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Odell Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.86/5
Based on:
93 Beers
18,451 Hads
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 76
Visits: 254
Avg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

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

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Reviews: 76 | Visits: 254
Reviews by Domingo:
Photo of Domingo
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Not a lot to say about Odell that probably hasn't been said before. The new facility is MASSIVE so there's a ton of room, seats, and tables. Everything has a wood finish and there are probably 30-40 tables, hundreds of chairs, a large patio, and plenty of standing room, too. That said, keep in mind that the place is also very popular and it WILL fill in during peak times.
As for the beer, they sell bottles, pints, samples, 1/2 pints, clothing, and pretty much anything else you can imagine although they really don't have much in the way of food most of the time.
What kinds of beer are available? They have their entire everyday line-up always ready to go and they tend to have 7-8 small batch items and seasonals at any one time, too.
They keep 3 sampler options available all of the time so you can get a little bit of everything. The normal tray has items like Cutthroat, Easy Street, and 90 Shilling. They have a "pilot tray" with their seasonals and rarities (Mountain Standard, Red, DIPA) and maybe a one-off or two. Finally, they have a "co-pilot" tray typically featuring brewery-only items and ultra-special items like Woodcut. They offer description cards for the beers, but the staff doesn't always seem to know much about what they have.
BA members get a free tray and prices for the other trays and pints are only $4-7 each.
Odell is pretty much the cornerstone for all of my Ft. Collins trips and I don't see that changing any time soon.
The only real negative is that even with all of the space the place tends to get really crowded during the months when the patio is closed. When it's busy they can be pretty slow in busing out tables and spots when people have left.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of akolb
4.08/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Went in for the tour, only to find that all the stops get taken almost immediately on Saturdays, so we ended up just getting a few beers from the taproom. Very, very crowded and lively. If you like classic American style ales, Odell is the best brewery for that in Colorado.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.04/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of siddhartha
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Masonpp85
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Doublicious
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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

Love Odell! Place is great to visit, specially during the summer when you can enjoy a beer out on the patio in the beautiful CO sunshine!

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Photo of Kozza
4.85/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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

Photo of Myrcenary06
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.25

Had about 20 or so people in our group. Everyone was happy to be there, it was a sunny Colorado afternoon in August, who wouldn't be! First off, I love cool architecture, and the stone layout of Odell was a pretty cool scene. Our chauffeur was a nice lady who showed a lot of heart and passion about the brewery, something that I believe is very important. The only thing I would have liked more of was the time length of the tour. I wanted to get down into the deep parts of the brewery where the magic happens, instead we stood on a scaffold and looked below at the tanks. Another thing was that their beers they had for sampling were not my style, but that is my own biased opinion and cannot knock Odell for that. Their outside area is very interesting as well, some bowling/curling game I have never seen before and other fun things to do after the tour while you enjoy a nice brat or burger.

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Photo of Disco_4479
4.93/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Best midsize brewery so far

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Photo of uccle81
3.8/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

cool place with a nice outside patio. They had two food trucks on site serving some pretty good food. For colder nights there is a gas fueled broken glass fire pit outside to sit around. There selection was good. I tried 90 schilling and odells ipa.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.58/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of jaqo4
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Gorgeous brewery with tons of space. People were super friendly and knowledgeable. Would make a special trip to Fort Collins again just to visit!

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Photo of cutsw
4.13/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Impressive to say the least. Awesome facility with great people! Denver area knows how to make breweries!

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I absolutely LOVE Odell. They craft their beer with love, they care about the community and it's a short enough drive from Denver that it doesn't piss me off (when I'm in CO). Don't really care for the order your beer at one place and then go and pick it up (like a fast food establishment) and also merch prices seem quite high. Great beer, great people and cool place to hang and enjoy life.

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

What a NICE visit I had wrapping myself in their culture !

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Photo of beernewbie285
4.32/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Went to the tap house and tour on the Tour de fat weekend, probably not the best weekend to go for the first time, none the less their way handling the large crowd was great, huge selection of their own, obviously as well as some others. All of their staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Ive always liked their beers, they are the ones i go to when introducing someone new to the craft beer world.

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Photo of South2NW
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of sbuchert
4.93/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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

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

From the outside it's a beautiful brewery. You walk in and the place is alive and bustling with solid music. Well designed interior and the beer selection is nice with about 13 of their beers on tap. My only regret is that I showed up after 2 PM which is when they stopped the tasters.

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Photo of Front_Ranger
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
98 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.