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Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Brewing CompanyOdell Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

177 Ratings
Ratings: 177
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Active Beers: 102
Beer Ratings: 14,794
Beer Avg: 3.78
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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Reviews by DividedAvery:
Photo of DividedAvery
4.36/5  rDev -4.6%

Me and my girlfriend had a few free hours so we decided that we would hop in the car and drive up to Ft Collins to visit O'Dell's. Turned out to be a wonderful decision. The building was redone recently and is beautiful. We went in and there is plenty of seating and it wasn't horribly crowded, probably because it was a Wednesday afternoon. We got a sample of every beer they had on tap, many of which are not bottled so it was a great experience. Even got a free couple ounces of wildfire 5 which sure beat laying down 25 bucks for a full bottle. Staff was very nice and walked out with a couple growlers and glasses and bottles. Have been looking for an excuse to go back since.

DividedAvery, Oct 06, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of clausr
5/5  rDev +9.4%

clausr, Monday at 04:24 PM
Photo of dcscientist
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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 +9.4%

Ralphyboy59, Sep 20, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -36.1%

jeffsala, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

SaxmanRick, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

greg4579, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

kbosley, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

belgbeerdrinker, Sep 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

cotj73, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

minterro, Sep 01, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -9%

abmiller26, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Chef13aker, Aug 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Ristaccia, Aug 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

McAfee85, Aug 21, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +4.2%

Lookin4apg, Aug 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Bitterbill, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Lionhearted1987, Aug 15, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +5%

jennben11, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

LXIXME, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.26/5  rDev -6.8%

The flights of six samplers are a real tasty deal. They give you a good chance to sample before you decide what to fill your growler with.

Atmosphere is pretty damn good, reasonable volume music that doesn't totally suck (ie. they left the country and crap-pop at home and brought some reasonable rock and motown).

Service pretty good. They do aim to please, and appeared to be well staffed enough (except no table service, but that ain't the staff's fault).

Selection pretty damn good, although most are stuff you can get in any liquor store that's worth its salt. Some stuff that's not generally available tho.

AlCaponeJunior, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

KForge, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Moonshae_D, Aug 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

ANiklaus, Aug 03, 2014
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Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
100 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.