Went here for the beer tour and the beer man, JR, led our tour. What a great guide. He was fun and knowledgeable. Our group had a blast and learned some cool wort sediment separation techniques. The work space at the bottom of the huge fermenters was unique and other-worldly. I would love to see that section in action. Before the tour staff behind the packed out bar was great and was on it trying to deliver beer to everyone. Kudos considering the level of chaos. Great beer, great tour and guide, I need to come back if it is ever less crowded to take my time and relax and soak this place in.
Visited the brewery as part of my Colorado Brewbus Tour. I came here as the last stop before heading back to Denver and it was packed late on a Saturday afternoon. The to-go bottles were decently priced but the merchandise seemed on the expensive side. The staff were kind and did their best to deal with the throngs of folks. Due to poor weather everyone was crammed inside and I was told that normally people spread out to enjoy the fire pit and outdoor patio. It was OK. The setting and brewery are beautiful but the vibe wasn’t for me as it was too noisy. I haven’t had a bad beer from Odell though so if I can I’ll go back for the tour and some brews when the weather’s nice someday.
Stopped in here for a fairly short visit. They had a bunch of different option on from their standard stuff through to some odd things I would have to guess were one-offs. Bunch of sections to the menu to separate them out. Nice looking place, lots of tables around, mostly high tables. Crowd was pretty strong for the time of day on a weekday (around 1), but it was the day before a holiday, so that could be an anomaly. Food truck outside had some really nice food as well. Seemed like it was probably 10-15% beer nerds max, mostly people just hanging out enjoying a pint of the more entry-level craft offerings they have. Good place for a group as the tables were all large. Overall, this is a fun visit, and the type of place you could definitely kill a few hours with a mix crowd (i.e. different ages, interest levels in beer, etc. - basically you don’t have to be a 25-40 white guy with a neck beard)
Odell was one of the better breweries we visited over the 4 days of the GABF. The place is beautiful and the outside patio was gorgeous...of course it helped that it was perfect 85-90 degree weather each day. The place had 20 beers available the day we visited...which is starting to get into the category of "ginormous"...lol! I think the previous reviewer just hit it on the wrong day (or week) as no less than 5 beers were featured from their "pilot line" and we were told they were one off’s not available elsewhere. These included a blackberry gose, a lemon blonde, a couple of pale ales as well as a double IPA. All in all I would recommend Odell very highly...especially when the weather allows for outdoor imbibing.
Ambiance was a strong 5. Beautiful, well thought out inside and outside area. Odell memorabilia galore, but not gaudy. They even had ’Did You Know?’ signs with fun facts about beer history. Unfortunately, that was the best part about our trip to Odell, and the ambiance is my least important characteristic. The selection was all the basic Odell beers that I could get in Missouri. No one off taps, no taproom only beers, not even their harder to find woodcut series. It’s pretty to look at, but the selection just wasn’t there for me.
Visited on a Friday evening with Adnielsen and my wife. Large, sweeping compound kind of feeling.Tons of indoor and outdoor seating.Their way of doing things was a new experience for me...checking IDs/stamping hands and taking orders at a register and then picking up orders around the corner. Seemed a little confusing/chaotic. But we got our orders no problem. Great selection of beers, lots of options for flights.And flight information is nicely displayed.
They had a food truck on premises that served up decent wings. Overall an enjoyable experience.
Odell’s facility is a gorgeous, large, spacious building with a beautiful outdoor area to boot. This place can get busy in a hurry but it was easily tolerable on a Wednesday afternoon. They take beer orders at one station and pour them and set them out for pick up at a different station. This takes away a little from the bar atmosphere, but this is the more efficient way to get people beer and that’s very important considering the sheer volume they do here. The beer list is pretty expansive with a couple brewery-only beers. Prices are $5 a pint for the regular type stuff and up to $8 for high alcohol/limited release pints. Weird they’re serving an imperial stout in a pint, but it’s still a fair price for that. Nearly everything Odell makes is insanely delicious so, they get big bonus points for that. I was thrilled just to have St. Lupulin and Myrcenary straight from the source. A food truck parks outside for some convenient grub. Odell is making some of the best American styled beers in the state and they have one of the best facilities to visit as well.
We were there for lunch on the Sunday before Memorial Day and the place was busy. There was still some seating available, but the line for ordering was ridiculous. Had a taster which contained almost all good beers for a very reasonable price. I also had a sandwich from the food truck, which was ok. I would have liked to get some more beer, but the line had grown all the way to the parking lot and I gave up.
A stunning huge location with multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas. Service was lacking as their system is more production line. Tons of beers, some brewery only, but nothing really good. A decent place but not up to the hype.
Visited April 6, 2014. Got there on an arranged bus ride. Seems to be parking available. Had some samples of a range of single hopped beers. Also had a nice tour of the brewery with plenty of information. Sat down with one of the brewers and had a really good time. A place I certainly wouldn’t mind going back to!