There's nothing quite as satisfying as an aprés beer. After a long day taking runs on the hill, there's something so refreshing about a cold brew. And with craft beer making it possible to think outside the can, you're now able to experience beer that has been brewed in the same mountains you just shredded, making for an even more memorable experience.
USA Today put together a new 10 Best list, with 10 Ski Resort Breweries Made For Aprés and our friends at FiftyFifty Brewing Co. were selected to the list, representing our town with pint-pride. With microbreweries featured from all over the country, we can speak from experience (ok, maybe we're biased) that FiftyFifty was a great choice to represent the west.
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With close proximity to Northstar Ski Resort, the location is an easy option for skiers and snowboarders finishing a day on the mountain, but also conveniently located for locals coming from town after work or gathering friends.
As for the beer, FiftyFifty is known for barrel-aged stouts with medal winning Donner Party Porter, Eclipse Imperial Stout, FiftyFifty Imperial Stout and Totality. Plus they offer a menu of pub food that we have extensively reviewed and can confirm is delicious.
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Opening in 2007, husband and wife founders Andy and Alicia Barr were relatively early in the growing trend of craft and microbrewing in the Tahoe Basin. Starting, much less maintaining, a business in a small town beholden to weather and visitors is no easy feat. Reflecting on their 10 year anniversary, Barr points to the reasons they've been able to thrive.
"We realize the reason we've been here for 10 years is because of the local's support in the off-season. The tourists will find the breweries when they're here visiting, but it's the support of the loyal locals that we would like to say 'thank you' for."
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That's something we can attest to and aspire to as we grow our business. We say it a lot, but their really is something special about this community that lasts beyond busy season. So cheers to our friends up the road on this achievement. Keep up the good brew!
While we'll leave the brewing to Andy and Alicia, we're happy to do the drinking and provide apparel for our fellow beer drinkers with a few our frothy favorites. Plus all Men's items are 25% Off right now using code MMAN25.
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