Tahoe boasts the best of the best – mountain thrills, lakeside leisure, nightlife entertainment – it was only a matter of time before our craft brew scene followed suit. Over the past few years, the microbrew movement has taken over South Lake with new breweries and collaborations popping up all around town, and there’s more to come.
Kick off the summer with some great beer and snacks at The Hangar for its targeted Memorial Day opening. The Hangar is a taproom and bottleshop with 30 beers on tap and a diverse selection of craft cans and bottles from around the country. Look for them at 2401 Lake Tahoe Blvd. at the former Tahoe Amusement Park site, sitting in the trees on 4 acres of land next to the Upper Truckee River. The Hangar will feature a dog park, corn hole, bocce and patio.
Lake Tahoe AleWorX
Still fairly new to the South Shore dining scene is the Lake Tahoe AleWorX, but it didn’t take long for them to realize they’ve got something special. They’ll be opening a second location in the heart of the action at Stateline next to the Lucky Beaver, shooting for a launch in mid-June. You can still count on great oven-fired pizza, self-poured brews and entertainment, but now with later hours and a full-service bar.
Lake Tahoe Mountain Brews
The Tahoe Mountain News on the South Shore has stepped into the brewery business by adding Lake Tahoe Mountain Brews to the first floor of its building. Stop by and taste the brews at 963 Third St. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Tahoe Pourhouse is not your typical drinking experience, and is in fact not a brewery at all. Similar to the style of the AleWorX beer wall, The Pourhouse will offer a self-serve style experience, but for wine. Besides remarkable wines, they will have healthy and hearty farm-to-table food, sustainable products and exceptional coffee at 2042 Lake Tahoe Blvd., next to the original Lake Tahoe AleWorX.
Story by Cam Schilling