Meet our latest addition to the Brew Crew- Royce Bailey! If you haven’t met him yet, you can find Royce driving our truck and dropping off kegs at accounts around the Tahoe basin or pouring brews behind the bar.


What's your favorite brewery, aside from SLBC?

I really enjoy trying new craft beer and this industry but my favorite that I’ve tried so far is 4 Hands Brewing Co. in St. Louis, Missouri.

What interested you in craft beer?

My cousin is actually the owner of Maui Brewing Co. in Hawaii and he opened it up when I was about 10 years old so I’ve pretty much grown up around craft beer and all of my family has been apart of it, so I’ve always looked up to my cousin and want to follow in his footsteps and someday open up my own brewery.

What is your favorite SLBC beer?

I have not yet tried all of the beers from SLBC but so far my two favorites are the Pillow Line Pale Ale and the Barrett Brown.

When did you move to Tahoe?

I just moved up here from San Diego on August 12 of this year, so almost 2 months! So far I absolutely love it here!

What is your favorite trail in the Lake Tahoe basin?

I haven’t really been on many of the trails yet, but I went kayaking at Lilly lake and really enjoyed it up there. I do however, plan to do a lot more exploring.

What's an extreme sport you like watching or participating in?

I love a lot of sports and grew up playing a lot of different sports but my three favorite are Rugby, MMA, and American football.

How do you typically take advantage of a nice day in Tahoe?

I absolutely love exploring but going to the lake and canoeing with a couple beers is really relaxing.

What do you like best about working at South Lake Brewing Company?

I really love all the people I work with. They’re an amazing group of people and I really enjoy working with them! I love the family atmosphere of the SLBC work environment. Definitely the best job I’ve ever had!