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Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Brewing CompanyOdell Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

196 Ratings
Ratings: 196
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.06%
Active Beers: 85
Beer Ratings: 14,384
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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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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2.92/5  rDev -36.4%

jeffsala, Sep 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -34.6%

CAcker, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of JohnnyJam
3.38/5  rDev -26.4%

This is our second trip to Odell Brewing. We got here at 6PM the other day and it was closed already. There is a patio out front so I think you could bring a well-behaved pooch. My dog is kenneled to make it easier to see some breweries on my list. Besides, it looks like rain.

It looks like a modern ski lodge and there is expansion going on. I don't see a food truck and they don't serve food. Everybody is getting flights and I buck the system and get a Myrcenary IPA. I've had it before in a bottle. There aren't any servers so I get my beer at the bar. The bartender is fast enough but doesn't want to talk even though it's not busy at the time. The beer is $4 and I put a dollar in the jar. As we take a seat, he is just standing there. I say not friendly at all for a bartender. My friend urges me to take the tour and there is space so I go for it. The tour is 20 minutes and it is not really informative. If you come here skip the tour.

The expansion is for beer production and there are not plans to serve food. Someone asks if there are plans to can beer since cans are recyclable and in some ways a better package. The guided basically says mining isn't very environmentally friendly. That created a little talk from some visitors. After the tour, we received about 2 oz. of a milk stout. I really wanted to see this brewery and made a second trip up from Denver but I couldn't recommend it.

JohnnyJam, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

pinkysup, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of hopstradamus
3.73/5  rDev -18.7%

A. Decent atmosphere as it is little more than a tasting room. We took the brewery tour, and the guide was very informative, but brief. He mentioned after the tour that he prefers to give longer tours, but is encouraged to keep things brief as the masses don't care for the long version. Our group was mostly comprised of home brewers so we would have appreciated the long version. They have a very nice outdoor patio area and wished we could have spent more time there.

Q. Odell never disappoints in terms of quality.

S. The service was good. Almost everything was available in the tasting room except for one specialty beer which was served out on the patio. For the specialty beer you had to buy a token in the tasting room and present it on the patio to receive your beer.

S. The selection was good with all of their normal beers available as well as some others. I wished they had more of their specialty beers though because they were all so good.

hopstradamus, Sep 29, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -18.3%

WesMantooth, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Ssmith999
3.85/5  rDev -16.1%

Stopped here while in Colorado for work. Actually, made it a destination. OK, I'll be truthful, I orchestrated the whole "work trip" just to visit Odell. I had recently been introduced to Odell by the recommendation of a co-worker while in Missouri, as sadly, Odell is not available in most states to which I travel.

First Odell I tried was Myrcenary- double IPA. Absolutely AWESOME! I knew at that first sip, I must go to this place they call "Odell". Very cool atmosphere, very nice, inviting interior with ample seating. I brought along my 2 year old daughter (designated driver) and my lady friend, and we had a great time. They had some live music outside and it was just a cool vibe. Very friendly staff.

Food was sparse, though I'll admit I can't remember the whole small menu, we just grabbed some chips and salsa to munch on. Salsa was awesome by the way. Beer was phenomenal, had Myrcenary and the porter. (OK, a few Myrcenary's). I should have done a flight or two since I am relatively new to this company, but next time.

They close kind of early also, like 7 PM on the Saturday we were there. Actually was "prompted" to move along a little after 7. Not a deal breaker, but I would have liked to hang longer.

Worth a stop if you are in Ft. Collins. Worth a drive if you are anywhere near this place. I can't wait to go back.

Ssmith999, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.93/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

Mebuzzard, Apr 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

condorsim, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

ccozzi, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

Lelampp, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

dsalmons, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

ldhughes3, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

Moose90, Jun 09, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -11.5%

About a month ago, a group of us embarked on a journey up to Fort Collins, with the intent of hitting as many breweries as possible. This was our first stop. We ordered all three available samplers, and thanks to an awesome bartender, also scored 3 glasses of the Woodcut #5. The beers were all solid, with a few standouts (which has been the case on trips before and since). Beautiful space, lots of beers on tap and a great location (although I kind of miss the old warehouse space). One of the better stops in Fort Collins, with some great rarities occasionally on tap.

emmasdad, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of BurlesqueRadio
4.07/5  rDev -11.3%

I hit Odell with close friends Andy & Dan on a day trip to Fort Collins. Seriously such an awesome brewery, definitely one of my favorites. Very wide selection of beers I'd never had before aside from what they normally carried at the downtown Denver local liquor store.

