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Re: Local Breweries

Postby almighty_tuna » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:00 am

WBR_Tom wrote:
Brad wrote:From the inbox...

Looks like two breweries in one building!
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So there will be two breweries in that building (104th and a couple blocks south of Giles), Nebraska Brewing Tap Room one mile to the north on roughly 108th & Harrison, and Lucky Bucket two miles to the west on 117th & Giles.

That little area is quickly becoming the brewery capital of the metro, apparently. I like it.


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Re: Local Breweries

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Thanks! Glad to be here; this is an awesome forum.

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Postby Brad » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:05 pm

The guy talking right now to the General Affairs Committee just said there are 47 Licensed Breweries in Nebraska???
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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:24 pm

Brad wrote:The guy talking right now to the General Affairs Committee just said there are 47 Licensed Breweries in Nebraska???


That's more than I ever imagined...

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby buildomaha » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:35 pm

The amount of pay to play politics going on not only in the state, but locally in the Omaha government is mind boggling. What other place does this bill have than to satisfy big beer company donors...?

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Postby Brad » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:34 am

From the Pint 9 FB page, here are their Tap Handles:

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Brad » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:46 pm

Steeple Brewing in Hasting's Progress:

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby yellowcolumbia » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:56 pm

Brad wrote:The guy talking right now to the General Affairs Committee just said there are 47 Licensed Breweries in Nebraska???

Seemed high to me too, but sure enough. 39 out of 42 breweries shipped beer in December. Add in others licensed since Dec or that may have state license but are not yet producing that we know about (V's major, Pint Nine, Kros Strain, Juke) and you are there.
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I updated my spreadsheet based on the state LCC data for end of December, and Nebraska craft brewers produced 39,681 barrels of beer in 2016, a 30% increase from 2015. :banger:
I did my share of consumption to help drive that number, but I'll still push for improvement in 2017. :mrgreen:

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:11 pm

Lol, awesome! Thanks for the list!
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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:22 pm

I went thought the list and highlighted the breweries that I have been too.

So I have wondered, No Thunderhead is Brewed in Kearney? All is brewed in Axtel? So I should scratch that off my list of "Breweries I have visited"?

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby yellowcolumbia » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:27 pm

yellowcolumbia wrote:Seemed high to me too, but sure enough. 39 out of 42 breweries shipped beer in December. Add in others licensed since Dec or that may have state license but are not yet producing that we know about (V's major, Pint Nine, Kros Strain, Juke) and you are there.

I updated my spreadsheet based on the state LCC data for end of December, and Nebraska craft brewers produced 39,681 barrels of beer in 2016, a 30% increase from 2015. :banger:
I did my share of consumption to help drive that number, but I'll still push for improvement in 2017. :mrgreen:


Using the license search on the LCC website, as of today there are 48 licenses under Class L - Craft Brewery (Brew Pub) or Class LK - Brew Pub/Catering.

Those not included in the list above:
PALS Brewing (N.Platte)
Kros Strain
Steeple Brewing (Hastings)
Code Beer Co (Lincoln)
Pint Nine
Vis Major

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby yellowcolumbia » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:31 pm

Brad wrote:I went thought the list and highlighted the breweries that I have been too.

So I have wondered, No Thunderhead is Brewed in Kearney? All is brewed in Axtel? So I should scratch that off my list of "Breweries I have visited"?

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Their Kearney location is still a licensed brewery and you've been there, so it can stay on your list IMHO. I just so happens that they've made a business decision not to brew any beer at that location since 2013 (as far as they've told the state).

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:45 pm

Thanks, I would like to check out the actual brewery sometime in Axtel.

Also, Bull Market Beer and Grill in Valentine, is that the closest thing to visiting Bolo? I didn't even see a sign for Bolo when I was there, just kind of looked like it was in the back of Bull Market and the bartender at Bull Market called them "Our Beers".
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Re: Local Breweries

Postby yellowcolumbia » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:54 pm

Brad wrote:Thanks, I would like to check out the actual brewery sometime in Axtel.

Also, Bull Market Beer and Grill in Valentine, is that the closest thing to visiting Bolo? I didn't even see a sign for Bolo when I was there, just kind of looked like it was in the back of Bull Market and the bartender at Bull Market called them "Our Beers".


