Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
157 Beers
29,578 Reviews
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 66
Visits: 306
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
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[ 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 drewone:
Photo of drewone
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Chico is not convenient to anywhere - but I had wanted to visit for a long time and am glad I finally did as it did not disappoint. As you turn off freeway and drive down 20th you can not miss it.

Arrived on wed before thanksgiving around 11:45 - was able to snag the last spots on the 1pm tour (you can sign up ahead of time - but they always reserve half the spots for walk - in. Around holidays tours seemed to fill up fast.

Went and ate in the restaurant while waiting - super attentive staff, friendly to kids, quick service. Ordered pretzels, ham and bean soup, goat cheese salad, fish and chips, chicken curry (a special). All were very good, medium price. Also did 2 tater flights - $3 for 4 2oz tasters. As me and my wife were splitting 2 of them wish the size was a little bigger. Ideally in retrospect would have done tour than ate, but ended up not doubling up on many of the beers. Most all beers are all available as taster, half pints, pints or growler fills.

If you've trekked up here you better do the tour - and as it's free and they start you off first thing with a glass of SNPA you can't go wrong. Last about 1.5 hrs - highlights for me were the hop room and the packaging line. Ends in a tasting room where you get to try another 8 or so beers. Very awesome - guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

No k ids under 12 allowed on tour - although there is a short self guided tour open to any one. (1,425 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.