Posted on 4/10/2024

5 of the Best Breweries in North Lake Tahoe

Beer just tastes better in the mountains

After a day spent exploring our beautiful region, there's nothing more refreshing than a cold beer paired with a clear view of Lake Tahoe. Luckily, some outstanding breweries in North Lake Tahoe are perfect for all fans of ale, from the casual tasters to the expert aficionados. So where do you begin? Read on to find out our three favorite nearby breweries, as well as where you can find the best rental properties in town.

The Best Breweries In North Lake Tahoe & Truckee

FiftyFifty Brewing Company - Truckee

FiftyFifty Brewing Company fully embraces what makes North Lake Tahoe so special. Their adventurous spirit and passion for excellence are showcased in their brews, which is why they're featured in so many well-respected publications like Esquire Magazine and Beer Advocate. FiftyFifty is most well-known for Eclipse, an imperial stout that's barrel-aged. It's won countless awards and is considered a must for first-time visitors. Are you interested in trying their brews for yourself? Head to Truckee Pub & Pilot Brewery, which carries FiftyFifty, as well as other local beers. The pub features a menu of classic pub fare with an upscale twist, like chicken wings with a bourbon sauce.

Alibi Ale Works - Truckee & Incline Village

Located in Incline Villiage and Truckee, Alibi Ale Works brings new meaning to using local ingredients. Their beers are made with pure Lake Tahoe water, creating a delicious brew that is truly unique to this area. There are two available locations. The first is in Incline Villiage, which sells beer by the glass, growler, or on flights. They also carry wine, cider, and kombucha. Their second location is in Truckee, which opened in 2017. They have 22 beers on draft, as well as cider, nitro coffee, kombucha, and other beverages. The Truckee Public House also offers a seasonal menu of nachos and other small bites.

Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. - Tahoe City

Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. in Tahoe City is another must-visit brewery in North Lake Tahoe. This award-winning brewery features a wide range of craft beers, including its popular hoppy IPAs and its delicious Belgian-style ales. The brewery has a spacious taproom with a cozy outdoor patio, making it the perfect place to enjoy a cold brew while taking in the stunning views of Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. also offers a delicious food menu, featuring a mix of pub fare and elevated cuisine, making it a great spot for a casual lunch or a romantic dinner.

Bear Belly Brewing Company - Kings Beach

Bear Belly Brewing Company is a popular brewery located in Kings Beach, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. This family-owned brewery is known for its unique and creative beers, made with locally sourced ingredients. The taproom has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, with a fireplace and rustic decor. The brewery features a wide range of craft beers, including its popular Honey Blonde Ale and its delicious hazy IPAs. The brewery is also dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along for the fun. With its friendly staff, great beer, and welcoming atmosphere, Bear Belly Brewing Company is a must-visit spot for any beer lover visiting the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.

Truckee Brewing Company - Truckee

Truckee Brewing Company is a vibrant hub for beer enthusiasts in the heart of Truckee, California. With a passion for craft brewing, they offer a diverse selection of high-quality beers, meticulously crafted to satisfy every palate. Whether you're a seasoned beer aficionado or new to the craft beer scene, Truckee Brewing Company invites you to indulge in their brews and experience the true essence of Truckee's craft beer culture.

Visit A Local Wine Bar

If you'd prefer to enjoy a glass of wine, some excellent local wine bars are sure to please the senses!

  • Uncorked: Enjoy an amazing glass of wine at any of Uncorked's locations. Visit them to enjoy a delicious meal from Soupa in Tahoe City, Truckee, or Squaw Valley. If you'd like to take a bottle home with you, head to their retail shop, Petra at Northstar.
  • Tahoe Wine Collective: Tahoe Wine Collective is a haven for wine enthusiasts nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Lake Tahoe. Boasting a curated selection of exceptional wines from local and international vineyards, this boutique wine shop offers an unforgettable tasting experience. Whether you're seeking a bold red, crisp white, or something sparkling, Tahoe Wine Collective invites you to savor the flavors of the region while enjoying the beauty of Lake Tahoe.

Book A Home From Tahoe Truckee vacation Properties

Before you visit these breweries in North Lake Tahoe, be sure to book a beautiful rental home from Tahoe Truckee Properties. We have the best selection of dog-friendly houses in the region, with over 80% of our rentals fitting the bill. Whether you're searching for a cozy cabin or an elegant six-bedroom home, you'll be able to find it in our catalog of properties. Take a look at our full selection and book today! We look forward to having you.

Previous Bluegrass Beats and Snowy Treats: The Ultimate Guide to WinterWonderGrass at Palisades Tahoe Celebrating Mother's Day with Mountain Charm: A Guide to North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Next