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Head Brewer: Bill Beymer

Doug Odell’S Passion for craft beer started in the late 70’s when he took his first professional brewery (not brewing) job at San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company. He spent most of his time there scrubbing the mash tun. After his time at Anchor, Doug moved to Seattle where he continued to homebrew, perfected some recipes and met his wife Wynne. While honeymooning in the UK, Doug and Wynne were inspired by the many small breweries that were successfully selling flavorful real ale, and decided they wanted to take Doug’s passion commercial.

Since Washington was already booming with breweries, Doug and Wynne decided to explore other college towns that were close to a major city and highway. They landed in Fort Collins simply because Doug’s sister Corkie was already living there, and the three of them joined forces to open up the brewery in 1989.

The original brewery was located in a 1915 grain elevator just a few blocks from where the current brewery sits. Their first commercial release was Odell’s Golden Ale brewed with all malt and a modest hop build. 90 Shilling came along soon after, and remains the brewery’s top selling flagship.

Focusing on a regional slow growth model, Odell Brewing is now the 22nd largest craft brewery in the country distributing beer to just 18 states.. While the brewery crafts a variety of beers, its roots are built on British styles. Innovation and creativity meet balance, consistency and quality in each brew.


About Odell Brewing Company

800 East Lincoln Ave Fort Collins, CO 80524

Odell Brewing is a regional, independent, and employee owned craft brewery. Since 1989, the culture of family and collaboration has thrived, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted and innovative brews. Odell Brewing is committed to providing exceptional service to its customers while making positive contributions to their co-workers and community through its outreach and charitable giving programs.

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