FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
3.23/5 rDev -25.2%
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.
04-14-2008 11:32:00 | More by dougnboston
District of Columbia
3.63/5 rDev -16%
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).
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.
05-30-2008 04:25:43 | More by radicalsubversiv
3.73/5 rDev -13.7%
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.
04-07-2008 02:48:40 | More by Inflames
3.84/5 rDev -11.1%
Stopped in for a couple beers: Highland Session and Charles on the rye. They were fine. I just had some fries, which were good, but I’m not going to rate food off of a plate of fries. The service was prompt and good. The value pretty standard. They had 14 of their own on tap with some interesting looking barrel aged versions. Worth stopping in if you’re trucking through Truckee.
02-26-2013 04:11:46 | More by Fatehunter
3.9/5 rDev -9.7%
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
06-18-2007 00:24:57 | More by mszuch
4.03/5 rDev -6.7%
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
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. in Truckee, CA
95 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.