an afternoon with friends and family!
Located in Anaheim, CA, Bottle Logic offers beers for people with open minds and zero inhibitions to trying beers outside of the norm. They believe to always take a path less traveled, that with hard work comes great reward, and nothing is beats a brilliant beer. While California has a plethora of breweries to choose from, Bottle Logic offers something special. Their commitment to excellence and willingness to treat rules as guidelines, makes them different. With a tasting room that is open to beer enthusiasts, new comers, little humans and canine friends, Bottle Logic offers a location to sit and enjoy the inner workings of their brewery (and a rotating line up of food trucks!).
Sitting in a harbor looking over the Pacific Ocean, Ballast Point offers a two story building of food, fun and most importantly, beer! Catch a sunset and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this Long Beach brewery. Ballast Point’s philosophy has always been to do what they love and making what they love to drink. With a large variety of beers named after the founder’s favorite sport, fishing, it serves as a reminder of to do what you’re passionate about.
With over 20 breweries in Orange County to choose from, BEST-VIP encourages you to Ride Responsibly and book today for your transportation! Relax in a professionally driven vehicle and enjoy safe, comfortable and dependable transportation. At BEST-VIP, we’ve been managing group transportation needs of every size – since 1985! Whether your group is seeking a sprinter van or luxury coach to visit a brewery, BEST-VIP has the ability to customize your group and special event transportation to best fit your needs.