Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Zipline Brewing Company awarded 2014 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR



The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has named Zipline Brewing Company the 2014 Small Business of the Year.  Congrats to the whole ZBC crew, and keep those great beers pouring!

From the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce:

"The Small Business of the Year Award is intended to honor that business which best exemplifies the spirit of free enterprise in Lincoln. The winner should provide an example of the rewards offered by the free enterprise system by risk taking, being innovative and strengthening community spirit."

First Beer Dinner at Avoli Osetria


In case you are unaware, Avoli Osteria is Chef Dario Schicke's (of Dario's Brasserie) Italian restaurant. While they mainly focus on Italian food and wine, they also feature some Italian beer (as well as others including some local craft beer). In this vein, they are hosting their first beer dinner next Wednesday. See the details from their email below.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Omaha Whiskey, Cocktails, & Spirits Festival

 

When:  Sunday, Sept 21st, 2-3pm (VIP entry), 3-7pm (GA entry)
Where:  Stinson Park, 2285 S. 67th St, Omaha
Tickets:  General admission ($45 ea), VIP entry ($95 ea)

From their press release----

OMAHA CRAFT BARTENDERS PRESENT FIRST ANNUAL WHISKEY, COCKTAILS, AND SPIRITS FESTIVAL

Sixteen Omaha bars and close to 50 distilleries from around the world are partnering to present the 1st annual Omaha Whiskey, Cocktails, and Spirits Festival. The event which is happening at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, will feature over 300 spirits, alongside cocktails created by the talented members of the Omaha Craft Bartenders Guild; a collection of dedicated professionals in the beverage industry that aim to raise the standards and awareness of craft cocktails in the area.

Participating bars include 801 Chophouse, The Berry & Rye, Boiler Room Restaurant, Borgota, Grane, The Grey Plume, House of Loom, J. Coco, Jake's, Krug Park, Le Bouillon, Lot 2, Nite Owl, Side Door Lounge, V Mertz, and Wilson & Washburn. Spirits from Jim Beam, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Koval, Jack Daniels, and many more will be sampled.

General Admission tickets ($45) will let guests sample spirits and cocktails. If old and rare whiskey is what you seek, a VIP ticket ($95) will grant access to the VIP tent where guests will find hyper-aged, rare Scotches, Bourbons, and rye whiskeys.

The festival is sponsored by Beam Suntory and hosted by the Omaha Craft Bartenders Guild. The guild hosted its first event, Breaking the Ice, in March at Joslyn Castle which drew more than 300 visitors. Now, with more bars and spirits producers in tow, the new Omaha Whiskey, Cocktails, and Spirits Festival is aiming to showcase all of the best spirits available locally. 

Gates open at 3pm for general admission ticket holders and an hour earlier (2pm) for VIP ticket holders. The event will run until 7:00pm and food will be available on site from restaurants in Aksarben Village. A retail tent will also be available at the festival, allowing patrons to purchase some of those hard-to-find spirits and take them home at a discounted rate.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland.

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For more details, visit their event website or Facebook page

Friday, September 12, 2014

Nebraska Brew, Vine, & Spirits Festival




When:  Sat, Sept. 13th, 11am – 8pm
Where:  10th & Capitol Ave, Omaha

From their press release---

The 2nd annual Nebraska Brew, Vine, and Spirits Festival will take place in Omaha’s Capitol District this Saturday, September 13th. This festival is a celebration of all adult beverages that are created throughout our state. Several of the state’s top producers will have their wares available for sample and sale. There will be food available for purchase from 9th Street Tavern and Grill as well as several area food trucks. Live entertainment will also be going on during the full course of the day.

Event organizer Jesse Roberts states, “This is a uniquely Nebraska event. Last year the state wineries asked us to create an event to showcase Nebraska products, and we’re delighted to be able to do so again in the Capitol District.”

This is a sampling event which uses a ticket system. Samples and full servings of any beer, wine, or spirit are priced according to the size and type. Full bottles of many of the items being sampled out will be available for purchase to take home.

