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FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.96/5
Based on:
51 Beers
966 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 28
Visits: 65
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

11197 Brockway Rd
SPC 1
Truckee, California, 96161-3352
United States
phone: (530) 587-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @5050brewing

Notes:
Place added by: Todd on 11-01-2006

Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Reviews: 28 | Visits: 65
Reviews by DousedInStout:
Photo of DousedInStout
4.03/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Recently visited the area, and what a find! It is a beautiful little brewpub, very clean and unique, california-esque interior. The food was kind of pricey, but very high quality for brewpub food. And the beers were exceptional! My table tried nearly everything on tap, which was a great selection - gold, blonde, pale ale, ipa, porter, double ipa, and a bourbon barrel imperial stout. All beers were crafted excellently and to style - the bourbon barrel imperial stout was phenomenal, a beer one should seek out if visiting the area. Overall, it was a great spot...the one negative was the bud light tap handle I saw behind the bar(this pains me everytime I see this in brewpubs: why have a BMC line when your beers are sooo good?! and your gold is so light and drinkable?!). (776 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of tbone1384
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Awesome place. Not far from south Lake Tahoe or Reno. Great beers, maybe 8-10 to choose from. No Eclipse while I was there, but they did have a great BA Barleywine on the barrel-aged tap. Sampled a few flights, ate some great wings and pizza for beer drinking. Grabbed a couple nice bottles to go. A great spot in one of the greatest regions on earth. I'll go back any time I'm close. (391 characters)

Photo of QuakeAttack
3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

We stopped for dinner on our way to Reno. It's a small mall and may be a little hard to find (look for the Fifty Fifty water tank). Nice atmosphere with a mix of locals and travelers. For those interested in growlers, you can bring your own growler (2l only) and they will fill it and add a Fifty-Fifty sticker. Also, you can purchase bottles ($15-$30 dollars).

I will cover the food and service quickly as the reason to come is for the beer. We entered and was seated originally near the bar, but I asked to be seated in a different table (the hostess did comply). We ordered nachos (crispy chips and very good) and we both had sausage and pasta. Other than a little too much sauce on the pasta, we both enjoyed the food. Above average. Our server was friendly, but may have been a little slow for some people. No problem for me as I it gave me more time to enjoy my beer.

Ok. On to the beer. Fifty Fifty is known for their barrel aged beers (Eclipse), and if they were closer to a population center, they would be extremely popular. If you prefer IPA, sours, or amber, they make them and are good, but the stars are their darker beers and BA. I started off with a sampler of five beers (of your choosing):

Charlie Brown (Brown)
Darkslide IPA (Dark IPA)
Donner Party Porter (Porter)
BART (Strong Ale - mix of stout and barrleywine)
Cherry Annularity (Barleywine)

Best sampler ever. Amazing. I proceed at having two 8oz glasses of the Cherry Anularity and BART. OMG. Proceed to order a growler of the Donner Party Porter and a bottle of their Old Conundrum.

Must stop here for the beer. Really. You must... (1,613 characters)

Photo of brothasandbeer88
3.9/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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