Après & skiing have been intertwined since the advent of sliding down a mountain was perfected. Once the day of snowy fun is finished, there’s nothing like telling a tall tale over suds. And the best part about it all? The revolution of craft beer has transitioned into the very ski-towns we all love. Here are a few places in the California High Sierra you can enjoy a locally made brew. Or, for the less beer-inclined, a handcrafted organic cocktail.

South Lake Tahoe’s Craft Beer Scene Is Growing!

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Heavenly Village South Lake Tahoe Apres in the High Sierra Apres Skiing Winter Fun
Image by: Rachid Dahnoun Appears courtesy – Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

The craft beer scene in South Lake Tahoe has exploded! In recent years, new breweries have been popping up all over town, displaying unique and signature taps. Check out the link above for some of the most recent establishments to enter the Tahoe South beer scene.


Tahoe North Offers Interactive Ale Trail Map

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Apres Ski North Tahoe Ale Trail Alibi Ale Works Incline Village
Image by Ryan Salm – Appears courtesy: North Lake Tahoe

Not to be outdone, the North Lake Tahoe offers an interactive map pairing Tahoe’s best trails with the best watering holes. Whether you are looking for a Tahoe-brewed craft beer or a refreshing organic cocktail, look at the map below to find your perfectly paired adventure.

Truckee – Small Town, Big Selections

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Tahoe Mountain Brewing Truckee Tahoe City Microbrewery High Sierra Apres Skiing
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co one of many locally crafted breweries in town – Image appears courtesy Tahoe Mountain Brewing


The small authentic town of Truckee, California offers an impressive selection of locally crafted beer & wine with two wine tasting pour houses and four locally owned breweries all within walking distance of historic downtown. A few miles on a scenic paved path, across the Truckee river you will find FIFTYFIFTY Brewing, Co. where craft brew aficionados can taste the national award-winning brew Eclipse.

Truckee Big Life – Fifty Fifty Brewing Co. from Rotor Collective Digital Cinema on Vimeo.

Tour the Eastern Sierra Breweries

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Photo by: Christie Osborne – Image appears courtesy – Visit Mammoth

The Eastern Sierra is home to several incredible breweries. After a morning filled with unforgettable mountain escapades, you can explore the local craft beer scene with Mammoth Lakes-based Eastern Sierra Brewery Tours. These all-inclusive tours provide transportation, food and “unlimited” tastings of microbrews from Mammoth Brewing Co., Black Doubt Brewing and June Lake Brewing.

The California High Sierra après scene offers just as much adventure as its outdoor activities. So, the next time your enjoying a powder day at one of the many ski resorts, don’t forget to check out one of the local watering holes too!

Author: Alex Silgalis

Alex founded Local Freshies® in 2014 to be the #1 website providing the “local scoop” on where to eat, drink & play in mountain towns throughout North America. When he’s not writing and executing marketing strategies for small businesses & agencies, he’s in search of the deepest snow in the winter and tackiest dirt in the summer.

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