Odell Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.83/5
Odell Brewing CompanyOdell Brewing Company
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
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Reviews:
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PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Ratings:
292
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
3.79%
 
 
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2.92/5  rDev -35%

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3/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of JohnnyJam
3.38/5  rDev -24.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

This is our second trip to Odell Brewing. We got here at 6PM the other day and it was closed already. There is a patio out front so I think you could bring a well-behaved pooch. My dog is kenneled to make it easier to see some breweries on my list. Besides, it looks like rain.

It looks like a modern ski lodge and there is expansion going on. I don't see a food truck and they don't serve food. Everybody is getting flights and I buck the system and get a Myrcenary IPA. I've had it before in a bottle. There aren't any servers so I get my beer at the bar. The bartender is fast enough but doesn't want to talk even though it's not busy at the time. The beer is $4 and I put a dollar in the jar. As we take a seat, he is just standing there. I say not friendly at all for a bartender. My friend urges me to take the tour and there is space so I go for it. The tour is 20 minutes and it is not really informative. If you come here skip the tour.

The expansion is for beer production and there are not plans to serve food. Someone asks if there are plans to can beer since cans are recyclable and in some ways a better package. The guided basically says mining isn't very environmentally friendly. That created a little talk from some visitors. After the tour, we received about 2 oz. of a milk stout. I really wanted to see this brewery and made a second trip up from Denver but I couldn't recommend it.

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3.5/5  rDev -22%

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3.58/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of hopstradamus
3.73/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

A. Decent atmosphere as it is little more than a tasting room. We took the brewery tour, and the guide was very informative, but brief. He mentioned after the tour that he prefers to give longer tours, but is encouraged to keep things brief as the masses don't care for the long version. Our group was mostly comprised of home brewers so we would have appreciated the long version. They have a very nice outdoor patio area and wished we could have spent more time there.

Q. Odell never disappoints in terms of quality.

S. The service was good. Almost everything was available in the tasting room except for one specialty beer which was served out on the patio. For the specialty beer you had to buy a token in the tasting room and present it on the patio to receive your beer.

S. The selection was good with all of their normal beers available as well as some others. I wished they had more of their specialty beers though because they were all so good.

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3.8/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

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3.85/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Ssmith999
3.85/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Stopped here while in Colorado for work. Actually, made it a destination. OK, I'll be truthful, I orchestrated the whole "work trip" just to visit Odell. I had recently been introduced to Odell by the recommendation of a co-worker while in Missouri, as sadly, Odell is not available in most states to which I travel.

First Odell I tried was Myrcenary- double IPA. Absolutely AWESOME! I knew at that first sip, I must go to this place they call "Odell". Very cool atmosphere, very nice, inviting interior with ample seating. I brought along my 2 year old daughter (designated driver) and my lady friend, and we had a great time. They had some live music outside and it was just a cool vibe. Very friendly staff.

Food was sparse, though I'll admit I can't remember the whole small menu, we just grabbed some chips and salsa to munch on. Salsa was awesome by the way. Beer was phenomenal, had Myrcenary and the porter. (OK, a few Myrcenary's). I should have done a flight or two since I am relatively new to this company, but next time.

They close kind of early also, like 7 PM on the Saturday we were there. Actually was "prompted" to move along a little after 7. Not a deal breaker, but I would have liked to hang longer.

Worth a stop if you are in Ft. Collins. Worth a drive if you are anywhere near this place. I can't wait to go back.

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3.87/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerDaveGA
3.93/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Great place. Nothing overwhelmingly positive or negative to say. I'd go back though~

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.93/5  rDev -12.5%
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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3.94/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

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3.97/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
3.83 out of 5 based on 21,124 ratings.
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