Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nebraska Beer Fest

As a frequent visitor to our neighbors to the north, Nebraska, and coveter of beers from Nebraska Brewing Company, I feel it necessary to point out the Great Nebraska Beer Fest at the end of this month. Most of the beers available are local to the Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska area with some Minnesota and Colorado beers thrown in. But, Nebraska has some great breweries and a short 2 and a half hour drive to Omaha may be worth your while. Go ahead and check out the list of breweries and beers. The Great Nebraska Beer Fest happens August 27th.

8 comments:

  1. I think "may be worth your while" is a bit of an undersell.

    Cigar City is, to put it lightly, notable.

    Crooked Stave, Grimm Brothers and Funkwerks are all breweries with limited production and distribution that share a similar philosophy to Wilderness Brewing Company.

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  2. What people never seem to realize is that ALL "Beer Fest" events are inherently flawed. You see, 90% of all the beers available at these events are served at suboptimal temperatures by non-brewers or, at worst, volunteers. Good luck getting a proper pour of good craft beer at this event. Please, don't kid yourself... This "Beer Fest" will be a charade, just another faux beer event where warm "craft" beer is served to undeserving rubes by volunteers who are just there to pound a few cold ones and work on their tan. Have you ever tried asking a volunteer about why the beer they are pouring is astringent or why the brewery didn't aim for a lower Plato reading? Give me a break!

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  3. That's less funny after the real John already posted and praised this event.

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  4. Do all these smaller Colorado breweries and Cigar City have year-round distribution in NE? And if so why doesn't Kansas or Missouri get any of those?!

    In other news, it seems as though my word verification was meant for that fake John dude: calkscr

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  5. Funkwerks and Grimm Brothers are available in limited locations in CO. Crooked Stave is brand spanking new and probably not available much of anywhere, certainly not outside of Colorado. Cigar City is in a few states, but nowhere near here.

    I'm pretty excited about trying Crooked Stave beers. Chad Yakobson has a pretty damn interesting background.

    http://www.crookedstave.com/2010/11/the-culminating-inception/

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  6. Last time I was in NY, the guy at the liquor store guy said Cigar City has cut distribution to only Florida and NYC. So yeah, that's a big "get" for this fest.

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  7. Cigar City is in Alabama too. They just released Black Whole, which is exclusive just to Alabama and their brewery itself.

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  8. Crow Peak from South Dakota will be there too!

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