About Wilson Puckett

Like his eccentric father Fusty, Wilson has always had a way with words. So we agreed to let him have his way with some of the words on our world wide website.

A Smooth September

September is going to be a smooth, groovin' month for our Thursday Night Jazz series. First up we have The Les Arbuckle quartet. Les is a great tenor player and his rhythm section is rock solid. On the 8th we have the Mike Whitman quartet – Mike been waiting for some of his top notch [...]

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The Brew HaHa is coming!

The Seventh Annual OC Brewhaha is just a few weeks away! Held at Oak Canyon Park in the heart of beautiful Silverado Canyon on September 24, it's a great way to spend an early fall Saturday. There'll be more than 90 Craft Breweries with Unlimited Tastings, loads of beer friendly Food Trucks & Booths, presentations [...]

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Hot August Nights

Our Thursday Night Jazz series continues in the sweltering month of August with some of the coolest cats around playing live jazz on the Barley Forge stage. Jim Zieglar's Swingsations are back to kick us off by getting your feet stomping on August 4th. Dynamic young saxophonist Brian Clancy, will keep things cool on the [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|EVENTS, MUSIC, TASTING ROOM|Comments Off on Hot August Nights

Buzz About The Forge

We seem to be getting some “buzz” lately in the local media, and we are grateful for both the attention and the praise. It started when recently, OC Weekly's Anne Marie Panoringan sat down for a very nice chat with Barley Forge Chef Jonathan Bendall about food, beer, and life. We also were mentioned as [...]

By |July 27th, 2016|BEER, TASTING ROOM|Comments Off on Buzz About The Forge

Hotter Than July!

We've got a line up of artists for Thursday Night Jazz this month that are Hotter Than July! The Scott Martin Latin Soul Band kicks it off on the 7th . Scott has performed and recorded all around the world with legendary entertainers such as Tito Puente and Ray Charles, but he is best known for [...]

By |June 28th, 2016|EVENTS, MUSIC, TASTING ROOM|Comments Off on Hotter Than July!

Special Beers for Beer Week

It's OC Beer Week! We've got a special beer release for each day of this special week. Some are all new pilot batches, and some are variations on current offerings. All of them are delicious, and none of them will be around for very long. Here's the list: Saturday 6/11 – “Ça Marche” Saison w/ [...]

By |June 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Special Beers for Beer Week

Grandpa Mows The Lawn!

Beer Connoisseur Magazine has picked Grandpa Tractor as one of their Top 25 “Lawnmower Beers” for summer, ranking it at number 16. The editors say “This 5% ABV beauty is like a sweet, refreshing Cheerio in a glass.” We are honored, to say the least. Just a couple of months ago, Beer Connoisseur reviewed and gave [...]

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Don’t Miss The Brewer’s Guild Festival

The inaugural Orange County Brewers Guild Festival is June 11th. The event will be held at the beautiful Fullerton Arboretum, from 5pm until  9pm. With food from your favorite OC Restaurants and unlimited servings of craft beer from the finest breweries in Orange County, this event is going to be a whole lot of fun. [...]

By |May 23rd, 2016|BEER, EVENTS|Comments Off on Don’t Miss The Brewer’s Guild Festival

The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown

Poner las pilas, muchachos. It's time to stand up to bully beer, and El Forjador is the Luchador to get the job done. This Saturday, April 30 at the Sabroso Craft Beer and Taco Fest, he'll do just that. We advise you not to miss it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBJUFM-iU50  

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