When I travel and people ask where I’m from, I tell them I’m from Chico…home of Sierra Nevada Brewery! Sierra Nevada began to brew in 1980 (although there’s more history prior to this-learn about it on the tour) and now has another location in Mills River, NC. If you’re coming to Chico to visit, you need to check this place out. They have daily brewery tours (make sure to book ahead of time) as well as their sustainability tour (available May-September). They also have a 3-hour Beer Geek tour for all you beer enthusiasts. If you’re wondering if you get beer on these tours then it’s a definite yes.
Check out their restaurant too-the food is delicious! Not only is the beer hands-down amazing, the people who work there are great too-super friendly and welcoming. Sierra Nevada hosts a plethora of events as well-from concerts to Beer Camp and of course Oktoberfest. And I can’t end this without mentioning my favorites: Kellerweis, Summerfest, & Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums.