Get ready– ALA Annual in Anaheim is just around the corner! Be sure to’ take advantage of’ Division Member advance rates – $230 for the entire conference by June 14th for YALSA members. Once you’ve registered, plan out your conference activities with the ALA Conference Scheduler. YALSA’s list of events at ALA Annual will give you plenty of options for your schedule!

After a long day of meetings, programs and ARCs, a new question arises: Where can you get a drink and some nibbles? We’re wrapping up our series on Orange County restaurants with one last recommendation:

If you’re willing to venture a mere five miles away from the’ Conference Center’ (right down the street from Bruxie’s, as a matter of fact) you’ll find a lovely specialty shop featuring beer and cheese.

Photo by Mark Walker

The Bruery Provisions is the satellite tasting room of The Bruery, a relatively (2008) new Southern California brewery, which is very, very good.

At the Bruery Provisions, you can (of course) get Bruery beer, either in full pints, or half pint flights. ‘ Full pints run $5-6, with bottles priced at a similar range, but flights are the way to go.

Photo by Mark Walker

A flight of five beers, at around half a pint each, runs just $10. ‘ Cheese and meat plates run between $9-11, with cheeses and meats that change regularly, but are always amazing.

Photo by Mark Walker

The cheese and meat plates also come with a good amount of food, enough to share as an appetizer or as a meal all on your own. ‘ There’s also olives, spanish nuts, and a recently added grilled cheese.

One of the best things about Bruery Provisions is that it is not just a restaurant/tasting room: ‘ Bruery Provisions sells things. ‘ Specifically, it sells Bruery beer, other specialty beer, and cheese. ‘ So if you really like the kumquat flavored, low-alcohol content of the Bruery Nottenroth, why not take that and the fabulous blue back to your hotel?

See you in Anaheim!

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