We try to get to this place every summer when we are over on the Westshore; how I wish it (or we) were closer! Excellent service, a nice selection of solid brews, and above average for food. Stopped by for a growler fill on our way over to the Westshore, and then went over for an early happy hour later in the week for a beer and appetizers. They always have guest taps, but I tend to stick with the housebrews. By far, the last one I had, the Donner Party Porter, was the best. They appear to have a loyal, local clientele also, which is always a good sign.
Place was hard to find, tucked away behind other building, with no sign on the street, but we got there eventually. Typical wood-oriented interior for the region. Good selection of beers from draft, but no Eclipse or other dark BA beer when I visited unfortunately. Big selection of special Eclipse variants in a closet as well.
Food was just good, only a bit pricey. Okay place, not really worth taking a detour, but it’s allright if you’re passing by.
Wow was this place packed on a Saturday night. Hour wait for a table, which was a serious bummer, cause I had the family with me. Fortunately we were able to get into a nearby Japanese place with a third the wait time, and I was able to have a beer at the bar while we waited. Pretty solid taplist, they do have samplers as well. A few barrel aged offerings on the menu, but as others have said, don’t get your hopes up on those actually being available. They also had basically the full set of 2015 eclipse bottles to go at better than SF Bay retail prices. Food, particularly pizza, looked awesome.
Decent brewery tap, I had a flight of their beers + 1 pint, all beers were nice. Ample seating indoors and outdoors. Friendly staff, but to nitpick, the waiter / waitress could have been more attentive, as we were the only guests at lunchtime. No big deal though. Good food. Well worth a visit.
i always wish for a bigger selection of thir BA offereings (there’s usually 2 erased with one left). Service can be maddeningly slow, even when they’re half empty. Beers are solid, but only the BA stuff stands out. Still, definitely worth a stop in Tahoe...
Given what this brewery is doing with their beer, I understand why people come here. And it doesn’t take a lot to impress me from a service standpoint, but here it was far below average. No one even talked to me for 20 minutes and then it took quite a while to get the one barrel aged they actually had brought to the table. It was a good beer, but not memorable. The food was quite good.
I wouldn’t come back unless I happened to be nearby. The 50 minute drive wasn’t worth it.
After a couple return trips here, I’ve been less impressed. The normal lineup of beers are fine and the Eclipse variants are nice, but a lot of the rotating/seasonal/small batch beers have just not been very good and service has sometimes been a miss. Still one of the better bets in the area as far as beers go, but not as great as I had previously experienced.
Finally made it here. Really nice location in Truckee in a shopping area with lots of other restaurants and bars. Smallish interior with a nice patio area. Had an impressive lineup of the regular beers (blonde, pale, IPA, etc.) as well as a number of seasonals and three barrel aged beers. Food here was excellent, the service was great, and the beers were quite good on the whole as well. It was a bit of a drive from South Lake Tahoe, but well worth it.
Nice looking place just outside of the very cute town of Truckee, CA. Service is very good. People are genuinely nice and like conversation. Good selection of a variety of their beers. It has a full bar as well.