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Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Brewing CompanyOdell Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

187 Ratings
Ratings: 187
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.08%
Active Beers: 81
Beer Ratings: 13,943
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

800 East Lincoln Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524
United States
phone: (970) 498-9070

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @odellbrewing

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

If Odell releases a new beer, you can bet I buy it within a week of its release. The brewery's year-round offerings are regularly making their way into my fridge. This is one of the breweries that does little wrong, pumping out quality brews continuously and always finding ways to be creative and interesting in their offerings.

At the brewery, I was able to order a flight of about 6 beers for $8. Pours seemed to be about four ounces, but I don't quite recall. As I usually do, I ordered a bunch of the seasonal and more exclusive beers that I wouldn't find back in New Mexico. This meant I got a pour of a gose, chocolate milk stout, keller pils (all which I've never seen outside of the brewery), plus the Trellis, Double Pilsner, and Myrcenary DIPA (all of which make their way to stores in NM). It was an exceptional lineup and exemplary of the range of beers that Odell produces. You get traditional German beers, Belgian brews, and beers reimagined or given the American touch. But the result is always great if not spectacular.

Odell's space was open and spacious, including a large outdoor area with some grass that conveniently became the play area for my child and a number of other cool parent's kids. A food truck was on hand serving some delicious sandwiches and bites, and there was a stage and cornhole setup for those looking for some entertainment. An awesome touch were the firepits that must be a great place to gather in the colder months when you want to hang around, talk shit, and still have a good beer in your hand. I think I'd be hanging out here in the dead of winter if I lived in Fort Collins. Disclaimer: I have no idea how cold it gets here, so maybe I'd retract that statement after freezing my wee wee off trying to coolly sip a brew on a January night.

I'd say New Belgium has better gear and schwag than Odell, but when it comes to the brews, I'd say only La Folie and Le Terroir from NB are in Odell's league. On space, both are about neck-and-neck.

Service-wise, I'd say both have a few too many uppity white folk that for some reason chose to work in the service industry but seem perturbed about serving certain folk, particularly those for whom they can not seem to disguise their apparent contempt.

In the end though, beer triumphs and much I can overlook for the sake of the perfection this place produces.

ONovoMexicano, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

One of the best brewery experiences I've ever had, hands down. This place is awesome. Great atmosphere from the moment you walk through the door. Huge seating area wraps around a giant L-shaped bar in front of you, and the merch station is immediately to your left. You order at the first leg of the L, and then wrap around to the other leg where the servers hook you up. Behind the registers where you ordered, there are bottles and 6ers to go, and you have a ton of growler options as well. They offer a standard flight of their flagships, as well as two separate "pilot" flights of their more fluctuating offerings. You can continue to snake through the building to find more seating throughout, some tables, some bartops, some benches, and some more casual seating, or you can go outside onto an expansive patio setup. Outside, there was a food truck serving some awesome grub. Plenty of seating outdoors, as well as some lawn space if you want to rock it picnic style. They offer tours on a normal schedule. On your way to the bathrooms, there is a tap serving soda, in case you have kids, or a DD, or both. Like I said, this place has it all. I didn't do the tour, because we were there fairly late on a Saturday afternoon, but there was no way I was passing up a visit. This place has been on my list forever. I urge anybody in the area...visit, and visit often!

GarthDanielson, Monday at 02:24 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

spycow, Sunday at 07:12 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

kingpin1010, Saturday at 09:00 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Very cool place. Love the beer. Usually have interesting food trucks too. Only thing I didn't like was the fact that I couldn't choose my own flight: had to pick from pre-selected flights to go with fancy presentation tasting glass holders.

durlta, Oct 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

clausr, Sep 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Odell is my favorite brewery, and I'll drink anything they make. Luckily I can find most of their stuff in my local stores, and if I get desperate I am fortunate enough to live within driving distance of Ft. Collins, so I'm good to go. These folks know what they're doing, and as they turn 25 this year, I am excited to see what is coming in the future.

dcscientist, Sep 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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2.92/5  rDev -36.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
100 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.