Sierra Nevada Brewing Company | Chico, California
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
World Class based on 64 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1075 E 20th St
Chico, California United States 95928 [ print map ]
916 893 3520 | facebook | twitter

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Audition Pumpkin Ale , Sierra Nevada Hellraiser Chocolate Chili Imperial Stout 98, Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - Equinox 92, Sierra Nevada Old Chico Pale Bock 61, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 98, Sierra Nevada / Crux Paddle Trail Ale , Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA 97, Sierra Nevada Trip In The Woods Barrel-Aged Lime Ale 92, Ayinger Bršu-Weisse 97, Sierra Nevada / Riegele Oktoberfest (2015) 92, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #140 Close Call KŲlsch 82, Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Tripel 94, Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout 98, Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout 100, Sierra Nevada Blue Baltic Porter , Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Common Around , Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 99, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot - Barrel Aged 99, Sierra Nevada Harvest Newly Developed Hop IPA 98, Sierra Nevada Audition Double IPA 97
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64 reviews for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  84%
 Selection  82%
 Food  81%
 Value  82%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
fidel  (114) Livermore, California | October 24, 2015
Very nice restaurant. Food was a little pricey. They had a couple things on that I had not seen.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | August 11, 2015
Finally made it. A solid place for rating #1100. A true icon in US and California beer. Easy to spot from the street and perhaps maybe doesnít initially appear to be quite as big as you might expect. Beautiful facade with the classic Sierra Nevada Bewing Company name and font on the wall.

Inside, the place is incredibly well done and decorated. There is a small waiting room for tours and gift shop where you can also buy bottles. Just really quite immaculate. Windows peak into brewing areas provide a nice view of the fermentation tanks and copper brewing equipment.

They also have a really ornate and beautiful taproom and restaurant a couple doors down form the lobby/gift shop area. About 20 draft offerings and they do flights, halves, and full pours, all of which are very cheap. The only real downgrade here was the service from our bartender wasnít terribly friendly. Our tour guide more than made up for it.

I donít normally do brewery tours, but they offer a Sustainability Tour here. I found this tour to be incredibly interesting and worthwhile and really made me respect the brewery and Ken Grossman a lot more for his efforts to reduce the impact of his brewery. You also get a great chance to see a lot of the brewery grounds and some things like their hop and fruit/vegetable gardens. Itís free, too.

Probably an aspect of nostalgia for me at play in my score, but this place is really special and unique. A real must visit and I only wish it was closer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Paulabertola  (1) , Brazil | July 15, 2015
I loved this place. In my opinion is the best brewery in US.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Zizaya  (53) Barcelona, Spain | June 17, 2015
It was a great decision to drive a little bit more, and stop in Chico to sleep. We discovered Sierra Nevada. The beers are excellent, world class, everybody knows that, but the restaurant and the food are incredible as well. Iím so glad i visit that place in 2010.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
rosenbergh  (618) Tampere, Finland | May 16, 2015| Updated May 17, 2015
Beer heaven. Good food and even better beers. Shop full of merchandise and beers to go. They happen to have Cask Thursday and I had a pint of cask conditioned Southern Hemisphere Harvest. I like this place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve  (83) SF Bay Area, California | November 3, 2014
Very cool spot with a large number of their beers never bottled, a really good burger and good service.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, Washington | August 16, 2014
Probably nothing new to add other than I enjoyed our stop here. The place itself is beautiful and they are taking care where they can to do things to lessen the impact on the environment or show that they value the employees. Excellent tour with plenty of samples. Tap room had solid food, great prices and service. Make sure to book a tour a head of time if you can. If not, you can try to squeeze in on one but it isnít guaranteed. Even without the tour it is well worth the stop.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore  (75) California | June 1, 2014
An absolute institution. Great tap list. I remember my first, massive sierra nevada taster at the brewhouse ... amazing. The food here is excellent. Other than the long wait there is not much else I can complain about. Beautiful, classy interior. Absolutely awesome gift shop. I canít stop in Chico without going here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Beerenberger  (66) Fischer, Texas | May 31, 2014
Large in door and out door eating facilities. Felt like I was at a nice restaurant instead of a brewery. Good selection of their beers on tap. Very enjoyable.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter  (95) Corbett, Oregon | April 14, 2014
It was a beautiful day so we sat outside. The inside bar and dining area looked nice too. Nineteen of their beers on tap with a fairly wide variety between them, though only one "Belgian" style beer. Whatever, all their beers are solid or great. The service was the perfect blend of normal American style of "bugging-me-every-other-minute-to-ask-if-everything-is-okay" and German "never-approach-your-table-unless-you-are-doing-jumping-jacks-to-get-attention". The food was great. I would go there just for the food. We had some fries, pretzel and beer cheese and a salad. The prices were normal for the area. The gift shop has great prices on glassware, $3 for an imperial pint.

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