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“Great spot!”
Review of The Brewing Lair

The Brewing Lair
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Blairsden
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Sonoma County, California
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great spot!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stop here regularly when we're in the area. Great beer, friendly owners and lots of nice, rustic outdoor seating under the pines. It can get crowded on the weekends!

Visited June 2014
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Reno, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Our new favorite place & where we'd get married if we did it again”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We found this during a weekend in Graeagle. We showed up around 5:45p, sat in the Adirondack chairs, did a sampler, and enjoyed the air. We were ready to leave around 7:30....long before they were going to kick us out!

Kids were playing on slack lines, families were BBQing, dogs were happily roaming about. While all kids are welcome, a van of teenagers did show up while we were there and that was odd. This is for families and adults...not a place for teens to just hang. It IS like a bar.

The patio is gorgeous, the grass area is to die for. The tall trees keep it shady so bring a sweater.

There's no food, but you're encouraged to bring your own!

The beer is good! Try it all!

They accept credit cards and cash!

They sell the most beautiful bells--we got one as a thank you for my mom who kept the baby during our trip.

We're already planning a day-trip where we grab food in Graeagle and head to the Lair for the day. Perfection.

This place just FEELS good!

Can be tricky to see the sign--from Portola, if you get to the Graeagle turnoff, you've gone too far. Keep an eye out on the north side of the road for an A-frame sign with a "spy". Turn.

As the website says "if the rope's down, come on up!"

Visited May 2014
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San Francisco, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised by this place. Given the fairly remote location I would have happily given these guys a pass if the beer had been just ok but it was very good! They would easily compete with other craft breweries in more populous areas. Playing disc golf on their course and sitting on their lawn was a fun way to spend an afternoon. We were actually so impressed by the whole operation that we went back the next day with more friends. It's a great addition to the area and we look forward to visiting again during our annual Lakes Basin trip!

Visited September 2013
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Piedmont, California
1 review
“Good beer, nice people”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We come up here every time we go to Graeagle. Very nice, knowledgeable owners, Great beer, nice variety. Can get cold up there, although the fire pit is a very nice touch. Definitely worth the drive up there.

Visited November 2013
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Truckee, California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Spectacular ales, great undercover ambiance!”
Reviewed 2 December 2012

Rich brews up some of most intense hops infused ales in existence, from IPAs to Porters! He also creates a number of golden and amber brews. The ambience is superb, no burgers, no bar no noise, just a lawn, trees and a picnic table. Of course there is a state of the art brewing facility in a beautiful building but no junk what so ever! You can have a pint or take a growler!

Visited November 2012
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