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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:43 am

Nebraska Beer Map made by Brad Williams:
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Omaha Breweries
1.  Jaipur Brewery (1992)
2.  Upstream - Old Market (1996)  Upstream Thread
3.  Upstream - Legacy (2003) Same Thread as Above
4.  Nebraska Brewing Co (2007)  NE Brewing Thread
5. Lucky Bucket (2008)   Lucky Bucket Thread
6. Infusion Brewery (2013)  Infusion Thread
7. Benson Brewery (2013)  Benson Brewery Thread
8. Farnam House (2013) Goldenrod Thread
9. Brickway (2013)  Borgata Thread
10. Scriptown (2014) Scriptown Thread

Planned Breweries
Boiler Brewing Company - Lincoln, NE (2016)
Vis Major Brewiner - Omaha (2016) Vis Major Thread
Steeple Brewing - Hastings, NE (2016)
First Street Brewing - Hastings, NE (2016)
Jukes Ale Works - Elkhorn, NE (Summer 2017)

Nebraska Breweries
N1.  Empyrean Ales - Lazlos (Lincoln - 1990) Empyrean Thread
N2.  Gottberg (Columbus - 1995)
N3.  Spilker Ales (Cortland - 1996)  Spilker Ales Thread
N4.  Thunderhead Brewing (Kearney - 1999)
N5. ShillingBridge (Pawnee City - 2007)
N6. Beaver view (Albion - 2011)
N7. Blue Blood (Lincoln - 2011)
N8. Soaring Wings (Springfield - 2011)
N9. Zipline (Lincoln - 2012)
N10. Scratchtown (Ord - 2013)
N11.  Platte Valley Brewery (Kearney - 20??)
N12. Ploughshare (Lincoln - 2014)
N13. Modern Monks (Lincoln - 2014)
N14. Lazy Horse Vineyard (Ohiowa, NE - 2015)
N15. Bottle Rocket Brewing Company (Seward - 2016)
N16. Loop Brewing (McCook, NE)
N17. Bolo Brewing (Valentine, NE)
N18. Prairie Pride Brewing (Grand Island)

Iowa Breweries
I1. C.I.B. Brewery - Carson (about 20 miles east of Omaha)
I2. Keg Creek Brewing Company - Glenwood
I3. Olde Main Brewing Co. - Ames
I4. Brick Street Brewing Company - Woodbine

Chain Breweries
Rock Bottom (Des Moines) (Closed Omaha Location)
Granite City (St. Cloud)

Historic Breweries (Closed)
Metz - 1859-1961
Fred Krug Brewing Company - 1859-1936
Storz (The Original) - 1876-1972
Falstaff - 1917-1975

Other
Moonstruck Meadery (Bellevue - 2011)  Moonstruck Meadery Thread
Nebraska Hop Growers Association
Lot 2 (2013)  Lot 2 Thread

Closed/Never Happened
Aksarben Brewing - CLOSED
Jobbers Canyon Brewery - CLOSED
Omaha Brewery - North Downtown (20??)  318 North End Thread Thread
Chaser Brothers (20??)
Storz (V2.0) - Beer not brewed in house - Contracted out to different breweries in NE and IA - CLOSED
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Postby Linkin5 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:56 am

Spilker Ales the best!

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Postby Brad » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:09 am

I added a couple dates to your List.  Upstream Legacy was 2003, Nebraska Brewing Company was 2007.

How is your list sorted?  Open, Under Construction, Announced, outside Omaha?

Why are Krug Park and Lot 2 on your list?
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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:26 am

Brad wrote:I added a couple dates to your List.  Upstream Legacy was 2003, Nebraska Brewing Company was 2007.

How is your list sorted?  Open, Under Construction, Announced, outside Omaha?

Why are Krug Park and Lot 2 on your list?


I intended it to be sorted first by location , then open date/opening date/announced...
I recall reading Lot 2 was intending their own small brew batch in their basement,
so I included MicroBrews/Craft Breweries, and home/business brews...
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Postby Brad » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:29 am

Is Krug Park also doing their own beer?  I haven't seen it when I have been there.
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Postby icejammer » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:33 am

C.I.B. Brewery - Macedonia (about 20 miles east of Omaha)
Keg Creek Brewing Company - Glenwood
Olde Main Brewing Co. - Ames
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:34 am

Lot 2 and Baxter both have their own brews, the owner of the two is opening Scriptown.

