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Best Breweries Part 2: Where to grab a great beer in the OC

February 21st, 2019

For those OG Baker Block neighbors, you may recall our blog post talking about some of the best breweries in the OC. Well, it should come as no surprise that there are tons more to discover. Plus, March is upon us which means that we should start preparing our St. Patricks Day plans. So, for anyone curious about where to bar hop for the wildest holiday of the year, here is a part two to the best breweries in Orange County.

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Best breweries: Barley Forge Brewing

First on our list is Barley Forge Brewing right here in Costa Mesa. Here you will find Belgian, West Coast as well as German-style beers. They blend traditional flavors with a creative twist. We find that their best beers are their Don Perfecto or their El Técnico. Also, anyone looking for something more intimate, visit their tasting room with a full kitchen.

Bottle Logic Brewing

Over in Anaheim is Bottle Logic. Not only are they known for their tasting room but for their steampunk, retro decor. In fact, their walls are covered with science posters and 1940’s computers. As far as their brews go, they get very experimental, which is appropriate considering the science theme they have going on. They also have some great barrel-aged stouts along with their taproom-only pours. As far as our favorite beers are concerned, we highly suggest their Tattered Prince or the Lagerithm.

Best breweries: Golden Road Brewing

Looking to stay active while having a beer in hand. Then head on over to Golden Road Brewing. They have tons of games including cornhole, ping pong, and darts. Plus, it is dog and kid-friendly! They also have some great finger foods, that especially goes for their al pastor fries. As far as their beers go, you should try out the Dona Neta or the Honey Bunny.

Left Coast Brewing Company

Over in San Clemente is our next brewery, Left Coast. One thing to love about Left Coast is all the variety. Additionally, it is very spacious and perfect for large parties. They have around 16 beers on tap and of course, their seasonal selections. Do know that they mostly have IPAS. That said, we suggest trying out the Galaxy Hop IPA.

Best breweries: Artifex Brewing Company

Then there is Artifex in San Clemente. For all you IPA lovers, this is the tasting room for you. Their tasting room does not include a kitchen, however. Even so, Artifex does host a variety of food trucks from all over southern Orange County.


Tasting rooms with old school computers on the walls to breweries with iconic IPA’s, anyone looking for the best breweries at Baker Block need to look no further. And regardless if you are looking to bar hop or find yourself an intimate tasting room, this list should fulfill all your brewery needs. Enjoy!