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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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Oct 02, 2018
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nov 26, 2020
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slander from New York

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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
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BeerBucks from New York

4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Oct 04, 2020
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

May 16, 2020
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Kolb from Montana

4.06/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jan 16, 2020
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4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 19, 2019
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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Oct 27, 2019
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.17/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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
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22Blue from Kansas

3.89/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Aug 26, 2019
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 02, 2019
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jbarry3000 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 20, 2019
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KTCamm from New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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
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jtk21351 from California

4.01/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jul 04, 2019
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zotzot from Vermont

4.15/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

May 28, 2019
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Dalbeast from Wyoming

4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

May 11, 2019
COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Jan 30, 2019
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LGHT from California

4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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
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Luckydog91 from Texas

4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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
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Knobs303 from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Aug 31, 2018
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tjstrat from Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

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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SamuelMiller from Montana

4.92/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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
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HightowerSB66 from Montana

1.68/5  rDev -62.7%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2

Jul 02, 2018
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pvibeer from Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Jun 21, 2018
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cobuff23 from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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
Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
Brewery rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 19628 ratings