At this weekend's Raley Field Brewfest I ran into Fifty Fifty's brewmaster, Todd Ashman, once again, as he was pouring his goods at the event (the trippel simply works!). Todd was with the Barr's, the owners, and the booth seemed to be pretty stinking busy, so there wasn't a whole lot of time for chit-chat. That said, I did learn that the very day they were there pouring Fifty Fifty beers the crew was quietly celebrating their first year in business - their first year open to the public, I should say.
Fifty Fifty is a brewery in Truckee, California, and Todd brings to them a whole hell of a lot of clout - coming from a distinguished career at Flossmoor Station. If you find yourself vacationing in the Tahoe area (where I'll be in a few weeks) you owe yourself a stop in at this place, where you can expect good food and great beer.
Happy Anniversary to the Fifty Fifty team!