Distant Brewing

Black Doubt Brewing Mammoth Lakes California

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Monday – Friday: 2:30 PM – 9 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9 PM


568 Old Mammoth Rd #104
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546



Each ski town has its own character and style. but the people that call these places home are all a hearty bunch that follow their passions. It’s about making your own path no matter how difficult it is. Drew and Kerissa Wallace, the owners of Distant Brewing are an embodiment of this.

From Black Out To Black Doubt Brewing

Black Doubt Brewing Mammoth Lakes California
The owners filling up his brew – Photo by: Local Freshies®

Arriving ten years ago in Mammoth to follow the snow, their love of brewing beers never waned. Finally deciding to go for it they opened what was originally called Black Doubt brewing. Looking to highlight their use of an electrical brewing system the name “Black Out” came around which evolved into “Black Doubt.”

Now Distant Brewing

As they say, “Out with the old and in with the new.” After four years in their cozy spot they had thrived and outgrown their location. And at the end of 2019 it was time to move into a new space. Their new spot gives them the opportunity to expand their beer manufacturing AND in the near future serve food. And with Drew’s brother Kirk joining the team they now have upgraded their four barrel system to a ten barrel facility. Its only right that their name would change with the evolution as well and thus Distant Brewing was born. For those that enjoyed their tasty concoctions don’t worry they’ll still be serving the classics from Black Doubt but look forward to some amazing new ones as well!

Beer For The People

Black Doubt Brewing Mammoth Lakes California
Which beer to try next? – Photo by: Local Freshies®

Of course it’s all about making “beer for the people” and each beer they serve is amazing. Their beers have some really clever names and taste great. Many are named after terms only the local’s know. So you’ll have to buy a round of beers to get the scoop behind the names. So include the “Mountain Wookie” and also the “Yeti Charmer.” Be warned that there is a good chance each time you visit their beer selection will be vastly different. So, if you enjoy what they are serving you better drink up and get a growler to go!  It’s impressive to see such a small outfit hangin’ in with the other brewery in town. These guys really are doing it right and there’s even talk of distribution in the future.