Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
157 Beers
29,593 Reviews
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 66
Visits: 306
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1075 E. 20th Street
Chico, California, 95928
United States
phone: (530) 893-3520

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sierranevada

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Reviews: 66 | Visits: 306
Reviews by QuakeAttack:
Photo of QuakeAttack
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co has been on my bucket list for a long time. I have been drinking their beer for 25 years, but never found the chance to visit Chico and check out the brewery. When my second son wanted to check out CSU Chico, I scheduled a tour on a Friday afternoon.

The tour was a lot of fun. You get an introduction while having a taste of pale ale and checking out different types of malts. Afterwards, you go on a tour to check out the hops (get to smell them) and follow the complete process of making beer! In the end, they give you a sample of about eight different beers (varies depending on the time of year). We got to try barreled aged Big Foot. Awesome! The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

Afterwards, we went to have dinner at the restaurant. Not sure if they take reservations, but if they do, get them. We had to wait an hour to get seated. The food was good and the atmosphere was laid back, but nice. (939 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of spark3148857
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
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." (258 characters)

Photo of Ljoreilly
4.65/5  rDev +4%
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. (231 characters)

Photo of Selleck
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of charley_m_m
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of chossboss
3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dcbelkot
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
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! (226 characters)

Photo of tbone1384
4.38/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ackeeper
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of EMV
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (723 characters)

Photo of Drift
3.88/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of IPAchris
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of eldantastico
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of timontheroad
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.78/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of MikeyGCAP
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Overall this is one of the best brew pubs that I have visited. The food is good, and the on tap selection will keep you busy for days. (134 characters)

Photo of jonatanlauritzen
3.41/5  rDev -23.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

They dont do food, its a brewery (32 characters)

Photo of wkosturko1
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of may favorite brews! (26 characters)

Photo of ROW3BOT
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of oldglory78
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Mattfjord
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Caseyk1088
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
98 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.