Breweries featured at the festival include:  Storz, Schilling Bridge, Nebraska Brewing, Infusion, Blue Blood, Modern Monks, and Lucky Bucket.

For more details and a full entertainment schedule, check out their event website or Facebook page

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Habitat for Humanity Brew HaHa



When:  Thurs, Sept 11th, 5-9pm
Where:  Stinson Park, 2265 S. 67th St, Omaha

From their press release---

OMAHA, Neb.  -  In 2014, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha will build or renovate 50 homes. "Brew Haha 2014" is a fine food and beer tasting event benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Omaha  and organized by Habitat Omaha's Young Professionals Group (HOYP). Proceeds from this event will go directly to Habitat Omaha. 

The 8th annual event will again be held at Stinson Park in Omaha. The event will showcase craft  and locally-brewed beer as well as food from area restaurants.

Tickets include all food and beer tasting. Advance tickets are $40 for general admission and $75 for patron tickets. General admission tickets are $45 day of the event. Tickets are available online here or by calling Kathy Wells at (402) 884-5759.

About Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Young Professionals:
The Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Young Professionals (HOYP) was founded in 2008 to engage young professionals to influence positive change by promoting home ownership throughout our community in partnership with Habitat Omaha with an ultimate goal of eliminating poverty housing in Omaha. For more info, visit their website

About Habitat for Humanity of Omaha:
Founded in 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a grassroots organization that builds and renovates houses, forges community partnerships, and breaks down barriers. Habitat Omaha partners with families that need safe and affordable housing. We eliminate vacant lots and abandoned homes in the blighted areas of North and South Omaha while improving the overall appearance of our community. Our homeowners are required to complete 350 hours of Sweat Equity before purchasing their homes through 25 or 30-year no-interest mortgages. Through Habitat Omaha, more than 375 families have realized the dream of home ownership and are ending the cycle of poverty for their children. For more information, visit their website

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

More Oktoberfest Events!


We missed some Oktoberfest events in our previous post. We don't want to leave anyone out so here are the fests we missed before.

Jerry's Bar 

When: Saturday, Sept. 13th, 12pm to Midnight
Where: Jerry's Bar, 6301 Military Ave, Omaha, NE

There will be beer specials, food, live music and the game will be on the TVs.

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Omaha Oktoberfest 

When: Friday, Sept. 19th, 5pm to 11pm
Where: 1302 North 60th Street, Omaha, NE

A fundraiser for the Benson Community Garden Sponsored by Benson Brewery.  Admission $5.00 “fresh food, local beer, live music and great people” 
Featuring Performances by:
37 Years
Hector Anchondo
Stephen Monroe
Monarchs of Speed
Outshine

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Scratchtoberfest

When: Oct. 4th, 2pm to 8pm
Where: 141 S 16th St, Ord, NE

Scratchtown Brewing Company have five food vendors confirmed, two bands and these sweet Oktoberfest mugs for sale the day of the event. SBC will also be serving up our own Oktoberfest lager as well.

Oktoberfest mugs will be $10 the day of the event, and a purchase of the mug will include TWO drink tickets. Founders Club members that come to the event will be able to purchase the mug (with two drink tickets) for $5. Mugs will be available for sale while supplies last. Doors open to the public at 10am; Scratchtoberfest begins at 2pm (along with mug sales).

SBC is looking forward to celebrating our first year of operation on 10/4.


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Nebraska Brewing Company's DockToberFest

When: Oct. 11th
Where: Nebraska Brewing Company's Taproom 6950 S. 108th Street, LaVista, NE

On Saturday October 11th, we're gonna' get Kitschy! 
We'll open up the brewing area, have have the German food smelling up the place, the Dock-Toberfest Beer pouring and Polka music filling the air! 

Bring your Steins! 

Get your FREE Ticket for our first German fest via Eventbrite today (Tickets are Required) 


Schedule of the Day 1pm - Tapping of the very first DockToberFest Keg - First Firkin Free! 3pm - Stein Contest - Coolest Stein wins 4pm - Costume Contest - Get Crazy 5pm - Silly Hat Contest


With the popularity of Oktoberfest's in the area this year, we've heard about waiting in a lot of lines & we've got a few ideas that we think will go a long way in an effort to avoid lines as much as possible.

