Monday, October 5, 2015

Funk Fest at Farnam House Brewing

Farnam House Brewing is bringing the funk on Saturday, October 17th starting at 1pm!
Farnam House Brewing Company is bringing back the funk! Starting at 1pm on Saturday, October 17th Farnam House will be breaking out several of their sour and wild yeast experiments by releasing single kegs of various fruited sour and brett beers throughout the day until midnight. The day will be commemorated with food specials, a disco-themed party, and of course, funky beers. Pay attention to their Facebook page for more details on beer release times as the day gets closer to the event!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Lincoln Homebrewer Wins Sam Adams Longshot Competition

Photo courtesy of Tim Thomssen

Lincoln homebrewer Tim Thomssen's Raspberry Berliner Weisse has been announced as one of the three 2015 Sam Adams Longshot competition winners.  The annual contest takes on the task of judging thousands of homebrewed beers and narrowing them down to two homebrewers and one Sam Adams employee.  The winning beers will be re-brewed by Sam Adams, and distributed across the entire nation sometime in May of 2016 in a special six-pack.

Photo courtesy of Tim Thomssen

No stranger to winning on the national level, Tim is currently the reigning Midwest Homebrewer of the Year, High Plains Homebrewer of the Year, and Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing Grand Champion.  Tim also won two medals in this year's American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition, which is the homebrewing equivalent to the GABF.  In short, Tim makes some incredible beer.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tallgrass Beer Dinner at Brix Midtown

On Thursday, October 15th, Brix Midtown will be hosting a beer dinner featuring Tallgrass Brewing Company's beer. See below for details.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Dario's Fall Beer Dinner

Dario's just announced their fall beer dinner for September 30th. Check out the details below!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pick Your Own Pint Night at Crescent Moon and Max & Joe's

A pint night with a twist. You pick the beer! See below for more details from BeerCorner's newsletter.
Pick your own Pint Night! This coming Tuesday, Sept. 22nd.
 Officially the eve of the first Day of Autumn we will celebrate this beloved season with many Fall Seasonal Beers on tap for your drinking pleasure. Get a Crescent Moon  and Max & Joe's logoed globe glass for 6.50 and choose your first fill from as many as 10 Fall Seasonal beers! Keep the glass and get discounted $2.50 refills of your choosing all night long! 

Brickway's Bad Beer Amnesty Week (Happening Now!)

I must apologize to our readers out there in Omaha craft beer land. I was certain that I had posted something about this fantastic idea of Brickway's not too long ago. However, it appears that I dreamed doing so or something cause it's not where I thought it was.

Brickway Brewery & Distillery is sponsoring a "Bad Beer Amnesty Week" where you can bring in your "bad beer" to Brickway and exchange it straight up for a six-pack of Brickway beer free of charge. They'll be putting all the beer they receive to all sorts of good uses, including a dunk tank for brewmaster Zac Triemert to get dunked in tomorrow night, September 18th at 8pm.

Brickway has also been putting up videos each day at demonstrating the different good uses there are for your "bad beer." Check out the videos. I really did laugh out loud at a couple of them!

Here's their press release:
During Bad Beer Amnesty Week all adults with the right to good beer can now have it thanks to an act of goodwill by one Omaha brewery 
OMAHA, NE — SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 — Now through Saturday, Brickway Brewery & Distillery in the Old Market is offering alleviation from the oppression of bad beer. Omahans are being called forth to surrender whatever subpar swill they have lying around in exchange for fresh Brickway beer—no questions asked. In addition, Brickway officials will be putting the bad beer to good use in constructive ways, since it’s basically water anyway.
From September 13 to September 19, 2015, dubbed Bad Beer Amnesty Week, visitors to the tasting room at 1116 Jackson Street will receive a Brickway six-pack of their choice (Pilsner, Hefeweizen, or India Pale Lager) only once they give up a six-pack of another type of beer. No purchase is necessary but participants must be 21 years of age or older with ID, and individuals are limited to one six-pack per day. The tasting room is open Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to midnight. 
There are many compelling reasons to offer amnesty to those in possession of bad beer. Perhaps you’ve been left with unwanted beer after Labor Day weekend or had to pick something up from the gas station you don’t really like. Maybe you’ve been meaning to try Brickway and haven’t gotten around to it. Whatever the reason, craft breweries like Brickway now represent more than 11 percent of the U.S. beer market, or 21 million barrels in 2014, according to the Brewers Association. It’s a better time than ever to find out why. 
The Brickway crew will be using the surrendered beer in a multitude of ways throughout the week: as moisture for a community garden, for example, and lubrication for an end-of-summer slip n’ slide. On Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. at the tasting room, brewmaster Zac Triemert will take a dip in a dunk tank filled with it, along with other special guests. “We’ve discovered over the years that there are a lot of things you can do with bad beer that are better than actually drinking it,” says Triemert. “At the same time we want to offer the community a chance to see what Brickway is all about free of charge. It’s a win-win.” 
Visit for more information.
About Brickway
• We make beer for drinking: brewed fresh on premises according to strict standards, tested recipes, and years of experience. 
• Brewmaster Zac Triemert was named one of the “20 Entrepreneurs to Watch” by Worth and one of the “40 Big Thinkers Under 40” by Food & Wine. 
• This is Omaha’s only combination brewery/distillery and first since Prohibition. 
• Pilsner, Hefeweizen, IPL available in cans—all made with premium ingredients and zero adjuncts. 
• We also make Brickway Aged Whisky and Brickway White Whisky, both double-pot distilled with single-malt grain in Scottish-made stills. 
• Find Brickway beers in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota at quality retailers, including Hy-Vee, Baker’s, Whole Foods, Bucky’s, Beertopia, Brix and Spirit World. 
• 16 rotating taps at the Brickway tasting room in the Old Market, including seasonal small batch varieties. 
• On tap at 100+ locations in Omaha and Lincoln. 
Brickway Tasting Room 1116 Jackson Street Omaha, NE 68102

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Habitat For Humanity's Brew Haha

Tonight, from 5 - 9 pm at Stinson Park in Omaha, is the beer and food tasting event in support of Habitat for Humanity, Brew Haha. For more details, check out their website.