FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

11197 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA, 96161, United States
(530) 386-6664
Latitude: 39.32198, Longitude: -120.16361

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.13 | Atmosphere: 4.38 | Service: 4.44 | Food: 4.00
86.2
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 4 reviews.
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4
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Saturday 10th of October 2009 11:49:26 AM
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This is a new brewery in Truckee, California. It has a slightly upscale decor with wood tables and chairs, a bar with Flatscreen TV's the brewing system in view. I started with Base Camp Golden Ale which has a lite malt sweet aroma but has moderate hop bitterness, a good beer to start. Then I had Trifecta Belgian Triple that had some noticeable alcohol warming and a slight phenolic Belgian note, slightly cloudy with moderate bitterness to balance, this is a big beer! Foggy Goggle Belgiam Wit has some slight sourness in the initial taste, some spice like coriander but listed as orange peel and chamomile. An agressive blend and very unique, a really good beer. Manifesto Pale Ale has a lite floral aroma, moderate hop bitterness and flavor but the hops are somewhat more of a harsh variety or this beer is more like and IPA, very clear and a good beer. Rockslide IPA has good floral hop aroma with big pine and some grapefruit flavor with good hop bitterness and flavor. This beer is aggresively hopped and clear with good maltiness to balance. Landslide Double IPA has a nice golden color and is somewhat cloudy with a big piney hop aroma, some big malt and alcohol with big hop bitterness and flavor. This is a big beer and right in style for a double IPA. Donner Party Porter has some certain chocolate and bourbon aroma, some dark malt sweetness and chocolate malt flavor with some soft edge but lingering chocolate malt bitterness and some moderate alcohol warming and expresso type flavor. The tan creamy head persists on this one. Next came a Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout with moderate roasted aroma and a lite bourbon aroma. It has some moderate dark malt, slight malt sweetness with some moderate hop bitterness to balance. Eclipse Barrel aged Imperial Stout has nice depth of character and is well balanced. There is obviously some big malt alcohol and hops and moderate bourbon flavor. This is a great beer bordering on fantastic. All these samplers were fairly high in alcohol and I actually caught a buzz off the sampler which usually doesn't happen. The only food I tried was the fries and they were good with a large portion. I look forward to going back to this brewery again someday when I am in the area. I feel if you like big beers and also Bourbon type beers this would be the place.

I stopped by thjis summer....This place has gotten expensive. The lite beers the pints are $4 for the cheapest light beer the Truckee Blonde Reserve. The other beers range all the way up to $5.50 for the pale ale, $6.25 for the IPA and 6.95 for the Imperial Stout.

The food seemed expensive as well. $6.95 for Garlic fries?

Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A
83.3
Overall

kp (19)
Tuesday 21st of July 2009 06:11:18 PM
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July 2009

Nice brewpub tucked away in a mountain town. Place was fairly busy late on a holiday Sunday afternoon, but I had no trouble finding a seat at the small bar that seats maybe 8-10 people. Several tables plus a patio that I did not visit.

Nine really great beers available including a barrel aged stout, and bot a double IPA and regular IPA.

Got a calzone and it fed me for two meals. Ate half for an early dinner and finished the other half the next morning for breakfast.

I wish this was one of my local brewpubs.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.25
81.7
Overall

BahHumBrew (535)
Sunday 25th of May 2008 07:27:26 PM
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Opened last spring in a new retail area, this brewpub has a nice bar with several tall tables nearby. The dining area is good sized and the menu has a variety of unusual entrees as well as normal pub fair. Food prices are a bit steep but the portions are large. There are a couple of flat screens in the bar area and also several tables on the outside patio.
Typically there are 9-10 house brews on tap, but their inventory has fluctuated significantly over the past year. I have previously enjoyed Rockslide IPA, Donner Party Porter and Roundabout Stout. They do have frequent brewmaster's specials, now featuring a Klosch and a nice Alt Bier, plus the stout is currently a barrel aged imperial (Eclipse in an 8 oz snifter for the price of a premium pint). The service is prompt but the wait staff does not seem to provide specific information about the brews.
This has become a regular stop on my trips to and from the SF Bay area on I80. I had hoped to regularly take brews home but due limited storage capacity, the darks and IPA have been in short supply. Perhaps my experience simply reflects seasonal adjustments and will improve with the arrival of summer plus I've heard that some additional tanks are in the works.
Edit 08/08: We enjoyed a nice meal and I savored a pint of Concentrated Evil (DD was very happy with a Beck's NA). This Belgium strong dark is slated to appear at GABF with offerings from three collaborating breweries. Whiskey barrels on display are working their magic that will yield an aged imperial stout late next month. The current guest brew is Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin (Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout). And, I was able to score some IPA to take home (thanks TASH). All the staff was friendly and I am looking forward to more frequent visits in the future.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.0
95.0
Overall

Otterbrew (5)
Friday 18th of January 2008 11:59:16 AM
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Not being familiar with the area, this place was a little tough to find since it isn't in the downtown Truckee area. With my family, we were quickly seated, with no reservations, but the place soon filled.
They were out of their IPA, and the Belgian Triple, but I had a nice Pale Ale and Porter. The beers were clean, but served a little cold. Both were quite good.
The food was quite good, and the service was fine even though the place was packed by the time we were ready to leave.
If you are in the area, I would recommned this place, but you might want to get there a little early (at least on a Saturday night).
Selection: 3.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.25
85.0
Overall
On Tap 05/12
On Tap 05/12
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Tap List - 05/08
Tap List - 05/08
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Growler signed by Todd
Growler signed by Todd
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Tanks near the bar
Tanks near the bar
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FiftyFifty front entry
FiftyFifty front entry
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