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FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.96/5
Based on:
50 Beers
972 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
Photo of ToniBailey
4.45/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

On a whim my husband and I decided to drive from Tahoe to Truckee, CA to see what brewpubs were in the area. He couldn't remember any names, so he ran into a bar and they told him to go to Fifty Fifty. OH MY GOSH! Turns out it was the best brewpub of our trip. It was very clean and lively. The service was great and our waitress really knew the beer. There were a couple of questions she didn't know the answer to, so she wrote them down and asked the brewmaster (who was sitting at the bar). They had a nice, large chalkboard hanging that listed all the beers with ABV & IBUs for all the beer geeks. After having a sampler, I had a 1/2 pint of the Donner Party Porter. I highly recommend this place if you are in the area. (724 characters)

Photo of Butch
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Loved it! The Wife and I visited five brewpubs in the Reno/Tahoe area recently and this one was the best. Best beer of the trip, best service, and the food was pretty good. The Kolsch was my favorite while The Wife liked the Donner Party Porter the best. However she loved the Manifesto Pale Ale and being that she doesn't normally like Pales I consider that high praise.

The only complaint was their award winning Imperial Stout was still sitting in the whiskey barrels right next to our table and wouldn't be tapped for a couple of weeks so we had to sit there staring at them.

If you're in the area I highly recommend the place and it will be the first place I go if I ever get back. (690 characters)

Photo of mlaroche
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Good menu variety. I tried what my friends got and it was also solid. The service was good, and it was a great place to have a conversation.

Most places in Truckee tend to be soulless and targeted towards tourists. This place seems to go the other route: have a quality place and the locals and tourists will come.

Last time I went to get my growlers filled, the bartender talked to me a bit about barrel conditioning one of their current brews, and took genuine interest in beer (even though they've got a full bar). Seriously good beer guys there.

Their beers are solid and they experiment a bit. (602 characters)

Photo of radicalsubversiv
3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Was in Truckee on business a couple weeks ago, and stopped in a couple times. The town's otherwise lacking in craft brew, so it's definitely worth a stop (especially if you like imperial stouts).

Beers:

Tripel: Nice, but lacked the complexity I would expect from a Belgian style. Almost doubted whether it was actually fermented with a Belgian yeast, as it was suspiciously 'crisp' tasting.

Imperial Stout: Truly delicious. Aged in bourbon barrels, which really came through in the nose. Rich in mouthfeel and taste, with notes of vanilla and port.

Porter: Good, but not remarkable enough for me to remember much detail.

Food: I had a pulled pork sandwich and an order of nachos. Both were fine, but nothing to write home about.

Service: Prompt and reasonably attentive. Had a brief conversation with the bartender about the imperial stout (he wanted to make sure I knew what I was ordering) -- very friendly, but didn't seem to know all that much about the brewing process. (980 characters)

Photo of tmitch75
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Just a couple minutes from downtown Truckee. We were in the area and my wife has a friend who relocated there so we made a trip to the brewery. Worked out pretty good as far as I was concerned.

It was a Friday lunch in April so there were only a few people there. Atmosphere was about what you'd expect for a brewpub in ski country.

Quality and service were very good. Food was good pub fare and selection was varied.

Food and beer were quite good. I had a calzone that was huge and overflowing with toppings. They could've given me half as much and I would've been happy. Two people with me also liked their food although I can't remember what they had.

To drink, I had the Manifesto Pale Ale (solid Pale Ale, not spectacular) and the Concentrated Evil (Belgian Strong Dark Ale would be my guess), it was quite tasty and at 11% that was the end of me since it was only lunch. Luckily I wasn't driving. My wife had Base Camp Golden Ale and Foggy Goggle Wit and enjoyed both as well.

If I'm ever lucky enough to get back to the area (it's absolutely beautiful), I would definitely go out of the way to revisit this place. I also bought a couple bombers to bring home and both were awesome. Thumbs up for FiftyFifty. (1,219 characters)

Photo of dougnboston
3.23/5  rDev -23.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

It is the only craft beer place in town, so if you are thirsty, this is the place to go to.

The beers were good not great. It's a brew pub built to fit lots of people. My guess is it's hopping during the ski season, I was there for Spring skiing. It was full for dinner, but not a big crowd.

I didn't think it was that far out of the center of Truckee. Maybe a couple miles, but not real far.

I will say the Nachos use real chunks of steak and that made the plate. Most of the menu was pub fare. The beers were brewed on site except for one guest tap which is always nice to have.

I'd go back as it's a good place with good beer and good service ... but not a top bar by any stretch. (688 characters)

Photo of Inflames
3.73/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

On the other side of the tracks and keep going, if you are looking for this place. Not in the cool downtown area like I would like to see. Conical out front tells you where to stop.

Enter pub and find yourself a seat if you can(evenings are busy). Took a spot at the bar and ordered up a sampler set of brews. Golden,Pale,Trippel,IPA,Borbon Stout,Porter and another beligan. Pale better than IPA, Trippel better than Pale, Porter better than Trippel, Stout the best. Overall I thought this was a pretty very good showing for a newish place.

I ordered a pizza, took there word that it was good, I'm a sucker. Maybe next time I will try another dish. I gave food a 2.5 but I think thats a bit unfair since everyone else seemed to enjoy their food.

I really enjoyed the bourbon barrell stout and would have taken some home but at 15 a bomber no thanks. (857 characters)

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

Visited June 17th, 2007.

Just recently opened, and typical decor for a brewpub. Menu is not extensive, but the fish tacos and sweet potato fries ( included with shrimp appetizer ) were true standouts!

Beer selection is good, with the Trippel and Porter being the best bets, but the IPA, Golden, and Pale Ale lacking in depth and just the basic representation of these styles. The White was dispappointing with too much citrus coming through, and the Stout was "thin".

All in all, a good experience for a new establishment, and although open only 3 weeks, hopefully the beer will improve with time (606 characters)

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FiftyFifty Brewing Co. in Truckee, CA
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.