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Monday, June 27, 2016

OC Brewhouse showcases brews from Southern California in Garden Grove, California



OC Brewhouse is located inside the Hyatt Regency Orange County a few blocks south of Disneyland at the base of its 17-story atrium lobby. It is a place to meet friends and colleagues after work or after convention sessions end for a sip of some of Southern California’s finest craft beers and creative pub grub. Their bar features the Blizzard Beer Systems so all draft beers are served at a chilly 29°F. For those of you who are non-beer drinkers, they also have a selection of creative signature drinks including house made margaritas and sangria.

 

Charcuterie Platter ($15) is from TusCA and includes salami, coppa, prosciutto, burrata, fontina, brie, whole grain mustard, pickles, fig jam, and honey comb. Brie and burrata pair nicely with the honey comb and fig jam. The cured meats have an earthy aroma with a luxurious melt-in-your-mouth texture. The platter pairs well with the OC Brew House Blonde. Rating: 5/5

OC Brew House Blonde by Golden Road Brewery ($6.75) is a clean and crisp blonde ale brewed especially for OC Bew House (4.8% ABV, 25 IBU). Tasting notes: Easy drinking; light, clean, and crisp; subtle hoppy flavor. It doesn’t lose any of its flavor when paired with the Charcuterie platter nor does it interfere with the hearty flavors of the meats and cheeses. Rating: 4.5/5

Blackened Skuna Bay Salmon Sandwich ($18) is topped with chipotle aioli and cole slaw atop a brioche bun and served with sweet potato fries. The salmon is succulent and tender. The blackened Cajun flavor works well with the salmon for a spicy kick without being overpowering. The brioche bun is buttery with a soft interior but is still sturdy enough to stand up to all the juices cascading from the sandwich elements. Try pairing with the Karl Straus Amber. Rating: 4.5/5

Karl Strauss Amber ($7) is made with Munich Malts and Cascade Hops with Karl Strauss’ proprietary yeast to create an exceptionally smooth Session Amber Ale (4.5 ABV, 18 IBU). Tasting notes: Heavier than most reds; Pairs well with the Blackened Skuna Bay Salmon Sandwich. It plays off of the Cajun flavor of the salmon and the sweet potato fries balances out the slight bitterness of the beer. Rating: 4.5/5

Stout Braised Brisket Sandwich ($16) is made with Belching Beaver Stout braised brisket, peppers, onions, horseradish cream, and provolone served atop a French baguette with green bean fries. If the West Coast had an official version of a cheesesteak sandwich, this would be it. The brisket is tender and has all the rich beefy flavor of braised short rib. The stout adds a rich, toasted coffee flavor to the mix. Ask for lots of napkins as this sandwich is a hot mess of deliciousness. It could probably use more bell peppers and onions to enhance the flavor contrasts. The baguette holds up well to the juicy meat and sauce. The green bean fries are amazing – crispy on the outside and sweet on the inside. Definitely pair this with the Belching Beaver Brewery’s Beaver’s Milk. Rating: 4.7/5

Belching Beaver Brewery Beaver’s Milk ($7) is a frothy and silky milk stout with strong notes of coffee (5.3% ABV, 30 IBU). Tasting notes: Herbaceous; big bites on the front and back of the palate; roasted coffee notes on the back end; pairs well with the Stout Braised Brisket Sandwich as it smooths out the flavor in the beer. Rating: 4/5

Fish & Chips ($14.50) is Hangar 24 Orange Wheat beer batter cod served with house made tartar sauce. The batter is almost hush puppy-like. It could be a tad lighter for a crispier texture. The beer infusion adds a slight sweetness to the succulent fish inside. The fries are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This pairs well with Hangar 24 Orange Wheat. Rating: 3.8/5

Hangar 24 Orange Wheat ($7) is crisp and tangy, and refreshing and uses local oranges in this wheat ale to give each drinker a fresh-off-the-grove experience (4.6% ABV, 17 IBU). Tasting notes: Fruity, citrus notes pair well with the fish. Citrus flavor permeates through the palate. This would also pair nicely with a summer salad littered with berries or other fruit. Rating: 3.8/5

OC Brewhouse is like a tap room for Southern California’s craft breweries. You’ll love this one-of-kind tasting room experience!


  • YELP Check-in Special: 10% off food. Does not apply to alcohol.


Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars

For more information:
OC Brewhouse
inside the Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
+1.714.750.1234
Hours: Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Parking: Free 3-hour parking with validation

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