Our craft brewing scene is on fire! There are so many great places to choose from, each one with a unique atmosphere, vibe, and draft list. Beer lovers should plan a tour of Truckee’s five breweries and beer gardens to get a taste of all the unique brews.
Keep reading: Take a Tour of Truckee's Five Craft Breweries
Alibi Ale Works - Truckee Public House
This downtown brewery is a happening community hub with live music and events like trivia night, swing dancing, and restaurant pop-ups. Choose from 20 beers on tap as well as cider, wine, kombucha and non-alcoholic drinks. Along with a spacious taproom, there’s also a relaxing beer garden with heaters for chilly evenings.
The Good Wolf Brewing Company
Forest beer? Heck yes. The Good Wolf Brewing Company has taken a unique approach to craft brewing by using foraged ingredients like turkey tail mushrooms from the Tahoe National Forest. Each earthy beer on tap has its own story and the cozy taproom invites you to relax and stay awhile.
Truckee Brewing Company
One of Truckee’s newer breweries tucked away in Pioneer Center, Truckee Brewing Company feels like stumbling upon a hidden gem. High-vaulted ceilings and local art give the intimate space a modern, welcoming vibe. But for a small space, the beer list is extensive and has something for every palette.
5050 Brewing Co.
Craving a juicy BBQ burger with your drink? Check out 5050 Brewing Co., a pub and taproom just minutes from downtown Truckee. Their tasty food menu is packed with soups, salads, and sandwiches and tastes best when washed down with one of the many beers on tap. Ask about the Eclipse, an Imperial Stout aged in whiskey and spirit barrels for 3-12 months.
Donner Creek Brewing
Ever heard of a pico-brewery? It’s smaller than a nano-brewery but don’t let the size steer you away. Donner Creek Brewing is a pico-brewery offering 2-3 of their own beers on tap as well as several other local favorites. They also have a menu of gourmet grilled cheese paninis, the perfect pairing with a crisp beer!