 
1) Purchase your beer/food tickets early (starting Thursday October 9th)

2) Saturday ticket purchases will be managed by a dedicated person.
3) Two beer pouring areas in the brewery, as well as beers in the taproom.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Lincoln Beer Week Happening Now!

From the Lincoln Beer Week website:


Lincoln Beer Week has officially begun!  Check out he official website for a full list of tastings, tap take-overs, and the September 13th Lincoln Beer Fest block party!
 

 Monday, September 8th

Empyrean Cask Night
 Sponsors: Empyrean Brewing Co.
 Location: Empyrean Brewing Co.
 Time: 4pm
 Feature: Join us at Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill in the Haymarket for the tapping of not one, but TWO casks from Empyrean Brewing Co.: Carpe Brewem Harvest Ale and Third Stone Brown.
 Cost: Free

West Coast Beer Tasting Sponsors: N-Street Drive-In
 Location: N-Street Drive-In
 Time: 4pm – 7pm
 Feature: Try some West Coast beers at N Street on Monday as we kick off Lincoln Beer Week at the store.
 Cost: Free

Nebraska Beers Sponsors: Moran’s Liquor Works
 Location: Moran’s Liquor Works
 Time: 5pm – 7pm
 Feature: Tasting of the beers of Nebraska. Breweries from around the state will be represented including Empyrean, Zipline, Modern Monks, Nebraska Brewing, Thunderhead, Blue Bloods, Lucky Bucket and Borgata.
 Cost: Free

Double Down with Founders Brewing Co. Sponsors: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits, Founders
 Location: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits
 Time: 5pm
 Feature: Come hang out with Chad Atherton from Founders Brewing Co., out of Grand Rapids Michigan. We have set aside Double Trouble (double IPA rated 100 on RB) special limited release keg aside for those of you who missed out. PS. Maybe we will see some early Breakfast Stout. No promises!
 Cost: Free

Longwell’s Lagunitas Tapping Sponsors: Longwell’s
 Location: Longwell’s
 Time: 6pm
 Feature: Longwell’s will be tapping a special and limited selection from the great folks at Lagunitas! We are tapping Fusion 21 which is a red ale dry hopped with Mosaic hops! Should be tasty.
 Cost: Free

Deschutes Tap Handle Takeover/Educational Class Sponsors: Brewsky’s Haymarket
 Location: Brewsky’s Haymarket
 Time: 6pm – 8pm
 Feature: Paul from Deschutes will be giving an educational tour of their beers. This is open to the public and will help teach attendees about the brewing process.
 Cost: Free

Chico King Tapping Sponsors: Yia Yia’s
 Location: Yia Yia’s
 Time: 6pm – Close
 Feature: Come down and grab a pint of the Sierra Nevada/3 Floyds collaboration Chico King. After trying one or five pints of that, enjoy $1 off all Sierra Nevada beers.
 Cost: Free

Empyrean Brewery Tour Sponsors: Empyrean Brewing Co.
 Location: Empyrean Brewing Co.
 Time: 7pm
 Feature: Head brewer Rich Chapin will enlighten you on the many different aspects of crafting beer while our beer guru offers up 5 samples of craft beer from around the world. Train your brain, train you palate, have fun! Only the first 150 people make it in (lines form around 6pm). Show up early and grab a cask beer at Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill in the Haymarket.
 Cost: Free

Zombie Monkie Monday Sponsors: The Hot Mess
 Location: The Hot Mess
 Time: 7pm – close
 Feature: Official release party for Zombie Monkie Porter by Tallgrass Brewing Co. All Tallgrass Brewery cans $3 all night. With a special appearance by Zombie Monkey and your favorite zombie movies on our big screens. Zombie costuming encouraged and rewarded!
 Cost: Free

