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91 Beers
17,860 Hads
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 72
Visits: 241
Avg: 4.5
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @odellbrewing

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Reviews: 72 | Visits: 241
Photo of KVNBGRY
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This brewery is one that should be bigger and more known. It's quaint in size, but they're known for their massive hoppy beers. I had the pleasure of living a couple miles away, and I miss it everyday. I had many fun, memorable days playing corn hole, drinking delicious brews, hanging with good, real people, and watching Odell grow in popularity in the short time I lived in FoCo. I can't wait to go back. Maybe someday they'll ship out here to Florida... In terms of food, they always seem to have "Jax Seafood" tent setup outside. The seafood is quality for being in Colorado, but I'm from the beach, I have had some of the best and most fresh seafood around. So I am a little biased. IPA, Myrcenary, Cutthroat Porter, Wooden Elephant (when available), St. Lupulin are just a few of the must try beers.

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

Is this heaven? Yes! This place is hands down my favorite brewery in Colorado. The consistency and quality of the beer is the best I've ever had. The tap room has the happiest employees I've ever met. This is the best place to have a perfect beer and meet the friendliest people. Drink up!

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Photo of W_Des
5/5  rDev +11.1%
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 Selbyg
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Well I'm sure I can't pull 250 words together for Odell. I love this place would probably do just fine. ALL the best beers in Fort Collins a great new patio. With a fire pit and some of the best food trucks in town. $1 oysters on Thursdays form Jax Old Town Peral and Common Link on the weekends. If I have a beer on tap at home it's normally from these guys. SUCH good beer a must try for anyone in Colorado.

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Photo of phishon6
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Caught this place on an afternoon when it was the finish line of a bike race so the atmosphere was festive and the place was hopping. It is fairly large place which suited the day well. Despite it being so busy, the service was outstanding and the servers were great. The service was quick at the bar and at table. The staff is very knowledgeable and took time with the customers even with how busy it was. The beers are fantastic, as well. They have all types to fit a variety of beer tastes. Can't say enough good things about the place. Enjoyed the afternoon I spent there thoroughly and will definitely make it a point to hit this place again next time I'm in Fort Collins.

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

a-Odell did a major remodel a few years ago, and it has payed off for them. The brewery has quite the inviting tasting room/bar. There is a good amount of room inside, and on a summer day the patio fills up. The parking lot is much bigger now too (it's on the west side of the brewery). The colors and music work well for the target market that they are serving.

q-the quality is exactly what you would expect from a first class organization such as Odell. The beer is fresh (I had IPA that was kegged the day before). They keep their tap lines clean, and ensure by tasting every tap every day that the beer meets the quality standard. This is the best place to taste the beer, as it should beer.

s-service is good, and the staff is friendly. There is a fun vibe going on, and the staff seams to be enjoying the customers. If you want to ask questions, it is best to get here before 3pm, but even after that the staff tries their best to help educate the masses. Best bet is to take a tour and ask a bunch of questions.

s-every Odell beer is offered. Lots of pilot beers and one offs. Great place to see which direction Odell may be going in the near future. Everything is avalible to buy to go, and you can get growlers of the polit beers.

f-no food avail.

v-they are reasonable for what you get.

Keep up the good, small feeling brewery Odell. A must stop when in Northern Colorado.

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

Tasty brews, great service, really good vibe.
I fell in love with O'Dell while living in Fort collins.. It was a good break from New Belgium.. Eventually I would a bond on NB altogether and ride on down the road to ODells. .
The Cucumber seasonal was my favorite go to for summertime BBQ'S

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Photo of milwaukee512
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Quite easily the coolest brewery tour/taproom I've ever been to. Gorgeous, large new building with a fantastic patio. Tour guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. Odell brews some of the best beers around, and it is clear that the employees enjoy working there. If heading to Ft. Collins with limited time, skip New Belgium and spend an afternoon on the deck at Odell.

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Photo of bump8628
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place. Open and bright. Plenty of space inside with a range of table sizes and a wall of cool schwag. The outside space is nice too and it's a great place to hang out, have a beer in great weather, and play some cornhole. Nice view of the mountains. It can be bumping even on an early weekday afternoon with a fun mix of people - college kids to older folks. Beer is great obviously. All the usuals plus pilot beers and fun one-offs, even the occasional unique sour/wild ale. Oh, and a few fun things rotate through firkins. Well-staffed and everyone is in the know. Prices are awesome. Tourists will hit up New Belgium down the street (which is good too), but my pick is Odell all day.