Only thing I know about Bolo is that the time I saw it on tap in Omaha, the keg had just kicked so I couldn't try it. The LCC lists the same address for them and Bull Market, so I'd guess they at least share an address. If that's the case, I wonder if the beer to go through a distributor to get from the brewery in the back of the building to the bar in the front of the building. Probably so.

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:46 am

Pint Nine Brewing and Kros Strain Brewing both had tanks delivered this week. You can see photos on their Facebook pages. It looks like they also have a lot of framing and drywall up.

Vis Major Brewing has done a lot of exterior work on their building. You can also see a couple photos on their Facebook page.

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:25 pm

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That is incredible. More than double the sales in gallons in just the past 6 years..

And from what I've tasted from Nebraska brewery's overall, the quality is definitely there..as indicated by this tremendous growth :thumb: ...

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby nebugeater » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:28 am

Any indication of what % of the states beer sales this represents?
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Re: Local Breweries

Postby yellowcolumbia » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:41 pm

nebugeater wrote:Any indication of what % of the states beer sales this represents?


LCC end of Dec revenue report says approximately 46 million gallons of beer in both 2015 and 2016. So Nebraska brewed beer was approx 2.1% in 2015 and 2.7% in 2016.

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby nebugeater » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:03 am

yellowcolumbia wrote:
nebugeater wrote:Any indication of what % of the states beer sales this represents?


LCC end of Dec revenue report says approximately 46 million gallons of beer in both 2015 and 2016. So Nebraska brewed beer was approx 2.1% in 2015 and 2.7% in 2016.



Thanks

It is a big enough % to matter and growing.
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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Coyote » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:47 pm

yellowcolumbia wrote:Jukes Ale Works, downtown Elkhorn, next to Boyd and Charlie's. Projected to open summer 2017.

https://m.facebook.com/Jukes-Ale-Works-324722610986327/

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/ ... -they.html


I was just talking with a Johnson Brother's rep and he said they have a Barrel Aged Imperial Stout that rivals KBS.
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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:01 pm

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yellowcolumbia wrote:Jukes Ale Works, downtown Elkhorn, next to Boyd and Charlie's. Projected to open summer 2017.

https://m.facebook.com/Jukes-Ale-Works-324722610986327/

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/ ... -they.html


I was just talking with a Johnson Brother's rep and he said they have a Barrel Aged Imperial Stout that rivals KBS.


Really now.. That alone will make it worth a trip downtown Elkhorn :thumb: ...

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby yellowcolumbia » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:48 am

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I was just talking with a Johnson Brother's rep and he said they have a Barrel Aged Imperial Stout that rivals KBS.


That would be their "Royal Oil". I love the name, and it is incredibly fitting given the building's previous life as a mechanic's garage. Unfortunately, with Untappd showing use of that name by another brewery previously, I'd be surprised if they can keep it when they go into production.

Although I've not tried it, a buddy indicates that the beer is stellar.

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Coyote » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:14 pm

yellowcolumbia wrote:
Coyote wrote:
I was just talking with a Johnson Brother's rep and he said they have a Barrel Aged Imperial Stout that rivals KBS.


That would be their "Royal Oil". I love the name, and it is incredibly fitting given the building's previous life as a mechanic's garage. Unfortunately, with Untappd showing use of that name by another brewery previously, I'd be surprised if they can keep it when they go into production.

Although I've not tried it, a buddy indicates that the beer is stellar.


Excellent! Can't wait to try it.
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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:57 am

It looks like Vis Major, Pint Nine and Kros Strain are all progressing nicely on their construction. Hopefully they will be open next month!

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:51 pm

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:It looks like Vis Major, Pint Nine and Kros Strain are all progressing nicely on their construction. Hopefully they will be open next month!


Very nice. I look forward to this :thumb: ...

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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:27 am

Kros Strain and Pint Nine had an open house over the weekend as part of the Pint-a-gon bike ride between a few other breweries in the area. I totally forgot to take any pictures, but they are coming along nicely. It sounds like they can both start brewing beer next month, but both still have more construction to be done in the taproom areas and more equipment setup.

