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FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Based on:
51 Beers
4,672 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 29
Visits: 66
Avg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @5050brewing

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: 29 | Visits: 66
Reviews by DousedInStout:
Photo of DousedInStout
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
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?!).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of raiderandbeerfan
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A nice drive into Truckee unless it is snowing. Has the silo outside, wooden exterior, total mountain vibe @ 7000'. Cool long bar. Sometimes people pass out in the bathrooms (Eclipse party).

A lot of variation in their hoppy beers. Everything barrel aged is excellent. Pricing is high, but hey, look at the real estate. Easily the best thing within reach of Northern Nevada. Ryepa, all the imperial stout variations, rockslide, landslide. These are all excellent and outstanding. If I may, I would say get the non barrel versions of their stouts, far less costly. I mean, its just not worth it from a cost benefit analysis, but then again, you gotta spoil yourself, so order some Eclipse if its on!

Always something different available there. Never the same old selection. Pizza is usually pretty decent. Nothing fabulous, but compliments the excellent beer. Some high end milf tail usually up in this place, sometimes as the servers. This is a great place to hit up after a good day on the slopes, or after the Truckee beer fest, or when coming home from the Bay Area. I can almost find a reason.

Its my favorite place within 200 miles of my home. St James coming close lately though.

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Photo of tbone1384
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
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...

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3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
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4.01/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
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FiftyFifty Brewing Co. in Truckee, CA
93 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.