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TAPS New Brewery & Barrel Room

08.08.18

TAPS Fish House & Brewery, a pioneer of the SoCal-Orange County craft beer scene opened its first-ever tasting room and full-scale production brewery in a giant 19,000-square-foot space.

TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room in Tustin marks a new era for one of the region’s most decorated breweries, with over 100 medals to date.

The tasting room in TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room is reminiscent of an old brewery with arched brick walls, concrete floors, and rustic finishes along with galvanized pipe lights, custom-made locally. A corner of the tasting room houses vintage pinball and other classic video games. Outside, a comfortable patio has more games, a large fire pit and the permanently stationed TAPS food truck.  Guests can enjoy award-winning ales and lagers and enjoy such tantalizing dishes as bulgogi beef masa fries, bánh mì bacon-wrapped hot dogs, and a hippie burger.

The brewery will begin by producing 5,000 barrels the first year, with a capacity of 25,000 barrels annually. TAPS’ barrel-aged beer program will have its own dedicated, 350-capacity barrel room. Both ales and lagers will be produced daily for distribution and onsite enjoyment, but there will be a focus on lagers, which have won TAPS six GABF/World Beer Cup medals since 2015.

Twelve-ounce bottles will be available in six-packs and by the case. Also for sale in the brewery are 32-oz “crowlers” and 64-oz stainless steel, refillable insulated growlers.  Barrel-aged brews will be available in about six months in 500-ml bottles. Beverage options at TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room include a select offering of wines and soju-based cocktails.

The opening line-up for TAPS award-winning brews can include The American Cream (formerly Cream Ale), Irish Red, Flex IPA, Amend This!, Keller Pils, The Velvet Hog, West Coast Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Ponderosa Pale, Hopsteppa, Hiya! and barrel-aged Silent Warrior available in draft and bottles, as well as other rotating, small batch, barrel-aged beers.  

Open 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 3 p.m. – midnight Friday; 11 a.m. – midnight Saturday; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday.

Ample self-parking is available.

TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room is at 15501 Red Hill Ave. in Tustin.



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