September 9th

Tuesday Midwest Beer Tasting Sponsors: N-Street Drive-In, Arbella Distributing Co.
 Location: N-Street Drive-In
 Time: 4pm-7pm
 Feature: Midwest craft brews from Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota are in the spotlight Tuesday at N-Street.
 Cost: Free

22oz Tuesday Sponsors: North 27th Street Hyvee
 Location: North 27th Street Hyvee
 Time: 4pm – 7pm
Feature: A 22oz American Craft Beer Festival, featuring 22oz bottles of craft beer from Lagunitas, Stone, Rogue, Deschutes, Laughing Dog, Peacetree, The Boston Beer Co., with the possibilty of a few more. We will be bbq’n some brats for purchase, and will have specialty cheese platters out for sampling to go along with the beers. I’m in the process of trying to tie down some brewery representation for that day as well; hopefully Lagunitas, Deschutes, Rogue, and The Boston Beer Co. In addition to the sampling, all 22oz American craft beers will be $1 off.
Cost: Free

Longwell’s Infusion Brewing Tap Takeover Sponsors: Longwell’s
 Location: Longwell’s
 Time: 4:30pm- 8pm
 Feature: Longwell’s will be doing a Tap Take-over of Infusion Brews out of Benson, NE. We also will be hosting a benefit for Frosty Effects from 4:30pm-6:30PM.
 Cost: Free

Open Harvest Beer and Wings Pairing Sponsors: Zipline Brewing, Open Harvest, Moran’s Liquor Works
 Location: Open Harvest
 Time: 5pm-7pm
 Feature: Pairing beer with delicious hot wings!
 Cost: TBA

Beer + Cheese Sponsors: Arbella Distributing Co., Open Harvest, Moran’s Liquor Works
 Location: Moran’s Liquor Works
 Time: 5pm-7pm
 Feature: You don’t want to miss this cheese and beer sampling at Moran’s Liquor — Izzy, Cheese Buyer from Open Harvest will have a great lineup of imported cheeses to pair with five different Belgian beers.
 Cost: Free

Dempsey’s Founders Food Pairing Sponsors: Dempsey’s, Founders
 Location: Dempsey’s
 Time: 5pm
 Feature: Dempseys will be featuring 3 Founders beers on tap, Rubaeus, Nitro Pale Ale, and Double Trouble, all with great food pairings!
 Cost: Free

Trippin’ Over and Couch Trippin’Sponsors: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits, Lagunitas
 Location: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits
 Time: 5pm-2am
 Feature: If you haven’t met Thomas Wrona with Lagunitas brewing Co., you are in for a real treat. He will be raffling off a couch! That’s right. A couch. For every Lagunitas beer you purchase today, you will have the chance in a raffle to take home a new couch. Check out “Couch Trippin” on Lagunitas.com to see how you can win a free party. Also, we have some rare treats on tap. Hop Stoopid, double IPA is finally here on draft and Fusion 21, IPA is new on the market.
 Cost: Free

Go Big Old Red Ale Night! Sponsors: Yia Yia’s, Empyrean Brewing Co.
 Location: Yia Yia’s
 Time: 5:30pm- close
 Feature: Come grab a pint Big Old Red Ale, brewed just down the street. Lincoln’s two craft beer originators united in a pizza joint.
 Cost: Free

Brewsky’s Tap Takeover Sponsors: Brewsky’s Haymarket, Zipline Brewing Co.
 Location: Brewsky’s Haymarkets
 Time: 6pm – 8pm
 Feature: Attendess will receive an education from Zipline Brewing Co. about their beers and food pairing with their beers.
 Cost: Free

Beer Academy: Last Day of School Sponsors: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits, Blue Blood
 Location: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits
 Time: 7pm-End of Class Period
 Feature: Who doesn’t find studying a little easier while enjoying a few good brews? This is our last Beer Academy class for the semester. Join Blue Blood’s head brewer Gil to learn about malts, what they are and how they make your beer so tasty. He will have a few beers on tap for you to try and some malts and wort for you to check out. So, come prepared with your thinking caps and drinking pants!
 Cost: $10 per person

