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Alibi Ale Works Pours Into Truckee

New location, same beer — Tahoe’s local brewery opens new public house
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Things are brewing yet again for Alibi Ale Works as they introduce their second taproom brewery, located in downtown Truckee. Alibi, Tahoe’s only production brewery, opened the doors to their second home on June 29, with an upgraded twist to a Tahoe favorite. Alibi Truckee is now offering a menu with “new wave nachos” and live music every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

“What a lot of people have been telling us is that we have really filled a void that was missing here,” said Rylan Cordova, general manager of the Truckee taproom. “People are really excited. I feel like we’ve become a local hub in just three weeks.”

Alibi Truckee improves upon its Incline Village location by introducing a kitchen, substantial parking, and a stage, shedding its adolescent skin while still maintaining its original flagship’s feel. With more beer and more space, the new 3500 square foot building is suited for large crowds and live music — all while solving the shortcomings of its original counterpart; yes, this includes restrooms for both genders. Although furry friends have to stay at home, due to the kitchen the new location allows minors until 9 p.m.

Located at the corner of Bridge and Jibboom streets the new public house was originally built in 1907, and was entirely renovated this winter to suit a 24-tap draft system, plumbing for large crowds, and insulation for live music and acoustics. In just four months, the Alibi team was able to reconstruct and design the addition to their franchise. For founders Kevin Drake and Rich Romo, it was essential that the new location has a center stage to host live and local music.

“Alibi Truckee was built to bring in big crowds for music, and to drink a lot of beer,” Romo said.

While the brewing will still happen in Incline, the Truckee location is currently serving 22 craft beers, red and white wine, kombucha and two ciders. Alibi Truckee also has plans to offer cold-brew coffee and craft sodas over their nitro tap and will continue to serve Alibi’s traditional European style and hoppy-fresh beer.

Alibi Truckee’s greatest new addition is their nacho menu. The taphouse paired with Reno’s Sal + Butter to bring eats crafted with locally-sourced ingredients. The menu offers a variety of “new wave nachos” including Mediterranean, Korean, Mexican, and dessert-inspired themes.

Another attraction will be the homebrew classes at the brewery in Incline Village. The goal is to give locals an opportunity to learn and improve their brewing skills– a full circle for Drake and Romo, who began their Alibi franchise through their own passion for homebrew-making.

For hours and the menu, visit The taproom is open noon to 10 p.m. most nights, and open from noon to midnight Thursday through Saturday.

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