June Lake Autumn Beer Festival and Fatbike Fall Colors Ride.


I had been looking forward to the June Lake Autumn Beer Festival since I heard they where having it again. June Lake is so nice in the fall the Aspen trees turn into a fiery orange color reflecting off the lake. I was also excited because my friend KC got a Surley Pugsley Fatbike hooray another person to fatbike with. He is also a craft beer fan. Fast-forward 3 months. So he and a few friends got an old retro fishing type cabin which was conveniently near the beer fest June Lake Pines Cottages

June Lake Pine Cottage

June Lake Pine Cottage

This trip involved the three B’s Bikes, Beans, Beer. The Cottage also was across from a coffee shop I like, Trout Town Joe.

Trout Town Joe Coffee Shop

Trout Town Joe Coffee Shop

So up at 8am rode across the street to grab some coffee and some fresh-baked coffee cake. “SO GOOD”. The early morning had that chill in the air. We waited for the sun to warm the air. OK it is 9:45 we better get are ride in the Beer Fest starts at 11am.

Departing the Cottage

Departing the Cottage

The roll out we had to stop by the brewery for the official start.

June Lake Brewery

June Lake Brewery

On a normal day I would stop by drink a pint then go ride. OK we headed out to the Gull Lake trailhead.

The Gull Lake Trail

The Gull Lake Trail

The colors where kicking in reflecting on the glassy lake like a mirror.

Flow thru The Aspen Trees

Flow thru The Aspen Trees

The ride was about a 5.5 miles perfect for enjoying the environment the ride and not being to tired for a day of beer drinking and great sunshine. June Lake is such a beautiful place.

A sierra Fatty and DrunkCyclist

A Sierra Fatty and DrunkCyclist

We where having a great time riding the fat bikes winding thru the Aspen Trees.

KC riding Fat Fran

KC riding Fat Fran

The ride kinda rolled up in down with a short about 150 feet of climbing. We then dropped back down to the back of Gull Lake.

Dropping in with June Lake Ski resort in the distance.

Dropping in with June Lake Ski resort in the distance.

Riding down to the back side of Gull Lake

Riding down to the back side of Gull Lake

We came to a double track then started to climb another 200ish ft climb.

Another Fall colored Aspen Grove

Another Fall colored Aspen Grove

After about an hour of riding and stopping to look around and photo ops it was time to get to the Festival and taste some great Beers.

June Lake Brew Fest Venue

June Lake Brew Fest Venue

There where 11 Brewers all offering some liquid goodness.

  • June Lake Brewing
  • Cismontane Brewing Company
  • Mammoth Brewing Company
  • Pizza Port Ocean Beach Brewing
  • Green Flash Brewing Company
  • Great Basin Brewing Company
  • Booze Brothers Brewing Company
  • Hess Brewing Company
  • Four Sons Brewing
  • Brewers Cabinet
  • Lassen Ale Works
  • Tonopah Brewing Company
The Fest Venue

The Fest Venue

The brew fest was fun drinking beer with friends. The venue was in a park with a back drop of Gull Lake and towering Sierra Peaks.

Beer Fest Backdrop

Beer Fest Backdrop

The Beer tasting and competition was inside the tennis court there was some great food trucks and tents set up. The music was setup on the grassy park where people where dancing. Even the kids had fun things to do like face painting and games.

Dance Party USA

Dance Party USA

Cheers Beer Drinking with friends off course we had to ask what are you trying and yes it was yummy.

Cheers Beer Drinking with friends

Cheers Beer Drinking with friends

The Stein Competition was fun to watch. People veins popped out of their neck and turn beet red there was a mens and woman’s event.

The Stein Competition

The Stein Competition

There was no short of Shenanigans Dudes in Cheetah Speedos and a Guy up side down. A lot of happy spirits

Cheeta Speedos

Cheetah Speedos

I believe I can Fly

I believe I can Fly

There was a great selection of beers so good and tasty. The weather was Indian summer like. I am already looking forward to next year. Beer and Bikes

Map of the Gull Lake Bike Ride

Map of the Gull Lake Bike Ride

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3 Responses to June Lake Autumn Beer Festival and Fatbike Fall Colors Ride.

  1. Laurel says:

    Well said! Great pictures and a great time.

  2. Jeff Moser says:

    Looks great! We’ve been down that way a few times recently, but came into the June Lakes Loop at the north entrance, only going as far as Silver Lake. Looks like we missed some good stuff…June Lake Brewing? Had I known that was there, would’ve gone that way!

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