Wednesday, September 10th

Wednesday Colorado Beer Tasting Sponsors: N-Street Drive-In
 Location: N-Street Drive-In
 Time: 4pm-7pm
 Feature: Beer from the cradle of the craft beer movement, Colorado, is available for sampling on Wednesday at N-Street.
 Cost:Free

Abita Cask Sponsors: Longwell’s
 Location: Longwell’s
 Time: 4pm-6pm
 Feature: Longwell’s will be tapping an exclusive Abita Cask on Wednesday.
 Cost:Free

Pucker Up, Sourfest Sponsors: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits
 Location: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits
 Time: 5pm-2am
 Feature: Sour Beers are all the rave right now. Stop by for a cheesy snack to go with some of our favorite sours on the market. Check out the newest flanders oud bruin on the market from Castle Breweryn Van Housebrouch, Bacchus. For those of you New Belgium fans we will have the 2014 La Folie flowing as well. The cheese pairing will be determined by what’s at the market that morning.
 Cheese is free to those that purchase both sour beer selections.
 Cost:Free

Lagunitas Fusion 21 Tapping Sponsors: Yia Yia’s, Lagunitas
 Location: Yia Yia’s
 Time: 5pm – close
 Feature: Every Lagunitas tapping we have is a success, because everything they brew is exceptional. Come have a pint of another one of their exceptional infusions, Fusion 21!
 Cost:Free

Dempsey’s Lagunitas Tapping Sponsors: Dempsey’s, Lagunitas
 Location: Dempsey’s
 Time: 730pm
 Feature: Dempseys will be tapping Lagunitas IPA and Fusion 21. Lagunitas rep Thomas Wrona will be there so you don’t want to miss it!
 Cost: Free

Blue Blood U Beer & Brat Pairing Sponsors: Blue Blood Brewing Co.
 Location: Blue Blood Brewing Co.
 Time: 7pm – 9pm
 Feature: On September 10th, 2014 Blue Blood Brewing is partnering with Leon’s Gourmet Grocers to pair their gourmet Brats with our delicious Craft Beer. In celebration of Lincoln Beer Week we will hold this special tasting class for $20.00 and will have a BJCP Trained Beer judge teach about pairing beer and food. Come enjoy 10 different pairings to include cheese, brats, and dessert!
 Cost: $20

A Hot and Messy Tap Takeover Sponsors: The Hot Mess, Zipline Brewing
 Location: The Hot Mess
 Time: 7pm-close
 Feature: Zipline Brewery, one of Lincoln’s finest, is taking over our taps for the night!
 Featuring their new seasonal Brown Ale, the fresh and hoppy Mosaic Pale Ale, Kolsch, and their already classic Copper Alt.
Light Indian fare will be provided free of charge by Sher-e-Punjab and a brewery representative will be available for questions and conversation.
 Let’s geek on some local beer talent!
Cost: Free

Peace Tree Brewing Co. Tasting Sponsors: Moran’s Liquor Works, Peace Tree Brewing CO
 Location: Moran’s Liquor Works
 Time: 5pm-7pm
 Feature: Join us at Moran’s Liquor Works for FREE samples of beer from Peace Tree Brewing Co. and I bet a chance at some swag too! More about Peace Tree…

Peace Tree Brewing Company is dedicated to brewing handcrafted, full-flavored beers with a great attention to quality. Our brewery began in 2009 in a former Nash Rambler car dealership on Main Street in Knoxville, Iowa. Head brewmaster Joe Kesteloot came to us with years of professional and home brewing experience and brought with him a true passion and creativity for developing his own unique recipes. We held the grand opening for our 20-Bbl brewhouse in March 2010, and within a month, were producing and bottling our brews – hand-delivering them to stores, bars and restaurants around the state.

Since that time, we’ve grown quickly, adding four 40-Bbl fermenters to our original lineup of two 20-Bbl and two 40-Bbl tanks. We now distribute across the state of Iowa, as well as Nebraska, Kansas and Minnesota.

