Tahoe Brewery Guide: The Top 3 Tahoe Breweries

A trip to Lake Tahoe is sure to amaze, no matter what you head to Tahoe City, CA, for. From the famous Lake Tahoe itself to the surrounding wilderness, there’s plenty of nature to go around. When you’re done playing outside, though, you’ll need a place to spend the night, which is why Chinquapin is the perfect center for your Tahoe vacation. Chinquapin is 95 acres of woods located right next to the blue water of Lake Tahoe itself. From houses and condos for every size travel group to lakefront views, Chinquapin has an option for everyone when it comes to traveling to Tahoe City, CA. And we’re minutes away from the best Tahoe brewery: Tahoe Mountain Brewing.

While you’re in Tahoe City, CA, there will surely come a time when you find yourself wanting to get back to civilization for a little bit and leave nature behind to experience one of the local breweries in the area. While Tahoe City has plenty of fantastic breweries for you to explore, these are three you definitely can’t miss.

Tahoe Mountain Brewing

Known for its small-batch beers, Tahoe Mountain Brewing is one of the most popular breweries in the Tahoe City area. With an extensive list of specialty beers, including a list of limited release choices, this Tahoe brewery has everything you can ask for. They even give back to the community with their Hops For Huskies event happening the first Friday of every month, which helps save Huskies in the area. 

Truckee Brewing Company

With their trendy atmosphere and amazing food menu, it’s no secret this is one of the best Tahoe breweries. Truckee Brewing Company comes with both a long list of beers and a long list of food and is known for its quality ingredients, including filtered water from Lake Tahoe itself. When you make your way over to Truckee Brewing Company, you’ll be able to visit their Taproom, which will allow you to get the full experience of how and why they make their beers the way they do, which will truly allow you to get the most out of your visit.

Alibi Ale Works

Alibi Ale Works is easily a favorite Tahoe brewery among tourists and locals alike. Located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, here, you’ll be able to experience each and every type of beer you can imagine, from European-inspired ales to some of their more experimental flavors. At their Truckee Public House, you’ll be able to experience these beers in the beautiful setting of the surrounding historic downtown area, and in their Incline location, you’ll not only have the chance to drink all the beer you could possibly imagine, but you’ll also have the chance to see where its made when you venture into their brewery.

A Self-Guided Tahoe Brewery Tour

There is plenty to drink and experience surrounding Tahoe City, CA, and there is for sure something for every type of visitor to this famous lake. When you stay at Chinquapin during your trip to Lake Tahoe, you’ll be at the perfect central location to visit each of these popular Tahoe breweries, as well as explore Lake Tahoe’s famous wilderness. From breweries that support local dog rescues to ones that make their beer out of water filtered from Lake Tahoe itself, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to finding the Tahoe brewery for you amongst this beautiful natural landscape.

Although Spring blossoms are coming, you can catch the tail end of winter fun while you stay in one of the best Lake Tahoe resorts, Chinquapin. Before you know it, you’ll be soaking up the Cali sunshine on the shores of Lake Tahoe. In the meantime, if you’re looking for fun things to do during the unpredictable shoulder season, hot springs are always a good idea! Famous for their steamy hot, healthy, therapeutic, and mineral-rich waters Hot Springs offer a different kind of relaxation than the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe. Some are constructed as outdoor pools, some a more natural setting, but all are worth the trip. 

Hot Springs Around Lake Tahoe

If you’ve never seen or experienced a hot spring, be sure to add one to your itinerary during your next visit to our Lake Tahoe resort. Chinquapin is conveniently located near two hot springs: Grover Hot Springs State Park and Travertine Hot Springs. Grover Hot Springs State Park is closer than the scenic Travertine Hot Springs, which is more isolated. Grover Hot Springs is a great way to spend a day to unwind. Once in the park, you’ll be able to choose from varying activities, such as hiking to a waterfall, follow trails to the lake or bask in the hot, relaxing, mineral-rich water with a spectacular view as well.

Lake Tahoe Resorts

We understand it’s easy to get distracted by other activities around Tahoe, just don’t forget about the Hot Springs, they make perfect day trips. Our Chinquapin resort is located along Lake Tahoe’s pristine shore, featuring secluded spots for you to reconnect with nature’s scenic sights. Chinquapin has a wide variety of homes and condominiums that’ll accommodate all of your needs. Choose between one of our lakefront, lake view, or forest view accommodations to enjoy an ideal vacation at one of the best Lake Tahoe resorts, Chinquapin. Book your stay today for the best shoulder season getaway!

lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe

Most places around Chinquapin are laid back so get the gang together and head into town because summer in Lake Tahoe is like nowhere else!  Between the vast, glittering lake and towering mountains, you’ll find a multitude of activities to enjoy the warm weather.  When the sun goes down, you’ll experience the exceptional events of Tahoe City’s nightlife before heading back to your rental, one of our lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe.

Sipping and Dining around Lake Tahoe

When it comes to dining around Lake Tahoe, there are many tasty options from Christy Hill Lakeside Bistro to Jake’s on the Lake and everything in between. You’ll appreciate eating on the shores of Lake Tahoe, as you take in the spectacular sunset colors. At Christy Hill’s Lakeside Bistro you see Lake Tahoe from every table while savoring Modern American cuisine with refined Mediterranean influences. As for Jake’s on the Lake, it’s a Lake Tahoe staple. Offering the ultimate Lake Tahoe dining experience since 1978, this family owned and operated restaurant invites you to soak in the scenic views of the lake as you enjoy a delicious meal. Their menu features fresh seafood, quality meats, and seasonal produce, inspired by Californian and Hawaiian flavors.

Lakefront Cabins on Lake Tahoe

Chinquapin’s lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe, offer more than spectacular views and amenities, we place you near fun events in town. Kick off your nightlife with a happy hour drink at a local hangout where that band everyone’s talking about is playing, or visit the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival or the acclaimed Summer Concerts series that features Grammy Award-winning artists. Or step up the fun and shed your usual attire for tuxes and gowns to attend an annual gala! Summer is the perfect time to let the good times roll, so make sure to book one of Chinquapin’s lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe. We’ll see you soon for your best Californian summer!

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