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 ]
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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 Bräu-Weisse 97, Sierra Nevada / Riegele Oktoberfest (2015) 92, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #140 Close Call Kölsch 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 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Keytonic  (1) Tucson, Arizona | April 13, 2012
Recently toured this brewery with my wife and was very impressed. The tour itself lasted about an hour and took you threw the different stages of their beer brewing and production down to bottling and packaging. At the end of the tour you are given the chance to sample about 10 different beers. There is also a restaurant on location where you can sample more of their fine beers. Decent gift shop as well. free souvenirs , free samples, good beer! Love this place!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Unibonger  (25) Mount Shasta, California | September 26, 2012
Love this brewery. From the estate grown hops and the Solar array over the parking lot to the insanely heavy use of copper as decoration throughout the building to the patio you can hardly tell exists. Waiters/waitresses are always friendly helpful and quick. They may only have SN on tap but its a ridiculously large selection of their own brews. Brux on tap is amazing. Can’t get enough of the food. Pizzas are great personal size and are exceptional quality. Burgers are some of the best I’ve had. Though a tad bit pricey its all worth it in the long run.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
dripke  (1) Chico, California | October 19, 2013| Updated November 26, 2013
I have lived in Chico for 30 years. This is my favorite place to have a drink with friends or my wife.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
PRBeer  (411) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 7, 2013
These guys started it all...and they’ve come so far and grown so much (in good ways) over the past few year (can’t wait for their east coast Ashville, NC location). I love their growing variety of bars...especially the wet hop styles and the beer camp series. A visit here is a must for any beer geek. Great bar area and fantastic people. I was once told when sitting at the bar here that Sierra changed the draft Pale Ale recipe some from the bottle recipe a numner of years ago...supposedly making the draft slightly less hoppy and more approachable to gain tap space around the country. The point of the story was that...again could only get the original bottle recipe "on draft’ at the Chico brewery location. This may have since changed...but it’s a great story in any case.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Vballnbeer  (72) Gorham, Maine | July 5, 2013
Great brewery tour and beers to taste. They have been one of the most consistent breweries since the beginning.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Rand_ale_Thor  (9) , | October 6, 2012
One of the best in the country. I may update this after my tour of the US next spring, but the food and beer from here are going to be hard to live up to.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Tylertmoore  (1) Lubbock, Texas | January 14, 2007
forgot one thing. They have booths with sliding benches. You sit down and rotate the bench for the next person. Its really niffty.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Schlenkerla  (413) , Austria | February 9, 2013
We visited Sierra Nevada in 2006 and were very impressed. The brewery tour was quite good although the guide was not very knowledgeable. We were very positively surprised by the beer selection in the brew pub. First time we had the harvest and anniversary ales. We will never forget this day. Just would not eat the Burger at Carl’s Jr beforehand.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Swillbur  (25) Arizona | January 25, 2012
Went on a tour on my birthday and loved this place. I have been drinking their beer since i was 15 and even lived close buy but never went to the brewery. Took me 20 years but what a nice clean place. Our guide was great and the beers were good too...cant wait to go back!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
joeneugs  (189) Livermore, California | December 11, 2011
I visited the brewery the day before Thanksgiving 2011, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I wasn’t disappointed. My rating reflects the tour as well as the restaurant. The place is huge, but I was still amazed at how much beer comes out of this place considering you can find their beer pretty much anywhere from the corner gas station to the very top craft beer stores. The restaurant is nice and spacious with an absolutely breathtaking bar. They had 17 beers on tap and all of them were included in the sampler at a reasonable price. At least 5-6 were tap only. I had the Thai chicken pizza which was very good. Service was top notch too. Be sure to visit the gift shop for lots of swag. Prices were reasonable for SN gear. The tour was absolutely the highlight for me. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and had thoughtful answers for my more in-depth questions. They take you through the whole process and you get to see everything from the mashing of the grains to the boil and on the the bottling line. They even let you walk through the hops cooler and rub your hands through the 12 or so different varieties and take sniffs. At the end they give you a complimentary tasting of about 6 or seven of the beers on tap. All of this is free. Amazing. Overall, this was one of my favorite beer experiences and I can’t wait to go back again. Even though they’ve gotten a bit big to truly claim "little guy" status, SN does things the right way. Family owned, they take care of their employees, and never sacrifice quality for growth.

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