Friday, April 17, 2015

'Beer To There' Brewery Bike Tour (May 16th)


Another Beer to There is in the works!  This is a fun daytime event where participants pedal their way between Lincoln breweries, including Empyrean, Blue Blood, Ploughshare and Zipline, while enjoying samples at each stop along the way.  The ride is capped off with music and food trucks at the final location.  Grab your bike, and be a part of this awesome event!

Details can bee found on their Facebook page:  HERE

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Empyrean Beer Quest "Triple Hop" Tapping Party @ Jake's Lincoln

From Jake's Cigars & Spirits:


LINCOLN ONLY: This Friday will be a very special tapping party for Empyrean Brewing Company's Beer Quest winning Triple Hop IPA.  Save the Miller jokes, this IPA is for real!

Beer Quest is a quarterly event which starts with 21 homebrewers going head to head in a private competition judged by certified beer judges, with the top 10 beers moving on to the Beer Quest public event. Brewers in this final round serve their beer and speak with the public about what processes and techniques they used to make their beer unique. The public's job is to try each one of the beers and rank the brewers in order of favorite. The winner of the public tasting is crowned the winning brewer, and is awarded the opportunity to brew the winning recipe on Empyrean's big brewery system.

No strangers to the winner's circle, the team of Tim Thomssen, Brian Hoesing and Dean Fryda are again the champs of the recent Beer Quest event.  The theme of the latest competition was "Triple Hop", and brewers were challenged to make the best possible beer using three different hop varieties.  Not only did this beer win the main public judging, but it also won the initial BJCP judging, as well as the closed door "Brewer's Vote".  The trifecta for the triple hop!


While Tim and Brian are off on adventures, Dean "The Dream" will be down to enjoy the winning beer with everyone, so come down and share a pint or two!

Friday, April 17th at 5:00 pm. Jake's Lincoln (14th & P St.).

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Brave New Barrel Fest 2015 (May 17th)

From Zipline Brewing Company:


Zipline Brewing Co. is happy announce Brave New Barrel Fest 2015. A fundraiser for Skate for Change, the beer festival will be held during Lincoln Beer Week on Sunday, May 17th at The Bay skatepark in Lincoln (2005 Y Street).  Featuring more than 20 different breweries, the event will be a celebration of barrel-aged, sour and wild beers. A limited number of tickets are available. You can purchase them at the Zipline taproom or online at:

 
Here's the initial lineup of participating breweries, with more to come in the next week:
 
Big Sky Brewing Co.
Blue Blood Brewing Co.
Boulder Brewing Co.
Brickway Brewing Co.
CIB Brewery
Deschutes Brewing Co.
Empyrean Ales
Farnam House Brewing Co.
Founders Brewing Co.
Gigantic Brewing Co.
Goose Island Beer Co.
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Lucid Brewing Co.
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Nebraska Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing Co.
North Coast Brewing Co.
Ploughshare Brewing Co.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Renegade Brewing Co.
Tallgrass Brewery
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Zipline Brewing Co.

 
 
 
 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

**DATE CHANGE** Ploughshare's Dandy Picking Party

**Due to the moving target of when the dandelions will be in full bloom, the date for Ploughshare's picking party has changed to Sunday, April 19th at 8:00 AM.  Ploughshare would like to assure everyone that waiting until they are at full bloom will maximize the time available for beer enjoyment.**

Original post below:

From Ploughshare Brewing Company's Facebook Page:


When: Sunday, April 19th at 8:00am
Where: Branched Oak Farm - 17015 NW 70th St, Raymond, NE

Come help us pick dandelion blossoms for Ploughshare's Bouton d'Or ("Golden Button") Dandelion Saison. We'll provide refreshments for both the youngsters and those of drinking age, plus a BBQ with Davey Road Ranch grass fed beef wieners and veggie dogs.

While we're out picking, brewer Brendan McGinn will be at the brewery starting the beer. We need to get the blossoms back to the brewery the same day for the freshest result!

“Dandelions should be saved for three reasons: to destroy them is emotionally draining, to poison them threatens the food chain, and to co-exist with them brings beauty and nutrition into our lives.” Jack Walters, “Evidence in Support of Saving the Dandelion”.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lazlo’s On The Lawn: Outdoor Concert and BBQ

From Empyrean Brewing Company Press Release:


OMAHA – Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill presents Finest Hour live in concert on Thursday, May 21 in West Omaha.

Jam the night away while enjoying fresh brews from Empyrean Brewing Co as well as a variety of wines, spirits Lazlo's grilled foods. It’s a unique way to celebrate bar-be-que, beer, music and friends… and kick off the summer.

This family-friendly event has a $5 cover, kids 12 and under are free. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Gates open at 5:00 P.M.

Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill is located 0.2 miles north of 192nd and West Center. Call 402-289-5840 for more information or visit http://www.lazlosbreweryandgrill.com/lazloslawn.html.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ploughshare's Dandy Picking Party

From Ploughshare Brewing Company's Facebook Page:


When: Saturday, April 11 at 8:00am
Where: Branched Oak Farm - 17015 NW 70th St, Raymond, NE

Come help us pick dandelion blossoms for Ploughshare's Bouton d'Or ("Golden Button") Dandelion Saison. We'll provide refreshments for both the youngsters and those of drinking age, plus a BBQ with Davey Road Ranch grass fed beef wieners and veggie dogs.

While we're out picking, brewer Brendan McGinn will be at the brewery starting the beer. We need to get the blossoms back to the brewery the same day for the freshest result!

“Dandelions should be saved for three reasons: to destroy them is emotionally draining, to poison them threatens the food chain, and to co-exist with them brings beauty and nutrition into our lives.” Jack Walters, “Evidence in Support of Saving the Dandelion”.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 8, 2015, Infusion Beer Dinner at Single Barrel, Lincoln


The Single Barrel will be hosting an Infusion Brewing Company Beer Pairing Dinner on Wednesday April 8, 2015
Chef Brandon Harpster will be pairing four courses with four beers from Infusion Brewing Company.
Tickets to the event are $30. The meal will begin at 7:00pm

First Course: No Limitations Mosaic Pale Ale served with Charred Asparagus, Mint, Poached Egg and Crispy Andouille Sausage

Second Course: Blood Orange IPA served with Smoked Trout, Bacon, Radish, Beets, Arugula and Lemon Dressing

Third Course: Butcher Block Brown Ale with Pork Tenderloin, Pickled Apples, Truffle Hollandaise, Smoked Mushrooms and Gnocchi

Fourth Course: Joel Porter with Cream Puff Trio ( Coffee Hazelnut, Chocolate Maple, Vanilla Rosemary) and Caramel Ice Cream

The Single Barrel
130 North Tenth Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 904-4631