Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.92/5
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115,643 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(530) 893-3520 | map
sierranevada.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
161
Reviews:
33,788
Ratings:
115,643
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.58/5
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
344
pDev:
10.26%
 
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 74
Reviews by IntriqKen:
Photo of IntriqKen
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

What a beautiful restaurant and brewery.
Stopped at the restaurant and had their beer sampler....16 current on tap beers in 4 oz glasses...that's a half gallon of beer. ($8.00) Service and knowledge of the staff was great.Menu was extensive and reasonable. Food was excellent.
Did a self tour of the brewery which again was beautiful as well as the gift shop.
My only complaint was that they don't have growlers, however I am told they should be selling growlers of beer in about a month. (that would be around July, 2006).
If I lived in Chico, this would DEFINATELY be a regular stop for me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jebadiah77
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!

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

Photo of Act25
4.51/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Best brewer in USA?

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Photo of lpfgim
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.

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Photo of Tjb14
4.09/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.43/5  rDev -25.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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

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

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

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

Photo of richdeneault
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.

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

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

Photo of Mikey440
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of frkonalsh2003
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.

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

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

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

Photo of kingpin1010
4/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.38/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of tazzman
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kalenclayton
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
Brewery rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 115,643 ratings