FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 2,925
Beer Avg: 4.04
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by DousedInStout:
4.03/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Recently visited the area, and what a find! It is a beautiful little brewpub, very clean and unique, california-esque interior. The food was kind of pricey, but very high quality for brewpub food. And the beers were exceptional! My table tried nearly everything on tap, which was a great selection - gold, blonde, pale ale, ipa, porter, double ipa, and a bourbon barrel imperial stout. All beers were crafted excellently and to style - the bourbon barrel imperial stout was phenomenal, a beer one should seek out if visiting the area. Overall, it was a great spot...the one negative was the bud light tap handle I saw behind the bar(this pains me everytime I see this in brewpubs: why have a BMC line when your beers are sooo good?! and your gold is so light and drinkable?!).
03-11-2009 21:11:22 | More by DousedInStout
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4.63/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
A must stop on my honeymoon. We were there the end of April.
The location of this place is absolutely beautiful. Its just of I-80 in the Donner Pass and a really short drive from both Reno and Lake Tahoe-so there's a lot to do around here for a weekend trip if you live in CA or are driving to CA (as we were). It is set in a plaza of log lodge-style buildings-all commercial. The interior is as you would expect-log cabin style. Not really much else to say there.
Selection and Quality- FiftyFifty is most well known for their eclipse bourbon barrel stout series of which they had one on tap- old FItzgerald. Fantastic. Other beers they had on tap included a old conundrum barleywine, barrel aged barleywine, imperial stout, donner party porter, their regular line-up, plus rye pale ale, summit pale ale and maybe 4 wheat. My husband really enjoyed the entire selection only finding the blonde ale to be lackluster (but I guess that's the point.) After sampling all their brews we ordered the old fitzgerald, the barleywine, the BA barleywine, and the summit pale ale. We grabbed a growler of the Donner Party Porter to go plus bought a few bottles of totality imperial stout.
Service- We got their when the place opened on a Wednesday morning in late april and sat at the bar. The bartender treated us very well plus we got a little history about how the brewmaster is a Chicago guy. I think they were impressed we drove all the way out there from the PA/OH border and made it a point to stop here on our honeymoon.
Food- My husband likes his burgers rare-and that was not a problem here! I ordered the bourbon shrimp-which was also delicious.
Overall- This is a fantastic brewpub that makes great, but pretty traditional beers.
12-14-2013 18:09:25 | More by PittBeerGirl
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. in Truckee, CA
94 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.