Tahoe Trip

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by DovaliHops, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    The girlfriend and I are heading to Tahoe on Sunday (1/13/12). We're leaving from Fresno early... taking the long route to avoid getting snowed in or risky driving conditions. This means we will be passing through Truckee... Fifty/Fifty is on my mind. Are there any locals that can help me out with any tips...whether they be about driving, specials, beers on draft, etc... Any help is invited. Cheers!
  2. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Anyone willing to chime in???
  3. AdamSimpson

    AdamSimpson Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California
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    Tahoe is a dead zone for beer.

    Dart Liquors in South Lake is the only bottle shop I have encountered. I just hauled Dissident and Abyss still on shelves last week.
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  4. AdamSimpson

    AdamSimpson Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California
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    Oh, and just stick to drinking Eclipse at 50/50
  5. rrryanc

    rrryanc Disciple (310) May 19, 2006 California
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    Their Rockslide IPA can be really good too. It's not always, but when it's on, it's delicious.
  6. Rocket80

    Rocket80 Initiate (155) Nov 18, 2011 California

    Fifty/Fifty is really the only place worth stopping - in fact they may still have bottles of their 2012 Iced BART which was just amazing when I had it at the Eclipse release party.
    If you are dead-set on trying new breweries, there is a brand new one called Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. on the west shore in Tahoe City- they are off to a rough start however (just see the yelp reviews). My visit there last summer they only had TWO of their beers on tap, so I was disappointed.
  7. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Thank you for all of the helpful tips! Crossing my fingers for bottles of Iced BART!
  8. danscott

    danscott Aspirant (238) Jul 15, 2006 California

    Drop me a line if you have time, love to meet ya'll for a pint.
  9. timfoolery

    timfoolery Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2012 California
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    50/50 Saison du Prick was very good.
  10. bird22

    bird22 Disciple (358) Jan 2, 2011 California
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    Lake Tahoe is one of the markets for the newest edition of Stone Enjoy By. Should be arriving up there in the next couple days.
  11. colonelforbin

    colonelforbin Aspirant (228) Aug 23, 2007 California

    Yes, this one was great
  12. RRandez

    RRandez Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2010 Texas

    I'm heading to South Lake Tahoe Friday-Mon. Coming from TX. Bringing Beer. If anyone wants to meet up, trade, or just enjoy...I don't have much time to post on BA, but I'll have some pretty good stuff with me.
  13. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Most of FiftyFifty's lighter beers aren't very good, IMO. I've been there a few times and I'm always a little surprised at how mediocre their saisons, hoppy beers, etc. are. Eclipse is great, and so is their Donner Party Porter.
  14. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (262) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    generally agree with this statement, although I do really like the saison du pric, and the totality imperial stout is very good. But for the most part, their regular lineup is mediocre.
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  15. MisterClean

    MisterClean Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2008 California

    There is a liquor store on 50 before u turn rt at the stop sign. Dave's liquors? Good selection nothing jaw dropping. Also mcduffs has a good selection of beers and apres has a few nice bottles too (raspy and blue chimay). Dart used to be really good, but was not impressed last time there. Good luck!
  16. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    I second the McDuffs recommendation. Awesome food, amazing service, and a pretty decent beer list for the Tahoe area.
  17. tmoney1

    tmoney1 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013

  18. tmoney1

    tmoney1 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013

    My husband and I tried Tahoe Mountain Brewing last weekend. It was awesome actually. They have 8 beers on tap and and the IPA's are great. We saw them at the SF beer fest a while back and had to try the rest on tap. We never really trust Yelp, havent you seen the lawsuits about it? From what I hear if you don't kick down a monthly fee, they will remove all of the good reviews ( just look at the filtered ones). Anyhow, despite the yelp, we tried it anyhow and loved it.
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