California Brewery

Sierra Nevada supports many federally regulated non-profit organizations and has a long history of charitable giving. Please review our guidelines before filling out donation request form.

We bring in top-of-the-line, nationally known entertainment and provide it in an exquisite dinner theatre environment that has become one of the West Coast’s premier musical venues. Great sound, good food, and world famous beer create a demand for tickets that far exceeds our 350-seat capacity.

Sierra Nevada loves animals, but only service animals are allowed per ADA guidelines. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

We serve a full dinner buffet from 6:00pm until 7:30pm, prior to each show. For more information call 530.345.2739.

Please fill out our contact form and select ‘tours’ from the dropdown menu. You can also call us at 530-899-4776, email us at chicotours@sierranevada.com, or visit our brewery tour page to book a tour online. We’ll see you soon!

We offer general admission seating only. You may want to show up early in order to get a good seat and enjoy a beer!

You bet! Please contact our tours team at 530-899-4776 or chicotours@sierranevada.com for more information. Please note that special request tours must be scheduled two weeks in advance.

No. If you do see a reserved seat sign, it is generally for the house.

All tour guests must be at least 12 years of age. Educational beer sampling is reserved for those 21 and over. We ask all guests to check in at the Tour Desk at least 15 minutes prior to your tour’s start time. We permit standby guests to fill open reservations not claimed 15 minutes prior to the tour. We don’t want you to lose your spot! We wish we could treat it like a roller coaster ride, but we allow only one brewery tour per guest per day.

At our California brewery, families with children under 12 years of age may take the self-guided tour at the mezzanine level any time between 10am and 6pm Monday through Sunday.

Bob Littell is in charge of booking the Big Room. He tries to bring in a mix of national class entertainers with a focus on roots/Americana, folk and blues. If you have a suggestion for someone you’d like to see, you may contact music@sierranevada.com. Please remember, with only 350 seats, national headliners are not possible. 

Refer to the Chico tours page for the most recent information. Please note that we are generally closed for major holidays. Tour hours:

We ask all guests to check in 15 minutes prior to the start of their tour at the Tour Desk inside the Gift Shop lobby. Our tours fill up quickly; be sure to make your reservations early.

Contact the Tour Desk at 530-899-4776 or chicotours@sierranevada.com.

We start all our shows right at 7:30 PM because we offer our shows on “off nights,” that is, “non-weekend nights,” and our clientele have to go to work the next day. Our shows generally average one-and-a-half to two hours in length, allowing attendees to return home at a reasonable hour.

Casual comfort always works. Shoes and shirts are required. 

Our beers rotate daily. A list of current offerings is available on our taproom page.

We generally offer at least seven or eight Sierra Nevada lagers and ales, a wide selection of wine, soft drinks, coffee, and water. No hard alcohol or non-Sierra Nevada beer products are served. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., in accordance with California State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, strictly abides by the Bona Fide I.D. requirements when determining drinking age. An acceptable form of I.D. must be issued by an Official Government Agency (Federal, State, County or City) and must contain all of the following: name, photo, and date of birth, and must be currently valid. (Bona Fide I.D. is one card that contains all of these items).

Our menu is available online. Please note that it is updated frequently!

We have a wonderful hardwood dance floor that’s open for “dance” events such as blues and rock shows. For acoustic shows, chairs are placed on the dance floor.

We can accommodate most dietary needs. Please contact us in advance.

Here at Sierra Nevada we want you to leave happy with your purchases. Any items purchased in our gift store, except food or beer, may be exchanged or returned at any time provided that the items are in new condition. For a full refund of the purchase price, a receipt must be provided at the time of return. All items returned in new condition without a receipt are eligible for exchange only.

Please fill out our contact form and select ‘Taproom & Restaurant’ from the dropdown, or call 530.345.2739.

To return or exchange an item purchased online, simply send it back to us at: Attn: Gift Shop, 1075 East 20th St. Chico, CA 95928. Include your packing slip or a note specifying your name, order number, phone number, address, and what you would like us to do with your return (exchange for a different item or credit your card). When we receive your return we will send your exchange or contact you for more information. We do not charge shipping to send your exchange via standard mail.

We are located in Chico, CA, about 1.5 hours NE of Sacramento. Click here for directions to our brewery. Our address is: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 1075 East 20th Street Chico, CA 95928 USA

Yes. At both our Chico, CA and Mills River, NC breweries we have small tasting rooms for sampling beers directly following a tour. To schedule a tour, click here for Chico and click here for Mills River.

Please note that we are generally closed on holidays.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm

Taproom & Restaurant Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

(please see the taproom page for any upcoming closures)

Gift Shop Hours

Sunday – Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

(please see the gift shop page for any upcoming closures)

Brewery Tours

Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm

Friday and Saturday: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm & 5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm

(please see the tours page for any upcoming closures)

We currently average three to four shows a month. Visit our Big Room calendar for a listing of  upcoming shows.

Please fill out our contact form and select ‘gift shop’ from the dropdown, or call 530.896.2198.

Please use our contact form or call the following: Front Office: 530.893.3520,  Taproom & Restaurant: 530.345.2739, Gift Shop: 530.896.2198, Tours: 530.899.4776.

First and foremost we are a brewery. Our local area bars, restaurants, and event venues all sell our beers – in an effort not to draw business from them we host shows on nights they do not.

Yes, we welcome visitors of all ages to our brewery, restaurant and live music shows. Public tours are for those 12 and over only. Please read our entire tour policy. Remember that anyone wishing to purchase alcohol must be over 21, with valid identification. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., in accordance with California and North Carolina alcohol regulatory agencies, strictly abides by the Bona Fide I.D. requirements when determining drinking age. An acceptable form of I.D. must be issued by an Official Government Agency (Federal, State, County or City) and contain all of the following: name, photo, and date of birth, and must be currently valid. (Bona Fide I.D. is one card that contains all of these items).

Our doors open at 6pm (lines begin to form about 5pm). The show starts at exactly 7:30pm and the shows last from one-and-a-half to two hours.

Many local hotels, motels, inns, and bed & breakfasts are listed on the Chico Chamber of Commerce web site. Just click on the “Visitor Information” and then select “Places to Stay” and choose either “B&B” or “Hotels/Motels.”

Visit our list of upcoming shows! If you would like weekly notifications about all upcoming shows, information on the performers and the exact time and date that tickets will go on sale, sign up for our mailing list. You are also welcome to call our Gift Shop at 530.896.2198 and ask for show information.

Sorry, Sierra Nevada is a privately held company.

To purchase tickets you may either visit the Gift Shop when the tickets go on sale or you may call 530.896.2198 and purchase them using a major credit card.