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
www.sierra-nevada.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
327
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
4.24%
 
 
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Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 327
Reviews by dragonWhale:
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Would Sierra Nevada be Mecca or Medina for the craft beer movement? Thoughts? Maybe it is Jerusalem. The f'in point is, if you haven't been, the excitement is palpable. Very few places can get that just on who they are, not necessarily what beers they might have on tap at some moment. History and struggle in that place, and what looks now like a dynasty. I raise my glass!
It helps to be doing collegiate science work, and it helps to have been in contact with Steve a long time beforehand, but we were absolutely treated like royalty there. The poor foolish college kids from Oly got showed a valuable lesson in hospitality at the good ole Sierra Nevada homestead.
Estate hops, grain, beef, whatever else they do. Can't beat that cool shit. Bunch of taps, some really good stuff on. Wish there'd been a better beer camp beer on draft when we were there. It was ok, but seeing the list now, it's all curses!
Great tour of the brewery, it is a beautiful place for the working man. Food was pretty good. Just go there.

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More User Reviews:
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3.95/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I mean this is beer heaven right? Where Ken Grossman took the Cascade hop and changed it all? Yep. Great tour. Great tasting. Great relaxed vibe. Food is delicious though maybe a bit overpriced. As Beerfest taught us..."You go, I'm never leaving this place."

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4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The Asheville brewery is a sight to behold. The taproom is beautiful, the beers are really good with several you can't get anywhere else, and the food far exceeded expectations. It's a cathedral of beer, the best I've ever visited.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA
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