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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.92/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
216
Reviews:
32,455
Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
98
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
320
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
4.23%
 
 
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1075 E. 20th Street
Chico, California, 95928
United States

(530) 893-3520 | map
www.sierra-nevada.com

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Reviews: 70 | Ratings: 320
Reviews by willjschmidt:
Photo of willjschmidt
5/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of GarcX
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of WesleyCannon56
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Usually pretty busy. Food is good. Beer is really good.

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Photo of MattAita
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of windowside
4.13/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedForrest
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great food, great beer, not really a ton more to say there. The brewery is great and offers awesome tours with drinks. They have a great tap room and gift shop as well. Dinner is more upscale restaurant style, good prices and good service.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A destination unto itself.

They built it, and they built it big. Like visiting a theme park for beer. Where to begin? The taproom is huge, roughly 15 beers on tap, with a well organized method for sampling 4 at a time. The pours a relatively small for samples sake, but quality over quantity. Tapas style bar menu with lots of interesting options. The hot pretzels are an obvious order. The pub chips looked great - but my server said due to the demand, they don't sell them as stand alone. Something I'd recommend they change.

The gift shop area is spacious to pick up any wearables, brews to go, or other merch. Try the mustards.

You can then take an elaborate self guided tour to see the production brewery. Very visitor friendly, open, and clean. Quite an experience.

Never been to the location in Chico, but for East coasters, this is a must-do pilgrimage.

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Photo of MaxMinardi
4.58/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Barracudas
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is a must go place for any lovers of craft beer! The selection of beers is World Class and the food is very good!

There is a great atmosphere in a very family oriented environment!

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Photo of WillDavis707
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Delicious food, and awesome beers. The tour is one of the best as well.

Only problem is they they only fill their branded growlers.

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Photo of jcb1130
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

An amazing place. From the hop yards, to the patio, to the brewery, to the brewpub, to the gift shop, this is a must visit for anyone considering themselves a beer aficionado.

The quality is top notch, they make so many classic recipes across so many different styles. The service is always stellar, they always look and act professional.

The selection is devoid of anything wild, but as far as the quintessential American styles, they deliver hard in the paint. Their merchandise is priced nicely. They get it. Don't make people pay an arm and a leg to advertise your product! Some local bottleshop only releases in there are nice too.

Like I said, MUST VISIT!!!

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Photo of Jew4brains
3.83/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of gefinley
3.95/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of spark3148857
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
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."

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Photo of Ljoreilly
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of Selleck
4.87/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of charley_m_m
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of chossboss
3.95/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dcbelkot
4.08/5  rDev -9.1%
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!

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Photo of tbone1384
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of ackeeper
4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
98 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.