Tahoe Cold Water Brewery

Craft Beer at Cold Water Brewery

Cold Water Brewery is an all grain brewing operation hand-crafting each of our distinct beers on site.  Our 7 barrel brew house is constantly in use producing roughly 200 gallons of fresh-tasting beer per batch.  Through both our own production as well as a variety of guest handles we pride ourselves on offering a wide and well curated selection with something for everyone. Have any questions? Our friendly staff is here to help point you in the direction of the best beer for you and assure that you leave satisfied. Cold Water Brewery, where beer equals community.

Cold Water’s Craft Beer Brews

Tahoe Cross IPA
Our big, dank, hoppy IPA has a golden color, lots of malty sweetness and is loaded with an insane amount of hops per barrel.
ABV 7.2% IBU High

Good Karma Cream Ale
North Star Pilsner Malt and Chinook Hops make this light and creamy ale the perfect patio brew!
Served on nitro!
IBU Low 4.7%

Stillwater Stout
Black Ale loaded with black, caramel, and chocolate malts. Balanced with a generous amount of Northwestern hops.
ABV 6.2% IBU Medium

Preachers Pale Ale
Cascade and Chinook hops combine with domestic two row barley to make a perfect balance of flavor.
ABV 5.0% IBU Medium

Never the Same Session IPA
Our rotating Session IPA Series, every beer is a unique blend of malt and hops!
ABV 5.0% IBU Medium

Freel Good IPA
Citrus, Mango and Passion Fruit flavors combine with big malt backbone making a complex and delicious beer.
ABV 6.7% IBU High

Waterhouse Wheat
Our Bavarian wheat ale, with 40% wheat malt blended with a domestic two row barley, German Noble hops and Bavarian Yeast.
ABV 5.0% IBU Low

Mr. Toads Wild Rye
A light amber colored beer with a touch of rye. Mr. Toads is malt forward with grassy flavors, a hint of spice and medium hop.
ABV 5.2% IBU Low

Knock ‘Em Dead Red Ale
A light bodied red, malty and crisp, with a light ruby color, and a mild dry hop finish.
ABV 6.0% IBU Medium

By Dads 4 Dads American Ale
Tastes like beer! Our American Ale is light, crisp and easy to drink. This beer reminds us of Saturdays with Dad, of when beer was beer.
ABV 4.5% IBU Low

Light in the Lederhosen Kölsch
Our take on the top-fermented German classic has all of the character of the traditional garments it’s named for.
ABV 4.7% IBU Low

“Just So You Know” 1516 Lager
A traditional German style beer, light and refreshing with a slightly hoppy finish.
ABV 5.2% IBU Low

Cold Water’s Brewmaster Dave

Meet Dave, Cold Water Brewery and Grill’s Head Brewer. Dave has been with Cold Water since May of 2023, but has been in the industry since 2010, starting at a craft cidery and moving on to craft beer shortly after.

“When I lived in Auburn Ca., a craft/import beer bar called The World Pub opened up down the street from me and introduced me to real craft beer. After becoming good friends with the owner, he connected me with a local hard cidery, where I learned most of the transferable skills that landed me in craft breweries, including some major names such as Lagunitas and Anchor Brewing.

To me, brewing means community. Beer brings people together from all walks of life. There’s nothing like sharing a cold beer with friends, or making new ones over a pint. Beer introduced me to my wife who had been a brewer for another local brewery when we met, new friends all across the country, and countless adventures. Shortly after we met, my wife and I traveled the country as brewery consultants, where we got to work with and visit so many amazing breweries. Over the course of several years of traveling, we’ve always circled back to Tahoe where we feel most at home. When I’m not brewing, I’m enjoying all that tahoe has to offer with my family and dogs, disc golfing, or nerding out on beer and sci-fi/fantasy movies/cartoons/video games like the big nerd I am.”

Favorite Beer – Big Mack IPA

“This is my favorite beer we serve for a few reasons. I usually gravitate towards IPAs, although I like most beer styles. I like the big citrus hop profile with low bitterness, and the fact that it was my very first recipe and beer brewed for Cold Water which ended up receiving great feedback.”

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