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Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Brewing CompanyOdell Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.76/5
Based on:
85 Beers
14,700 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 204
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.06%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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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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Photo of kylehay2004
4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

First off, there may not be a better 8/10 of a mile for craft beer drinking in the country. With Odell, Fort Collins and New Belgium all right together, I had a lot of fun on this beer adventure.

Odell offers many beers on tap but more importantly, they had 7-8 in single bottles. This is a rare find and great for someone visiting from out of town as I purchased all of the ones I hadnt tried yet. The service is excellent and friendly. The facility is nice and open and about as loud as most bust brewpubs seem to be. The beer quality is a little variable. I didn't have a bad beer with most being middle of the road or better. The range of beer genres is excellent.

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Domingo
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
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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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of johnyeast
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of hwwty4
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I've been here a many times but this is the first time in several years and the first time since they made the big expansion. The last time I had gone, it was still pretty quite, and they had just made the first expansion to the left. Man was I surprised when I pulled up to see what it has become. First off, it has to be the biggest tap room in Fort Collins. And it was packed. We are talking wall to wall. They had a small hippie rock band playing in the corner and I wish they hadn't, given that space to another couple tables. After ordering a couple beers and standing around for a while, we finally found ourselves a table. I really have to say, regardless of how full it is, I love this place. Their selection is always fantastic. They always have a handful of tap room only beers on, along with pretty much every beer they have out at that time. Between the group of us, we had Hiverano, Friek, Kentucky Standard, BB Oil Change stout and a couple others. Had Levity on nitro, which I think, is possibly the only nitro beer I enjoy. Great selection. I also picked up a growler of the Beet Porter and the Kentucky Standard. Like I said earlier, I love Odells. They just know how to do it right.

Photo of dexterk1
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Was in Ft Collins this spring. Just having a chance to review some places now. In Ft Collins in is hard to name a better brewery than this one. The quality of all the beer we tried was very high. We were able to try about a half a dozen or so and there was not a dud in the bunch. We tried a specialty fruit beer which was very nice tasting had a pleasant finish. The building is very cool and has plenty of space in the tap room. Selection is excellent and staff is knowledgeable and interested. Arguably the best brewery in CO and one of the best in the country.

Photo of KVNBGRY
5/5  rDev +8.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ScorpyX
4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Odell's popular brewery has gone through a couple of facelifts since I first walked through its doors a few years ago. Its original tap room has expanded with more tables and booths, a larger merchandise area, a redone, attractive walk-in hallway, and an outdoor patio that now stretches to two sides of the building. The public parking lot is now on the opposite side of the building and expanded with newer, larger bike racks, shaped in the Odell-logo leaf.

What was already a fantastic brewery to visit is now even better, with the occasional food truck, live music, and a constant, bustling crowd. Odell has always had a generous supply of beers, from their standard selection, to a rotating and seasonal pilot menu, to their limited and special brews. The staff is friendly and fast, even when there's a sizable line, which there often is.

It also has one of the more ideal non-Old Town locations, centered among a number of other breweries and within long walking or short bike riding distance of New Belgium, Fort Collins, Funkwerks as well as the Old Town breweries Coopersmith's, Equinox, and Pateros Creek. It's a Fort Collins standby and is not to be missed for any beer lovers.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
100 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.