Odell Brewing Company

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Odell Brewing CompanyOdell Brewing Company
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3.85/5
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4,505 Reviews
Place Score: 99
Reviews: 70
Visits: 232
rAvg: 4.55
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[ 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: 70 | Visits: 232
Photo of W_Des
5/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (285 characters)

Photo of dundeestalacerveza
5/5  rDev +9.9%
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 (290 characters)

Photo of milwaukee512
5/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (375 characters)

Photo of wapcap
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

My favorite place to visit when in Fort Collins. It is often the very first place I visit. I have been here at least 4 times, and every time is a new and unique experience.
Odells beers speak for themselves. My favorite is Mercenary and is always my standard for an ipa. At the brewery they have numerous other brews on tap that you otherwise would not find. They have ample seating, both in door and out door, and an extensive gift shop. It definitely is family friendly, and they do tours which I think are free and you get samples.

They often have food trucks around, and the food is awesome as well.

Next time you are close to Fort Collins, Odells has to be the first place you visit! (693 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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! (1,369 characters)

Photo of durlta
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Very cool place. Love the beer. Usually have interesting food trucks too. Only thing I didn't like was the fact that I couldn't choose my own flight: had to pick from pre-selected flights to go with fancy presentation tasting glass holders. (240 characters)

Photo of dcscientist
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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. (355 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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. (2,361 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.26/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

The flights of six samplers are a real tasty deal. They give you a good chance to sample before you decide what to fill your growler with.

Atmosphere is pretty damn good, reasonable volume music that doesn't totally suck (ie. they left the country and crap-pop at home and brought some reasonable rock and motown).

Service pretty good. They do aim to please, and appeared to be well staffed enough (except no table service, but that ain't the staff's fault).

Selection pretty damn good, although most are stuff you can get in any liquor store that's worth its salt. Some stuff that's not generally available tho. (618 characters)

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (429 characters)

Photo of Selbyg
5/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (409 characters)

Photo of JordanBHOP
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
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. (284 characters)

Photo of SideShowAnnie
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Odell's rocks my world! They are, and will always be, in my top 3 favorite breweries ever. They're all about the beer, and it definitely shows. Mountain Standard (a winter-seasonal double black IPA is, hands down, my favorite beer and the only reason I tolerate winter in Colorado). Myrcernary, an imperial IPA packs a punch, both in flavor and in ABV and perfectly showcases Colorado hops and Odells' ability to make a strong, yet drinkable beer. I would live here if I could, seriously. (488 characters)

Photo of TalkingHeadedTones
5/5  rDev +9.9%
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! (289 characters)

Photo of eluvah
4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Right down the street from New Belgium. I liked the atmosphere at NB better but this place has better beer. I would recommend getting a flight or two, depending on how many people you are with. I was with four people and we purchased 3 different flights and shared so we cold sample as many beers as possible. I thought the Nitro Cut Throat Porter was the best beer. My wife is a hop head so we purchased a growler of the 5 Barrel Pale Ale to take with us. (456 characters)

Photo of ZoomanCru
4.51/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Really love coming to O'Dells for their release parties, and the three options they have for sampler trays really give the beer drinker of any experience level something exciting and engaging. Recently they've redone their patio, adding an awesome gas fireplace and a stage. Can't wait until it warms up again and I can thoroughly enjoy the live music and world-class brews. Always something interesting on the rotating taps (A wild fermented mash that's allowed to fester? Yes, please) and on the weekends there's usually one of Fort Collins many awesome food trucks there for the drunchies. By far the best larger brewery I've been to. GO! (641 characters)

Photo of ScorpyX
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
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. (1,193 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

biked over to Odell from the Ft Collins bike library - a really gorgeous facility from the exterior.

It was a nice (read: blazing sun, bone-dry air) day in Fort Collins so we enjoyed the expansive patio area. All beers were served in large branded goblets.

I'm a little torn on Odell - I like most of their beer, but I don't really love any of it. That sentiment was definitely true on this visit as well.

Regardless, an enjoyable experience. There was a really fantastic food truck on the grounds as well. Definitely check out "The Goodness" - they have a freaking big green egg in the truck for crying out loud (616 characters)

Photo of rEBELlION
4.83/5  rDev +6.2%
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. (499 characters)

Photo of twoodward101
4.83/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

-TW (403 characters)

Photo of quaybr
4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I love this place.

The atmosphere is great: inside and outside seating; different sized tables to accommodate different sizes of parties. Music on Wednesdays. The feel is a quintessential micropub, and something many others ought to strive for.

Service is great - everybody here is friendly and patient.

Selection is great - lots on tap, and lots rotating. They actually still test pilots here, getting feedback from the customers: the way it should be. Lots of fun to be a part of.

Quality is remarkable. They produce consistently good beer, obviously taking quality control and recipe-building into deep consideration.

Thanks for being great, Odell Brewing. (664 characters)

Photo of steamboatbrewer
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (1,246 characters)

Photo of BurlesqueRadio
4.07/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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. (916 characters)

Photo of JohnnyJam
3.38/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

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. (1,405 characters)

Photo of sholland119
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

So excited to get to visit this place on our quick stop in Fort Collins. Can't wait to get back for a longer visit.

This place is almost certainly the largest tasting room I have been in. Several long tables inside, copious outdoor seating, well appointed, bright and clean. Well organized too with flights of standard and experimental beers. We only had time for a quick stop so the four of us split one tray of each sampler. Odell is, I think, my top brewery that does not distribute to PA yet. This visit reinforced that opinion. What a great lineup of beers.

HV (567 characters)

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Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
99 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.