Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Zipline & Cursive Collaboration: Hoppy Hollow Session IPA

From Zipline Brewing Company's Facebook page:

Beer Nebraska is all about the shared creative passion of bands and breweries. Today, we are excited to announce our collaboration with Cursive, HOPPY HOLLOW! Bursting and blooming with hop aroma and flavor, this session ale is an homage to the band's album Happy Hollow, which was released 10 years ago this month. Brewed for exclusive release at Beer Nebraska. Get your tickets today!

More on Beer Nebraska HERE
Tickets available HERE

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

9th annual Neihardt Beer & Limerick Festival (9/24)

From The Neihardt State Historic Site:

The 9th annual Neihardt Beer & Limerick Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. the Community Hall in Bancroft, Neb. Regional craft brews and new offerings from local beer distributors will be features, along with snacks and the most hilarious beer-related limerick contest west of Dublin. Tickets for the festival are $20, though limericks can also be submitted in the contest for $20 via mail to the John Neihardt State Historic Site, 304 E. Elm St., Bancroft, NE  68004.

This is a fund-raiser for the Neihardt Foundation, which raises money to sustain the historic site dedicated to the state’s “poet laureate in perpetuity.”

Visit the website HERE

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Bell's Beer Dinner @ HopCat Lincoln (8/30)

From HopCat Lincoln:

What: Bell's Brewery Beer Dinner
When: Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30pm
Where: HopCat, 601 P St, Lincoln

Join us for an expertly paired 4-course Beer Dinner with our friends at Bell's Brewery.

Welcome BeerQuinannan Falls Special Lager

1st course: prosciutto wrapped asparagus- poached asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with a pepper cream cheese spread.
Paired withAmber Ale

2nd course: BLT lettuce wrap- bacon, cherry tomato, avocado, shredded cheddar cheese.  Drizzled with chipotle vinaigrette dressing.
Paired withPoolside Ale

3rd course: Crispy Airline Chicken breast topped with a chicken veloute served with a wasabi mashed potatoes.
Paired withHopsoulution

4th course: Apple bread budding topped with a stout beer ice cream. 

Paired withMead

HopCat Presents: Hops for Hope (8/20)

From Boys Hope Girls Hope:

Hops for Hope is a craft beer fundraiser for Boys Hope Girls Hope. Raising a pint to breaking the poverty cycle and turning dreams into degrees, all proceeds will go to support Boys Hope Girls Hope- Hope College Center in Lincoln, NE.

Featured Breweries include Blue Blood Brewing Co., Farnam House Brewing Co., Upstream Brewing Co., Scriptown Brewing Co., Kinkaider Brewing Co., Ploughshare Brewing Co. and our host brewery, Brickway Brewery and Distillery. Breweries will be serving a specialty “hope” brew. Also available will be homebrews from 6 Lincoln and Omaha area homebrewers and beer donated by Zipline Brewing Company and Nebraska Brewing Company. Live music from On the Rocks and food from Big Luvs BBQ and Starvin’ Marvin’s BBQ.

Don't want to drive? We will be running one bus from Omaha and one from Lincoln for $10 per person. Buses will leave Omaha from Brickway Brewery and Distillery and leave Lincoln from HopCat at 5:30PM.

Enthusiast Hour from 5:00pm-6:00pm will include appetizers from local restaurants, private after hours access to the museum, and a growler of beer to take home.

General Admission at 6:00pm. 

Tickets in Advance: Enthusiast hour: $55 General Admission: $35

Tickets at the door: General Admission $40. 

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Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum - 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland, NE 68003 - View Map

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hop Lovers Rejoice; Knee Deep Brewing Company Coming To Nebraska

From the Knee Deep Brewing Company Press Release:
Knee Deep Brewing Company of Auburn, CA. will begin selling their lineup in the state of Nebraska in August. “We have been selling with Quail Distributing Arizona for a year now. The brand has been strong and the relationship with them has been great, said Andrew Moore Sales Manager of Knee Deep Brewing Co. When Quail Nebraska reached out to us, it was a no brainer for us to expand our partnership with their sister company. We look forward to the similar success with their great organization.”

