FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

FiftyFifty Brewing Co. is an independent, family owned brewing company located Truckee CA. We are passionate about craft beer and good times, and were founded on the principle of balance - whether it be hops and barley, work and play, food and beer, or any aspect of life.  

Andy & Alicia Barr, co-founders of FiftyFifty Brewing Co., left their corporate jobs, sold their house, and moved to Truckee because they loved the sense of community, the small town charm, and the beautiful outdoors.  They also love good beer and good food – and so FiftyFifty Brewing Co. was born, living by their Manifesto:

FiftyFifty is designed for us.

Sometimes we feel like hanging out in jeans for a backyard keg and a BBQ, sometimes we feel like suiting up for a 5-course paired meal.

We can be fired up for an 80's dance party, hip-hop, garage punk, or acoustic covers of rock classics from the 60's.

Sometimes we crave a strong Belgian Tripel or a Barrel-Aged Stout, and sometimes we thirst for a nice, light session ale. 

We like the clean lines of a rolled steel bar in a big city, but also the warm welcoming feel that is Truckee.

We appreciate the dedication to the perfect beer with deference to strict style guidelines, but if it tastes good, it is good. That's it!

FiftyFifty is all these things. It is the differing moods in work, life, and play of us and our guests. It is our balance. What's yours?

Find Your Balance.

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Latitude: 39.32187 Longitude: -120.163415 Elevation: 5916 ft
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Alicia Barr

Hours Open

Daily from 11:00am until 10:00pm

Seasons Open

All Year Long

Eco-Friendly Notes

100% Compostable to-go containers and cups.

The spent grain from the brewing process is donated to a local ranch for livestock feed.

Our meat is 100% Natural, and most of our produce is organic.

We source as much produce as possible locally, partnering with both Tahoe Food Hub, as well as the UNR Agriculture program.  We are also founding sponsors of the Truckee Community Garden and the Tahoe Slow Food movement.

We donate our used fryer oil to be turned into Bio-Diesel fuel.

We have custom designed equipment for our Brewhouse that greatly reduces the amount of waste from our brewing process, and helps to keep our local sanitation plant cleaner.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Co-founders and owners Andy & Alicia Barr are full time Truckee residents and are very active in their community.  In addition to the support of numerous local non-profits, Andy is a Rotarian and serves on the Tahoe Forest Hospital Orthopedic Advisory Board, while Alicia volunteers for the Sierra Senior Services and currently serves on the Truckee Town Council.  In their spare time, Andy and Alicia are avid paddleboarders, snowboarders, skiers, mountain bikers and trail runners.  They are also very dedicated to their community.  

ADA Accessibility Notes

Very ADA friendly

Pet Friendly Notes

Our patio is dog friendly, and we will happily provide doggie water bowls to keep you canine quenched.

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