Bottle Logic Brewing: Anaheim

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Bottle Logic Brewing: Anaheim, California

One of our favorite breweries in Southern California is located in Anaheim, Bottle Logic Brewing. Located at 1072 North Armando Street, Bottle Logic is a science themed brewery, which obviously appealed to our nerdy sides. With a portrait of Nikolas Tesla in the main tasting room and a wall full of math, science, and computer books, it is Heaven.

Did I mention they allow dogs?

Bottle Logic Brewing Tasting Room
Tasting Room – Image Credit – Events.com

Founded by Wes Parker in 2013 and officially opened in 2014, the brewery offers a wide selection of beverages for just about every palate. On weekends you’ll find a variety of local food trucks parked outside serving hungry beer (and seltzer) lovers.

We first came across the brewery in late 2015 and have made multiple trips per year to try on site and to take home. Some of their beers have become quite famous in beer trading communities and are highly sought after.

Bottle Logic Brewing Tasting Room
Tasting Room, Image Credit – Trip Advisor

Last mentioned Bottle Logic last year with their Baklava inspired beer. That’s what we love about this brewery, the variety tops just about everywhere else we’ve been.

Our favorite bottle logic brewing beers:

I’m just going to list my and Matt’s top beers from Bottle Logic Brewing. We’ve rated so many of their beers so highly, that I’m only going to include the top of the top for each of us, those I’ve rated 4.75/5 and 5/5 and those Matt has rated 5/5, of which there are many. My number is much lower, not because I think less of their beers, but because most times I’m more into people watching than logging in my beers. This also explains how Matt has logged 2,000 more beers than I have total over the years, because sometimes, I just forget.

Also to note, besides our own home, Bottle Logic is our top checked in location on Untappd. Follow us on Untappd to see all of the beers we’ve had from there (the count is almost 200) over the last 6 or so years. Information on Untappd below.

Bottle Logic Logo – Image Credit Bottle Logic Brewing

Lora’s Favorites:

Since December of 2015, using Untappd, I have logged in 161 unique beers out of a possible 425 they have registered on the app. Here are my top rated brews:

4.75/5: Berlinerslice: Boysenberry Pie, 7/21/2019

This brew is a sour- Smoothie/Pastry style, with 5.5% ABV and 15 IBU. It is described as “Boysenberry pie-inspired Tart Wheat Ale brewed with boysenberries, lemon peel, and lactose.”

The average global rating that Berlinerslice: Boysenberry Pie received is 4.02/5 and Matt rated it a 4.5/5

5/5: Berlinear Equation w/ Boysenberries & Coffee, 11/24/2017

Apparently I really like Boysenberry.

This brew is a Sour – Fruited Berliner Weisse style beer. It has a 5% ABV and 10 IBU.

The average global rating that Berlinear Equation w/ Boysenberries & Coffee received is 4.01/5. Matt rated it 4.75/5, so you’ll see that below on his list.

5/5: Basic Math (2021), 10/29/2021

Basic Math is a Barleywine Style ale, a style I’ve recently come to love. It has a 10% ABV and 35 IBU. It is described as “Pumpkin Spice Latte-Inspired Barleywine • 10% ABV • Fresh barleywine brewed with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger, then conditioned on Onyx Coffee’s “Geometry Blend” of coffee beans and a final treatment of Vietnamese cinnamon.” So calling all Basic B*tches, this is your new go to Fall Brew, as one myself, I hope they continue this one.

The average global rating that Basic Math received is 4/5. On draft, Matt rated this beer a 4.25/5 but dropped that to 3.75/5 when drinking it from a can. Something to consider.

5/5: Intrepid Orchid (2022), 2/4/2022

This is another Barleywine style, with 11.25% ABV and 30 IBU. Told you I like Barleywine beers. It is described as “Bourbon Barrel-Aged English Style Vanilla Barleywine • 11.2% ABV • Decadent caramel hue with a glittering, ruby-colored rim. Brown sugar cookie and toffee-toned aromas melt into layers of caramel cream and nougat on the palate. Brûléed sugar bitterness and undertones of leather, oak, and autumn leaves balance the rich layers of Madagascar vanilla with a soft breath of impeccably integrated bourbon on the exhale.”

