Featured Brews at the 5th Annual Tahoe Brewfest

The top breweries in the region are serving up samples for you at this year’s Brewfest in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Have a case of the Monday Brews? Then it’s time to get excited about the breweries you’ll get to experience at the 5th Annual Tahoe Brewfest!

We have 23 of the best breweries in the region for you to sample from on August 27th, let’s take a closer look at a few of our favorites. 

Located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, on Ski Run Blvd, this brewfest is set to be the party of the summer.

Featured Brews | Revision Brewing Co.

First up, our friends at Revision Brewing who founded their brewery on the principle of having an evolutionary spirit.
Add to this their respect for craft beer and the result is the quality you get with a Revision Brewing Company beer.

Fun fact – Revision Brewing Company’s brewmaster and CEO hails from Knee Deep Brewing Company out of Auburn, CA, a company that he originally founded out of his garage in Sparks, Nevada and another brewery joining us at the Tahoe Brewfest! 

In July of 2015, Jeremy Warren (Founder and former Brewmaster of Knee Deep Brewing Company) decided to sell his shares of Knee Deep Brewing to his business partner and set out to start Revision Brewing Company where he could have total creative freedom. Warren is known for his world-class IPA’s, 2x IPAs and 3x IPAs and after only a year of opening the doors at Revision Brewing Company, the brewery took a gold medal win for Revision IPA in the American India Pale Ale Category and DIPA won the silver medal in the Imperial India Pale Ale category at the 2018 World Beer Cup® awards. 

Only four other breweries in the history of the World Beer Cup® have medaled in both the American-Style India Pale Ale and the Imperial India Pale Ale category in the same year. Revision Brewing Company joins Russian River, Pizza Port, Noble Ale Works and Big Rock Chop House in this achievement and this Saturday, you’ll get a few samples to understand why! 

Featured Brews | Farmers Brewing Co.

Farmers Brewing Company was founded by Bill and Kristin Weller,  both fifth-generation farmers. Located in sprawling Princeton, CA, with a population of 407, the family farm has been in operation since the 1800s, currently producing rice, almonds, walnuts, and wheat. GPS-guided tractors have since replaced the mule-driven machinery used to till the same soil a century ago, but much remains the same.

Farming requires a tireless work ethic, attention to detail, organization, patience, and balance between tradition and innovation. Those same qualities transfer to brewing beer. It started out as a casual hobby, brewed in the garage, partly on his pick-up tailgate.

After that first successful batch of home-brew (a planned Hefeweizen, boiled down too much, creating a Dunkelweizen instead), he was hooked and the seeds were sown to create a great family-owned brewery.

Featured Brews | Sincere Cider

Totally crushable, refreshingly sincere.

Sincere Cider is a true expression of the crisp, clean flavors of contemporary cidercraft. Made in California with a special blend of culinary apples and French wine yeast, Sincere Cider is fermented until dry, then back-sweetened with just a touch of fresh-pressed apple juice.

Sincere is proud to hail from the West Coast – what started as a passion-fueled hobby out of an Oakland garage has grown into a professional cidercraft operation—one rooted in heritage and home. Sincere’s unique blend of organic culinary apples comes from Washington’s Yakima Valley and the cider is cultivated and canned in Napa California.

This Saturday our guests will get to sample Sincere Cider’s Ginger Agave and Dry Apple at the 5th Annual Tahoe Brewfest! 

Featured Brews | Sacrament Brewing Co.

Sacrament Brewing Co. is a family-style brewery located in Sacramento, CA who’s known for making big beer that drinks light.

This Saturday, our guests can sample a wide variety of Sacrament Beers including:
– Sac religious oat pale ale
– Holy water berry seltzer
– Stuck n da milk stout
– Viking Pilsner Beach blonde ale
– Munchy ipa
– Anathema neipa

A perfect addition to the lineup for the 5th Annual Tahoe Brewfest! 

Featured Brews  | AleSmith Brewing Co.

Founded with a passion and respect for brewing in 1995, AleSmith continues to be recognized as one of the World’s foremost craft breweries on the strength of numerous awards garnered at prestigious local, national and international competitions. 

Consistently ranked in the World’s Top Ten list on the consumer generated website www.ratebeer.com, AleSmith is currently ranked #6 out of 33,000+ breweries worldwide. Family-owned and community-minded, AleSmith celebrates diversity, charity and the desire to deliver world-class beer with 5-Star service to our customers.

This Saturday our guests will get to sample their Clasico Mexican Lager, Split Aces West Coast IPA (cola with Revision Brewing Co) and Sunshine Hazy IPA beers at the 5th Annual Tahoe Brewfest! 

Featured Brews | Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

For over thirty years, Anderson Valley Brewing Company has been hand-crafting authentic ales and lagers with balance, complexity, and a passion for sustainable brewing practices.

Quality obsessed and relentlessly innovative, AVBC strives to perfect every style of award winning beer they brew; from balanced IPAs, patiently barrel aged bottlings and industry leading goses. Their team is dedicated to producing beer that they’re proud to share and drink themselves from the highest quality ingredients that nature provides.

This Saturday our guests will get to sample their Double IPA, Pilsner and Summer Solstice beers at the 5th Annual Tahoe Brewfest! 

 

Featured Brews  | Kelly Brewing Co.

Kelly Brewing Company does everything they can to create the best tasting beer we all enjoy! They brew all their beer with filtered Megan Hill Water and use only the best malted barley to mix with their carefully selected hops. When it comes to yeast, they use only a select number of strains that are adapted to their unique process of open fermentation. 

In fact, Kelly Brewing Co is one of the few breweries in the country to still open ferment their beers, which is how some of the most respected IPAs, pilsners and Belgian ales were created until recently. 

Today most breweries have opted for a more modern, less labor-intensive routes in order to maximize production and reduce labor.

While open fermentation does require more work, it is also well known for producing more flavorful beers and allows Kelly Brewing to use the same yeast culture for years on end, creating a bond between the brewer and the years. 

For these reasons Kelly Brewing chooses to make beer the way they do and are proud of it. You can sample a wide variety of their beers at the 5th Annual Tahoe Brewfest, including: 

– Farmer Nelson – Hazy Farmhouse IPA
– Shasta Lick – Houseboat Beer
– Red Pom Sunday – Pomegranate & Currant Sour Ale
– Desolation – Brown Ale

Get Your Tahoe Brewfest Tickets 

VIP Tickets $60 – Limited quantities available
VIP gets you in the doors at 12PM with endless sampling till 5PM
Not only are you set up with an extra hour of unlimited beer sampling, access to the Cold Water Brewery VIP Lounge & you’ll get a commemorative Tahoe Brewfest Stainless Steel mug to take home. 

GA Tickets $40
GA gets you in the doors at 1PM with endless sampling till 5PM
– You miss out on the full VIP Experience, but still get to have an amazing day sampling craft beer in South Lake Tahoe

Designated Driver / Under 21 Tickets $10
This ticket is for designated drivers and all attendees under 21 years old. No sampling is included.