Friday, January 23, 2015

Lucky Bucket's 6th Birthday Party

This month marks 6 years of Lucky Bucket's existence and they're throwing a party to celebrate! Check out the info below.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Scratchtown Brewing Company Bottle Release Event - Lord of Ord Imperial Oatmeal Stout

"Scratchtown Brewing Company is set to release its first bottled beer on 1/31/15 from noon-10pm at the brewery taproom in Ord. The bottles will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be available for purchase while supplies last.

The Lord of Ord Imperial Oatmeal Stout is the first of several bottling runs set to be released by SBC in 2015.

To learn more about the event, visit or"

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dario's and Lucky Bucket Pair Up For a Beer Dinner

From Dario's newsletter:

Spilker Ales Announce Rare Brewery Tours

When:  Fri, Jan 23rd, 3-7:30pm / Sat, Jan 24th, 12-4pm
Where:  Spilker Ales, 300 W. 4th St, Cortland, NE 68331

From their email----

Greetings and salutations Hopluia fans! 

We will be having an open house and tours at Spilker Ales (dates & times listed above) 402BBQ will be providing some great meats & eats during the Friday evening tours and sampling.  Nothing beats Hopluia with BBQ! 

Only Hopluia will be for sale in cases of six 22 oz. bottles, with a minimum of one case. They will come to $4.695/bottle each before tax and remember to keep 'em cold.

It has been over two years since our last open house, so don't miss your chance.  Spilker Ales is a one of a kind brewery that uses the quirkiest methods and equipment to make Hopluia the most unique hoppy creation around.

See you soon in Cortland and don't forget to bring a friend.

Cheers!  Sam Spilker.

  For more information, please visit their website

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nebraska Hop Cup returns for 2nd year

When:  Saturday, Jan 24th, 6-9pm
Where:  Nebraska Brewing Company Tap Room & Brewery, 6950 S. 108th St, La Vista
Tickets:  $25 each (available online)

From their Facebook event page----

The Nebraska Hop Cup is an annual craft brewing competition featuring the state's top commercial craft brewers. For the 2nd year in a row, Nebraska Brewing Company will serve as host for the event.

Fifteen Nebraska breweries from across the state have created a special beer using ONLY 100% Nebraska grown whole leaf hops. All 15 breweries will be vying for the "People's Choice" award which is voted for among all attendees.

~~Voting and Unlimited 4 oz samples from 6 to 8pm~~
Voting done by donation, $1 equals one vote
After 8pm, any remaining beer will be sold for $5 per pint

100% of the proceeds from this event to benefit the Nebraska Hop Growers Association and the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild

~ 'Growers and Brewers working together to advance craft beer in Nebraska' ~

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 Cyclocross National Championships Watch Party and Robber's Pils Release @ Ploughshare Brewing Co.

From Ploughshare Brewing Company's Facebook event page:


We're opening at 2 pm this Sunday to show the 2015 Cyclocross National Championships live from Austin, Texas -- on a big screen in the Loft.

Considering how the Belgians probably invented (and most certainly dominate) the sport, we'll have a variety of fresh waffles and discounts on both of our Belgian-styled beers: Weathervane & Grand Cru.

Arrive by 2:40 pm and receive a raffle ticket for door prizes. We'll have goodies to win from Ploughshare, Pirate Cycling League, Gravel Worlds and more!

And! As if you needed any more reason than that, we'll be rolling out our very own Robber's Pils, a mid-19th Century dry-hopped lager, 5.2% abv with 30 IBUs.


Beer Quest Winter Ale Tapping Party @ Jake's Lincoln‏

From Jake's Cigars & Spirits, Lincoln:

This Friday (1/9) LINCOLN JAKE'S: This Friday will be a very special tapping party for Empyrean Brewing Company's Beer Quest winning Winter Ale, originally brewed by Lincoln homebrewer Bryon Belding.

For those who have never heard of Beer Quest, it is an Empyrean Brewing Company quarterly event which starts with 21 homebrewers going head to head in a private competition judged by certified beer judges, with the top 10 beers moving on to the Beer Quest public event.  Brewers in this final round serve their beer and speak with the public about what processes and techniques they used to make their beer unique.  The public's job is to try each one of the beers and rank the brewers in order of favorite. The winner of the public tasting is crowned the winning brewer, and is awarded the opportunity to brew the winning recipe on Empyrean's big brewery system.

Brewery description: "This strong golden winter warmer ale is flavored with orange marmalade and traditional holiday spices. Well balanced in flavor with sweet orange character and a mild kick of cinnamon and ginger in the finish".

Bryon will be down to enjoy his winning beer with everyone, so come down and congratulate him over a pint or two!

5:00 pm Jake's Lincoln (14th & P St.)