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Odell Brewing Company
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
800 East Lincoln Ave.
phone: (970) 498-9070
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Odell's popular brewery has gone through a couple of facelifts since I first walked through its doors a few years ago. Its original tap room has expanded with more tables and booths, a larger merchandise area, a redone, attractive walk-in hallway, and an outdoor patio that now stretches to two sides of the building. The public parking lot is now on the opposite side of the building and expanded with newer, larger bike racks, shaped in the Odell-logo leaf.
What was already a fantastic brewery to visit is now even better, with the occasional food truck, live music, and a constant, bustling crowd. Odell has always had a generous supply of beers, from their standard selection, to a rotating and seasonal pilot menu, to their limited and special brews. The staff is friendly and fast, even when there's a sizable line, which there often is.
It also has one of the more ideal non-Old Town locations, centered among a number of other breweries and within long walking or short bike riding distance of New Belgium, Fort Collins, Funkwerks as well as the Old Town breweries Coopersmith's, Equinox, and Pateros Creek. It's a Fort Collins standby and is not to be missed for any beer lovers.
11-21-2013 18:54:03 |
More by ScorpyX
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
biked over to Odell from the Ft Collins bike library - a really gorgeous facility from the exterior.
It was a nice (read: blazing sun, bone-dry air) day in Fort Collins so we enjoyed the expansive patio area. All beers were served in large branded goblets.
I'm a little torn on Odell - I like most of their beer, but I don't really love any of it. That sentiment was definitely true on this visit as well.
Regardless, an enjoyable experience. There was a really fantastic food truck on the grounds as well. Definitely check out "The Goodness" - they have a freaking big green egg in the truck for crying out loud
10-20-2013 21:33:52 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I spent so many Friday evenings here during my years in Fort Collins- before, during, and after the expansion/remodel. It is hands down my favorite brewery to visit. Very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, always a wide array of incredible beers on tap. I used to obsess over the IPA on nitro. Also, the small batch fest (which was a little out of control the last couple of times I went) was always one of the highlights of my year. Great beer, great atmosphere. I love Odell and miss it everyday.
10-19-2013 12:19:44 |
More by rEBELlION
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
- Have been here many times and bar none favorite brewery in Fort Collins- (Funkwerks second). High quality beer, to which one of the best in the state. Only drawback had bad experience with one of the retail peeps; sent me to the back of line cuz she thought I cut. I certainly didn't and one of her co-worker rectified by giving free beer tokens :). Overall undoubtedly will not be disappointed.
09-23-2013 02:31:18 |
More by twoodward101
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I love this place.
The atmosphere is great: inside and outside seating; different sized tables to accommodate different sizes of parties. Music on Wednesdays. The feel is a quintessential micropub, and something many others ought to strive for.
Service is great - everybody here is friendly and patient.
Selection is great - lots on tap, and lots rotating. They actually still test pilots here, getting feedback from the customers: the way it should be. Lots of fun to be a part of.
Quality is remarkable. They produce consistently good beer, obviously taking quality control and recipe-building into deep consideration.
Thanks for being great, Odell Brewing.
09-06-2013 04:14:26 |
More by quaybr
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$$
A- great atmosphere plenty of seating great people with great beers in a great city
Q- Honestly my favorite brewery in Colorado, everything sold in that tap room is of the highest quality
S- the service was above average, the Saturday I was there the tap room was slammed and i still only waited about 5 minutes for a flight. the following Sunday morning during an epic snow storm we were the only ones there so that provided an awesome opportunity to talk with the staff where i received at Pliny the younger tapping tip (thanks again guys!!)
Se- the selection was excellent many beers on tap several that you can not get outside the brewery some of my favorites at the time were the wooden side care and pina agria
F- Now Odell's doesn't have food that they make but common link food truck is parked out back quite frequently and let me tell ya those guys can make some amazing grub. the poutine is a must try
V- well i guess the value is what you place your values on, the tap room was pricey paid 21 bucks for a 32 oz fill of wooden sidecar but how can you put a price on perfection. ended up bringing 96oz of wooden sidecar back to steamboat. so value was great imo if you are in colorado there is no reason to not go to this brewery.
08-11-2013 05:26:52 |
More by steamboatbrewer
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I hit Odell with close friends Andy & Dan on a day trip to Fort Collins. Seriously such an awesome brewery, definitely one of my favorites. Very wide selection of beers I'd never had before aside from what they normally carried at the downtown Denver local liquor store.
I tried the DeConstruction Ale (super high ABV, close to 10 I believe- and excellent), but being the dark sponge that I am, ended up with the Cutthroat Porter (we only stayed for one since we were brewery hopping).
The atmosphere was lovely, it was freezing outside (January in Colorado- duh) and they offered us coffee. The artwork for Odell is really neat and they had a ton of it hanging out around the brewery. I will say that it seemed TOO big but they kept a humble feel regardless of all that space. Very knowledgeable team and I'll definitely be making a trip out to Fort Collins when I'm back in Colorado solely to visit Odell again.
07-30-2013 03:10:07 |
More by BurlesqueRadio
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | $
This is our second trip to Odell Brewing. We got here at 6PM the other day and it was closed already. There is a patio out front so I think you could bring a well-behaved pooch. My dog is kenneled to make it easier to see some breweries on my list. Besides, it looks like rain.
It looks like a modern ski lodge and there is expansion going on. I don't see a food truck and they don't serve food. Everybody is getting flights and I buck the system and get a Myrcenary IPA. I've had it before in a bottle. There aren't any servers so I get my beer at the bar. The bartender is fast enough but doesn't want to talk even though it's not busy at the time. The beer is $4 and I put a dollar in the jar. As we take a seat, he is just standing there. I say not friendly at all for a bartender. My friend urges me to take the tour and there is space so I go for it. The tour is 20 minutes and it is not really informative. If you come here skip the tour.
The expansion is for beer production and there are not plans to serve food. Someone asks if there are plans to can beer since cans are recyclable and in some ways a better package. The guided basically says mining isn't very environmentally friendly. That created a little talk from some visitors. After the tour, we received about 2 oz. of a milk stout. I really wanted to see this brewery and made a second trip up from Denver but I couldn't recommend it.
07-22-2013 15:45:46 |
More by JohnnyJam
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
So excited to get to visit this place on our quick stop in Fort Collins. Can't wait to get back for a longer visit.
This place is almost certainly the largest tasting room I have been in. Several long tables inside, copious outdoor seating, well appointed, bright and clean. Well organized too with flights of standard and experimental beers. We only had time for a quick stop so the four of us split one tray of each sampler. Odell is, I think, my top brewery that does not distribute to PA yet. This visit reinforced that opinion. What a great lineup of beers.
07-19-2013 17:55:54 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
The best brewery to visit in Fort Collins. The tap room is massive and has a very clean look. Expect about 18-20 beers on tap to sample. All very good. At worst, you’ll have a solid beer. There’s always beer to try from the pilot system, which is a neat feature. The brewery offers a few snack foods, but a food truck does sit outside. Well worth your time to stop by if you’re in town. Wasn’t terribly crowded during the day, which made for an even better experience out on the patio.
06-26-2013 01:38:33 |
More by bbristow
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