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Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Coyote » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:55 am

After shooting Sandhill Cranes in the Kearney area, Brad and I drove up to Ord to see if we could get into Scratchtown Brewing Company, even though it was closed on Mondays. The front door was locked so we went in the Employees Only side door (yes, Brad asked before hand if we could visit them on a Monday) and found Mike Klimek, the Co-owner and Beer Meister, putting labels on some of the just bottled beers. Soon we were joined by Caleb Pollard, Co-owner and Chief Pusher, who gave a private tour of the facility.

First we tried all their beers on tap which were really good, but their Wonder Twins Double IPA had to be one of the best, if not the best, Nebraska beer I have had, so naturally we both came home with a Growler of this brew. We found out that Caleb is growing his own Cascade hops somewhere in the North Loup River Valley, a place where Czech immigrants came with their own beers, and he has actually found wild hops they left behind years ago.

They designed and built their own brewery on the SE corner of the town square and have self-financed their brewery, so they can be as creative as the want, provided the locals still support them. They recently held their Scratch-Patty's Day and their Scratchtoberfest where they sold out the local hotels. Valley County is a boaters paradise so they will be creating various session beers for these pilgrims.

Coming this Thursday we will be able to find their Black Eye Imperial Porter in local stores like Beertopia and some Hy-Vees, so look out for this new great Brewing Company hitting our markets soon!

Store front on the SE corner of Ord's Plaza
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Caleb bringing out some Growlers for Brad and I. Brad must be texting his wife telling her he will be late for dinner.
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Wonder Twins Double IPA
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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Brad » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:00 pm

The Story about finding the Wild Hops growing in the river valley was awesome! I hope once they harvest them they, the lab is able to determine their origin.

Great beer and a couple super nice guys!
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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Coyote » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:22 pm

Brad wrote:The Story about finding the Wild Hops growing in the river valley was awesome!  I hope once they harvest them they, the lab is able to determine their origin.

Great beer and a couple super nice guys!



For me it now brings a whole new meaning to 'Ditch Weed'!
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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Brad » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:01 pm

Awesome news for Omaha Scratchtown Fans!!!

Scratchtown wrote:Scratchtown Brewing Company fans, you will be able to get beer from us all July at Omaha Tap House. We just sent out our MMR Brown Ale, Sandhills Gold Bohemian Blonde, Alpahm Ale Wheat IPA, and TWO saisons: Valley Girl, and Fruit of the Field 7 Grain Saison.
Be sure to head there and check it out!


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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Coyote » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:20 pm

Nebraska breweries win awards

MATT OLBERDING: LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR wrote:Two Nebraska breweries won awards in the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship, the top competition for craft brewers and home breweries.

Scratchtown Brewing Company of Ord won a gold medal in the American Imperial Porter category for its Black Eye Imperial Porter.

In the Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category, Nebraska Brewing Company of Papillion won a bronze medal.

Breweries in the U.S. and a dozen other countries entered nearly 4,000 beers and ciders in the competition, which is held annually in Oxford, Ohio.
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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Brad » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:39 am

Awesome Milestone!

Scratchtown Brewing Company wrote:Today marks a milestone for us. We are brewing our 500th barrel of beer (1 barrel = 31gallons). Now, while this isn't a ton in the whole scheme of things, its a lot for us, brewing 3 barrels at a time, in a rural setting, and selling it ALL in the taproom for the first 18 months!
To put it into perspective, that's 124,000 pints of beer!!!

In celebration, today we are brewing up "Snipe Hunter" Barley Wine. It should clock in at around 12-13% ABV and will be available later this year.
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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Brad » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:26 pm

Top 10 Imperial Porters Brewed in the United States

1. Black Eye - Scratchtown Brewing - Nebraska
2. Wide Awake It’s Morning - Funky Buddha Brewery - Florida
3. Victory at Sea - Ballast Point Brewing - California
4. E.Z.E - Melvin Brewing - Wyoming
5. Birth of Tragedy - Hill Farmstead Brewery - Vermont
6. Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter - Three Floyds Brewing - Indiana
7. The Dark Knight (Returns) - Barley Johns Brew Pub - Minnesota
8. Imperial Porter - Liquid Mechanics - Colorado
9. Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing - Utah
10. Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery - Maryland

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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby SaveOmaha » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:16 pm

Nice nod to Bright Eyes with #2

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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Brad » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:24 pm

Tapping Passions

http://www.openforbusinessmagazine.com/ ... g-passions

“It’s one thing to sit back three years ago and say, ‘I think these things can happen if somebody takes a risk,’” Pollard said. “It’s another thing to go out, do it, and see it happen; to be immersed in it. Then you take a step back and look at it you can only say, ‘holy |expletive|, that’s amazing.’”
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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Brad » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:36 pm

As Coyote mentioned in another thread, the Stonybrook Hy-Vee got 12 bottles of Scratchtown Wonder Twins in. A few other select location got a case as well. I went to two other locations and struck out before Coyote found it today. Even with a limit of one bottle per person, it still goes really fast.

I got a infestation going here...
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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:36 am

Brad wrote: I got a infestation going here...


Yes, you do :cheers: ...

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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby almighty_tuna » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:32 pm

Nice! I can't wait to crack mine open soon as well! That and an imperial porter awaiting me in the fridge, too! :cheers:

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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Brad » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:55 pm

Black-Eye wins Gold!!!

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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:28 pm

Brad wrote:Black-Eye wins Gold!!!


Fantastic showing against stiff competition :cheers: ...

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Re: Scratchtown Brewing Company

Postby Brad » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:42 pm

Great seeing Scratchtown Brewing Co. get reconition from the OWH!

At Scratchtown Brewery in Ord, Nebraska, locals drink to newfound success of once-dying town

http://www.omaha.com/living/the-better- ... a6ab6.html

By Matthew Hansen / World-Herald columnist wrote:Here, in this town of 2,100 people, three business partners — an electrician, an ex-banker and a former Omaha Chamber of Commerce exec — are brewing what may be the best craft beer in the entire state.
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