REVIEWS

 

“Barley Forge isn’t a brewery that comes to mind when thinking of Saison, but their foeder-aged beer, Harry Tuttle, is actually a menu highlight.”

—Orange Coast Magazine Booze Blog

 


“Barley Forge is where it’s at in the Costa Mesa area.”

—Beer Musings PDX

 

 

“BEST BREWERY ORANGE COUNTY 2015 – BARLEY FORGE…OFFERS A SURPRISINGLY BEAUTIFUL BREWERY AND TASTING ROOM, WITH A KITCHEN (AND FULL MENU) FEATURING HAPPY, ENGAGING BARTENDERS AND BREWERS.”


—OC Weekly, Best of 2015

 

“FUTURE TRIPPING – 93 POINTS. THIS IS AN AGGRESSIVE DOUBLE IPA WITH A RESINY, PINEY, AND CITRUSY HOPS CHARACTER WITH JUST A TOUCH OF MALT AS TO BE NOT OVERLY SHARP. THIS IS SURE TO BE A JOY FOR EVERY HOP HEAD! ENJOY!”


—The Beer Connoisseur

“SO WHEN MY FRIEND AT OC BEER BLOG TOLD ME ABOUT THE CUISINE COMING OUT OF BARLEY FORGE’S KITCHEN, I HAD TO SEE FOR MYSELF…. GREEN HEIRLOOM TOMATOES IN OUR TUNA MELT AND SEASONAL WATERMELON SALAD ARE JUST A COUPLE OF THE DISHES THAT MAKE THEIR MENU WORTHY OF THIS WEEKLING’S INTERVIEW.”

 

—OC Weekly

 

“NUMBER 16: GRANDPA TRACTOR.THIS 5% ABV BEAUTY IS LIKE A SWEET, REFRESHING CHEERIO IN A GLASS.”

—The Beer Connoisseur – “Top 25 Lawnmower Beers”

 

“THE PATSY – 93 POINTS. WITH ALL OF THE COCONUT AND CRACKER FLAVORS ABOUNDING, THIS STILL MANAGES TO CONVEY ALL OF THE QUALITIES OF A VERY PLEASANT STOUT. THE COCONUT IS VERY NICELY BALANCED RATHER THAN OVERPOWERING. A GREAT HOLIDAY BEER (FOR ANY HOLIDAY YEAR-ROUND)!”

—The Beer Connoisseur

 

“RELEASED FOR THEIR FIRST ANNIVERSARY ON 10/24, IT’S IMPRESSIVE TO TASTE THE FULL DEPTH OF WHAT’S TO COME FOR BARLEY FORGE.”

—Orange Coast Magazine

 

“THE BEER TASTES LIKE MANGO FOR SURE, BUT IT’S UNLIKE ANY FRUITED BEER YOU’VE EVER HAD.”

—OC Weekly

 

“BARLEY FORGE IS A BREWERY WITH HEART THAT TRULY IS PART OF THE COMMUNITY. THEY KNOW THEIR REGULARS, AND WILL GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO MAKE THEIR CLIENTELE HAPPY.”

—Eat, Drink and Be Hoppy

 

“BARLEY FORGE KNOCKS IT OUT OF THE PARK WITH BOTH CLASSIC AND CREATIVE STYLES”

—Bierkast

 

“THE COCONUT IS SO FRESH AND PUNGENT THAT IT EVOKES MEMORIES OF APPLYING COPPERTONE TO A LOVED-ONE’S BACK AT THE BEACH … IN TAHITI … WHILE WAVES CRASH NEARBY.”

—Orange Coast Magazine

 

“THE SNAP ON THE SAUSAGES IS INSANE; TRY TO AVOID ORDERING TWO, LEST YOUR MATES AT THE METAL BAR JUDGE YOU FOR YOUR GLUTTONY.”

—OC Weekly

 

“GRANDPA TRACTOR FROM COSTA MESA’S BARLEY FORGE IS A REFRESHING AND FLAVORFUL TASTE OF A LONG-FORGOTTEN GERMAN STYLE THAT’S A PERFECT MATCH FOR SUMMERTIME IN L.A.”

