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The Brewery At Lake Tahoe
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 57
Beer Avg: 3.39
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
3542 S. Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe
phone: (530) 544-2739
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by JackDempsy:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
The place looks like my grandmothers house, and elevator music playing for atmosphere. Who would have thought it was a brewery? The funny thing is - the beer is fantastic!! The service was great, the price was very inexpensive, the food is better than average. This place is not in the tourist area and does have a small outside seating area, parking is good in back. My favorite place to go in South Lake Tahoe. Don't let the décor or the music selection scare you - the place is a winner - make it a destination spot.
09-08-2013 16:19:38 |
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12-02-2013 06:00:01 |
More by jkball01
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $
I am not a fan, actually really disappointed. The beer was sub par, especially for northern California standards and the food was poor, if I wanted a Toni's microwavable pizza I would have brought one with me. Nice location and friendly staff, the beer and food need some work however.
11-27-2013 15:45:05 |
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10-29-2013 01:07:09 |
More by sansho
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Yesterday I went here for lunch with my family. The host was very rude to my wife implying that she couldn't count to 8 when he pointed at the large table to seat us. We got seated at the 4 person table that was next to the 8 person table. Our waiter came by and my mom asked if we could have a bigger table and he immediately gave us a six person table. There were 4 of us by the way. Our waiter was great. His name was Chris in case you go there. You want him as your waiter. The ultimate nachos were 17 dollars but they were very good. We also had the spicy ranchero pizza chips which was also very good. I chowed down on the pizza chips and my Indian Pale Ale while they chowed down on the nachos. My dad had the Washoe Wheat which is the summer seasonal. He really enjoyed the Washoe Wheat. It was a great experience. The only problem was the host who I didn't like and neither did my wife.
08-12-2013 00:12:46 |
More by jeffjeff1
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited for dinner and beers since it was within walking distance of our hotel, the Days Inn.
Basically it's a generic casual dining / sports bar that brews some of their own beers. Which is cool, but don't expect anything earth shattering. They have about 6 or 7 beers, fairly standard styles. I had pints of their flagship beer, the Bad Ass Ale, and also the porter. The Bad Ass was decent, nothing extreme like the name implies. I'd describe it as a hoppy red ale.
Our waitress was friendly and service was fine. The waitress didn't even care when the table of 10 guys next to us asked her to split the bill across 10 credit cards.
Food was a wide mix of American casual dining, with some specialty pizzas also. It was okay.
07-08-2013 22:31:03 |
More by jmdrpi
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2 | food: 3.25 | $$$
I'm only giving this place a 3/5 for atmosphere because of the beautiful scenery around Lake Tahoe. Of course, South Lake Tahoe is the worst part of the lake, because thats where all the people tend to flock to. But nonetheless, I'm feeling generous. Its easy to find, as its on the highway, and it often has bad traffic, so you can be creeping by at 4mph sometimes.
Quality is poor. This is beer made for tourists who don't like beer. This is not a beer destination. Ingredients are lacking. I have no idea where they actually make the beer, it does not appear to be at this location. Every beer style is average or below average. Probably the same yeast in every ale style.
Service is slow at times when its busy. Uninformed about beer is the norm.
The most interesting thing about this place is smelling the different kinds of weed people have on them, because many reek of Otto's jacket while you're there.
06-17-2013 20:57:43 |
More by Beerandraiderfan
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $
The place was a nice stop after a day on the mountain hiking. Well ok.. a few hours.. still the beer was nice and cold. We had a sampler to make sure we tasted everything on tap.. I'm not big on over hoppy bears as much as my bf, but i have to say it did taste great, i believe it was the Bad Ass that i enjoyed most, besides their Pilsner. It was earlier on a Friday afternoon, so we were surrounded by a few locals, had the hot wings and they were very tasty! The two darkest beers did not do much for me, however they both had a great aroma and color. They have a logo sticker that is super awesome.. "Drink Tahoe Brew" just like the "keep Tahoe Blue" pretty cool. All in all it was a great selection. I'd recommend going if you on the hill.
10-25-2012 16:06:18 |
More by Salena
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A nice place to grab a sampler. Seven beers were on tap when I was there. Unfortunately, they were out of the stout. All were good to very good, except one which was only fair. All were true to their style. Service was a bit slow and a couple did walk out after not being served fast enough. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. I did get the impression that they cared about the quality of the beer. I was very happy with the overall result and would definitely stop back in next time I am in the neighborhood.
10-02-2011 02:53:45 |
More by porter17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Located right on the main drag, it's easy to find. It's a small establishment, co-located with a pizza restaurant. There are about 8 stools at the bar plus 5 at a narrow side bar. Outside seating is pleasant under the tall pines, with picnic or small metal tables, but there the whooshy din of traffic on Tahoe Blvd. Still, it's a nice option.
Inside, the bar has a copper surface, and brewing vats occupy much of the behind-the-bar real estate. During my visit, the brewer was busily filling one tank with water and readying his hoses for some transfer of fluids. It's utilitarian concrete floor behind the bar and pine wood planks in the general area. High ceilings and clearstory windows make a pleasant ambiance. Two TV screens and a killer sound system to keep people happy. Decoration is minimal, consisting of kegs, growlers, and bags o' malt sitting on the high rafters and shelves.
The brewer told me the place was established in the early 1990s but has changed a great deal, moving from having guest taps to selling only self-brewed beer. The building owner converted the adjacent space into restaurant space. I got the happy-hour veggie quesadillla, which was hearty, fresh, ample, and good. The food menu had lots of offerings, and I imagine those customers expecting pizza and sandwiches will find something to their liking.
As to the beer, the list of offerings was almost complete with an IPA, amber, pilsner (unavailable for my visit), a Belgian Wit, a wheat beer, a blonde ale, a porter, and a dark brown ale. My pint of the IPA was nicely hoppy & fairly good, perhaps not outstanding, but authentic and fresh. I sampled 4 ozs of the Belgian Wit (a terrific banana nose to this), the Avalanche PA (seemed mostly like a lighter version of the IPA) and the Washoe Wheat beer (a "Wash-Out", totally ordinary and uninspired brew). For a small place, this brewery does quite well, has a reasonable selection and OK food. I would stop in again if passing through.
09-22-2010 13:12:43 |
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