Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Great Nebraska Beer Fest is this Saturday

The Great Nebraska Beer Fest is happening this weekend up in Omaha. Actually, it'll be going on in Papillion, NE which is just south of Omaha. Papillion is home to the Nebraska Brewing Company, organizers of the event. It's a bit of a drive just for a beer fest but I've heard some really great things about Nebraska Brewing Company's lineup and was planning on making the trip up anyways, this just seems like a good excuse to do it this weekend. The brewery list for the event is a little hit or miss because most of the breweries that'll be in Papillion on Saturday distribute in Missouri or Kansas and I've had most of their beers already. The upside is the length local Nebraska brewery section. There are 13 "Nebraska Breweries" listed but, well... Granite isn't exactly local and Upstream is listed twice. Either way, I'm looking forward to a slight change of scenery while I try a few new beers.

Tickets to the Great Nebraska Beer Fest are $25 and the event is being held at Shadow Lake Towne Center. There's also an free art thing going on if you're into that kinda stuff...

Here's the current list of breweries slated to attend:

Nebraska Breweries:
Nebraska Brewing Company (Papillion)
Modern Monks (Lincoln)
Schilling Bridge Winery & Microbrewery (Pawnee City)
Thunderhead Brewing Company (Kearney)
Gottberg Brewpub (Columbus)
Misty's Steakhouse & Brewery (Lincoln)
Lucky Bucket Brewing Company (LaVista)
Empyrean Brewing Company (Lincoln)
Upstream Brewing Company (Downtown Omaha)
Upstream Brewing Company (Northwest Omaha)
Spilker Ales (Cortland)
Granite City Food & Brewery (Omaha)
Rock Bottom (Omaha)

Breweries from the rest of our great Union:
Rock Bottom (Des Moines)
Tallgrass Brewing Company (Manhattan, KS)
Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, MO)
New Belgium Brewing Company (Fort Collins, CO)
Stevens Point Brewing (Stevens Point, WI)
Crabtree Brewing Company (Greeley, CO)
Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, CO)
Schell's Brewing Company (New Ulm, MN)
Summit Brewing (St. Paul, MN)
Sprecher Brewing (Glendale, WI)
Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA)
O'Dell (Fort Collins, CO)
Big Sky (Missoula, MT)
Avery Brewing Company (Boulder, CO)
JW Dundee Ales & Lagers (Rochester, NY)
Pig's Eye Brewing Company (St. Paul, MN)
Schmaltz Brewing Company (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Ska Brewing (Durango, CO)

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