 Today, we have 6 full time employees, who brew, package and sell our products. Our friendly taproom staff work the front lines to ensure you have a great visit.

 Brewing great beer is our passion, but we are also passionate about where we have come from and where we are going.

 The names of our beers often have connections to the places in our past, especially derived from memories and places in our community and our state.

Beers-

 Red Rambler: .Since the brewery is located in what was once a Nash Rambler car dealership, it seemed appropriate to honor this history with a beer. The Red Rambler Ale is also one of the most popular in our taproom with its deep red color and malty flavor. The malt character is balanced with three varieties of hops. It is a versatile beer that can be enjoyed alone or pairs well with a broad spectrum of foods, especially flavorful meat, fish and cheese. 5.8% ABV Bottle or Draft

Hop Wrangler: Hop Wrangler 3 is a multi-national take on the classic India Pale Ale, which is known for its intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. We use American, English and Belgian malts for flavor, body and color. This brew includes six hop additions of American and English hops, one each in the mash and first wort, three in the boil and finally a dry hop addition in the fermenter. It is finished with Belgian yeast which develops esters that complement the bouquet of hop aromas. 6.25% ABV Bottle or Draft

Blonde Fatale: Our Belgian-style Blonde Ale will steal your heart as the unfiltered golden hue seduces your taste buds with surprising smoothness. It’s delicately hopped with Styrian Golding and Celeia for medium aroma with a crisp and refreshing bite. The Belgian yeast adds hints of fruity complexity, but be warned – it’s mysterious charm will draw you in again and again. And, at 8.5% ABV, will catch up with you if you’re not careful. Drink responsibly. Bottle or Draft AND MORE!!!
Cost: Free

Thursday, September 11th

Thursday East Coast Beer Tasting Sponsors: N-Street Drive-In
 Location: N-Street Drive-In
 Time: 4pm-7pm
 Feature: Craft Beers from out east on Thursday at N-Street.
 Cost:Free

Beer Camp Across America Sponsors: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits, Sierra Nevada
 Location: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits
 Time: 5pm-2am
 Feature: Once a year, Sierra Nevada collaborates with 12 breweries from this great brewing nation of ours to produce a 12pk of amazing beers. We will happen to have two of those limited release beers for you to try on draft. Canfusion is a rye bock produced by way of the collaboration with the pioneers of canning beers, Oskar Blues. There and Back is an English-style bitter coming from a collaboration with, a brewery that doesn’t need to release their beer out of the state of Wisconsin to become one of the largest craft breweries in the nation, New Glarus.
 Cost:Free

Fall Beer Tasting Sponsors: Whole Foods Market
 Location: Whole Foods Market
 Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
 Feature: Come discover the robust flavors of fall with Tim Eck, our in house beer specialist. Tim will serve up a selection of his favorite fall beers, so can you taste and explore a wide range of brews perfect for cooler nights and football games. Please call Customer Service Team at 402-486-6000 to save your spot.
 Cost: $5

Yia Yia’s Reunited with Craig Sponsors: Yia Yia’s, Zipline Brewing Co.
 Location: Yia Yia’s
 Time: 6pm – close
 Feature: Before getting totally filled up on your Zipline favorites, try Zipline’s IRA Aged in Bourbon Barrels.
 Cost: Free

Belgian Beer Dinner at MoMo Sponsors: Arbella Distributing Co.
 Location: MoMo Pizzeria & Ristorante
 Time: 7pm
 Feature: MoMo Pizzeria & Ristorante will be hosting a Belgian Beer Dinner Thursday September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM. This five-course meal will include five unique dishes prepared to specifically to pair with the beers. The beers included will be St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition, Kasteel Donker, Kasteel Cuvee du Chateau, Kasteel Rouge, and St. Louis Framboise.
Craft beer distributor, Arbella Distributing Co. will have owner Ryan Penke presenting each beer at the dinner. For reservations please contact MoMo Pizzeria & Ristorante at (402) 261-5966.
 For more on the beers of Kasteel please visit their website: http://www.vanhonsebrouck.be/.
 Cost: $50/person

