FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout — Spanish 30-Year Rum (2014)

Every year since 2007, FiftyFifty Brewing Co. in Truckee, Calif. has released what has become its most famous beer, known as Eclipse. The base beer is a 10 percent ABV imperial stout named Totality that is brewed between March and April in 300 gallon batches once a year. In May, the beer is then placed into a variety of different barrels for a minimum of 180 days, with each variant leading to a different—sometimes vastly different—final product.

FiftyFifty Old Conundrum On Wood

Eclipse, Eclipse, Eclipse. That's all anyone ever seems to say when FiftyFifty Brewing Company is mentioned. Sure its delicious, well awarded, damn expensive and some versions sell out before the beer is even in bottles. Variants abound trigger that deep seeded sense in our generation to collect them all. A kaleidoscope of colored wax topped bottles, sealing contents too precious for their own good, charm the eyes in a genius display of marketing.