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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Active Beers: 136
Beer Ratings: 67,976
Beer Avg: 3.85

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

109 Ratings
Ratings: 109
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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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drewone

California

4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

11-22-2012 07:22:42 | More by drewone
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ToddKehoe


5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-16-2014 01:59:15 | More by ToddKehoe
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.14/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$

It was a beautiful day so we sat outside. The inside bar and dining area looked nice too.
Nineteen of their beers on tap with a fairly wide variety between them, though only one "Belgian" style beer. Whatever, all their beers are solid or great.
The service was the perfect blend of normal American style of "bugging-me-every-other-minute-to-ask-if-everything-is-okay" and German "never-approach-your-table-unless-you-are-doing-jumping-jacks-to-get-attention".
The food was great. I would go there just for the food. We had some fries, pretzel and beer cheese and a salad.
The prices were normal for the area. The gift shop has great prices on glassware, $3 for an imperial pint.

04-15-2014 05:25:50 | More by Fatehunter
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Andkr3w

Arizona

5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-13-2014 22:09:51 | More by Andkr3w
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-03-2014 15:59:14 | More by Mikeb8
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7%

03-30-2014 21:32:46 | More by brauseboof
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buckyp

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-29-2014 21:30:30 | More by buckyp
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david131

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-28-2014 16:53:55 | More by david131
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California

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

03-25-2014 02:41:02 | More by Rubalaca
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
100 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.