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Photo of ZachKelly
4.97/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great location to drink. The tour of the facility was the best I have had. The staff are tremendously helpful, knowledgable and friendly. They have a very streamlined process for ordering and paying, their sampler had an incredible display of their range. The bourbon barrel aged beer you got to try for free on the tour was fantastic. I could easily spend the whole day in their trying everything they had on tap and probably not be able to try them all.

I highly recommend visiting this brewery, it was fun and educational. I wish I could get their beer out on the East Coast.

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Photo of PalatePilot
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is one of the best breweries in the state.
With so many craft breweries popping up all over Colorado, these guys just seem to brew only great beers.
When I am in Fort Collins, I always make my way to Odell's.
I heard they are doing another expansion, to make the tap room even bigger with and outside stage area and really making the experience better, the only complaint I could possibly have is when they are having an event, it can get a little too crowded. But as far as the beer goes, it absolutely the best I have tried.
It is must go to if you are anywhere in Colorado.

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Photo of JordanBHOP
4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

If the food trucks are out this place is heaven, if they're not, its only just slightly less perfect. They're the best brewery in Northern Colorado in my book. The beers are superb and it seems like they've always got something new going on as a local collab, if you're in FC go here.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.88/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

At the time of my visit, this place had the handicap of being in the process of being renovated. Otherwise wow, what a great experience. Had a sampler of their beers and loved every single one, regardless if I was a fan of the style. It reminded me of New Glarus, who without the fanfare of the mega beers quietly puts out a great line up of carefully crafted beers. Then when I toured I learned that they had begun special and aged releases in bombers. Halfway through the tour we met Doug Odell, who happened to be there that day overseeing how the renovation was going. We got first hand stories about the history of the brewery and processes involved in the bottling of beer. In the brewpub I mentioned I was from Wisconsin and asked if I had any New Glarus. Unfortunately it was all gone, but she was still interested in other things I had from the Midwest. My tour guide also was curious, and as they feverously looked through my boxes, Mr. Odell asked what the hubbub was about (which made me a little worried). The barmaid told me about my willingness to trade, which he in turn asked me if he could have a couple of bottles as well. I obliged, as I noted how great his line up is and that I couldn't get his beer back home and wished I could. Mr. Odell is a true benefit to the craft brewing industry.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.86/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Odell brewing is the best Brewery in the state, here's why:

1. Always loaded with happy employees/customers
2. Swag is 2nd to none
3. Brew is ALWAYS fresh and plentiful
4. Tour kicks ass
5. Their recent expansion is letting them send the cat out of the bag. a.k.a they're brewing up some delicious experimental stuff
6. They aren't selling out like other breweries just to make a higher profit
7. They're located in the Fort (the best city in CO)
8. They brew enough of "the good stuff" for seemingly everyone to be able to get their hand on some
9. Outrageous parties
10. Distribution is solid and never undersold
11. Why do I need to sell you on Odell???? Their brew speaks for them...

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Photo of syrupjoe
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped by here while on vacation - unlike New Belgium, their tours were not booked out two months.

The brewery is very impressive even from the parking lot - it's a very new, clean, modern looking facility with cool stuff like custom hopvine bike racks and hop vines growing all over the wooden pillars in their entryway.

The tour was probably the best one I've ever been on. By being 25 minutes long, it was short enough to keep my non-beer geek traveling partners interested, and they were able to answer any and every question posed by beer geeks.

The sample room is very well laid out - there are two different tasting flights available and they have snacks and swag available for consumption. Both indoor and outdoor seating.

Odell has a great facility with a healthy mix of modern and traditional brewing methods, an excellent tour, and a very fun but unassuming sample room. I highly recommend stopping here even if it's out of your way.

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Photo of twoodward101
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

- Have been here many times and bar none favorite brewery in Fort Collins- (Funkwerks second). High quality beer, to which one of the best in the state. Only drawback had bad experience with one of the retail peeps; sent me to the back of line cuz she thought I cut. I certainly didn't and one of her co-worker rectified by giving free beer tokens :). Overall undoubtedly will not be disappointed.


