Friday, May 15, 2015

Hops for Harmony 2015

From their flyer…


When: Wed, Jun 3, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Werner Park, Highway 370 & 126th St, Papillion

Join us for an evening of beer tasting and great food.

> Tickets on sale now (must be 21 years of age or older to attend)
> $40.00 in advance
> $45.00 day of the event
> Tickets available at participating area Hy-Vee Stores (customer service counter)
> Tickets available online at: or

Beer Partners

Empyrean Brewing Co.
Granite City Food & Brewery
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Upstream Brewing Company
Nebraska Brewing Company
Zipline Brewing Company
Blue Blood Brewing Co.
Storz Brewing
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Goose Island Brewery
Infusion Brewing Company
Spilker Ales
Boulevard Brewing Company
Samuel Adams Brewing Company
Benson Brewery
Keg Creek Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing
Brickway Brewery & Distillery
Farnam House Brewing Company
Cathedral Square Brewery
Diageo/ Guinness
Spoetzl Brewery—Shiner Bock
Shock Top
Summit Brewing Company
Stella Artois—Cidre
Hoegaarden Brewery
Oskar Blues Brewery
Backswing Brewing Co.
Railroader’s Brew Club
Soaring Wings Vineyard

Food Partners

Granite City Food & Brewery
Brewsky’s Food & Spirits
We’ll Smoke U BBQ
Fire Barn Sports Bar & Grill
Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill
Ovations Food Service-Werner Park
Ragazzi’s Pizza
Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen
Northwoods Cheese Haus
Jimmy Johns—Papillion
Godfathers Pizza—LaVista
IXTAPA Mexican Grill

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lincoln Beer Week, May 11th through May 17th

Here is a brief sample and rundown of the scheduled events for Lincoln Beer Week 2015. For a full list of the events, please visit: Lincoln Beer Week

May 11th

Don't Be Scared! Lagunitas Night
Location: Jake's
Time: 5:00 pm
Information: We will be tapping Scarecity Rye Cocoa Porter, a limited series beer from Lagunitas made with four types of rye malt and coca nib infused candi syrup

Empyrean Brewing and Sushi Pairing
Location: Moran's
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Information: We will be tapping a keg of Empyrean Brewing Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison with a special slice of Sushi. Free samples of other products from Empyrean will also be available at this event.

May 12th

Cheese Night + Goose Island Beer Company
Location: Whole Foods Market
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Information: Our monthly cheese night with the addition of craft beer. A Certified Cheese Professional will be pairing cheese with products from Goose Island.

New Belgium: Pucker Up Night
Location: Jake's
Time: 5:00 pm
Information: We will be tapping two sour beers from New Belgium, Leopold's Apple Whiskey Barrel Oscar and Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek.

Zipline Brewing and Kitchen Sink Cookie Company Pairing
Location: Moran's
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Information: We have teamed up with Zipline Brewing Company and Kitchen Sink Cookie Company to bring you another cookie and beer pairing for Lincoln Beer Week. Free samples while supplies last.

May 13th

Lincoln Beer Week Picnic with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Sips and Suds
Location: Moran's
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Information: We will be pouring samples of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company selection of cans while Sips and Suds will be grilling up Bratwurst sliders with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Mustard and a side of Potato salad.

Nebraska Brewer's Bash Pint Night
Location: Longwell's
Time: 8:00 pm
Information: Every Wednesday Night is Pint Night at Longwell's. Snag your first pint for $8.00 and keep the glass, refills $3.00. All of the local/Nebraska craft beers available on draft will be part of pint night, and there will be free swag throughout the event.

May 14th

Breakfast with Founders
Location: Jake's
Time: 5:00 pm
Information:  Executive Chef Brandon Harpster from Single Barrel will be pairing dishes with Curmudgeon Old Ale and Kentucky Breakfast Stout from Founder's Brewing Company

May 15th

Local Barrel Aged Bonanza
Location: Jake's
Time: 5:00 pm
Information: Get your pallet ready for Brave New Barrel Fest by with barrel aged beers from three local breweries. Empyrean Mango Imperial IPA aged in Chardonnay Barrels, Blue Blood Outlaw Series Wine Barrel Aged Wicked Snout and Zipline Brewing Company Rum Barrel Aged Black IPA will be available on tap throughout the night.

Brickway Brewing Company tasting with Ivanna Cone
Location: Moran's
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Information: TBD

May 16th

Craft Beer One Day Sale
Location: Whole Foods
Time: All Day
Information: We are celebrating Lincoln Beer Week with 25% off on all craft beer. Get here early for the best selection

Let's All Get Stoned
Location: Jake's
Time: 5:00pm
Information: A firkin of Stone IPA with Spanish Cedar will be tapped.

