Odell Brewing Company

Odell Brewing CompanyOdell Brewing Company
Odell Brewing CompanyOdell Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar

800 East Lincoln Ave.
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524
United States

(970) 498-9070 | map

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4.18 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Nov 26, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by slander from New York

Day trip up to Fort Collins for a few beers with Glenn. I’m not going to lie; I kind of want to jump on the highway north when we leave here later and take the ride to Cheyenne for the fuck of it and see if anybody notices this is not the way back to Denver. Started around the corner and are working our way out and about town now, we being a stone’s throw from New Belgium if you had an amazing arm…

Brewery standalone, enter in, pass the swag, belly up, show ID anyway, take the hand stamp, and order up right there at the end of the bar. There’s a vertical board behind the bar right there listing the 20 tap selections (beer, style, & ABV) carved out into 4 flights (if that’s your game). It’s an ‘L’ shaped wood topped bar with a black paneled base and no foot bar (and no need for one) as there’s no seating at the bar. It’s a ‘get your beer, then stand clear’ kind of thing, and you don’t really do that along the stretch of the bar looking at the taps but rather you deal everything through that first greeter at the end of the bar when you come in. Around the bend, sure, 2 bar towers with 10 logo’d tap handles each on stainless (plus a solo handle for the seltzer). Colorful chalk board pieces over the taps (live music, farmer’s market), a growler filler countered, and glassware shelved below.

Spacious enough room. Pebbled concrete floors, beige walls windowed with logo prints alternating, and a drop ceiling here and a darker colored slanted ceiling soundboarded there; ductwork, spinnys, drop suction cup lamps, and track & sunken spots. Black & white beer prints framed, and World Beer Cup awards & GABF medals in a display box down on the end. Placards and house bottles displayed at the end of the bar overhead, a corner swag space off the entrance, and a triple wide cooler in the corner with bottles six pack, make your own, & cellar series 750’s.

2 dozen+ tables of the high & low, shared & bar spur, all shapes & sizes, riddled about the room, around the bar, into the side room, and the side side silo room.

20 taps; a mix of year rounders & seasonals (Odell IPA, India Pale Ale, 7%; 90 Shilling Ale, Amber Ale, 5.3%; Rupture, Fresh Grind IPA, 6%; Colorado Lager, 5%; Mountain Standard, Mountain Style IPA, 6.5%; Drumroll, Hazy Pale Ale, 5.3%; Easy Street, Wheat Ale, 4.6%; Myrcenary, Double IPA, 9.3%; Long Stride, Session IPA, 4%; Tavern Tart, Kettle Sour with Mango & Peach, 3.8%; 5 Barrel Pale Ale, 5.2%; Cutthroat, nitro Porter, 5%; Stalwart Returns, Hazy IPA, 4.3%; Sippin’ Pretty, Kettle Sour with Acai, Guava, & Elderberry, 4.5%; Today IPA (September), Hazy IPA, 7.4%; 180 Shilling Ale, Imperial Scottish Ale, 9.9%; Cloud Catcher, Milkshake IPA, 6.8%; Oktoberfest, Marzen Lager, 6.1%; Woodcut No. 9, BA Imperial IPA, 10.7%; Bring the Light II, Berliner Weisse, 3.8%), and the aforementioned seltzer (Mango Tangerine Hard Seltzer, 3.8%).

Got through nearly half of them on pour & sample (Odell IPA, India Pale Ale, solid regular ol’ filtered IPA, hell yes; 90 Shilling Ale, it’s their flagship, solid Scottish Ale, and it really is the sweet spot; Rupture, Fresh Grind IPA, yep, it’s a hazy; Mountain Standard, Mountain Style IPA, blend of east coast and a west coast, that’s good; Long Stride, Session IPA, light, citrus, pleasant enough; Cutthroat, nitro Porter, a bit thin but tasty; Sippin’ Pretty, Kettle Sour with Acai, Guava, & Elderberry, pleasant, tart; 180 Shilling Ale, just a bit too much; Oktoberfest, grainy, but tasty). Odell IPA, 90 Shilling Ale, & Mountain Standard for the Wins!

Just looking around, and then Mike just pops out this side door and says “Oh, hey man, what’s up?” like it was just no big deal that you’d run into someone you worked with in Brooklyn at a brewery out in Colorado. He madeth me drink samples and go on walkabout (Man, am I glad we dragged that guy along to Hill Farmstead from that Burlington work conference back in ‘15). We saw production, the bottling line, the bottoms and tops of brewing vessels enormous, the outside topside up high (Made it, ma! Top of the world!!), and the badass backyard barrel room, cobbler workshop, & small concert venue.

We set up out on the patio, brick & stone, upper & lower, fire pit action, gated pens and nooks with tables umbrealla’d and under awnings of the triangle with strung bulbs lining and hanging plants with bright colorful flowerings. Band play set up here and food truck drive up over there. It’s probably one of the best outdoor spaces I’ve seen and I’ve seen a few.

What can be better than a few beers in the garden with Glenn, right? Chill place, some very good beers, just solid all around. Would like to see this brewery out East.

