A happy, hoppy place to be!
Craft Breweries of the Eastern Sierra
The scenic lakeside mountain village of June Lake, known fondly as the ‘Switzerland of California’, is a destination of spectacular glacial lakes, high jagged mountain peaks, and a perfect blend of solitude and scenery. A hidden jewel in the Eastern Sierras, June Lake promises outdoor enthusiasts the adventure of a lifetime! But where to after a long day of exploring our exhilarating great outdoors? Thanks to an abundant snowfall, June Lake has access to the freshest mountain water, the main ingredient for a tasty craft beer, and a treasure to our local breweries! The perfect spot to kick back with great company, share stories and sample the finest handcrafted local creations is at one of our local breweries.
Head to the Treasured Tap Rooms
A great selection of light to dark beer is served to perfection at June Lake Brewing! New brews are consistently on draft along with their flagship beers like Deer Beer Brown Ale and Little Walker IPA. The food truck, Ohanas 395, operates Thursday to Sunday and offers up tasty vegan/Hawaiian food. This truly is the hub of the June Lake Village during warm summer days or after a snowy day on the hill.
A scenic 20-minute drive along Highway 395 and you arrive at Mammoth Brewing Company in the majestic Mammoth Lakes, the highest brewery in California perfecting the art of award-winning beers since 1995. Sample their finest in the tasting room, grab a souvenir from the store or unwind in the beer garden with live music throughout the summer. Bleu's kitchen serves up amazing food to accompany your beer. The local favorite in Mammoth Lakes is Distant Brewing on Old Mammoth Road. Distant Brewing offers the refreshing new styles of beer that most southern Californian beer lovers have grown to love. There is also a great selection of food and non-alcoholic options to choose from as well. Heading to the Village at Mammoth? Stop by Shelter Distilling to grab one of their unique craft beers. Shelter Distilling offers something for everyone in your group.
Local Beer Festivals
As the aspen trees reflect off the lake with a fiery orange glow and the mountains turn to gold, June Lake comes alive. Along the tree-lined shores of Gull Lake, a celebration of live music, fantastic food, and awesome beer awaits the thirsty. Free spirits sway to the music on the lake shores and fierce competitors flex their muscles, testing their strength and endurance in the Stein Holding Contest. This year celebrates the 9 th annual gathering of award-winning craft brewers at the June Lake Autumn Beer Festival, a festival not to be missed! Over 16 breweries come from all over California to serve up their favorites at Gull Lake Park. Another impressive festival, one of the best of its kind in the US, is the Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza. A diverse craft beer line-up featuring over 100 breweries from California to Maine attracts thousands of visitors to Mammoth Lakes every August.