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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.91/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1075 E. 20th Street
Chico, California, 95928
United States

(530) 893-3520 | map
sierra-nevada.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
209
Reviews:
31,948
Ratings:
109,991
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PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
331
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
4.24%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
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Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Troyone:
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4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

It's good to be King of the Micros. A really nice restaurant and brewery. Spacious dining areas and patio. There is a field next to the property where hops are grown for one of their specialty beers. One can smell the cooking malt in the parking lot. Staff was friendly, one had been with SN for 15 years and a favorite of his was an available seasonal.

Stainless steel and some brass tap nozzles that appeared to be changables. Copper plated bar with wood siding also wood tables, chairs, and a huge beer cabinet behind the bar. Their draught beers had thick marble housing. The kitchen was in the open with a brick oven and a real grill. Restroom was clean and fancy with copper sinks.

Service was prompt, kind of business like but informative and knowledgable.

Unbelievable but there were 16 beers on tap and no cask or guest beers. Unfortunately, in my opinion, most of the 16 beers tasted similar to their two versions of the flagship SNPA, therefore that was drowned out for notable consideration. Some possible notables were the Ruthless Hefeweizen (seasonal), Pale Bock, and Porter. A definite notable for today was the Bigfoot Barleywine (very good on tap). The local favorite is the 20th Street Ale or Green Hop Ale, same thing according to the regulars and locals, that is made with the hops in the neighboring field when available. Not available today nor was the Celebration Ale.

The food was really good with some healthy options.

Reasonable for the offering.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of EEscobar
4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Agentveba
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of kingpin1010
4/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of tazzman
4.66/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kalenclayton
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Coldstorage
4.03/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Vibe: It is a deathstar with a big ass restaurant, no way around that fact. It's worth seeing for scale but hardly charming in any way.

Quality: Here is of course where they shine... consistent and classic. These guys laid the roads down for all the new breweries to drive around on and even though you sometimes have to be cornered at a wedding bar to pick up a Pale Ale its always a nice reminder that quality is on every corner for a decent price.

Service: Always been ok. Never bad, never particularly remarkable.

Selection: There is usually at least one or two interesting taps to make you feel special. Plus a great opportunity to try all the other SN goodness fresh at the source. This is actually a huge plus considering a lot of this stuff does serious time at your local.

Food: Not great the 3 times I have had it. Standard pub quality but on the high end of the pub food price spectrum.

Overall: Its a must hit at least once in your life and if you happen to be in Chico it's worth adding in to your crawl even if you dont need to do the tour.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GarcX
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of WesleyCannon56
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Usually pretty busy. Food is good. Beer is really good.

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Photo of MattAita
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of windowside
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedForrest
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great food, great beer, not really a ton more to say there. The brewery is great and offers awesome tours with drinks. They have a great tap room and gift shop as well. Dinner is more upscale restaurant style, good prices and good service.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.75/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A destination unto itself.

They built it, and they built it big. Like visiting a theme park for beer. Where to begin? The taproom is huge, roughly 15 beers on tap, with a well organized method for sampling 4 at a time. The pours a relatively small for samples sake, but quality over quantity. Tapas style bar menu with lots of interesting options. The hot pretzels are an obvious order. The pub chips looked great - but my server said due to the demand, they don't sell them as stand alone. Something I'd recommend they change.

The gift shop area is spacious to pick up any wearables, brews to go, or other merch. Try the mustards.

You can then take an elaborate self guided tour to see the production brewery. Very visitor friendly, open, and clean. Quite an experience.

Never been to the location in Chico, but for East coasters, this is a must-do pilgrimage.

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Photo of MaxMinardi
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Barracudas
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is a must go place for any lovers of craft beer! The selection of beers is World Class and the food is very good!

There is a great atmosphere in a very family oriented environment!

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Photo of WillDavis707
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Delicious food, and awesome beers. The tour is one of the best as well.

Only problem is they they only fill their branded growlers.

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Photo of jcb1130
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

An amazing place. From the hop yards, to the patio, to the brewery, to the brewpub, to the gift shop, this is a must visit for anyone considering themselves a beer aficionado.

The quality is top notch, they make so many classic recipes across so many different styles. The service is always stellar, they always look and act professional.

The selection is devoid of anything wild, but as far as the quintessential American styles, they deliver hard in the paint. Their merchandise is priced nicely. They get it. Don't make people pay an arm and a leg to advertise your product! Some local bottleshop only releases in there are nice too.

Like I said, MUST VISIT!!!

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Photo of Jew4brains
3.83/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
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