Slideshow: Behind the Scenes at The Bruery in Placentia, CA (Plus a Preview of Black Tuesday 2012)

Bottling The Bruery's Christmas Beer
Bottling The Bruery's Christmas Beer
Inside The Bruery, bottles are being filled with 5 Golden Rings: The Bruery's seasonal Strong Belgian-style golden ale brewed with pineapples.
Orange County
Orange County
The Bruery is located in a small industrial park in Placentia, CA.
Sealed in Black Wax
Sealed in Black Wax
Breaking through the wax seal on a 750 mL bottle of Black Tuesday. The beer will be released to the public on October 30, 2012.

"We age Black Tuesday in bourbon barrels for over a year," said Rue "It's 19.2% alcohol, so it's a single bottle that you could probably split between 8 people."

41 Taps!
41 Taps!
With 41 of their own beers on tap, The Bruery has plenty of offerings for thirsty customers in their tasting room.
Featured Brews in The Tasting Room
Featured Brews in The Tasting Room
A giant chalk board inside The Bruery's Tasting Room highlights a selection of beers.
Bruery Growler
Bruery Growler
Although Black Tuesday is only available once a year, The Bruery's wide selection of year-round beers can provide a steady stream of suds for filling customers' growlers.

"We don't have any unifying approach to our beers," said Rue. "There's a huge diversity in what we make. We're also not stylistically driven, but we think about what flavors would be interesting in a beer and then we really go after it."