May 17th

Brave New Barrel Fest
Location: The Bay
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Information: Details of the event are listed below on this site, and include an in depth menu of all the beers that will be available at the event.

Party like a Lannister Night
Location: Jake's
Time: 5:00 pm
Information: Enjoy a glass of Moonstruck Meadery Apple Pie Mead while watching Game of Thrones

For more information on the event, please visit: Lincoln Beer Week

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Scratchtown's American Craft Beer Week BBQ Cook-off and Beer Collaboration Release Party

Join Scratchtown Brewing Company to celebrate American Craft Beer Week! Along with our partners at the Nebraska Cattlemen's Burwell Affiliate, we're hosting a BBQ Cook-off and free-will donation fundraiser for the Ord Food Pantry.
We're also tapping our collaboration beer with Kinkaider Brewing Company - our smoked cream ale made with local rolled corn flakes from Grain Place Foods, Inc.
When: 5/16/15 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: SBC taproom 141 S. 16th Street Ord, NE 68862

Brave New Barrel Fest‏ Official Lineup

The full beer lineup has been announced for the Brave New Barrel Fest on May 17th at The Bay skate park in Lincoln, and it is nothing short of incredible.  See the original post HERE.

Tickets are available at the Zipline Brewing Co. tap room, or online HERE.

Zipline are also running a contest for 4 free tickets on their Facebook page, which will run through Thursday, April 30th.  Visit their Facebook page HERE.

The Beer List

30 Breweries, 41 Legendary Beers.

Abita Brewing Co.
Bourbon Street Imperial Stout

Big Sky Brewing Co. 
Bourbon Barrel Aged Olde Bluehair Barleywine Ale

Blue Blood Brewing Co. 
Red Wine Barrel Aged Wicked Snout

Boulder Brewing Co. 
Open Fermented Chardonnay Barrel Black & Yellow

Brickway Brewing Co. 
Barrel Aged Barleywine
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

CIB Brewery 
Smoked Burr Oak Aged Krieky Dieky

Deschutes Brewing Co. 
Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Super Jubel
Muscat Barrel Aged Class of 88'

Empyrean Ales 
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Mango IPA
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison
Whiskey/Rum Barrel Aged Big Ole Red

Farnam House Brewing Co.
Harvest Brett Saison

Founders Brewing Co.
Kentucky Breakfast Stout

Gigantic Brewing Co.
Gin Barrel Aged Pipewrench IPA

Goose Island Beer Co.
2013 Vintage Bourbon County Stout

Great Divide Brewing Co.
Whiskey Barrel Aged Old Ruffian Barleywine

Infusion Brewing Co.
Patriarch Whiskey Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Highwestified Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Oak Aged Bretta

Lucid Brewing Co.
Goslar Gose

Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Oud Bruin Aged with Strawberries

Nebraska Brewing Co.
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Apricot Au Poivre Saison

New Belgium Brewing Co.
Transatlantic Kriek

New Holland Brewing Co.

North Coast Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Grand Cru

Oskar Blues
Barrel Aged Oxford Education

Ploughshare Brewing Co.
Hele Kont Entire Butt Porter/Oud Bruin Cask
Bourbon Barrel Aged Smithy Oatmeal Stout

Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Cabernet Barrel Aged Black Saison

Renegade Brewing Co.
Oak Aged Elevation Triple IPA

Tallgrass Brewery
Bourbon Barrel Aged Buffalo Sweat
Bourbon Barrel Aged Velvet Rooster

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Thrales
Ku-damm Berliner Weiss
Sherry/Red Wine Barrel Aged Wolpertinger 2015

Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Sunday Morning Stout

Zipline Brewing Co.
2015 Rum Barrel Aged Black IPA
2014 Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
Brux American Tripel
Wild Cherry Lambic
Oud Bruin

Second Annual Omaha Brewery Tour This Saturday

The second annual Omaha Brewery Tour by Nebraska Beer Ride is this Saturday starting at 10:30am. The $30 ticket price gets you a beer at each of the six breweries, a swag bag, and an entry into the after party at Farnam House Brewing Company

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nebraska Brewing Co to host AHA rally in June

When:  Sat. June 27th, 1-3pm
Where:  Nebraska Brewing Company Brewery & Tap Room, 6950 S. 108th St., LaVista

 First American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally for Nebraska in 8 Years!

Join the gang at NBC on the last Saturday in June and enjoy free beer samples, a rally-exclusive take home gift from the AHA, talk with the brewers and staff at Nebraska Brewing, take a VIP brewery tour, mingle with other local homebrewers, and have a chance to win great prizes from NBC and the AHA.

AHA Rallies are FREE for current members. Anyone who enjoys the hobby of homebrewing can join online or sign-up at this event for a discounted member rate. Save time now and fill out a membership form in advance to bring with you to the rally.

For more info, please check out their event website

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