We are a small-town community focused brewery with a big passion for beer. Stay on this page to learn more about our tasting room, production & beer, hosting events, and the couple that started it all. 

 
 
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Tasting Room

Whether you're looking to grab a beer and chill, or enjoy a entertaining night out with friends, our tasting room is the perfect place to spend time with friends and family. Not only are we family-friendly, but we are dog-friendly as well! We do not have a kitchen, but the Oven is on sight every Friday and Saturday to provide their delicious wood-fired food and we also allow outside food at all times. From ping-pong, corn hole, and board games, to events happening almost every night of the week - there is always something to do at SLBC. 

 
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Production & Beer

With up to 15 beers on tap, we offer a variety of beer styles capable of satisfying any beer drinker whether you are a veteran of craft beer or just exploring. Our production area currently comprises of a 10 barrel brewhouse, three 20 barrel fermentation tanks, and four 10 barrel fermentation tanks. Our brew system allows us to keep a full tap list in the tasting room, while distributing to bars and restaurants around town and outside of the Lake Tahoe basin. If you're looking to grab some tasty SLBC brews to go, we fill growlers and Crowlers, as well as have 4-pack of 16 oz cans available for purchase. We also sell kegs directly to customers for purchase and to restaurants and bars in Northern California.

 
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Events: private, public, non profit fundraisers

We have hosted a variety of private events, parties, and fundraisers, in both our tasting room and private event room. Whether you're looking to host an event for 30 people or 150, we've got you covered. Click the button below to learn more about hosting events at South Lake Brewing Company and inquire about available dates. 

 
Chris and Nicole

About The Owners

The idea to open South Lake Brewing Company came naturally from Chris and Nicole's passion and love of Lake Tahoe. In 2009, at college on the Central Coast, Chris was first introduced to homebrewing and eventually got a job in the craft beer industry. During one of their many visits to a favorite craft beer bar, Chris and Nicole dreamed up the idea to open a brewery. Inspired by the beauty, adventure, and community of their mountain hometown - it only seemed natural to start this dream in South Lake Tahoe.

For the last several years Chris and Nicole have taken their idea, their dream, and made it into South Lake Brewing Company. In the Fall of 2015, they moved from Southern California back to their hometown to start establishing the roots of SLBC and dive deeper into the craft beer community. It took two more years, but in April 2017 - the doors of their brewery finally opened!

As the brewery becomes a year old, Chris and Nicole's passion for Lake Tahoe and craft beer remains strong and SLBC continues to grow into the community-focused tasting room and production brewery it was meant to be. It takes a village to raise a child - but it takes an entire community to create a brewery!! Chris and Nicole are forever grateful for their awesome staff, investors, family, and friends!

 As the brewery becomes a year old, Chris and Nicole's passion for Lake Tahoe and craft beer remains strong and SLBC continues to grow into the community-focused tasting room and production brewery it was meant to be. It takes a village to raise a child - but it takes an entire community to create a brewery!! Chris and Nicole are forever grateful for their awesome staff, investors, family, and friends!