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Odell Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.86/5
BEER STATS
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Reviews:
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
267
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
4%
 
 
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Odell Brewing CompanyOdell Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

800 East Lincoln Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524
United States

(970) 498-9070 | map
www.odells.com

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Reviews: 76 | Ratings: 267
Reviews by Mebuzzard:
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3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Stop number two on our Ft. Collins beer tours.

Cute country inn-esque type building. As you walk in the front door you're met with a queue, which is for 'beers to go' patrons. If you've never been here before you wouldn't know that until you inched close enough the see the sign. If you want beer for on premise pleasure, take a step to the next register. Here is where it gets a bit odd: place you order, pay, and walk to the other end of the bar to pick it up. If your table is by the front door be prepared to fight crowds to order, retrieve, and drink your brew.

The bar is set up long-ways with about 15 ft of bar counter between the order and the pick up. Not sure why this is, seems waste of space. But behind the bar are a good number of taps (20 I think) and a cask pull. More the half are the 'normal' beers, with the rest being seasonal or one-off small batches. The place itself is large for a tasting room, about 30 tables and a nice outdoor patio. Again, the ordering system is odd; it may look good on paper, but it just creates a huge bottleneck.
This hurts the service, and so does the dude that took my order--I swear he was stoned. I had to repeat myself several times, then point out the beer on the menu. he was nice, just either pre-occupied or clueless. No matter.

Nice little tour and good to see that they expanded on their "green" usage. A must hit in Fort Collins...perhaps all of Colorado.

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Photo of Boone757
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mnmich7662
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Chucker17
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of spacebear09
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BeerDaveGA
3.93/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Great place. Nothing overwhelmingly positive or negative to say. I'd go back though~

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Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.84/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Akeah
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Junichi
4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jrsaffert
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of daem3384
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of EmilyKay
4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of akolb
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
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 -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of siddhartha
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Masonpp85
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Doublicious
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of m_c_zero
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Myrcenary06
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
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 +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Best midsize brewery so far

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