Things are Brewing in South Lake Tahoe!

On a hot summer day after boating around the lake, or a chilly evening post-slopes session, or during this in-between spring, one thing is for certain–South Lake has some of the best options when it comes to heating up or cooling off with a beer.

Best Beers & Brew Happenings Around Town:

The Place: Cold Water Brewery & Grill on HWY 50 has 8 rotating beers on tap, all brewed on-site. Try their Stillwater Stout or Tahoe Cross IPA, crafted by brewmaster Ryan Parker. Come for the beer and stay for the atmosphere of ever-friendly staff and plenty of TVs to watch the big game on.

  • The Deal: On Fridays in the colder months, wear a flannel shirt to get $4 beers on tap all day long. Once it starts heating up, wear a Hawaiian print shirt for the same deal. Cold Water is currently honoring flannels, but once June hits switch over to your Hawaiian prints.

The Place: South Lake Brewing Company is a brand new brewery located on Lake Tahoe Blvd., and they are ready to make their grand entrance to the SLT brew scene. Try their Angora IPA, Marlette Blonde, Barrett Brown, or Emigrant Saison all crafted by local married couple Chris & Nicole Smith.

  • The Event: Friday, May 26, 2017 – Sunday, May 28, 2017 is the SLBC grand opening event. Join them Friday and Saturday from 11:00am-12:00am, and Sunday from 11:00am-5:00pm for days of tasting 8 beers, playing games, and enjoying live music.

The Place: The Brewery at Lake Tahoe is located at  3542 Lake Tahoe Blvd. and provides a down-home vibe with 12 beers on tap, including their signature Bad Ass Ale, Alpine Amber Ale, and seasonal brews like the Washoe Wheat Ale. Stop in for a brewski, a bite, and a front porch seat.

The Place: Sidellis Lake Tahoe brewery & restaurant is located on Sandy Way near the Tahoe DMV and has 12 beers on tap for you to experience. The brewmasters, married couple Chris Sidell and Ellwood Ellis, pride themselves on providing a top-notch atmosphere, a scrumptious food menu, and of course great rotating beers on tap. Try their Clockwork White or Oak-O-Nut.

The Place: Stateline Brewery & Restaurant is located on Lake Tahoe Blvd. and is one of the larger brew-pubs you can visit in the area. Come for a day of tasting their White-Out Wit, Avalanche Ale, or a seasonal beer. Or plan an event in their banquet area and pair their beers with their extensive food menu.

Lake Tahoe Brewfest

The beers are uniting at the first annual Lake Tahoe Brewfest! You can expect all these breweries and more vendors to be represented at this inaugural Brewfest.

  • What: a showcasing of beer tasting from up to 13 breweries from all around Lake Tahoe along with food, live music, games, souvenirs, and more.
  • Where: Swiss Chalet Village @ 2540 Lake Tahoe Blvd
  • When: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Cost: It is free to meander around the event, beer tastings cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door for a souvenir glass and 4oz. pours all day long.

Need a place to stay after sipping in all the beer experiences of South Lake Tahoe? RnR Vacation Rentals has plenty of homes available spread throughout the city. Check out our Mountain Magic home, located walking distance from the South Lake Tahoe Brewing Company. Or visit our website RnRvr.com for more home options.

Featured image courtesy of Tahoe Brew Tours.

The Amusement of Meyers

If you’re looking for a new perspective on how to vacation in South Lake Tahoe, try visiting  the charming streets of Meyers just down the highway from Lake Tahoe.

Top 10 Things to do in Meyers CA:

10. Eat: Pretty Odd Wieners. Even with just the name, this one is clearly a winner. They serve up a wide selection of scrumptious gourmet hot dogs, including elk sausage and wild boar. You can visit their eatery at 2933 Hwy 50, Tahoe Paradise, CA 96155 or their website for menu items.

9. Drink: Divided Sky. You can ride bikes over to this bar, which offers a variety of food and beverages, and enjoy the ambience inside or outdoors. Their drink menu includes beer, wine, specialty cocktails, organic coffee, and tea. They are located at 3200 Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

8. Stay: Blitzen Bliss. Our Blitzen Bliss home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is located just down the way from the local businesses and eateries of Meyers. The home is nestled in a quiet neighborhood and offers your own relaxing hideaway with a spacious fenced backyard, wood burning stove, provided board games, and movies to watch on the HDTV.

7. Play: Lake Tahoe Golf Course. This 18 hole course with Sierra mountain range views is open 7 days a week. They offer breakfast specials with your 8:00am start time, or twilight and super twilight tee times. The course is designed for competitive or social play for all ages and skill sets. For rates, visit their website. For directions, click here.

6. Shop: Lira’s Supermarket. Get everything you need for your stay in Meyers from everyday grocery items to local wines and sandwiches in the delicatessen portion of the shop. Lira’s is a local staple you won’t mind making a trip or two to. Get directions here.

5. Play: Upper Truckee River. Float, fish, frolic, enjoy! The Upper Truckee River flows from the Sierras to beautiful blue Lake Tahoe itself. You can enjoy various activities at different parts of the river, whether that’s fly fishing, floating in an inner tube to cool off in the hot months, or seeing portions freeze over in the chilly months. (Pro tip: you can walk to the river from our aforementioned Blitzen Bliss home–how fun!)

4. Eat: Verde Mexican Rotisserie. This Mexican restaurant has a “green” focus and creates meals with natural ingredients and locally sourced produce. They offer everything from chorizo breakfast scrambles, to burrito salads with mahi-mahi, to paleo plates, to whole rotisserie chickens, down to a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and of course a variety of chips and salsas. Check them out at 3141 US Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

3. Eat: Meyers Downtown Cafe. This breakfast spot has all your morning favorites like classic pancakes and eggs Benedict, with the addition of items like chicken-fried steak and avocado-accompanied dishes. They have a full kids menu with specialty hot-cocoa and mouse-shaped pancakes. Visit them at 3200 US Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, in the same space as the Divided Sky bar.

2. Stay: Blackfoot Family Estate. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has brand new updates and furnishings throughout, including 3 large HDTVs, a full pool table, 2 living areas, and a spacious fenced backyard. You can walk to many of the Meyers eateries and businesses with ease from its convenient location. Gather the whole family, take advantage of Meyers, and then return to the comforts within.

1. Play: The running and cycling path. There is a multi-use path for joggers, cyclists, scooter-ers, walkers and more that lines the span of Meyers. You can run or bike to each local item above, take in the surrounding mountain views, and breathe in the crisp air while enjoying the well kept pathways. Explore all that Meyers has to offer and beyond!

Give RnR Vacation Rentals a call at 530-208-5001 x 1 to start your Meyers and South Lake Tahoe vacation today.