Lake Tahoe Breweries

The plentiful supply of top-quality water combined with the beautiful landscape and unique culture that exists in the region makes Lake Tahoe a natural choice for many microbreweries. Some of the tastiest stouts, porters, IPAs, lagers and more are being produced in Tahoe's Sierra Mountains, and they're all available for your pleasure in the Lake Tahoe area. Check out each one as you make your way through North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail! Many of the local restaurants in the region offer outstanding selections of the various craft brews and it's always easy to find a bartender who's willing to offer a flight of some of the favorites from Lake Tahoe.


Tahoe Ale Trail Interactive Map & Video Series

This award-winning, interactive map and video series is the ultimate resource for finding a frosty brew and outdoor adventure. In North Tahoe, no matter which of the six mountain towns you find yourself exploring, there’s a world-class brewery, bar and/or restaurant near your chosen trailhead. This means you can start your day working up a sweat and end it with regionally-crafted refreshments. Some of which are even made with fresh snowmelt from Lake Tahoe!


Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company

Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company

A little off the beaten path in the Town of Truckee, there’s a brewery with a taproom serving up fresh beer and small batches of barrel aged ales. Experimentation in their brewhouse and barrel-aging cellar is written into the fabric of what they do. With respect to tradition and age-old methods, they blend modern science, the best ingredients, creativity and spontaneity for a wide range of fine ales. Their Brewery and Taproom is open to the public and the best place to find the best selection of our beer.


FiftyFifty Brewing Company

FiftyFifty Brewing Company

FiftyFifty is a craft brewery and restaurant located in beautiful Truckee, California. We brew quality craft beers and the award-winning Eclipse™ barrel-aged stout. Totality Imperial Stout is an Imperial stout produced regularly by the company. Yearly, some of this beer is set down in a variety of barrels for six months of aging to make Eclipse Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Barrels include those previously used for aging brandy, Buffalo Trace Whiskey, and Four Roses Single Barrel among others; there are eleven barrel-types used in all.



Alibi Ale Works

Alibi Ale Works

Alibi Ale Works are a craft brewery located in Incline Village on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. They produce a wide range of frequently rotating beers with pure Lake Tahoe water. Their goal is to keep your taste buds intrigued with diverse and interesting flavors. Alibi Ale Works strive to maintain a beer line-up that is balanced between traditional European styles, super-fresh hoppy beers, and innovative one-offs that will expand your beer horizons. Barrel-aged and funky-sour-wild beers rotate frequently through our tap line-up.



Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery & Restaurant

Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery & Restaurant

Tucked away amidst government buildings and between residential streets on Sandy Way is a gem specifically designed by and for Tahoe residents that only the most adventurous beer-hunting tourist will locate. Their concept ¬— small operation, open seating, rustic feel, and family-like staff — offers locals a distinctly "Tahoe" place to come in and take a load off. Tourists are, of course, welcome but just tricky to find behind Bank of America.



Cold Water Brewery & Grill

Cold Water Brewery & Grill

Cold Water Brewery is an all grain brewing operation hand-crafting each of our distinct beers on site. Our 7-barrel brew house is constantly in use producing roughly 200 gallons of fresh-tasting beer per batch. Through both our own production as well as a variety of guest handles we pride ourselves on offering a wide and well-curated selection with something for everyone. Have any questions? Our friendly staff is here to help point you in the direction of the best beer for you and assure that you leave satisfied. Enjoy their California Comfort Food inspired menu for brunch, lunch,and dinner!



Lake Tahoe AleWorX

Lake Tahoe AleWorX

Lake Tahoe AleWorX unites lake lovers with fans of craft beer, and bridge the gap between breweries on Tahoe's north and south shores. There are lots of beers on tap with LED screen to tell you about each beer. Have a few wines on tap also with bottles if you're not a beer drinker. The establishment will also feature a create-your-own woodfire pizza station that gives customers the option to choose from over 30 fresh ingredients. Try The Nutella Banana Calzone for dessert. They’re known for their California Common brewed by Lake Tahoe Aleworx as a Lager - American Light style beer and their BRETTED Belgian pale. Bring a sweater, they leave the front door open, which creates an open, fresh air atmosphere but can make it a bit chilly.



Stateline Brewery & Restaurant

Stateline Brewery & Restaurant

Stateline Brewery has a rotating selection of ales and lagers, which may include a Belgian,  German wheat malt White-Out Wit, a hoppy Acclimator IPA, Avalanche Ale, Seasonal Brews. Their located in South Lake Tahoe at Heavenly Village, just a short walk from the casinos at Stateline on the way to the Gondola. You’ll want to try their Forest Floor Burger.



Desolation Brewing Company

Desolation Brewing Company

Desolation Brewing Company is not only a half block from both the beach and the famous South Lake Tahoe casino night life, but boasts an outdoor beer garden unmatched anywhere in the Tahoe basin with free live music everyday/night. The Desolation Brewing beer garden is the perfect place to sip a few beers and wrap up the evening, or to launch your late night escapades into full force.



South Lake Brewing Company

South Lake Brewing Company

South Lake Brewing is the home of Tahoe's newest craft brewery. With plenty of different styles on the tap rotation, SLBC boasts the largest beer production facility in South Lake Tahoe. Grab a few pints in the taproom and you're sure to have a great time with friends and meet some new ones. Couple that with some top notch food truck cuisine out front, and you've got a recipe for a good time. They have 4 beers: Angora IPA, Marlette Blonde, Barrett Brown and Emigrant Saison.



FOLK Brewing Company

FOLK Brewing Company

FOLK Kombucha is ‘The Original Lake Tahoe Kombucha’. Their brewery is located at Lake Tahoe, a majestic setting for a company guided and surrounded by Nature’s essential wisdom. The water is sourced from Lake Tahoe, the largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada and one of the three clearest alpine lakes in the world. Each recipe starts with a pure blend of pure Lake Tahoe water, organic teas and organic real cane sugar.

To this we add some Mother-powered Love in the form of a SCOBY, a touch of brewer mojo, and yet more Love and Gratitude. Carefully selected flower essences and culinary and medicinal herbs impart an ancient, energetic DNA to create a harmonic convergence of flavor, nutrition and higher consciousness. The result is a sparkling, naturally fermented, probiotic beverage that not only quenches the thirst but also delivers a delicious, healthful alternative to conventional sodas



Dockside 700 Lakefront Grill & Brewery

Dockside 700 Lakefront Grill & Brewery

Dockside 700 Lakefront Grill   Brewery is more of a restaurant then a brewery. But they do brew their Dockside's Seasonal that seems to always pair well with their food menu. They pour five other fantastic craft brews and have good selection of imported and domestic bottled beers. A few notable menu items include harvest grains salad with lamb lollipops, grilled salmon with fresh sweet peas and mac n' cheese with langoustine lobster. You will also find unique offerings on the Dockside 700 Lakefront Grill   Brewery menu; such as bone marrow canoes and Thai curry fish stew. Be sure to ask about the chef's nightly special.