FiftyFifty Brewing Company | Truckee, California
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FiftyFifty Brewing Company
Good based on 30 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

11197 Brockway Rd
Truckee, California United States 96161 [ print map ]
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Hours: Sun - Thur 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM

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FiftyFifty Brewing Company

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Beer Available At FiftyFifty Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
FiftyFifty Trifecta Belgian Style Tripel 63, FiftyFifty Annularity 97, FiftyFifty Vanilla BART (2015) , FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Four Roses Single Barrel 99, FiftyFifty Raspberry Totality Imperial Stout , FiftyFifty Foggy Goggle Belgian White 54, FiftyFifty Truckee Blonde Reserve , FiftyFifty Base Camp Golden Ale 48, FiftyFifty Saison du Prick 82, FiftyFifty Farmhouse Ale , FiftyFifty Belgian Lipstick , FiftyFifty California Pale Ale (CaPa) 91, FiftyFifty Evilís Little Brother , FiftyFifty Cherry Annularity , FiftyFifty Cosmic Unicycle , FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Woodford Reserve Barrel 99, FiftyFifty Rockslide IPA 94, FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmasterís Grand Cru Blend 2011 100, FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - High West Rye Barrel 99, FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Vanilla Bean 99
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30 reviews for FiftyFifty Brewing Company
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  67%
 Selection  74%
 Food  72%
 Value  63%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  82%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | September 28, 2009
I stopped in on my way to Reno. The bartender was very friendly and I talked to the brewerís brother for a bit. The ambiance is like a fusion of ski lodge meets contemporary. They seem to have a strong local following. I did not eat, but the food looked good. The beers I tried were excellent. Make sure you have a map or GPS, this place is hard to find.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg  (32) Seattle, Washington | August 11, 2009
Sunday afternoon stop in July and once we past there near empty inside seating, I was happy to sit in the warm sun and notice that Eclipse was on the board; no food was ordered, but menu and passing dishes looked pretty tasty; staff was enjoyable except for the obligatory directions for drinking my sampler; beers were all above average IMO and quite tasty, including the Foggy Goggle; after some back and forth the waitress brought me some bonus samples of the just tapped Golden Ale and non-BA Imperial Stout; nice new "old" architecture and overall a great stop on my way to the lake; highly recommended
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye  (29) Ocean Beach, San Diego, California | July 29, 2009
Stopped by here Monday night on our trek back home. Set in a rustic yet new building, looks slightly upscale for a brewpub. Had six beers listed on tap, but ended up being out of their BA oatmeal stout (the beers were the wit, concentrated evil, IPA, DIPA, and the porter). Not busy when we showed up @ 8:30. Food seemed like it was trying to be a couple steps up from standard pub fare. GF got the fish tacos which were OK, and I got the ahi BLT which was pretty good. Service was good enough, though the waitress knew pretty much nothing about their beers. They were out of my first two choices for t-shirts. The two beers I had were solid enough. If I lived in Truckee I donít know if I could make it my regular haunt, as the DIPA was $7 a pint and the IPA was $6, IIRC. Food was slightly pricey.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine  (29) Whalezbro, Illinois | July 21, 2009
Great place just slightly outside of downtown Truckee. I love the beers at FiftyFifty, especially the strong beers and special seasonals. The barrel aged Roundabout Stout is amazing. Food is very good here and the staff is generally friendly. Definitely worth the stop whenever you are in Truckee to see whatís new.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | December 24, 2008
Stopped in last summer with nearly my entire family. Had a nice dinner sitting out in the heat of the spacious patio. Pretty good sampler with seven decent sized glasses. House beers were all solid, except the concentrated evil, which was too herbal and sweet. Had firestone walker velvet merkin on as a guest beer, which was a pleasant surprise. Pretty cool setup inside with a big chalkboard of brews above some stacked oak barrels holding what I think was their imperial stout. Friendly staff and good service. The food was pretty solid. I got a seared ahi BLT which sounded a litle odd at first, but I love seared ahi and this was actually really good. I*m definitely making a point of stopping by whenever I am up at Tahoe from now on.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | October 17, 2008
Nice, modernly designed brewpub in a quiet section of Truckee. Seven beers on tap when we stopped: Kolsch, Golden Ale, Pale Ale, IPA, Porter, Concentrated Evil, and Tripel. The lower ABV beers were good, but the larger beers (Tripel, Concentrated Evil) were disappointing, overly sweet. Onions wings, ribs, fish tacos, fried fish, etc. - all of the food we ordered was excellent and generous. Pints were about $4-5, samplers were $8.50. Didnít seem to have any drink specials, and their website doesnít have much information. After the sampler, ordered a pint of Kolsch and then sort of ran out of interest... Worth a stop, at least, especially for the food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD  (111) Portland, Oregon | September 8, 2008
Ok this place rocks on a number of levels. First we were driving up to crash in Truckee pre burning man and we were going to probably miss the kitchen so we called ahead and they took our orders on the phone and they were ready when we got there. The pizza was really pretty damn good, both my bbq chicken and my girlfriendís vegan pizza, they messed hers up and left a cheese veggie on the table I think I ate a full large pizza myself. Michael the Bar Tender is cool, the beer was overall excellent, I just wish the impy was there for me. Great Brewery great service great attitude, yum glug yum.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere  (469) Ottawa, Ontario | August 25, 2008
Went there in August of 2007, 10 weeks after they opened. The place is very modern, with lots of hues of red. Ordered the sampler that day, on a quiet afternoon. Service was very attentive, and got a few extra samplers and a visit of the brewer. Brewer used to work at Flossmoor Station. Decent food menu.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Inflames  (30) California | April 7, 2008
Overall not a bad pub, I wasnít sold on the food but the service was decent and their beers were very enjoyable. It was busy when I was here on a thursday evening. I look forward to returning when the weather is better and the ski crowd has left.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 8/20
DYCSoccer17  (324) Woodland, California | August 19, 2007| Updated July 5, 2010
8/17/07. Arrived here on a Friday evening with grant for dinner at about 630pm. Was a bit of a challenge to find, but thankfully they town is small. Parking is challenging, so beware. Upon walking in, there are scattered tables with some TVs and the bar is on the right. We sat on the patio, which is rather large. It seemed pretty dead and there were lots of employees just standing around doing not much of anything. The decor was some mix of a lodge-industrial type setting. The bathrooms were clean and without grafitti. We both ordered the sampler platters of beer. Our server was pretty inattentive. She was also wearing these god-awful wrinkled transparent pink pants. She was wearing horizontally-striped green and white underwear. Normally, this would be hot, but this girl wasnít overly attractive and this is a family oriented brewpub. She also said that their Dubbel had no hops at all in it and their Amarillo IPA was brewed with "yellow hops". The meatloaf that I ordered was relatively dry and lacked flavor. It was kind og like a big meatball. The potatoes and squash/zukes were good, though. I will probably go back because it is new and there are lots of kinks to iron out. Hopefully things will get changed. (4/2/6/4/na/8 40)---Just visited this place again. I was again underwhelmed with this place. It was mostly empty and there was about a dozen patrons at the bar. The bartender was incredibly inept, and I overheard him saying how incredibly busy it was. As someone who has worked in the industry, I find this incomprehensible. I also find it inexcusable that he failed to acknowledge me for over 5 minutes while sitting at the bar. I go the spinach dip, which was pretty decent, but nothing spectacular. The only redeeming part of this visit is that they had their Imperial Stout on tap, which is the pre-barrel aged Eclipse. Anyway, I donít know why so many people have such a hard-on for this place. The beers are mostly average, the service is abysmal, and the food is just passable.

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