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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 178
Beer Ratings: 77,625
Beer Avg: 3.87

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N

158 Ratings
Ratings: 158
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.93%
$$ - 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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5/5  rDev +8.9%

06-17-2014 17:53:10 | More by Jfm218
Photo of xhcadamx


5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

This place defines classy. Beautiful woodwork and shined copper everywhere. The quality of the beers and food were top notch. I was really impressed with all the beers they had on tap that they do not bottle. I wish these were more available besides just in the taproom. I went two times in one weekend (that good) and both times my servers were awesome. Food was excellent I had the fish and chips which blew me away and a salad with a grilled chicken breast. If I lived in Chico I would go all the time.

01-20-2009 02:50:00 | More by xhcadamx
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5/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

06-25-2013 20:43:32 | More by willjschmidt
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

06-28-2014 23:29:20 | More by J702
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

03-19-2014 07:36:48 | More by FitnessForBeer
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

03-29-2014 21:30:30 | More by buckyp
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

11-27-2013 20:37:54 | More by PaulBian8
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
100 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.