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Odell Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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20,652 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(970) 498-9070 | map
odells.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
108
Reviews:
5,403
Ratings:
20,652
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.53/5
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
297
pDev:
8.17%
 
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3.93/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Stop number two on our Ft. Collins beer tours.

Cute country inn-esque type building. As you walk in the front door you're met with a queue, which is for 'beers to go' patrons. If you've never been here before you wouldn't know that until you inched close enough the see the sign. If you want beer for on premise pleasure, take a step to the next register. Here is where it gets a bit odd: place you order, pay, and walk to the other end of the bar to pick it up. If your table is by the front door be prepared to fight crowds to order, retrieve, and drink your brew.

The bar is set up long-ways with about 15 ft of bar counter between the order and the pick up. Not sure why this is, seems waste of space. But behind the bar are a good number of taps (20 I think) and a cask pull. More the half are the 'normal' beers, with the rest being seasonal or one-off small batches. The place itself is large for a tasting room, about 30 tables and a nice outdoor patio. Again, the ordering system is odd; it may look good on paper, but it just creates a huge bottleneck.
This hurts the service, and so does the dude that took my order--I swear he was stoned. I had to repeat myself several times, then point out the beer on the menu. he was nice, just either pre-occupied or clueless. No matter.

Nice little tour and good to see that they expanded on their "green" usage. A must hit in Fort Collins...perhaps all of Colorado.

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Photo of dshansen1184
3.93/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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.

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Photo of jschott75
3.93/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.75/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.21/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RyanK252
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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.

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Photo of mkyer
3.89/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Mortarforker
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of d_harvey
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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.

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Photo of puftdank
4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TH28
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of unoriginal
4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of JohnsonFromWisconsin
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of krdhawk
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of locoformavs
4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
4.1/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cups522
4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.14/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.13/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

A bit of a laid back vibe, but one that seems a little too "clean." Many bikes and quite a few families were hanging out on a not too busy day.

Even if I didn't like all the beer here, everything was made very well. They had a fair number of styles represented, slightly heavy on the major pale ale categories.

The service was friendly, for sure, but I dislike the delivery mechanism the use (single point of sale, delivered over at the taps). They are not the only to use this, but I don't feel it fits for a larger place. Also, forcing every person to go get their own beer was just plain odd.

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Photo of EarForBeer
3.96/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beervana
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lawnie
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
Brewery rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 20,652 ratings
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