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby yellowcolumbia » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:46 pm

Zipline tweeted earlier today that they are looking to open the Omaha taproom next month (may).

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Postby Brad » Wed May 10, 2017 10:25 pm

Finally made it to Bottle Rocket Brewing in Seward. The owner was there and showed me around a bit, very nice guy. Cool old building built in the first have of the 19th century for a grain company. Bottle rocket has recently finished an large party room addition on the back and continues to improve the beer garden. This years 4th of July party will be even bigger than last years. The main floor of the original building has some columns in the middle which if you go up close, are actually old grain chutes! Really cool to see. They also have the Nebraska state record Elk hanging in the tap room too.

I tried 4 beers and they were all nice. Hope to get back some time soon and try the rest.
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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Tue May 30, 2017 10:25 am

Kros Strain and Pint Nine have started brewing beer. Their Facebook pages both say that they should be open in a few weeks! Kros Strain Brewing also has a huge new mural inside their taproom that looks amazing. I don't even know how to describe the art, but it is really unique. Vis Major has done some exterior artwork that looks really cool as well. No Facebook updates on when they can start brewing in their new brewery.

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Coyote » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:51 pm

Vis Major tried to get their COO today but failed HVAC due to walk in cooler issues.
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Re: Local Breweries

Postby yellowcolumbia » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:56 pm

Word is that Jukes has to basically start over with thier building because it lacked proper footings. Hard to support heavy tanks of liquids without those. No word on new eta.

And if you read today's w-h article about beer at the cws, they've now corrected it with some prodding. Nebraska doesn't allow self distribution, now matter how much we'd like it.

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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:37 am

yellowcolumbia wrote:Word is that Jukes has to basically start over with thier building because it lacked proper footings. Hard to support heavy tanks of liquids without those. No word on new eta.

Reddit says Summer 2018

https://www.reddit.com/r/nebraskabeer/c ... ale_works/

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Postby Brad » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:49 am

Steeple in Hastings posted yesterday that they have started brewing.
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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:12 am

Kros Strain and Pint Nine are now open.

I have been to Kros Strain and they had some great beers! Cool looking taproom as well.

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Brad » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:22 am

Good to see Bootlegger getting some pub. Really cool place that the guys at Scratchtown told me about, now its in the OWH:

The Good Life: Ranching couple’s Bootleg Brewers, tucked in the Sand Hills, takes off

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By Paul Hammel / World-Herald columnist wrote:TAYLOR, Neb. — A few miles beyond the middle of nowhere, down a winding and washboarded sand road, past the “Dead End Ranch” sign riddled with bullet holes and over two cattle guards, Ron and Dodie Worm have established their latest endeavor to stay in the Sand Hills.

Three miles off the nearest highway sits Bootleg Brewers, a huge steakhouse, brewery and cabin complex tucked amid the hills and clustered around a lake and a 40-acre beer garden.
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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:16 pm

I was there last year. It was interesting. Cool party place, but not very convenient to get to (or find). There's a stage with live music and a pretty sizable brewery. We were told you could only get their beers at the brewery, which I thought was disappointing.

We did ask the owners about the lack of signage on the highway and were told they are not allowed to put signage on the highway because it's a protected road way. Using GPS we were able to find it, but without the GPS it would have been a struggle. If you're going there, slow down when you think you're getting close to the turnoff from the highway.

Also this place is not at all local. It is several hours from Omaha.

Since we're talking about regional beers (was Keg Creek mentioned?) then you all should stop by Kinkaider's taproom. It's great! It's not too far from Bootleg Brewers.

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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Brad » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:51 am

This thread has always covered all of nebraska and western Iowa.

I did not make it to Kinkaider. After Scratchtown and then Bootlegger, then a stop for a sunset photo, I got in to Broken Bow too late. The directions I was given was head north out of Taylor and look for the windmill on the left, turn there. I did and found it with no problem. I love the sandhills and a brewery out in the middle of nowhere in the sandhills is fine by me. I cruise up and down roads like that all day long on my sandillls photo trip.

Yes, Keg Creek has been mentioned several times. I sill need to get over to their new location.
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