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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.88/5
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137 Beers
105,613 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 290
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: n/a
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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 by willjschmidt:
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5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I finally made a visit to my favorite brewery and it lived up to my expectations and more.

Atmosphere: The brewery, restaurant, and grounds are beautiful. There is a restaurant with inside and outside sitting. There is also a large hopyard adjoining the brewery. There is also a great gift shop where you can purchase beer, apparel, and other merchandise.

Quality: Everything about this place is high quality. The beer, the food, their commitment to the environment and sustainability. They only use the highest quality ingredients in their beer and food. For example, they only use whole cone hops and are the largest user of whole cone hops in the world.

Service: All the employees that I came across here were top notch. The bartenders, the tour guide, our waitress, and the gift shop employees. They were all fun, knowledgable, and you can tell they enjoyed their jobs.

Selection: They have all of their production beers on tap along with about 8 one-offs available only on-tap at the brewery.

Food: The food was great. I ordered a steak pizza. The steak was from a local ranch where the cattle are feed spent grain from the brewery. The circle of life! The cheese was made from Torpedo beer. It was excellent.

The Tour: I highly recommend their tour. It is top notch. It's 90 minutes and free. They start off with a video about the history of the brewery. The tour then takes you through all of the production from mashing, to the boil kettles, to the hop storage room, to the packaging line. Along the way they explain how they reuse and recycle 99% of their waste and generate a large portion of their energy and electricity. At the end you go into a tasting room and taste 8 different beers. Our guide was fantastic. She was knowledge and passionate about beer and Sierra Nevada.

I highly recommend a visit to what is really the mecca of American craft beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jonatanlauritzen
3.41/5  rDev -25.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

They dont do food, its a brewery

Photo of wkosturko1
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of may favorite brews!

Photo of ROW3BOT
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of oldglory78
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

Photo of Caseyk1088
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SierraCain
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Love this place, great times!!

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jakkusu90
4.95/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The brewery is so big. They have solar panels and are very eco friendly. It's beautiful. The only downside is there isn't much of an outside/patio area. The food was great, lots of vegetarian options. They had a great selection of their beers and other local beers.

Photo of Schwegler
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bfrickz
4.74/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Simply amazing Brewery and restaurant, make sure you take the tour

Photo of SmashPants
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Meshuggahman
4.76/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of Ors55
5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of CraftoMatic
3.4/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of HunterSBeerson
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of CNoj012
5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ghettobooty88
4.96/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.48/5  rDev -2.6%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
100 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.