Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1075 E 20th St
Chico, California, 95928
United States

(530) 893-3520 | map
sierranevada.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.05
Beers:
157
Reviews:
34,475
Ratings:
114,784
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.58
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
348
pDev:
10.26%
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Can't believe I've never reviewed this place. Been here about 20 times, and that may be a conservative estimate. Last visited Jan 2011 to pick up a case of Hoptimum.

Awesome atmosphere, unbelievable beauty all over the place. The brewing facility, the patio, hop fields, the very long bar, the amazing stained glass, hell even the gift shop. Quality is amazing, SNPA is the best beer in the world on such a massive scale. If you're into more rare stuff, they'll probably have a one off available for you. If you like hops, they'll have multiple selections available to you.

Service has always been good. Prices have always been good, a little more expensive than it used to be, but that's life everywhere I guess. Back in college we used to like to hit this place and then run downtown for the 'scene'. These days, I'm pretty content to just sit here all night and chill. A summer evening in the beer garden, you can't do it better than this. Tons of parking. Amazing scents. Amazing food.

Mar 30, 2011
More User Reviews:
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MJSFS from Florida

4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Feb 21, 2020
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Noah_Aimar from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Aug 20, 2019
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MSPEAR1 from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Oct 28, 2018
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.05/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Oct 26, 2018
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Jebadiah77 from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

I love this wet hop ale! Look forward to buying it by the case every year. Exceptional IPA!

Oct 18, 2018
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Mirandabp from California

4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Aug 19, 2018
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Best brewer in USA?

Jul 24, 2018
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lpfgim from California

4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

I like Sierra Nevada. The food has been up and down in the past, but the last couple of years it's been really good. Sometimes I think they go out of their way to put brews on their board just to be different, but there always seems to be quite a few that are really good and worth drinking.

May 28, 2018
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Tjb14 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mar 08, 2018
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Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -25.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Mar 06, 2018
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chicagoish from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Sep 11, 2017
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jrgoose from Florida

4.39/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Jun 26, 2017
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BarrelAgedG from California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

May 28, 2017
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wekoontz from California

4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Apr 30, 2017
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richdeneault from California

4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The food here is excellent. The beer choices are varied, and many choices that are not available outside the brewery, including seasonal beers. Nice merchandise store too.

Feb 10, 2017
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tmunson from Arizona

4.81/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Feb 10, 2017
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Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Jan 31, 2017
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Mikey440 from California

4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jan 10, 2017
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frkonalsh2003 from California

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Took their free tour which was an hour and a half long. Tour guide was hilarious and welcoming. They start you off with their flagship Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and the tour begins. You'll visit the hop freezer, taste some wort, check out their packing facility, and finish up with some beer tasting.

Beer tasting consisted mostly of year rounders with some seasonals. Below is the list they had for the free tour.

Pale Ale
Torpedo Extra IPA
Tumbler Brown Ale
Kellerweis
Otra Vez
Porter
Stout
Oktoberfest 2016 with Mahrs Brau
Narwhal Imperial Stout

After the tasting they will give you a nice keychain bottle opener. I can't wait to go back for the Beer Geek tour.

They have a gift shop where you can buy fresh beer, food made with beer, clothes, etc. I was able to get a nice sweatshirt on sale. Comfortable and high quality design. I think it was cheap because it was out of season,

UPDATE 4/28/17
Went for the Beer Gear Tour and it is much more in depth and lot of more beer tasting than the brew house tour. We covered got to try a IPA collaboration with Treehouse Brewing that was delicious. It was probably my favorite beer on the tour. We also got to try Narwhal that was barrel aged for two years in a bourbon barrel. At the end we got to try new beers that included Ovila White Ale and a couple of A Trip in the Woods barrel aged beers. It was totally worth it for the Beer Geek Tour. They will give you an exclusive shirt and growler and the tour itself it packed with beer and information about Sierra Nevada.

Jan 03, 2017
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EEscobar from Tennessee

4.88/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Nov 20, 2016
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frasergrove from California

4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Oct 09, 2016
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Agentveba from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sep 27, 2016
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kingpin1010 from California

4/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Sep 15, 2016
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crob3888 from California

4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Aug 05, 2016
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
Brewery rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 114784 ratings