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Old 05-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default Sierra Nevada visit

Anyone been? Recommend a hotel in the area? They closest ones have the crappiest reviews, lol.

Also, any thing to stop off and see on the way back to the east bay? I wanted to hit up Eel River brewery again, but its 3 hours in the wrong direction, they have awesome growlers and great food though.

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Old 05-15-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Depends what you are looking for. If you want to be close to a bar scene then I would stay somewhere like Hotel Diamond. That is going to be in the downtown area. It is only a couple miles away from the brewery. The bar scene is a lot of college bars but after this week, the college kids all leave because it's finals week for Chico State. There are a couple notable bars to check out with ridiculously low prices. If you like beer, the Banshee has really good pub food and a good selection. If the bar scene is not your thing, then I would stay at Oxford Suites. There really isn't too much around it though. It is within a mile of the brewery. That is where my family all stays when they come and visit. Beyond that, the hotels are pretty bad.

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Old 05-15-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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I stayed at Oxford and it worked out really well.

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Thanks!

When I was in Eureka we stopped at a brewery (eel river maybe ?) And we saw a guy walking out with a corny keg full of beer. Does sierra fill cornies by chance?

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I don't think so, but I'm not sure. You could certainly call them and ask.

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I'm pretty sure that all there stuff is keg conditioned.

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I'm pretty sure that all there stuff is keg conditioned.

It is, but that doesn't mean they couldn't fill a corny from a keg.
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eel river is excellent in many respects (i just cracked one of their bourbon aged barleywines after hanging there for a few hours when i was up there - whoa...) but if you've been there and are into beer, there are a plethora of breweries closer that could use a look or two; lagunitas, RRB, moylans, GB, bear republic, etc.... (very west centric)

as for sierra - i'm quasi-local (santa rosa, two hours away) and i've yet to make the pilgrimage to chico. i'm dying to go. post your opinions - i'm curious.

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which reminds me - if people know moylans, they know "kilt lifter" (apologies to the lawsuit) - and they have an imperial kilt lifter on tap now (won't ever be bottled, afaik) that is intense...

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I was at SN for Beer Camp. It was an incredible experience and a fantastic place. Photos here...

http://s794.photobucket.com/albums/y...n/Beer%20Camp/

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