The average global rating that Intrepid Orchid received is 4.39/5 and Matt also gave it a 5/5, so this will of course be on his list as well.

Matt’s Favorites:

Since December of 2015 using Untappd, Matt has given a perfect 5/5 rating to 24 beers from Bottle Logic Brewing. I will list them in chronological order of when we first tried them.

Space Trace (2016), 3/26/2016

This is an Imperial/Double Pastry Stout, with 11.1% ABV. It is described as “Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged German Chocolate Cake Imperial Stout, brewed with cocoa nibs and toasted coconut.”

The average global rating that Space Trace (2016) received is 4.5/5 and I gave it a rating of 3/5.

Fundamental Observation (2016) (W.L. Weller Barrel), 3/26/2016

This is an Imperial/Double Stout, with 14.3% ABV.

The average global rating that Fundamental Observation (2016) (W.L. Weller Barrel) received is 4.61/5 and I gave it a rating of 3.5/5.

Fundamental Forces (2017), 3/19/2017

This is an Imperial/Double Stout, with a 16.2 % ABV. It is described as “This high-octane version of Fundamental Observation saw systematic additions of dextrose to power up the brew’s fermentable sugars and help boost the ABV up to a 16.2% finish. After sixteen months of aging and concentrating on Tahitian vanilla beans in bourbon barrels, this beer makes its long-awaited debut as the Final Boss Stage for 2016’s T3 Passport Holders.”

The average global rating that Fundamental Forces (2017) received is 4.67/5. I did not give this beer a rating.

Ground State (2016), 3/20/16

This is an Imperial/Double Stout, with a 12.5% ABV . It is described as “Stout brewed with chocolate and cocoa nibs and aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla and coffee beans.”

The average global rating that received is 4.5/5 and I gave it a rating of 4/5.

Ground State (2016) – My photo from Untappd

Picture If You Will…, 9/25/2016

This is a Pumpkin/Yam Beer, with 13.3% ABV. It is described as “Bourbon Barrel Aged Spiced Pumpkin Ale.”

The average global rating that received is 4.3/5 and I gave it a rating of 4/5.

Chromatic Ratio, 9/25/2016

This is a Sour – Fruited Berliner Weisse, with 6.6% ABV. It is described as “Tart Belgian with fresh passion fruit.”

The average global rating that received is 3.98/5 and I gave it a rating of 3.5/5.

Horadric Red Ale, 11/30/2016

This is an Imperial/Double Red Ale, with 12.5% ABV.

The average global rating that received is 4.16/5 and I gave it a rating of 4.25/5.

Fundamental Observation (2017) (Week of Logic Preview), 3/25/2017

This is an Imperial/Double Stout, with 14/1% ABV. It is described as “Each time we release this epic stout, our whole operation gains experience points. The final 2017 product will be a blend aged in four different bourbon brands; Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill, Rebel Yell, and Four Roses. Each Barrel was overloaded with Madagascar vanilla beans — today’s sneak peek is an early blend of all four barrel brands.”

The average global rating that received is 4.62/5 and I gave it a rating of 3.5/5.

Picture If You Will… (2017), 9/29/2017

This is a Pumpkin/Yam Beer, with 11.9% ABV. It is described as “Ale brewed with pumpkin & spices and aged in bourbon barrels.”

The average global rating that received is 4.25/5 and I gave it a rating of 4.5/5.

DSN 2017 FEW: Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey Barrel, 11/24/2017

This is an Imperial/Double Stout, with 14.1 % ABV and 48 IBU. It is described as “Darkstar November 2017, an Imperial Rye and Molasses Stout aged exclusively in small-batch whiskey barrels from FEW Craft Distillery.”

The average global rating that received is 4.44/5 and I gave it a rating of 4/5.

