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 97, 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 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | May 4, 2010
Pulling up to the brewery from the freeway, the first thing that you notice is the hop yard: nine acres of oraganic centennial, chinook, cascade, and some others that I could not see. Then there is the parking lot under hundreds of solar panels. Then there is the brewery. The gift shop as tons of clothing, glassware, beer, tap handles, mustard, and tons of other SN stuff, all prices quite well. You can take a self-guided tour any time, but we made it for the 2:30 tour on sunday afternoon. The tour guide was very friendly and gave great info for non-brewers but didn’t know anything technical if you wanted to really grill her on specifics. The wall of bottles is truly epic, and the copper kettles, stainless mash and lauter tuns and whirlpool are beautifull. The twelve 800 barrel fermenters will make you feel very small. It’s not the grittiest or most interesting tour, but the brewery is a beautiful place that is almost on par with Anchor for classic American craft breweries. The attached brewpub was a great spot for lunch on a warm Chico afternoon, with 16 beers on tap including several draught only offerings and a rare beer camp selection which I’m told changes often. As a vegan, I found a tasty menu option in their lentil-pecan burger, and the waitress was frindly and helpful with checking with the kitchen about ingredients for us. They serve pints in their etched "hop glass" which is a tulip pint with a maker line that ensures you get a full pint with plenty of room left over for a good head. Combine all of that with a brewery that generates all of its electricity needs for most of the year from on-site solar and hydrogen fuel cells, and this is one cool place to check out. Chico may be out in the middle of empty Northen California, but this is definitely a place that craft beer lovers need to make the trip to at least once.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher  (26) Glendale, California | October 22, 2009
Big cavernous room and large bar sort of work against creating an ambiance. Selection and service are quite good. Limited to their own beer of course. Prices seem a bit on the high side.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy  (225) Santa Clara, California | June 30, 2009
This place represents beer the way it should. Out of the way but well worth the trip. Great food and beer. Cool tour and memorabilia. Must see!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
c17pete  (4) Travis AFB, | February 1, 2009
Excellent selections of beer on tap, beers you can’t get many places. food was good and services was good. Excellent place to visit in the spring.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Cory  (12) , California | September 24, 2008
The restaurant is actually pretty fun for a few friends to sit out on the patio and have a few beers. The 14 beer taster is really good to get a full selection of different brews. I suggest going in the winter so you can get the Bigfoot barley wine. While you are there grab a few six packs. One of the servers told me he had a 15 y/o bigfoot that tasted pretty amazing. I wouldb’t say go out of your way but it is a great place to sit on the patio, drink and have a few snacks.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog  (793) Phoenix, Arizona | April 8, 2008| Updated April 9, 2008
April 2008 - I drove 75 minutes to get here, and I must say, I was a bit let down. What I discovered is a massive compound of commercialism, complete with a gaudy overpriced gift shop. The tour is a self-guided walk above their impressive brewhouse, complete with gigantic Euro-style copper kettles in an open-air sudhaus. The connected restaurant is just another wanna-be-upscale restaurant/pub that happens to serve the entire collection of SN regulars, plus a couple you might not find elsewhere (although all the beers were quite centerist and unadventurous). The food was good enough, if unoriginal. The service in the restaurant was indifferent at best, as if they could care less. All the staff seemed more interested in flirting amongst themselves than with keeping my beer glass full. Worth a stop if you’re in the neighborhood, but I’d put this in my files along with other ’original’ craft breweries that are now nothing short of Busch Juniors (see Pyramid, Portland, Big Rock, et al) and won’t go out of my way again. (Brewery #454, 4/8/2008)
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
ChillCoat  (43) Concord, California | February 5, 2008
I always stop in when I’m in town. The food is great. The beer is great. They usually have a one-off or two on tap. Very nice vibe and the service is great.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
ojclark  (5) Santa Monica, California | January 1, 2008
Very nice room with lots of wood and lots of copper (bartop, taps, even the air conditioning duct). Nice view of one of the brewing rooms from the waiting area. Food was good, especially the gorgonzola pasta my wife ordered. Beer sampler contained every beer they served on draft, 14 total the night I went (very nice!)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
adrenalin112  (2) Lake Forest, California | June 11, 2007
nice clean place that is wonderfully relaxed at lunch time. helpful staff that knows their food and brew line well. selection is purely sierra, with some nice aged and cask varieties. high quality pub food. must see!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
littlecarp  (11) Redding, California | May 11, 2007
Great food, good service, but the beer was mediocre at best.

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