FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.95/5
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

11197 Brockway Rd
SPC 1
Truckee, California, 96161-3352
United States

(530) 587-2337 | map
fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Notes:
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

Added by Todd on 11-01-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
59
Ratings:
5,513
Reviews:
1,180
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
5.73%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visited this place for the Eclipse release. The actual restaurant itself is a touch small with the bar area being in my opinion the right size. Needless to say the atmosphere for the party was absolutely insane. I did stop in earlier in the day to check the place out and it was filled with locals and had a good vibe. The service was second to none. I pretty much hung out at the bar all night and chatted with the bartenders Justin and Tiffany were both awesome and very helpful. The selection of food and were beer were just right. Not to much to point where you just get uninterested and not too little to the point where you really can't find what you are looking for. The food was tasty and worth the price. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone and hopefully I will be able to land another ticket for next years release

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Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

My first time coming was for the Eclipse pre-release party last December, and what an amazing party and atmosphere. I have been back since then and their service continues to amaze me. I was most recently at FiftyFifty for their 4th Anniversary party, and from the time My friends and I(abellcal98, porkinator, and loki83) walked in we were treated like royalty. Todd and Kyle made our time amazing by letting us sample some upcoming brews and also City Beer Baril Rouge Baltique. I could not believe we were getting such amazing hospitality. The food is pretty amazing as well, and not too expensive. I really enjoy coming here because I know I will be treated like they actually want my patronage. What I would say is, if someone is ever near, coming through, or in, Truckee, FiftyFifty is one of the best places to stop. And not to mention they brew some of the most amazing Barrel aged stouts around, Eclipse; and also there IPAs are amazing too.

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Photo of heywhileyourup
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The place is modern, but yet somehow down home comfortable. Indoor/outdoor seating.

No problem with the service, they paid as much attention to me, as they did the locals, wich I loved.

Food and beer were of great quality. Very impressive, as it was not their head chef in the kitchen that day. Nice selection on the menu.

Loved the beer. Got a growler of their porter, it was fantastic, and I am not even a porter drinker. Also got a few bottles of their concentrated evil. Amazing taste at 11 abv.

Only complaint on this place is the cost of refilling/filling a growler. average price is around $16. Although it is worth that, it is much higher than the average of other places. Lame complaint, but felt I should come up with something bad about 50/50.

Currently finding a reason to make it back to Truckee.

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4.76/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of largadeer
4.65/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I finally made it to FiftyFifty this year, lured by their Eclipse pre-release party. Special events aside, the brewpub itself is a cool spot. It has a lodge-like appearance with a small grain silo outside that adds a nice touch. The interior is largely wooden, though quite modern. Seating is ample, a medium-sized bar sits probably 20 people and there are plenty of tables.

Beer is the reason I went, and it didn't disappoint. House beers ranged from good to excellent, and Eclipse, of course, is otherworldly. The brewpub serves good albeit fairly expensive food, as well. The menu is diverse, offering more than just typical pub fare.

Service was consistently good, especially at the Eclipse pre-release party, which was one of the most organized and fun beer events I've been to. The brewers were on hand to chat and answer questions about their beers, a nice touch.

A great little brewpub overall, well worth visiting for the beer alone.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Super chill place, food was great. Bartender talked with us about beer forever it seemed like. Their beer has always been good stuff and the big fridge of Eclipse beers before you leave is awesome.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of willjschmidt
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A relatively new brewpub located in Truckee. The atmosphere is a bit upscale. A bar, a few tall tables near the bar, and then a few booths and tables in the other half of the restaurant. They had about 8 beers on tap. A porter, IPA, DIPA, stout, blonde, and a few belgian styles. I had the DIPA and it was very tasty, a very good beer. The food is a bit on the pricy side but everything we ordered was very good. A very good brewpub and a great addition to the Tahoe beer scene. Definitely a must stop if you are lucky enough to be in the area.

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FiftyFifty Brewing Co. in Truckee, CA
3.95 out of 5 based on 5,513 ratings.
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