DSN 2017 FEW: Small Batch Rye Whiskey Barrel, 11/24/2017

This is an Imperial/Double Stout, with 14.1% ABV and 48 IBU.

The average global rating that received is 4.43/5 and I gave it a rating of 4/5.

Roll For Initiative (2018), 4/7/2018

This is an Imperial/Double Pastry Stout, with 13.8% ABV It is described as “

It is once again our pleasure to part the veil of reality! Gather your band of intrepid heroes and journey forth on a twisting climb through spiraling peaks of earthy cassia bark capped with glistening frosted tips that sparkle with Madagascar’s finest vanilla. Do you: Roll 1-10 to Drink Fresh, or 11-20 to Cellar & Save?

Brewed to celebrate our fourth anniversary, Roll for Initiative is a cinnamon roll-inspired Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Vanilla Stout based on our famed Fundamental Observation recipe, then dosed and aged with even more Madagascar vanilla beans and finished with sweet, earthy cassia bark.

Cheers to another year of critical hits, and to the many campaigns yet to come!”

The average global rating that received is 4.48/5. I did not give this beer a rating unfortunately despite its very generous description from the brewery.

An Elegant Beer For A More Civilized Age, 5/5/2018

This is an IPA, with 7.1% ABV and 100 IBU.

The average global rating that received is 3.99/5 and I gave it a rating of 3.5/5.

La Calotterie, 6/10/2018

This is an Imperial/Double Stout, with 14.1% ABV and 55 IBU. It is described as “

Apple galette-inspired Imperial Vanilla Stout aged in Calvados Apple Brandy barrels, finished with vanilla beans, toasted almonds, and decadent caramel for a viscous apple pastry character.

This is the finished version of Week of Logic 2018’s BLB314-315: Quentovic Coin.”

The average global rating that received is 4.02/5 and I gave it a rating of 2.5/5, certainly not sharing the popular opinion on this particular beer.

Fundamental Observation (2018), 8/11/2018

This is an Imperial/Double Stout, with 13.2% ABV and 40 IBU. It is described as “Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Vanilla Stout: Our chart-topping ”liquid brownie batter” was aged in a medley of Buffalo Trace, WL Weller, Heaven Hill, and Four Roses bourbon barrels with multiple additions of Madagascar vanilla beans.”

The average global rating that received is 4.54/5 and I gave it a rating of 4/5.

FOCOCO, 8/11/2018

This is an Imperial/Double Stout, with 13.2% ABV and 35 IBU. It is described as Fundamental Observation 2018 finished with coconut.””

The average global rating that received is 4.5/5 and I gave it a rating of 4/5.

Fundamental Observation Day 8/11/2018

Paisley Cave Complex (2018), 10/19/2018

This is an Imperial/Double Pastry Stout, with 13% ABV and 40 IBU. It is described as “

Dusk settles beyond the cave while sparks of first fire crackle into the breeze. Ah, the early North American man, with distant dreams of the day their kind would reach its zenith some 14,300 years later with a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial S’Mores Stout. With blueberries. For science.

Unearth our latest collaboration with the axe-wielding archeologists from Portland’s Great Notion Brewing!

[This beer was brewed with Jet Puffed marshmallows.] ”

The average global rating that received is 4.56/5 and I gave it a rating of 2.25/5. Again, I went against the grain in terms of the apparent popularity and high rating of this particular brew.

Leche Borracho (2018), 2/1/2019

This is an Imperial/Double Stout, with 11.7% ABV. It is described as “Imperial Stout brewed with ancho peppers, cinnamon, cacao nibs, and lactose sugar aged in tequila and bourbon barrels.”

The average global rating that received is 4.34/5 and I gave it a rating of 3/5. It should also be noted that Matt gave the 2017 variety a 4.75/5. I gave that one a 2/5.