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Photo of rEBELlION
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I spent so many Friday evenings here during my years in Fort Collins- before, during, and after the expansion/remodel. It is hands down my favorite brewery to visit. Very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, always a wide array of incredible beers on tap. I used to obsess over the IPA on nitro. Also, the small batch fest (which was a little out of control the last couple of times I went) was always one of the highlights of my year. Great beer, great atmosphere. I love Odell and miss it everyday.

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

Odell was the highlight of my Fort Collins visit. They offered 3 flights of little beer samples for a nominal amount of money that came with a little token for $4 towards merchadise, so basically it was either free or only cost a few bucks depending on the taster.

Many of their experimental stuff that isn't currently bottled was available, including the rare ones that are corked in the big bottles. All of the beers were incredibly fresh, and the staff was very kind.

Tour was nice and short, but informative as well. New facility is exceptional.

Only negative was that on the tour I was disappointed to hear their stance on hiring within for their brewers rather than hiring professionals who go to school to learn this profession. Pour beers, give tours, haul stuff around the brewery... then you have the knowledge and skill of a professional brewer (eventually) somehow? Unbelievable. Hey why hire a graduate student graduating with a PhD to teach courses when we can hire someone who worked in the cafeteria first, then in the copy center, and then as a secretary to a professor? What a slap in the face to professional beer education.

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

When did we get to start reviewing breweries? I like it.

Love Odell's. This is a must stop in Ft. Collins. Wait, a must stop if you're in Colorado. The beer is outstanding. A great standard lineup as well as their 5 barrel beers. Everything on the pilot tray system is unique and fantastic. I'll give you an example. A couple of years ago, I got to try a series of Pale Ales and IPA's over a couple of months. Come to find out the patrons of the tasting room were getting to try what would become their IPA. One of the best IPA's that I've tried.

The atmosphere is great, the people who work there are awesome. All around a great experience. A must if you're going to be in Colorado.

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Photo of Moonshae_D
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

After spending the day in Ft Collins for some volunteering, we decided to finally check out Odell on our way back to Cheyenne. When we arrived it wasn't too busy yet, so we got great seats out on the patio.

Great environment. A food truck called Common Link was serving some amazing food. Had Lugene Nitro on tap, which was amazing, and Footprint, which was also very good. Loved the experience, and will certainly go back.

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

A- great atmosphere plenty of seating great people with great beers in a great city

Q- Honestly my favorite brewery in Colorado, everything sold in that tap room is of the highest quality

S- the service was above average, the Saturday I was there the tap room was slammed and i still only waited about 5 minutes for a flight. the following Sunday morning during an epic snow storm we were the only ones there so that provided an awesome opportunity to talk with the staff where i received at Pliny the younger tapping tip (thanks again guys!!)

Se- the selection was excellent many beers on tap several that you can not get outside the brewery some of my favorites at the time were the wooden side care and pina agria

F- Now Odell's doesn't have food that they make but common link food truck is parked out back quite frequently and let me tell ya those guys can make some amazing grub. the poutine is a must try

V- well i guess the value is what you place your values on, the tap room was pricey paid 21 bucks for a 32 oz fill of wooden sidecar but how can you put a price on perfection. ended up bringing 96oz of wooden sidecar back to steamboat. so value was great imo if you are in colorado there is no reason to not go to this brewery.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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!

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Photo of dcscientist
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

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Photo of BeerNelly
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This is my favorite brewery. I go here every chance I get. Anytime I fly back home to see family I try to make the trek. You gotta love the 90 Shilling, Cutthroat Porter, Levity, but my overall favorite to come out of Odell has to be the Footprint RegionAle. Just a perfect balance of barley, honey, hops, and all the regional ingredients.

They have an excellent tasting room, with plenty of space so you never feel cramped. The guys that run the tour are very knowledgeable and open to questions (not mindless robots). Best of all they pour you a beer before the tour not like most that make you wait to taste. I finished my beer (cuz its so good) by the time we got to fermentation so the guide told me to go back and get another and catch up. Amazing micro brewery, I wish all the best for these guys.

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Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
98 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.