3fourths (1555) Boulder, Colorado | September 20, 2008| Updated December 21, 2012
Nice little copy of the New Belgium deal that they have going here. Tasting room only, no restaurant, not a typical pub... but they have patio seating and WIFI, big open spaces inside. A ton of beer tourists, college aged, similar to what you see at New Belgium. Most people ordering sampler trays but they sell pints as well. Nice place to sit and have a pint. Worth visiting for a couple of the small batch brewpub-only offerings. Prices are a little high, capturing the tourists, I guess.
Visited October 5, 2013 with adneilson and womencantsail.
First stop of day 2 in Fort Collins. Actually, it was our third stop of the day since Fort Collins Brewery and Funkwerks were closed at 11am. The facility here is really nice. Absolutely gorgeous building and grounds. Inside they’ve got a nice counter but a strange setup where you have to go to the cash register on one side of the counter and then wait to be called when your beer is ready. The service was nice but there wasn’t much interaction as our order was pretty simple, one of everything.
The day started off healthy with some McDonalds and 20 tasters at Odells (and then degraded to 60 more ticks at various other Fort Collins establishments). They break the beers into various taster trays and there are several that aren’t available by the taster. We got all three trays and then half glasses of the remaining two beers (marzen and oaked milk stout).
Over all a nice place. Beautiful and comfortable. Heard some Danzig on the radio too. No food made here but they do have food trucks.
First stop of the day on the Ft. Collins brewery extravaganza. Huge location that is just getting huger. Maybe 15 different beers on tap, all available by the glass. They have three different taster sets pre-determined which would be annoying if you were a frequent visitor. Lots of seating inside and out. Friendly service, and tons of beer to choose from. Anyway...really beautiful building and properly. Very well done all around.
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.
New tap room that is larger than most. The sampler price is cheap and it will apply to any merchandise that you purchase. The staff dissappeared after pouring and came back after a long delay. Cool artwork abounds inside. Good place to stop.
Second stop on our own private "Foam on the Range" tour of Ft. Collins, 4/12/06. This is a nicely done but fairly big commercial tap room at the brewery. But it was a great setting. The staff was super friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable. Odell makes some great beers to boot. Definitely worth a visit.
Located about a mile from New Belgium this place impressed me right way because they had more parking. It’s a modern, clean, industrial feel on the inside wih a nice patio area. They have over 15 on draft and 6 beer samplers, though preselected, only from 4-8. The service is a little automated which is fine as long as people get served quickly all of this fabulous beer.
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.
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.
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!