I tried the DeConstruction Ale (super high ABV, close to 10 I believe- and excellent), but being the dark sponge that I am, ended up with the Cutthroat Porter (we only stayed for one since we were brewery hopping).

The atmosphere was lovely, it was freezing outside (January in Colorado- duh) and they offered us coffee. The artwork for Odell is really neat and they had a ton of it hanging out around the brewery. I will say that it seemed TOO big but they kept a humble feel regardless of all that space. Very knowledgeable team and I'll definitely be making a trip out to Fort Collins when I'm back in Colorado solely to visit Odell again.

BurlesqueRadio, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of alli4051
4.14/5  rDev -9.8%

A nice sized, newly expanded, tap room that is open Mon-Sat from 11-6. I wonder if they will be expanding the hours as well with all the new space. Music on Wednesday as an added bonus. Probably a little over a dozen beers on tap including several pilot beers that are available in little sampler flight deals. They do brewery tours as well which we just missed. However, one of the sales people was chatting with us and offered a personal tour, definite bonus points for that. Definitely worth checking out if your in the area. Like I said they are just finishing up what looks like a pretty substantial expansion so it should be interesting to see where they go from here.

alli4051, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of csiewert
4.16/5  rDev -9.4%

Pretty cool tasting room/merch locker for the brewery. Nice rustic atmosphere and often crowded. Hours are fairly short, so make sure you get there before 6 or 7... they generally close by 8. Beer selection was awesome. They offer many beers you cannot buy in stores and generally have a rotating firkin available. The tasters are amazingly reasonable in price and are a good selection of beers (I would suggest the pilot or co-pilot flights). Ordering is interesting... you have to go up front and then wait for your beer to be delivered to the "pick up" area. No servers, but goes pretty quick. Unfortunately there is no ordering a round for your friends as they only allow you one beer purchase per person at a time. If you like something that they bottle, you can pick it up straight from the cooler on your way out.

csiewert, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev -9.4%

a place ive wanted to go for a long time. i was surprised by how big it is. really quite a large facility, good homestyle feel to it, but massive tasting room with some outside seating. only room for 2 on the tour by the time we arroved, so i let the out of staters go and enjoyed a pint of footloose on the back patio. lots of taps happening, with plenty on offer that doesnt get bottled. tasting flights were all good, but the serivce was not good. people seemed not to care, business minded, with nothing much to be excited about. come on, you have a sweeet job. my brother liked the tour and was impressed they let the employees brew on the smaller system experimentally. i love everything i had there, but paid a reasonably high price for it all. overall a place i will definitely be back to, and a brewery i will continue to support, but the tasting room experience was less than i had hoped for, mostly because of the people, not because of the brew.

StonedTrippin, Jun 12, 2012
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4.16/5  rDev -9.4%

abmiller26, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of shueyy
4.2/5  rDev -8.5%

Great wide open space with retail merchandise to your right when you walk in. Outside area was packed the day I was there very nice day outside who could blame them. The cashiers are in the front of the bar with the taps on the left side. You order from the cashier who are very helpful then you pick the beer sample up at the end of the bar.
They had self help water cooler with plastic cups to help clean your palate. I also ordered local brie cheese and crackers I wish the cheese wasn't so cold took a while to warm up so you could spread it with plastic knive.
Odell's main stay beer are good which I had a sample of all of them but I tried another sample which they called the Co-Pilot Tray. Which has to be one of the best sampler I've had. St. Lupulian Extra Pale, Myrcenary Double IPA, Red Squared, Belgian Old Ale aged in oak and Xocolatl.
Overall a great visit.

shueyy, Aug 31, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -7.8%

Nice size tasting room with many tables surrounding the bar. They even have a little area where a small band can play. Also have a cooler with special to go bottles and the "normal" stuff

I had the higher AbV sampler tray which was all the specialties. They were all either good, above average or awesome; no duds. Service was quite pleasant and very helpful with selections. Definitely worth a stop for the great casual atmosphere and their specialty offerings you can get in the stores or cost twice as much in the store.

claspada, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

wckneeshaw, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

spark3148857, Jun 07, 2014
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Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
100 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.