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Postby Brad » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:35 am

Cool, added them

Also added now closed breweries at the bottom too.
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:43 am

I would guess he will be brewing the beer for the lot of them once Scriptown opens though.

This thread could get confusing, but Storz is actually being brewed out of Blue Blood in Lincoln right now.  I have no idea if that will change when the riverfront location opens though.

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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:45 am

Thunderhead Brewing is in Kearney.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:47 am

I tried to find what I thought was an article about Benson Beers, but can't find anything on Krug Park brewing their own, so they are removed, until I can find that article...

And I don't know when Lot 2 will be in house yet...
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Postby Brad » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:49 am

Soaring Wings and Moonstruck are both brewing now?
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:51 am

Coyote wrote:I tried to find what I thought was an article about Benson Beers, but can't find anything on Krug Park brewing their own, so they are removed, until I can find that article...

And I don't know when Lot 2 will be in house yet...


Check the Scriptown thread.  It doesn't say if they are brewed in house right now or not though, just that the current brewer(who has been named national home brewer of the year) cannot keep up with production.

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Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:58 am

What about that 313 or 303 or whatever brewery that was supposed to be in North Downtown? Is that dead?
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:00 am

MadMartin8 wrote:What about that 313 or 303 or whatever brewery that was supposed to be in North Downtown? Is that dead?


318 North End is the name of the whole development.  Omaha Brewery name of the brewery supposed to go into it, not a lot of progress lately it seems though.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:01 am

Brad wrote:Soaring Wings and Moonstruck are both brewing now?


That's what I said in another thread a few days ago about Soaring Wings...
And No - Moonstruck is still a Meadery, but I included it as such...
Read an article by Beer Advocate (thanks Brad) that says Jaipur was Omaha's first BrewPub that opened in 1992?
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Postby iamjacobm » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:04 am

Are we counting Borgata?  More distillery that brewery, but they are going to do beers.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:08 am

iamjacobm wrote:Are we counting Borgata?  More distillery that brewery, but they are going to do beers.


Yes, Borgata will be brewing craft beers.
I had included that in my original draft (no pun intended) but then my wifi went nofi...
Included on the list now.
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Postby Brad » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:30 am

I need to get down to ShillingBridge (Pawnee City - 2007).

Railroad themed beers and an old Rock Island railroad bridge on the property!
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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:31 am

Soaring Wings explores beer after a decade of winemaking

Soaring Wings Brewing Growler

We now carry Soaring Wings Growlers so you can take your favorite beer home!  They are $6.00 each plus tax.  You purchase the growler and chose which beer refill you'd like in the growler!  Once your growler is empty, just bring it back in and have it filled again... the growler is yours to keep!

Current Tap List:

Pegasus
ABV 4.5   IBU 8
Light and refreshing but full flavored German Helles style Lager

Low Level Lager
ABV 5.47   IBU 8
Light, American style lager

Raspberry Wheat
ABV 4 IBU 11
A crisp German wheat with a hint of raspberry. A refreshing Summer favorite!

White Stripe Wit
ABV 4.9   IBU 14
Belgian style white beer, infused with coriander and orange peel.

Jack's Nut Brown
ABV 3.9   IBU 13
A summer style nut brown - light bodied and refreshing. Tried and tested gluten free!

Aviator English Ale
ABV 4.5   IBU 11
English session beer with low hop bitterness - think Boddingtons or Tetley's

Hop Zeppelin Double IPA
ABV 8  IBU 67 or greater
Double Hop IPA.  Double the alcohol and double the hops for all you "hop" lovers!

Blackbird
ABV 6.2   IBU 25
Creamy Dark Stout with coffee overtones.

Past and Seasonal Beers:

Sleigh'er Scotch Ale
This holiday beer is full of vanilla, cinnamon, and cherry notes-the Gingerbread man's drink of choice

Afterburner Red Ale
A uniquely hoppy red ale.

Hammerhead ESB
Like a mild English IPA

Bombadier Brown Ale
A nut brown ale with coffee/espresso/chocolate overtones with a distinctive crisp rye flavor

Sun Spell Ale
Belgian Patersbier. A session style Belgian ale that refreshes on a hot summer day!
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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:39 am

A little trivia:

Spilker Ales' Hopluia, introduced in 16oz. cans in January 2005, is the first canned Nebraska beer since Falstaff closed in 1984. Some of the old tap handles still list the beer as Hopalleuia
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Postby Brad » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:08 pm

Coyote wrote:A little trivia:

Spilker Ales' Hopluia, introduced in 16oz. cans in January 2005, is the first canned Nebraska beer since Falstaff closed in 1984. Some of the old tap handles still list the beer as Hopalleuia


Hey, you can play trivia with yourself... :;):

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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:17 pm

Brad wrote:
Coyote wrote:A little trivia:

Spilker Ales' Hopluia, introduced in 16oz. cans in January 2005, is the first canned Nebraska beer since Falstaff closed in 1984. Some of the old tap handles still list the beer as Hopalleuia


Hey, you can play trivia with yourself... :;):

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Funny what you forget in 8 years!


