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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

242 Ratings
Ratings: 242
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 9.76%
Active Beers: 118
Beer Ratings: 95,371
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
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 by Troyone:
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4.4/5  rDev -4.6%

It's good to be King of the Micros. A really nice restaurant and brewery. Spacious dining areas and patio. There is a field next to the property where hops are grown for one of their specialty beers. One can smell the cooking malt in the parking lot. Staff was friendly, one had been with SN for 15 years and a favorite of his was an available seasonal.

Stainless steel and some brass tap nozzles that appeared to be changables. Copper plated bar with wood siding also wood tables, chairs, and a huge beer cabinet behind the bar. Their draught beers had thick marble housing. The kitchen was in the open with a brick oven and a real grill. Restroom was clean and fancy with copper sinks.

Service was prompt, kind of business like but informative and knowledgable.

Unbelievable but there were 16 beers on tap and no cask or guest beers. Unfortunately, in my opinion, most of the 16 beers tasted similar to their two versions of the flagship SNPA, therefore that was drowned out for notable consideration. Some possible notables were the Ruthless Hefeweizen (seasonal), Pale Bock, and Porter. A definite notable for today was the Bigfoot Barleywine (very good on tap). The local favorite is the 20th Street Ale or Green Hop Ale, same thing according to the regulars and locals, that is made with the hops in the neighboring field when available. Not available today nor was the Celebration Ale.

The food was really good with some healthy options.

Reasonable for the offering.

Troyone, Jun 12, 2005
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Every homebrewer that has the opportunity should tour Sierra Nevada at least once.

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4/5  rDev -13.2%

Great food, affordable pints, tasters, growlers. This place is beautiful, well decorated, seeing and smelling all the hops and wort being boiled. Almost sensory overload, try to sign up for the tours ahead of time they were booked out a week when we were there.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
100 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.