Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 167
Beer Ratings: 74,376
Beer Avg: 3.86
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Reviews by beerceller99:
4.63/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
I've visited this brewery several times in my travels up and down Interstate - 5 between the Puget Sound and Bay areas . It's located in the small valley town ( small for California , anyway ) of Chico , about an hour plus drive north of Sacramento on rural highway 99, and maybe 2.5 hours from Frisco, basically it's in the sticks. Being that it's only a half mile off of Hwy 99 and huge makes it easy to find.
The brewery lobby is a large two story area with super fine brass and wood trim. The gift shop is neat , clean , and well stocked with Beeraphernalia , including genuine SN tap handles. Cold bottled SN beer to go is also available at discount prices. The brewery is also one of the few places you can get bottles of their Pale Bock every spring ; one of my favorites.
Brewery tours are available. Walking the tour reminded me of a baby Miller plant only much cleaner and with much better products of course.
The Bar - Restaurant is the largest I've seen that's attached to a brewery. The Bar is " L " shaped and has about 25-30 stools to slide on to. The Bar is open to the large all ages dining area which seats 90-100 folks. The furnishings and atmosphere here is top notch and is very popular with the locals. Get here much after 5 and you'll be on a waiting list for a table. The food menu is much more than the standard pub grub and is very good at that. The 3 sausage platter is a standout item on the menu.
On tap are 10-12 SN brews most of which are not bottled. A draught style Pale Ale , Harvest Ale, and Rauchbier are among my favorite tap only brews. Seasonally they'll have Celebration and Bigfoot on tap. My favorite on tap brew is the stout which goes well with the menu items.
Over all this is an excellent establishment and I' d highly recommend it to all BA's passing through the Northern California area.
03-22-2004 11:34:17 | More by beerceller99
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
100 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.