Hola! I almost remember that... 2005 that is...
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Postby Brad » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:46 pm

Anyone heard of this?

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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:04 pm

Just remembered Jobbers Canyon Brewing - how many recent short lived breweries have we had?
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Postby Uffda » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:29 pm

Iowa. Peace Tree brewing. http://www.peacetreebrewing.com/


http://www.midwestmicrobrews.com/nebraska.html

Click on a state to see a list.

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Postby nativeomahan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:47 pm

Great idea to start this thread!
I would add Granite City and Rock Bottom's Omaha locations to your map, as well as Lazlo's.

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Postby Coyote » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:49 pm

I guess I will have to make our own map for this thread and number accordingly. That map I found online looks like it was at least three years old.
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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Brad » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:09 am

Coyote wrote:(5) Murphy's Wagon Wheel (Hastings)


I was there last summer.... I don't think its brewery.  I asked what kind of beers they had and our server told us, "Sam Adams, Boulevard, and a few of the regulars".
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Postby Brad » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:29 pm

Driving through Nebraska Yesterday, I heard an add for a Winery/brewery in Lexington, NE.  Anyone heard of that?

Also, unless someone proves otherwise, I am removing Murphy's Wagon Wheel from the list, when I was there they didn't have a brewery and I haven't found anything to prove otherwise.  Everything I have seen including my visit, they are just a bar.
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Postby iamjacobm » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:26 pm

Really interesting read on the brewing scene in Nebraska and a possible change in laws to help it out.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20131005/NEWS/131009244/1685#craft-brewers-seek-looser-distribution-laws-tax-relief

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Postby bargainhunter » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:58 pm

Thanks for putting the list together.  I have been throwing the idea around of doing a metro'ish brewery bus tour.

Heading to Keg Creek on Saturday night.  I sampled four of their beers at the Loess Hills Wine Festival and they were all great.

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Postby icejammer » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:09 pm

A newer brewery to add to the list, Brick Street Brewing in Woodbine:

Brick Street Brewing flows in Woodbine, creating buzz across the region

. . . And almost four years to the day after they started working on their first batch of beer, the couple created their own brewery and tasting room in downtown Woodbine. The Eilers’ Brick Street Brewing Company opened the last weekend of September, just in time for the annual Applefest, and has been growing ever since. . . .
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Postby Brad » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:21 pm

Cool!  Added it to the list.
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Postby Brad » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:54 am

I found a beer I don't like without ever even trying it...

Old barn moving into new brewery!

Micah Mertes / World-Herald staff writer wrote:A Lincoln brewery's giving an old barn new life.

Ploughshare Brewing Co. spent last month razing a 130-year-old barn outside southeast Lincoln. Professional carpenters and volunteers brought it down piece by piece, and now Ploughshare hopes to use the lumber for its taproom interior.


If they wanted to give an old barn new life, they should have built the tap room in the darn barn.



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Postby Coyote » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:00 am

What he^ said.
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Re: Local Breweries

Postby Coyote » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:51 pm

Just had a nice talk with the Spirits Manager at the Stony Brook Hy-Vee. I was told by a local beer distributer that he has the best selection of beers in town and even rivals Beertopia right now. KJ Harnach has his Brewers Assistance license and has been an apprentice at Boulder Brewery for a while. He told me that all Hy-Vee's in the 6 state region will eventually have a full restaurant attached (the one in Plattsmouth already does, and the Applewood one is building theirs now), but the Stony Brook Hy-Vee will have taps, he said between 4 to 10, and that the beer will be cutting edge, I think maybe some he is brewing out of Boulder, but he was very excited about this. They will start construction in February and be finished by April, the Italian and Chinese food court will still be there (NE corner) but they will shut down at 4:30 and by 5:00 have the tables set with linen and all.
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Re: Local Breweries

Postby jessep28 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:49 pm

The wine and spirits manager also plays tuba for the Barry Boyce Band.
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