Newest Tahoe craft beer taproom has plans for outdoor dog park

[Autumn Whitney]

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Nearly two years after the idea for it was conceived, The Hangar is officially open.

South Shore's newest craft beer taproom opened its doors for friends and family on Saturday, June 30, and by the next day it was filled with a constant stream of people, according to Nate Riffle, who owns The Hangar with his business partner Jerry Seagreaves.

The pair's journey began when they signed a lease for the property located along the Upper Truckee River in August 2017. Riffle and Seagreaves had specific guidelines in mind for the renovations they wanted to make on 4 acres of land, which resulted in months of working on approvals and permits.

"We were like teenage girls saying, 'We need this!'" Riffle said. "We put a lot on the line, and it's been a long road."

Formerly the site of Tahoe Amusement Park, 2401 Lake Tahoe Blvd. is now home to a taproom and bottle shop that features approximately 30 beers on tap — and Riffle and Seagreaves are working to make The Hangar's offerings different than what is found ...