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  • All Together~ a worldwide collaboration

    #AllTogetherBeer demonstrates our ability to come together and move forward in positive ways.  We have learned a lot of things over the past few weeks. Being open, even though it was a brief amount of time, gave us a chance to get to know some of our customers, host craft classesdevelop relationships and connect with other small businesses. While it was disheartening to close our doors we support all efforts to keep our community safe and healthy. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and we are working hard to open back up with even more gusto than before. Our love of craft beer, creative culture and community has become even stronger and being able to share that with you soon is very exciting.
  • Let's get down with Sours

    Sour style beers originally were fermented in barrels and would take a relatively long time to mature. Styles such as gueuze (an unfruited sparkling form of lambic) is created by blending one or more lambics of different ages together in a bottle. The younger lambic provides sugars which are used to help the beer ferment in the bottle. Barrel aged sours develop an array of flavors over time and many are complex and unique. A more recent souring method, kettle souring, decreases the time it takes to sour a beer. This method starts out much like brewing any other beer style.
  • Your basic guide to picking the right beer

    That look on someone's face when they are staring at the draft list and the options seem overwhelming. We love to assist our awesome customers and ...
  • We are up and running!

    We are open! It's been a long and wild journey to get our space ready for guests and we couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. Our first c...
  • October exploration on the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail

    This month we ventured out onto the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail and had a blast! The weather was perfect and the Fall colors were awesome. The 114 mile long trail starts at Lake Tahoe and follows the Truckee River all the way to its end destination at Pyramid Lake.
  • Is Cicerone the new Sommelier?

    Hang around the craft beer industry long enough and you are going to run into people using the word Cicerone (pronounced "sis-uh-rohn"). It comes directly from the Cicerone Certification Program which was founded by beer industry veteran Ray Daniels.
  • Falling into the season with pumpkin beers

    Fall is here and that means it is pumpkin beer season!  People in general either fall head over heals for these specialty brews or can't stand them. The history of pumpkin beer in the US goes all the way back to colonial times. In more recent times craft brewers have harnessed the flavor as a way to bring the essence of Fall into the glasses of their thirsty consumers.