Pie of the Beholder, 9/25/2019

This is a Pumpkin/Yam Beer, with 12.88% ABV and 30 IBU. It is described as “

We’re celebrating the release of Picture If You Will 2019 with small-batch, draft-only variants:

A riff on another seasonal pie, this is the 16 month bourbon barrel aged PIYW finished through candied pecans and cacao nibs. It’s sticky, rich, and unbelievably decadent. ”

The average global rating that received is 3.94/5. I did not rate this beer.

Picture If You Will… (2020), 10/31/2021

This is a Pumpkin/Yam Beer, with 13.63% ABV and 25 IBU. It is described as “From beyond the dimensions of sound, sight, and mind comes Picture If You Will, the fifth bottled vintage of our tribute to the sweet, dark magic of bourbon barrels and the caramelly, burnt-sugar spell they’ve cast over our seasonal pumpkin-pie inspired ale. ⁣

This bewitching brew began with hundreds of pounds of fresh pumpkin and was finished with clove, allspice, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon after spending twelve months in bourbon barrels.⁣

Poured from the bottle, the beer emulates a slice of pumpkin pie from the graham-cracker-crust malt backbone to the silky, whipped-cream mouthfeel. It drinks deceptively lighter than its 13.63% ABV — good for a fright now or after Time Enough at Last in a cellar.⁣⁣⁣”

The average global rating that received is 4.12/5. I did not rate this beer.

Scatter Signal (2021), 12/2/2021

This is an Imperial/Double Pastry Stout, with 14.14% ABV and 40 IBU. It is described as “

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night…

Scatter Signal was forged from the liquid that made Bottle Logic what it is — our World Beer Cup-clad Darkstar November, here now built and brawned to withstand war. Coffee for vigor, chocolate to fortify, marshmallows for resilience.

This Imperial Mocha-Marshmallow Stout is a blend of liquid aged from 12 to 24 months in a medley of bourbon barrels. It was conditioned on an exclusive blend of coffee beans roasted by Onyx Coffee Lab for a complex foundation of chocolate brownie and burnt sugar undertones.

…and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”

The average global rating that received is 4.37/5 and I gave it a rating of 4.5/5.

Bottle Logic Brewing - Scatter Signal
Scatter Signal (2021) My image from Untappd.

Intrepid Orchid (2022), 2/4/2022

You saw this one above in my favorites.

The Nine, 4/1/2022

This is an Imperial/Double Black IPA, with 11% ABV and 120 IBU. It is described as “Imperial Black IPA • 11% ABV • Succumb to the power of this 11% ABV Imperial IPA! Warrior, Chinook, Simcoe, and Galaxy hops ride onto the palate with an ancient and terrifying bitterness balanced by a rich, roasty malt character that shrouds the palate in a medium-bodied shadowy void.”

The average global rating that received is 3.79/5 and I gave it a rating of 2.5/5. Black IPAs are Matt’s new (as of 2022) favorite style, I like them, but this one was too bitter for me.

Banzai Break, 4/1/2022

This is a Smoothie/Pastry Sour, with 6% ABV and 10 IBU. It is described as “Açaí Bowl Smoothie-Style Berliner. We recirculated our tart Berliner through successive rounds of vanilla granola over four days for a sweet-nutty-oaty base flavor. ⁣

An early addition of 500 lbs of banana purée blends in a soft tropical note and amps the viscosity of this “smoothie-style” beer to literal smoothie texture. A combined 750lbs of strawberries, blueberries, açaí berries later, Banzai Break swells to life with a crest of coconut and a righteous 6% ABV.”

The average global rating that received is 4.38/5 and I gave it a rating of 4.5/5.

Bottle Logic brewing summary

As I said previously, this brewery has a wide variety for every taste. They even have a few seltzers available now. If you’re into beer and find yourself in Anaheim or happen to be able to get your hands on a bottle, try it. You may just find a new favorite.

I thought it was important to give both of our ratings on each other’s favorites, showing the variance in our tastes. You can see some of Matt’s favorites I only gave a 2/5. And my two Boysenberry beers didn’t make the cut for Matt’s 5/5 rating. But that’s the beauty of beer. There’s something for everyone.

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