Pig and Pint Sponsors: Zipline Brewing
 Location: Zipline Brewing
 Time: TBA
 Feature: The best kind of pairing combination gastronomy allows for. Featuring: Big Luvs BBQ, Greta’s Gourmet, Serendipities Cupcakes, Live Music by The Wondermonds, Smoked Beer Samples.
 Cost: Free entry

Friday, September 12th

Leon’s Foodie Friday Sponsors: Leon’s Gourmet Grocer
 Location: Leon’s Gourmet Grocer
 Time: 4pm – 7pm
 Feature: Beer pairing with a variety of foods.
 Cost: Free

Friday Local Beer Tasting Sponsors: N-Street Drive-In
 Location: N-Street Drive-In
 Time: 4pm – 7pm
 Feature: Time to check out what’s going on in our backyard. Lincoln, and Omaha area beers available Friday at N-Street.
 Cost: Free

Deschutes Brewing Co. Select and Seasonal Tasting Sponsors: Moran’s Liquor Works
 Location: Moran’s Liquor Works
 Time: 5pm – 7pm
 Feature: Join us at Moran’s Liquor Works for FREE samples of beers from Deschutes’ select and seasonal offerings. Some of the these include Not The Stoic, Mirror Mirror & Black Butt XXVI.
 Cost: Free

Raid the Cellars: Harumeku Barrel Busting Sponsors: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits, Zipline Brewing Co.
 Location: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits
 Time: 5pm – 2am
 Feature: Loads of good things come out of a barrel. Whiskey, wine, monkeys… why not beer? Zip Line Brewing Co. has taken the Harumeku and aged it in apple brandy and bourbon barrels, and then infused it with Kimmel Orchard cider! That sounds like barrel of flavor!
 Cost: Free

Founders Dissenter and Double Trouble Sponsors: Yia Yia’s
 Location: Yia Yia’s
 Time: 6pm – close
 Feature: Founders night with two of Founders best brews. Come in and try one of each, or double the trouble with two of each.
 Cost: Free


Saturday, September 13th

Keg Tap Sponsors: Whole Foods Market
 Location: Whole Food Market
 Time: 12pm – until the keg is tapped out
 Feature: We’ll be tapping a keg of ‘There and Back’ – a Sierra Nevada/New Glarus Collaboration from the Beer Camp Series. This classic English-style Bitter is a complex yet easy-drinking mix of toasty malt and a fruity, herbal hop flavor.
 Cost: $3 for a take-home pint glass, $2 per fill

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tasting Sponsors: Moran’s Liquor Works
 Location: Moran’s Liquor Works
 Time: 12pm-2pm
 Feature: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tasting Join us at Moran’s Liquor Works for a special tasting of all 12 beers from this summers Beer Camp!
 The Beer Camp Across America 12-pack features the following coveted breweries, which were selected for their innovation and reputation for brewing world-class beers. Craft drinkers can explore all dozen beers in full detail at SierraNevada.com.
Ticket sales start September 1St
 For tickets go to our eventbrite.
Cost: $10

Brave New Brew Running Crew Sponsors: Zipline Brewing Co.
 Location: Zipline Brewing Co.
 Time: 2pm
 Feature: Run off all the calories you have gained over beer week, and get rewarded a few pint.
 Cost: Free

Jake’s Lincoln Beer Fest Sponsors: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits
 Location: Jake’s Cigars and Spirits
 Time: 4pm – 7pm
 Feature: Over 200 craft beers to sample from over thirty breweries from around the world. Including some very unique firkins from your local NE breweries. You may find yourself asking “What the f’ is a firkin?”. Curiosity got the cat, don’t let it have you too! Come and enjoy food, friends and most importantly tasty craft beer. Receive a commemorative LBW tasting glass, raffle ticket and all the tasty beer you can drink (responsibly!) with your ticket purchase.
Cost: $30 day of, $25 w/ student ID day of. Purchase your $30 ticket prior to get a $5 beer included with your ticket purchase.