While Budweiser offers immensity and an impressive production, Odell presents a different side of beer. The microbrewery, established in 1989, brings the pub atmosphere right outside the brewery doors. The tours are short, but to the point – walks of the brewery floor.
While waiting for a tour to start, we sit in the Tap Room and order the beer-tasting tray for $4. It comes with six 3-ounce selections. There are two choices: the classic tray (the beers they distribute) and the special (served only in-house).
In-house specials are developed on the test vat, with some recipes coming from CSU science students.
“If it’s good it ends up in the Tap Room,” our guide, Niko, explains. “If it’s not, we pour it (literally) down the drain.”