"Sierra Nevada Brewing Co." California Off The Beaten Path Tip by richiecdisc

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  Me with more hair than I can remember circa 1994
by richiecdisc

While a trip to Sierra Nevada Brewing in Chico may not be on the average person's agenda, it was on mine as I made my way to over 120 small breweries in the summer of 1994. It was already a good size regional brewery at the time but it's grown into one of the biggest craft breweries in US history. This is the brewery who invented the style American Pale Ale.

Chico is a bit out of the way but well worth the effort to visit the brewery in person. Sure, you can find all their beers in supermarkets to beer specialty stores but not all of them on tap. They also carry some specialty beers you won't find anywhere else. When I was there in 1994, the bartender was excellent and my guess is a brewery this successful is not going to go wrong and pick some slug to pour your beers.

Located at 1075 East 20th St. in Chico, CA.

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  • Updated Oct 10, 2009
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