Craft Beer in Orange County
Welcome to craft beer in Orange County, a vibrant craft beer destination featuring some of the best beer in California brewed up in some of the best neighborhoods.
While technically, Orange County is the corridor that bridges larger beer cities in Los Angeles to the north and San Diego to the south, it also stands alone as a true craft beer destination in its own right.
Orange County as a whole can be divided into 3 main sections:
North OC comprises the Northern and Western parts of the county just south of LA and features rad craft beer neighborhoods like Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana Placentia, Huntington Beach, and more.
Central OC sits in the middle of the county and features both large coastal and suburban neighborhoods like Tustin, Santa Ana, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and more.
South OC comprises the Southern and Eastern parts of the county just north of San Diego and features amazing craft beer neighborhoods like San Clemente, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, and more.
Orange County is home to long-standing award-winning legacy breweries like Taps Fish House and brand new award-winning hot spots like Radiant Beer Company. It's got great beer bars with a more urban downtown vibe like Native Son in Santa Ana and beer bars with expansive one-of-a-kind ocean views like The American Dream in Huntington Beach.
All this to say, Orange County is a craft beer drinker's dream. No matter what style of beer or type of ambiance you're looking to drink it in, you'll find everything you need in Orange County.