Lake Tahoe AleWorX and South Lake Brewing Company host grand opening parties |

Lake Tahoe AleWorX and South Lake Brewing Company host grand opening parties

Autumn Whitney
South Lake Brewing Company hosts a grand opening weekend May 26-28.
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It’s no secret that South Lake Tahoe is quickly becoming the scene for craft breweries — the past month alone has seen South Lake Brewing Company and Lake Tahoe AleWorX open their doors on April 17 and April 20, respectively. Now it comes time for the two to officially celebrate their debuts.

Saturday, May 6, marks the first of the two grand opening parties: AleWorX’s ribbon cutting takes place at 1:30 p.m. and is followed by live music that lasts for the remainder of the night. Local musicians Bread and Butter Band will take the patio stage beginning at 2 p.m., and Sneaky Creatures will follow at 6 p.m.

“There will be great beer, good vibes and delicious food,” AleWorX CEO Luca Genasci said. “Rain or shine we’re going forward, and we’re Tahoe people — we make the most of what Mother Nature brings us. We’re trying to emphasize the whole patio and our place as a community-oriented spot.”

In addition to the brews on tap, guests can look forward to the establishment’s wood-fired pizzas, small bites, salads and desserts.

Learn more about AleWorX online at The business is located at 2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

A few weeks later SLBC hosts a three-day grand opening weekend. From Friday, May 26, through Sunday, May 28, expect a mix of food vendors and beer, with a corn hole tournament and more.

The fun kicks off on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the afternoon followed by a performance from local duo Ike & Martin. Verde Mexican Rotisserie and Pretty Odd Wieners, a gourmet hot dog cart, will both have stations on site.

“Saturday we’ll have a corn hole tournament in the early-to-late afternoon, and that’s sponsored by Coachman Hotel. Our food vendor is Chimayó, and that night Bison Bluegrass Band will play live music,” said SLBC co-founder Nicole Smith.

Friday and Saturday, May 26-27, will also feature a bike valet. Those who ride to the event will get $2 off their first beer.

“Sunday is a ‘Sunday Funday’ — it’ll be more chill and we’ll have some yard games,” Smith added.

Eight to 10 of SLBC’s own brews will be on tap that weekend, including the new Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) pale ale, called the Trail Builder.

“That weekend or the week before the [beer] will be released, and a percentage of proceeds will go to TAMBA,” noted Smith.

Additional information is available at The brewery is found at 1920 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

A third all-new South Shore stop for craft beer is on the horizon — stay tuned for updates from Desolation Brewing Company, located at Basecamp Hotel near Stateline, which is expected to open later this year.

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