We named Barley Forge Brewing Co. OC's Best Brewery for 2015, and they haven't taken a break since. It remains a must-stop on anyone's bucket o'beer list, with all the comforts of home to enjoy some of the best and freshest brewed beer around.. And they seem to increase their food service every month—now starring are delicious sandwiches and snacks, like the FREE popcorn doused in FREE Tabasco and Tapatio!
The tasting room has plenty of tables and seats, board games for the bored and the occasional live band. But the suds! They offer tasters so you can try them all. El Tecnico 5.7% ABV is an Amber Ale with a touch of agave at the end. Future Tripping 9.2% ABV Double IPA a smooth-drinking DIPA, with just enough citrus-to-hop ratio—enough bite but no bitter aftertaste.
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Beer of the Week is The Patsy, a 6.6% ABV Coconut Rye Stout. It's an Almond Joy! in beer form, with just a wee hint of rye. It's Barley Forge's flagship and is also available on nitro and aged in rum barrels. Try it a this year's Firkfest-Cask Beer Festival on March 19 from noon to 4 p.m. in Anaheim. There, you can continue your St. Patrick's Day celebration with 50 casks of beer and food vendors. And if you can't go then? Just go down to B. F. with your BFF—BOOM