TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Truckee's own homegrown brewery, FiftyFifty Brewing Co., recently took home top honors at one of the world's most prestigious beer competitions.-
The 2012 European Beer Star Awards awarded the Gold Medal in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category to Eclipse Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Grand Cru from FiftyFifty. In addition to the Gold, FiftyFifty was also honored with the Bronze Medal for their "Iced Eclipse" in the Ultra Strong Beer category.-
The European Beer Star is one of the most recognized beer competitions in the world, committed to the traditional European art of brewing. The competition evaluates the beers on the basis of purely sensory criteria. Judging of the beers was done by an international expert panel at the Doemens Brewing Academy in Gräfelfing near Munich, with more than 100 beer and brewery experts from all over the globe. "We are so proud to represent Truckee this way in the international beer scene!" said brewer Alyssa Shook.
The entire crew at FiftyFifty is incredibly proud of this accomplishment.- "We couldn't be happier with our results at the European Beer Star," said fellow brewer Gene Curtin. BrewMaster Todd Ashman added, "For the Eclipse Grand Cru we picked 12 of our favorite barrels ranging from three to 20-years-old with a broad spectrum of robustness, depth, and layered complexity. The 2011 Grand Cru was some of our best barrel aging work!"
The 2012 vintage of Eclipse is due to release to the public on Friday, Dec. 7. "We've been sampling the barrels intensively over the past month, and this year's batch definitely lives up to its stellar reputation," said co-founder Andy Barr.
In addition to being available for purchase at the brewery, this year Eclipse will be distributed across the globe to eager markets including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston, Japan and others.
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. at The Rock, located in Truckee at 11197 Brockway Road, between Highway 267 and downtown Truckee. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. To contact FiftyFifty, please call Alicia Barr at 530-587-BEER or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grab a seriously stuffed sammie at new Truckee Togo's
Tahoe-Truckee residents now have a new go-to deli inspired restaurant serving up big, made-to-order sandwiches stuffed with the freshest ingredients. Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, announced the opening of its newest restaurant located at 11991 Highway 267.
At Togo's, there is a commitment to use only the freshest, superior-quality ingredients and meats. California avocados are mashed daily, artisan bread, abundant quantities of lean pastrami, roast beef, turkey and other premium meats are part of Togo's exceptional menu and set the brand apart from other sandwich shops.
The new location is now serving guests daily 10 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information on the new Truckee Togo's, call 530-550-7220 or visit http://www.togos.com.
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Dragonfly gives back to customers who support local business
'Tis the season of giving, and holiday shoppers in Truckee can look forward to a gift from Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Guests who show a sales receipt from a downtown Truckee store for a purchase of at least $25 will receive a 25 percent discount off their bill at Dragonfly.
The discount applies to the entire check except for alcoholic beverages. Dragonfly encourages visitors and locals to support Downtown Truckee merchants with this holiday special. The special lasts Dec. 5-23.
Dragonfly is also giving the gift of great cuisine and healthy competition to Downtown merchants. The merchant who sends the most customers to Dragonfly will receive a complimentary holiday party for their entire staff.
Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee. Reservations for dinner are recommended at 530-587-0557. The Sushi Bar is first come, first served. Check out Dragonfly on the web at www.dragonflycuisine.com or "like" them on Facebook.