5050 5th Anniversary & Annular Eclipse Party

By Alicia Barr

The planets have aligned, or more accurately, they will on May 20, 2012. While most of North America will be left out, including local cities like San Francisco and Sacramento, Truckee lies in the path of totality for the annular eclipse coming up later this spring.

It also happens to be the fifth anniversary for our brewery (and our award winning Barrel Aged Imperial Stout named Eclipse™), so we have decided to team up with local non-profit High Fives to host a party in honor of both occasions. You can expect to find a beer garden, barrel-aged spirit garden, and some excellent food offerings. We also plan to “clear out the cellar” to start making room for expansion, and so we will offer some rare bottles for sale including previous vintages of Eclipse, BART, other barrel-aged blends, and some new products as well. A portion of every ticket sale will go directly to the High Fives Foundation.

Additionally, there will be a raffle and a silent auction with proceeds benefitting the High Fives Foundation. Raffle prizes include skis, golf packages, and local gift certificates, while the silent auction will feature one of a kind vintage beer packages.

If you would like to join us, make your way to the brewpub starting at noon on May 20th, where the party is going to be so big it will take over the parking lot! There will be live music, games for the whole family, excellent food and drink, and of course the main event: the Solar Eclipse. Tickets will be available at a discount in advance through our website, and entry includes a food ticket, live music, games for the family, and viewing glasses so you can see the eclipse!

Event Information (subject to change):

  • Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012
  • Time: Noon – 8:30pm
  • Venue: FiftyFifty Brewing Co. (Truckee, CA)
  • Cost: $14 advance, $16 at the door. $8 for children (12 and under)
  • Bounce house, family games, and eclipse viewing
  • Live music throughout the day
  • Food: BBQ smoked over Eclipse barrel wood, Sushi from Drunken Monkey, and more
  • Drinks: FiftyFifty beer, spirits, water and soda for the kids
  • No refunds… we are going to party even if it is raining!
  • Contact Info

    Company: FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
    Contact: Alicia Barr
    E-mail: alicia@fiftyfiftybrewing.com