Oct 05, 2020
4.18 by BeerBucks from New York on Oct 04, 2020
4.15 by slasich from Pennsylvania on May 16, 2020
4.06 by Kolb from Montana on Jan 16, 2020
4.39 by EBdos on Nov 19, 2019
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4.17/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Very cool campus setting on the north side of town. Much of the building is done in limestone, including a circular atrium, and it's beautiful. L-shaped service bar to the left of entry just past the merch. Tables abound in the tasting room, adjacent rooms and large multi-level patio terrace. 20 plus beers on tap, plus bottle, can, and crowler fill. I had the Cloud Catcher and it was wonderful. I was here early on a Monday, avoiding the crowd, so place was pretty chill, definitely worth a visit.

Sep 30, 2019
3.89 by 22Blue from Kansas on Aug 26, 2019
4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Aug 02, 2019
4.5 by jbarry3000 from North Carolina on Jul 20, 2019
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4.51/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by KTCamm from New Jersey

A gem in downtown Fort Collins with loads of indoor/outdoor seating to relax and enjoy some top quality CO beers. Food is regularly available through local Food Trucks and the schedule is posted well in advance. All kinds of beer options - flights available, both preplanned sets our choose your own. Of course, take home options abound. Plenty of march too, don't leave without a shirt. The quality of the beer is fantastic. I focused on IPAs and beyond the standard IPA, which is great, the varieties keep me coming back for more. Highly recommend.

Jul 07, 2019
4.01 by jtk21351 from California on Jul 04, 2019
4.15 by zotzot from Vermont on May 28, 2019
4.28 by Dalbeast from Wyoming on May 11, 2019
3.99 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jan 30, 2019
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4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
by LGHT from California

Huge location with a ton of tables indoors and out. Place was packed as it should be and to top it all off they had some really good beers!

Oct 04, 2018
4.4 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Oct 02, 2018
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4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by Luckydog91 from Texas

Indoor spaces looked nice but spent most of our time on the patio. Very laid back outdoor space pumping good tunes.

Good selection of the usual beers as well more exclusive taproom/pilot stuff. Couple food trucks parked outside that I’m assuming shuffle daily.

Moved on after a few hours to check out other breweries in the area but easily could have spent all day here.

Sep 22, 2018
4.29 by Knobs303 from Colorado on Aug 31, 2018
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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
by tjstrat from Wisconsin

Odell is upbeat with outdoor music and event options there are spaces that invite beer snobbing and outdoor patio for a more upbeat atmosphere Service is wonderful. Beer is amazing though I with some seasonal beers could be more permanent. The only down side is that it brings in quite the crowd of people.

Aug 20, 2018
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4.92/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by SamuelMiller from Montana

Really cool patio. Bike racks shaped like hops. Nice gift store. They have different food trucks each day I believe. Overall a really cool spot

Aug 17, 2018
1.68 by HightowerSB66 from Montana on Jul 02, 2018
4.85 by pvibeer from Colorado on Jun 21, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
by cobuff23 from New Jersey

Very fun brewery. Their beer is very good. Not the best beer I have ever had but definitely very respectable. What makes this brewery my favorite in Colorado is the vibe it gives off. Great beer accompanied by a great outdoor indoor/outdoor brewery makes this a great spot to spend a few hours with friends or family while enjoying great beer!

May 01, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

The exterior of this brewery looks pretty neat with a rural, farmhouse feel. Inside feels much the same with a welcoming atmosphere. An "L" bar offerings plenty of counter top space to order beers with lots of seating inside. A large outdoor patio expands seating dramatically with attendants wandering the patio area to deliver beers. Staff is all friendly and helpful in selecting and describing O'Dell's beers. The tap list spans O'Dell's flagships and offers up a few limited and tap-room only beers. Wonderful place to drink and relax. The tour is nice as well with a few samples available.

Apr 03, 2018
4.65 by Shy_Traveler45 from Montana on Feb 19, 2018
4.3 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Feb 19, 2018
4.45 by Staceyqueen from Texas on Dec 25, 2017
3.93 by dshansen1184 from Washington on Oct 30, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by DuaneL from Delaware

Definitely worth the trip! A young overly-enthusiastic (but very nice) man showed us around, talking too fast, but it was a very good tour. We got to see Mr. O'Dell himself assisting a group of college kids making a batch of beer. That was special. He must be in his 70s or so, still completely interested in what he's doing! Afterwards we were offered a free sample of the delicious Rupture Ale.

Oct 01, 2017
3.93 by jschott75 from Illinois on Sep 15, 2017
3.75 by Beerhemoth from Illinois on Sep 06, 2017
4.21 by Gkruszewski from New York on Sep 03, 2017
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4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by RyanK252 from California

Beautiful brewery. Very comfortable feel inside and plenty of tasty beverage options available to satisfy just about any taste. Staff are all super friendly and seem like they genuinely love working there. The tour gives a great behind the scenes look at how they do what they do. Definitely one of my favorite stops in Colorado.

Aug 18, 2017
3.89 by mkyer from Connecticut on Jul 13, 2017
4.51 by Mortarforker from Texas on Jul 09, 2017
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4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
by d_harvey from Washington

Great place to visit and relax with some amazing beers. Would recommend visiting in the summer when the outdoor space is lively, great music and lawn games to go along with your preferred beverage. Only "complaint" is that it can be a bit crowded at times, but other than some longer waits for a refill, it's not a big deal.

Jun 22, 2017
4.18 by puftdank from Illinois on Jun 06, 2017
4.43 by TH28 from Florida on Apr 07, 2017
Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
Brewery rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 18655 ratings