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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was established in 1979 by homebrewers Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi in Chico, California, United States. Sierra Nevada Brewing is one of the top breweries operating in the United States. Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale is the second best-selling craft beer in the United States, behind the Boston Beer Company's Samuel Adams Boston Lager. As of 2012, it is the seventh-largest brewing company in the United States. The brewery produced 786,000 barrels of beer (922,353 hectoliters) in 2010.The brewery was named "Green Business of the Year" by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2010 for its practices in sustainability.HistorySierra Nevada Brewing Co. was founded in 1979, with founders Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi expanding their homebrewing hobby into a brewery in Chico, California. Along with the brewery's location, Grossman claims the company's name comes from his love of hiking in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. With $50,000 in loans from friends and family, Grossman and Camusi rented a 3000sqft warehouse and pieced together discarded dairy equipment and scrapyard metal to create their brewing equipment. They later were able to acquire second-hand copper brewing kettles from Germany before moving to their larger, current brewing facility in 1989.
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  • After our sons graduation, we went here for dinner. Great food, great service and nice atmosphere. We ordered pizza and 2 salads and it was wonderful! I would recommend a stop here for sure!  more »
  • My husband and I were driving through Chico and stopped in for some lunch and beers. I had the flight and then chose the IPA! I ordered the swordfish sandwich and it was awesome! My husband ordered th...  more »
  • Wow!! This is a great brewery. They offer wonderful tours of the brewery and samples of beer. If you haven't taken the tour this needs to be on your bucket list. The gift shop offers lots t shirt of t...  more »
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  • Visited the restaurant with a few friends yesterday. We asked for an outside table and were seated very quickly. The scenery was pleasing and the restaurant was not too crowded or noisy. Food was delicious! Only reason for 4 stars is my sampler beer was a bit on the warm side but when I ordered a full beer it was nice and cold. The appetizer sausage plate is amazing!
  • This place is just amazing, the food and the beer (especially the beer). Do yourself a favor, just go on the tour (it's totally free), and have dinner here. Yes it's busy, but totally worth the wait. The food is fresh, local, and ever-changing. You'll appreciate the beer so much more after a tour too.
  • It's a wonderful brewery that has wonderful food and drink. I only wish they had Handy Man IPA every time I stopped by or would it sell bottled. Then I would come by more frequently.
  • Been coming here since I was 21, 20 years ago when I visit family in Chico. Great beer prices and great fresh specials. Keep it up and glad to hear they have dug themselves into the community and the solar power plant parking area rules!
  • Great beer and a fun atmosphere. The food is excellent. Yes, there can be a wait. Do yourself a favor and hang through it. It's well worth it.