Reno Tahoe is home to some of the most satisfying, locally-crafted brews you can imagine. From casual pubs to stylish alehouses, and everything in between, there is no better place to quench your thirst. Check out these five newcomers offering unique beer with interesting and high-quality ingredients you can taste in every sip.
If you’re visiting Reno and looking for a cold brewski to put you in vacation mode, this is a great place to start. With a laid-back atmosphere and barrels used as tables in their taproom, the folks at Lead Dog want to provide a comfortable environment where you can enjoy a a good local beer in unassuming, welcoming surroundings. This is one of Reno’s newest breweries so see what they on tap, and find upcoming events, by visiting their Facebook page.
New Beer Alert: Belgian Blonde just hit the taps! This is a collab beer made with our friends Josh and Luca from @tahoe_aleworx , who are getting ready to open their taproom in South Lake next month. It's a simple, beautiful beer made with floor-malted German pilsner malt, saaz and sterling hops and two Belgian yeasts we hadn't brewed with before. The result is dry and refreshing with flavors like lemon zest, ripe pears and green peppercorns. The perfect beer to help welcome spring to Tahoe! 5.3% abv
If a trip to Tahoe is on your agenda, visit Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village to taste their quality craft beers made from pure Lake Tahoe water. Their IPA boasts tropical aromas, mixed with Tahoe pine flavors and a hint of bitterness to balance the light creamy malt taste, which all accentuate hop of this locally favorite brew. This beer is one of their rotating seasonal selections, available on draft and in bottle.
ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 55
Specializing in old-world, barrel-aged beers, the options at IMBIB Custom Brews in Reno includes everything from malty to hoppy, and easy-to-drink brews to satisfy beer lovers of all types. One of the local favorites is their very own Buckwheat Braggot, aged in a Jim Beam Barrel with Brett of one year. Perfect for those looking for a creative and bold taste.
ABV: 9% | No IBU
The craft brews at Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse are made with the same deep rich, history the small town was founded upon. Named after the main merchant street in Virginia City, C Street Wheat is an American-style Wheat Beer with a citrusy, low-malt taste to refresh your taste buds.
ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 20
Locally sourcing to perfect their spirits, beer and food craft is no wonder why The Depot is among the favorite places to eat and drink in the Biggest Little City. Try their seasonal Imperial Witbier to welcome the beginning of spring, or their barrel-aged milk stout – The Milk Man – has the perfect compliment of real cocoa, coffee and oaky vanilla oats. Whatever your beer of choice, you will get excellent taste of what Reno Tahoe has to offer.
The Milk Man: ABV: 5.2% | IBU: 25
Imperila Peach Wit: ABV: 8.8% | IBU 46
For more places to enjoy craft beer and unique cocktails around Reno, check out Hidden Reno Hotspots by SF ToDo.