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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

1075 East 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928
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Ranked #1 of 4 Activities in Chico
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
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175 reviews 175 reviews
48 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Happened to be in town for a birthday celebration and since they were all meeting at a location I am not fond of we decided to get to town early and try this place out. It was Saturday and rather busy and we were lucky enough to get in on a tour so we just sat at the bar and... More

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We've visited several breweries and this is by far the best. It's entertaining, interesting and educational. Our guide, Chris, was great. Good sense of humor and knows his stuff. You can tell he loves his job. Sierra Nevada is extremely eco-friendly. You can learn about everything they have done to protect the environment. And then at the end of the... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've had the opportunity to tour many breweries, distilleries and wineries but my experience at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company was the greatest of all. Our tour guide, Chris, was phenomenal. For such a young gentleman, he has great knowledge and passion for the Sierra Nevada product and experience. While you won't have a choice of tour guides, if you are... More

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Palo Alto, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The beer we keep at home is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. We have driven from the SF area to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for years. We decided to make a detour this trip to Chico to see where our go to beer is made. Impressive facility, with thousands of solar panels and fuel cell generators providing much of the power... More

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Norwich, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It was a really interesting tour but I think it was above and beyond because of our guide,Mike. He was very dedicated to his job which makes for a very interesting tour. I am not a beer drinker but had fun and even did the tasting (still not liking beer). If in the area you need to take this tour... More

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Trinidad, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Used to love this place and always stopped when passing through. The food and service were always excellent and the beer, of course. But...the last 2 trips have dissuaded us from going back. On one visit we sat in the waiting room for 20 minutes with our buzzer device. We noticed that there were many open tables in the dining... More

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Windsor, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A group of us drove up to Chico specifically to take a tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. I'd recommend you make a reservation for one of their 90 minute tours as they are quite popular. We arrived in time to have lunch at their adjacent restaurant and taste a glass or two of their beers with lunch while... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Excellent tour. It begins with a sample of their pale ale. Then on to see the lay out of the plant. Actually was able to handle the hops...very interesting. Guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. Tours end with a tasting of about 8 different beers. The easiest way to book a tour is online and arrive 15 minutes before the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great food, great beer, nice gift shop..loved their mustard..bought a gift pack to bring home. My husband is always getting compliments on his SN baseball cap with Big Foot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great sights and sounds and great eats. Love the craftsmanship. Especially love their efforts towards 0 emissions and buying all local ingredients.

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