We've added two new additions to our team! John Bates can be found behind the bar or shredding at one of the many resorts around the lake.


What's your favorite brewery, aside from SLBC? 

I really enjoy Stone Brewing Co. or Pizza Port Brewing Co.

What interested you in craft beer?

Being born and raised in the craft beer capital of America, San Diego, I more often than not ended up in breweries or tasting rooms when going out with friends or relaxing after a long day.

What is your favorite SLBC beer?

My go-to is the Angora IPA. 

When did you move to Tahoe?

I moved to Lake Tahoe back in 2016. 

What is your favorite trail in the Lake Tahoe basin?

Maggie’s Peak. The hike is really challenging but the views are exceptional. 

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

During the winter you can find me snowboarding just about everyday!

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

Snowboard. Snowshoe. Kiva Beach with my dog, Bolo. Disc Golf at Bijou. Hike/backpack. 

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

My favorite part about working here Is working with such an amazing team.