Taproom

Legendary beer, great food, and good company.

At the Sierra Nevada Taproom and Restaurant you’ll find the ultimate counterpart to our award winning ales and lagers. Stop by to sample one of our 19 beers on tap accompanied by artfully prepared gourmet meals and dishes made with local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients. From fresh produce grown in the Sierra Nevada Estate Garden and bread baked on site with spent brewer’s grain to artisanal meats, cheeses and our very own Sierra Nevada beef, you can expect only the highest quality and greatest taste from farm to table.

Currently on Tap

Schwarzbier Americano

This dark lager was brewed to the guidelines of a classic German Schwarzbier, but with the addition of locally roasted coffee. This gives the beer a richer coffee character, while still delivering the roast malt, chocolate notes and clean finish that you will find in the traditional style

Barrel Aged Raspberry Narwhal

Raspberry puree is added our bold Narwhal Imperial Stout aged in oak Kentucky Bourbon barrels. Black as midnight, this intense stout is incredibly complex with notes of dark chocolate, rich roasted grains and espresso that blends nicely with the tart, sweet addition of raspberry making this a liquid dessert.

It's the Lau

A diverse malt bill of Pale 2-row, Golden Promise, Wheat, C-15 and CaraHell adds a refined complexity that doesn’t step on the toes of the true star of this beer…the hops!This beer is loaded with fresh hops straight from our estate hop field! Within hours of picking, we filled up the brew kettle with 100 lbs of our Cluster, Crystal and Comet varieties! As if that wasn’t enough, we came back and Torpedoed it with even more Comet and Crystal for a refreshing citrusy, grapefruit, wild flavor.

TITW-Chocolate Chipotle Stout

Barrel aging is as much art as it is science, and oftentimes the resulting beers are much more than simply the sum of their parts. As our chocolate Chipotle Stout matured in freshly emptied Kentucky bourbon barrels, the heat from the Chipotle peppers mellowed and the chocolate notes intensified. After aging for nearly two years, we decided this beer was perfect. Velvety smooth notes of bittersweet chocolate and vanilla from the oak are followed by a robust earthiness from the peppers and a long, rich finish.

Zappa Wild Stache IPA

Musical legend Frank Zappa once uttered the words, “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer.”  When Todd Bates cultivated a wild hop growing in the New Mexico, as untamed as Zappa’s musical leanings, we joined forces.  With the blessing of the Zappa family, we brewed a beer as wild and crazy as Zappa himself. 

Hazy Little Thing

We’re constantly brewing new IPAs, looking for bold hop flavor. With this beer, our brewers thought it was so good that we decided to serve it straight from the tanks—unfiltered, unprocessed, and raw—to let all the fruit-forward hop flavors shine. The result is a hazy beer with modest bitterness and intense hop character.

Look Inside!