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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.9/5
Based on:
191 Beers
106,295 Hads
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 70
Visits: 317
Avg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1075 E. 20th Street
Chico, California, 95928
United States
phone: (530) 893-3520 | map
www.sierra-nevada.com

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Reviews: 70 | Visits: 317
Reviews by IntriqKen:
Photo of IntriqKen
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

What a beautiful restaurant and brewery.
Stopped at the restaurant and had their beer sampler....16 current on tap beers in 4 oz glasses...that's a half gallon of beer. ($8.00) Service and knowledge of the staff was great.Menu was extensive and reasonable. Food was excellent.
Did a self tour of the brewery which again was beautiful as well as the gift shop.
My only complaint was that they don't have growlers, however I am told they should be selling growlers of beer in about a month. (that would be around July, 2006).
If I lived in Chico, this would DEFINATELY be a regular stop for me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of windowside
4.13/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedForrest
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great food, great beer, not really a ton more to say there. The brewery is great and offers awesome tours with drinks. They have a great tap room and gift shop as well. Dinner is more upscale restaurant style, good prices and good service.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A destination unto itself.

They built it, and they built it big. Like visiting a theme park for beer. Where to begin? The taproom is huge, roughly 15 beers on tap, with a well organized method for sampling 4 at a time. The pours a relatively small for samples sake, but quality over quantity. Tapas style bar menu with lots of interesting options. The hot pretzels are an obvious order. The pub chips looked great - but my server said due to the demand, they don't sell them as stand alone. Something I'd recommend they change.

The gift shop area is spacious to pick up any wearables, brews to go, or other merch. Try the mustards.

You can then take an elaborate self guided tour to see the production brewery. Very visitor friendly, open, and clean. Quite an experience.

Never been to the location in Chico, but for East coasters, this is a must-do pilgrimage.

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Photo of MaxMinardi
4.58/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Barracudas
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is a must go place for any lovers of craft beer! The selection of beers is World Class and the food is very good!

There is a great atmosphere in a very family oriented environment!

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Photo of WillDavis707
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Delicious food, and awesome beers. The tour is one of the best as well.

Only problem is they they only fill their branded growlers.

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Photo of jcb1130
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

An amazing place. From the hop yards, to the patio, to the brewery, to the brewpub, to the gift shop, this is a must visit for anyone considering themselves a beer aficionado.

The quality is top notch, they make so many classic recipes across so many different styles. The service is always stellar, they always look and act professional.

The selection is devoid of anything wild, but as far as the quintessential American styles, they deliver hard in the paint. Their merchandise is priced nicely. They get it. Don't make people pay an arm and a leg to advertise your product! Some local bottleshop only releases in there are nice too.

Like I said, MUST VISIT!!!

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Photo of Jew4brains
3.83/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of gefinley
3.95/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of spark3148857
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I mean this is beer heaven right? Where Ken Grossman took the Cascade hop and changed it all? Yep. Great tour. Great tasting. Great relaxed vibe. Food is delicious though maybe a bit overpriced. As Beerfest taught us..."You go, I'm never leaving this place."

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Photo of Ljoreilly
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The Asheville brewery is a sight to behold. The taproom is beautiful, the beers are really good with several you can't get anywhere else, and the food far exceeded expectations. It's a cathedral of beer, the best I've ever visited.

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Photo of Selleck
4.87/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of charley_m_m
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of chossboss
3.95/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dcbelkot
4.08/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

We paid this fine establishment ,sampeled many beers and had some very good food to pair with em. the wait can be long so be prepaired for a seat. Pretty cool enviroment, the solar covered parking area is very cool.

Cheers!

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Photo of tbone1384
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ackeeper
4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of EMV
4.26/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

My wife and I visited the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico on our way back from the Lassen Volcanic National Park. We'd booked a tour ahead of time (a must) and it's probably the best brewery tour we've taken anywhere. Period. It took about 2 hours... going through all the brewing/bottling/canning etc. and they have a pretty damned impressive setup here. They're pretty eco-conscious and showed off some of their solar power setup (they actually sell electricity back to the grid) and best of all... there was a generous tasting at the end of it. After the tour we had a great lunch and a few more beers at the attached brewpub. This place is a must if you're a beer fan and in the area. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of Drift
3.88/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of IPAchris
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
98 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.