—The Los Angeles Times

 

“ONE LOUDER IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE DOUBLE IPAS ANYWHERE; THE PATSY, A RYE-COCONUT STOUT, IS A SURPRISING STANDOUT”

—Orange Coast Magazine

 

“LUXURIOUS. SILKY. DECADENT. THESE THREE WORDS EMBODY THE FULL BODIED FLAVOR OF THIS ULTRA RICH [BARLEY FORGE] MILK STOUT.”

—100 Eats

 

“ONE LOUDER … REALLY DOES TAKE THAT DOUBLE IPA EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL.”

—OC WeeklY

“Harry Tuttle is a Top-10 must-get” — Nagel’s Best O.C. Beers of 2017

—Orange Coast Magazine Booze Blog

 

“COSTA MESA’S FIRST FULL-PRODUCTION BREWERY OPENED IN 2014, AND SINCE THEN, BARLEY FORGE HAS BEEN THE SPOT TO DRINK THE FRESHEST BEER IN TOWN.”

— OC Weekly – “10 Great Craft Beers: What the Ale!”

 

“BARLEY FORGE BREWING COMPANY IS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT ON FATHER’S DAY. THE BEERS ARE REASON ENOUGH TO VISIT THIS BREWERY WITH YOUR DAD. BUT, THIS COSTA MESA BREWING COMPANY ALSO OFFERS A TASTY MENU….”


— CBS Los Angeles

 

” BARLEY FORGE BREWING CO. NEAR SOUTH COAST PLAZA – LESS THAN A MILE AWAY FROM THIS ICONIC MALL YOU’LL FIND BARLEY FORGE BREWING CO., THE CITY’S FIRST PRODUCTION BREWERY. ENJOY THEIR BELGIAN, WEST COAST, AND GERMAN-STYLE BEERS, SUCH AS A HEFEWEIZEN BREWED WITH MANGO AND DON PERFECTO, A BELGIAN-STYLE WITBIER BREWED WITH HORCHATA-STYLE SPICES. “

—CraftBeer.com, Craft Breweries Near Popular Shopping Malls

 

“WITH ITS GRANDPA TRACTOR LAGER, BARLEY FORGE ALSO HAS REVIVED AN ALMOST FORGOTTEN STYLE OF BREW, THE DORTMUNDER. FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY IN GERMANY, COAL MINERS AND HEAVY INDUSTRY WORKERS SIPPED THIS FULL BODIED, MODERATELY HOPPED GERMAN LAGER, AND THE SELECTION REFRESHES JUST AS WELL AFTER A HARD DAY’S WORK IN THE 21ST CENTURY.”

—Pacific Coast Magazine

 

“GRANDPA TRACTOR – 92 POINTS. THE MALT AND BITTERNESS SWIRL OVER THE PALATE AND FINISH DRY AND CRISP. A GREAT BEER WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING LIGHT AND REFRESHING TO DRINK.”

—The Beer Connoisseur

 

“THEY LET THE BEER SPEAK FOR ITSELF…. THEY’RE NUMBER ONE FOR A REASON AND THOSE OF YOU WITH NO PLANS AND LOOKING FOR A FRESH BREW FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY THURSDAY — IT’S WORTH TAKING A LOOK.”

—The Coast Report

 

“THE BEERS ARE ALREADY OUTSTANDING…”

—OC Weekly

 

“SPECTACULAR”

—Cloth & Metal

 

“COSTA MESA’S GAIN”

—Skinny Girls & Mayonnaise

 

“BOLD… THOUGHTFUL MENU”

—Beer & Baking

 

“SPECTACULAR”

—Cloth & Metal

 

“THE PATSY … WILL KEEP YOU AT THE BREWPUB FOR HOURS”

—Stick A Fork In It/OC Weekly

 

“FUSTY PUCKETT…A DEFINITE MUST FOR THOSE WHO PREFER BLACK COFFEE TO LATTES.”

—100 Eats

 

“MASTERPIECE”

—One Punk Army

 

“THE BEERS ARE DAMN TASTY”

—California BrewMasters

 

“COSTA MESA’S FIRST COMMERCIAL MICROBREWERY”

—Daily Pilot

 

“NEWEST MUST-VISIT BREWHOUSE”

—Brash

 

“IMPRESSIVE TASTING ROOM…”

—Food GPS

 

“A BREWERY WITH FERVENT VISION”

—100 Eats