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“Some 'micro' brew!”

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Chico
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: There’s a lot going on at Sierra Nevada. If you want to see it all, we’ll pull back the curtains for you. We’ve designed several tours whose durations and content vary, so one of them is bound to fulfill your curiosity—or try them all! Common among them is a dose of history that underscores our role as a craft beer pioneer. Depending on the adventure, you’ll get your hands on our ingredients, peer into brewhouse vessels, stroll beneath fermenters, overlook our packaging facility, and take in our sea of solar panels. If you’re over 21 years old, a guided beer tasting of new and limited release beers, or sampling straight from the fermentation tanks just might be your next adventure. Choose your destiny. We can’t wait to show you around. Our tours fill up quickly! We highly recommend making your reservations online, in advance.
Reviewed September 11, 2012

At Chico State in the early 80's, Sierra Nevada was the new 'micro brew' in town - litterally brewed out of someone's garage. Well things have surely changed!! Nice brewing facility feels like a state of the art winery with tours, gift shop and great restaurant.

Love the beer all these years...stoked to see their success nationwide - and would highly recommend a visit to the brewery when you're in Chcio.

Thank jhmvis
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Learning about the brewing process is interesting. Learning about the man behind it and his philosphy regarding the environment and treatment of his employees is even more interesting. Tasting eight different beers is a wonderful way to end the tour.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We very much enjoyed the tour at Sierra Nevada. You need to call and schedule the free tour, as it gets booked full on the weekends. It is one hour walking tour, all throughout the facility. The tour guide/employee was very knowledgeable. The tour is informative, impressive and the facility is eco friendly. After the tour you enjoy a 30 minute or so beer tasting of about 8 beers, in very nice glasses. They send you on your way with a couple trinkets, key chain, poster, etc. The gift shop is right at the exit to enjoy a couple goodies. If you are in the area, it is a fun outing for anyone over 21 years.

Thank swingkid92677
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Good beer, good food, friendly staff! Did a tour of brewery, nice & informative tour guide (Brad). Overall great day! No complaints :)

1  Thank ldhhb
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Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

I love the restaurant and the tour. It is a must do if you appreciate good beer! The guides are well versed and the tour flows smoothly. Informational without being super geeky or boring. Loved it!

Thank NoOneSpecial12
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