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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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237 Ratings
Ratings: 237
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 9.76%
Active Beers: 186
Beer Ratings: 101,952
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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Photo of yuenglingfan101
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Average price for a good beer. Have tried several brews from this brewery and i am not at least disappointed at all. A great craft beer deserves a recogntion from brewer and the raters of the beer. Always look forward to new beers from this place at the liquor store

yuenglingfan101, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of DrBass
5/5  rDev +8.5%

DrBass, Feb 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

jkerzman92, Sep 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Rbroccoli, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

nibbish, Apr 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Dave1337, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of StoutChaser7D
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is hallowed ground in Chico, California. The restaurant is great, the bar is awesome, but usually pretty packed. They normally have about 16 brews on tap not including the Thursday Cask. The service is prompt, bartenders are nice, but usually very busy. If taking the day or weekend in Chico, the tour is a lot of fun, but fills up very fast.

Overall Sierra Nevada presents a very full craft beer experience. There are no gimmicks, just good beer, classy environment, and nice people. The only issue I have with the place is during busy nights, the place gets a bit loud, but not so bad that it interferes with conversation. It is always worth the trip.

StoutChaser7D, May 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

markgalassi, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

tkdchampxi, Nov 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

ToddKehoe, Apr 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

metamorphosis316, Jul 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

bluetrevian, Aug 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Jfm218, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of xhcadamx
5/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

xhcadamx, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of willjschmidt
5/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

willjschmidt, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of J702
5/5  rDev +8.5%

J702, Jun 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

ILuvBeer, Aug 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

FitnessForBeer, Mar 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Jamstone714, Jul 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

KoG, Yesterday at 02:06 AM
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

NoProblem, Aug 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Favorite beer of all time is the Pale Ale. I try a lot of different beers throughout the year and that's the one I come back to time and again. Has a smooth yet full flavor taste. It's great for an everyday beer. Their other beers are pretty amazing as well.

Finkline, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Mburkey, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

MitsuDjentleman, Jul 22, 2014
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
100 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.