I spent this last weekend in Chico for my friend's birthday. A group of us girls went to celebrate with her! I've been wanting to visit the Sierra Nevada Brewery for awhile now. Sierra Nevada is Jarad's favorite beer and I was obnoxiously snapping pictures of everything. All of these pictures are iPhone pictures. Nice camera + Chico = bad idea.
We didn't get to tour the brewery. If you plan on visiting, call weeks ahead! One week notice for us was not enough time. If you plan on going for dinner, get there early! We went at around 6:30 on a Saturday night and the wait was 2 hours. They do not take reservations. We ended up going back Sunday for lunch before we headed out.
|this is the front of the lunch menu|
There was 4 of us that went and we loved it!!!! The food was delicious. The prices weren't expensive. The beers were down right cheap. The gift shop was fab-u-lous.
For an appetizer, we had the pretzels and beer cheese. So good! The pretzels were giant. 2 girls shared 1 pretzel! I know the picture doesn't look too appetizing, but trust me.
I had the bacon burger for lunch. Brewer's yeast bun, malted bacon, white cheddar cheese. Yummm! Beth had the fish and chips. Our waitress said that these two are the biggest sellers! We can definitely see why.
Our waitress brought out the cutest little mustards. All three were different flavors. The employees were very friendly! Our water glasses were constantly being filled up and our waitress was very patient while we were trying to make our decisions.
Half pints were $2.50. A beer sampler with 4 beers was $3.00! We were happy to see that the prices were very reasonable.
This cool sign was in the gift shop. We were stoked that the prices weren't super expensive. Sierra Nevada definitely didn't take advantage of the novelty of everything. I bought 2 sweatshirts, a shirt, 2 pint glasses, 2 stickers and a chap stick for $104. Not bad at all!
I would definitely like to tour the brewery and see what the dinner menu looks like. If you are ever in or around Chico, the Sierra Nevada brewery is worth the trip!