Sierra Nevada Brewing Company | Chico, California
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
World Class based on 59 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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Beer Available At Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Old Cantankerous 91, Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison 95, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hopsichord 90, Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison - Mandarin Orange & Peppercorns 95, Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Maple Stout 99, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Bourbon Barrel Aged , Sierra Nevada Blizzicane Bock , Sierra Nevada Old Chico Brown Ale , Sierra Nevada Audition English Barleywine , Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 86, Sierra Nevada Audition Pumpkin Ale , Sierra Nevada Harvest Wet & Wild Cluster IPA , Sierra Nevada 20th Street Ale , Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA 78, Sierra Nevada / Allagash Beer Camp Myronís Walk 95, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Bottle/Can) 96, Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - Equinox 94, Sierra Nevada Best Bitter Ale 69, Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Tripel 93, Sierra Nevada / Boulevard Terra Incognita (Batch 3) 97
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59 reviews for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  83%
 Selection  81%
 Food  80%
 Value  82%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
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96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Schlenkerla  (350) , 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 Carlís Jr beforehand.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1448) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 11, 2012
I really need to get back to Sierra Nevada. Its been too long. Didnt take a tour or even poke around the building too much but the restaurant and the patio area are real nice. Had a burger and full sampler as my lunch. They brought out 15ish samples of beer, most of which are not bottled. That was back when they were calling Torpedo an ESB. As always the beers were good and so was the food. Prices were quite good.
96
  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.
100
  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. Canít get enough of the food. Pizzas are great personal size and are exceptional quality. Burgers are some of the best Iíve had. Though a tad bit pricey its all worth it in the long run.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | August 29, 2012
Wow, this place is huge. Parked under the solar array and next to the hop bines. Had lunch here and went on the tour. The tour was awesome, I get bored hearing about the brewing process but seeing the facility and what they are doing with green energy was worth it. 8 free samples at the end. The gift shop was great, merchandise and most the regular beers but they had a one-off ďAudition Double IPAĒ available in a 750ml bottle. The restaurant is great, lots of locally grown vegetables and beef and a ton of beers on tap, including some great draft only selections. Value is pretty great, tour is free and the restaurant is decently priced all around. This place is amazing, to see what Ken has done here is hard to describe, you have to see it for yourself.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
saxo  (126) HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | July 27, 2012
Very nice big restaurant with good parking and a nice outside part with views to a hop garden. Samples cost $3 for 4 glasses. Food was decent and service was quick.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
LeftCoastRider  (5) , Washington | June 9, 2012
Great brew pub with a large selection of beers on tap. Only a few of Sierra Nevadaís offerings are available in stores, but there are always about 15 available in the tap room. The flagship Pale Ale is always good, and the Estate Ale is one of the best Iíve ever had. Even their wheat beers, which I generally do not like, are palatable to me. One thing of note is that employees here have some amazing benefits, and Iíve heard that itís a great place to work.
42
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
cionco  (4) California | May 31, 2012
Most beer is not good here. Weizenbier is awful. IPAs are actually too hoppy, bitter, and salty. BUT!! The OVILA dubbel is very good. Worth the trip. Food is good. Place is too busy perhaps. But it has a rhythm. OVILA = very good!
100
  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!
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_mn  (67) SLP, Minnesota | March 12, 2012
I had the opportunity to attend one of Sierraís Beer Camps, so this rating might be skewed a little bit, as I got substantial more VIP access to the brewery than one would receive if visiting for a regular tour. Iíll keep my rating as objective as possible. I know they offer 4-5 free tours throughout the day. What I did see of the regular tour seemed to provide ample access to the brewery. The restaurant is fairly large with a sizeable outdoor patio to enjoy the beautiful springtime Chico weather. The actual bar itself is a tad on the small size. Maybe ~ 12-15 seats and when busy, it can get a little cramped. Only Sierra offerings on tap, but plenty of them. All served in proper glassware. They donít have a cask line running all of the time, but every Thursday at 4, thereís a handpull for pint pours. The food is better than average, not amazing, but very reasonably priced. They try to use as much local ingredients as possible. Local beef raised on spent grain, local fruits/nuts/olives/greens, bread made from the spent grain, etc. I ate dinner there once and lunch twice and the place seemed to be packed at all hours of the day. The brewery itself is a huge complex. Very pretty copper brew kettles seemingly all over the place. The hop freezers are massive and chock full of full cone hops from around the world. Expansive gift shop selling all sorts of Sierra beer as well as just about everything you could possibly think they could put their logo on. What really makes Sierra stand out to me is their commitment to being as "green" as possible. They recycle everything that is possible; CO2, used grain, hops, their water, etc. Solar panels cover the roof of the parking lot as well as the brewery. I could go on and on about how much respect I gained for the brewery in the two days that I spent there, but I wonít. Bottom line... if your anywhere near Chico, itís worth a stop for sure. Is it worth the 2+ hour drive from SanFran? Maybe not. But if you do have the opportunity to go, I would highly recommend it.

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