 “Quail Nebraska is beyond thrilled to partner with Knee Deep Brewing in the Cornhusker State said Craft Manager Tim Burke. We look forward to a great partnership with this stellar brewery.”

Knee Deep Brewing Company began brewing in 2010, moved to their current brewery in Auburn in late 2013 and brewed the first Auburn beer in January 2014.  Knee Deep continues to grow its distribution network, actively selling in 16 states and internationally.  Knee Deep currently produces 14 different beers on a regular basis but is most commonly know for the multiple award winners Breaking Bud IPA, Hoptologist and Lupulin River DIPA, and Simtra Triple IPA.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cursive, Criteria, Columbia Vs Challenger top Hear Nebraska-Zipline fundraiser lineup (9/24)

From the Hear Nebraska Website:

In honor of the kinship between local music and local craft beer, Hear Nebraska and Zipline Brewing Co have partnered to bring together five Nebraska bands and five local breweries in a fundraiser for Hear Nebraska.

Cursive headlines the inaugural Beer Nebraska concert and beer tasting event Saturday, Sept. 24. Criteria, Universe Contest, Better Friend and, for the first time in seven years, a reuniting Columbia Vs Challenger will perform in the Lincoln brewery’s parking lot, 2100 Magnum Cir. The bands will be paired with five local breweries —Zipline, Empyrean, Blue Blood, Get Lost and First Street — which will offer a special creation specifically for the event.

“In addition to brewers and beer dorks, many of us at Zipline are musicians and music nerds, so this collaboration is a no-brainer,” says Zipline resident cicerone Craig Reier.

For Columbia Vs Challenger, this will mark the Lincoln band’s first show since waving goodbye from the now-defunct Box Awesome stage June 12, 2009. Founding member and current Powerful Science vocalist/keyboard player Joshua Miller says the band has been kicking the idea around for a couple of years, but is looking forward to making an original lineup reunion a reality.

“I expect it’ll be weird and challenging to put ourselves back into a headspace from 7 years ago, but that’s also probably the most exciting part,” Miller says. “We’ve all grown and can add our new experiences to our music.”

Neither Criteria’s Stephen Pedersen (a HN board member) nor Cursive’s Matt Maginn could recall the last time their bands played together. Pedersen is a founding member of Cursive.

Tickets to Beer Nebraska go on-sale HERE Monday, July 25, and are $30. The fee includes entrance and three samples per brewery. Proceeds benefit Hear Nebraska. Food trucks will also be in attendance. RVSP on their Facebook event page HERE.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Brew At The Zoo in Omaha this Saturday

When:  Saturday, July 16th, 8-11pm
Where:  Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St, Omaha

From their press release---

Lions and tigers and BEERS, oh my! Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium will be hosting its third annual Brew at the Zoo this Saturday night from 8 to 11pm. Guests 21 and over will enjoy a stroll through the Zoo and sample unique brews from dozens of local breweries, as well as a selection of locally produced wines. There will be live music from Will Stallions and Red Delicious, food, fun games, and, of course, the exotic animals of the Zoo!

General admission tickets are $50 per person for Zoo members and $60 each for non-members. VIP tickets are SOLD OUT. No tickets will be sold the day of the event. A ticket grants you a souvenir sampling glass and unlimited sampling of a variety of beers and wines.

This is an after-hours, adults-only event. ALL GUESTS must be 21 or over. Tickets (if still remaining) are available at OmahaZoo.com

Participating Breweries and Wineries:
Blue Blood Brewing Co, Bolo Beer Co, Brickway Brewery and Distillery, Farnam House Brewing Co, Infusion Brewing Co, James Arthur Vineyard, Kinkaider Brewing Co, Lucky Bucket Brewing Co, Mac's Creeek Winery, Moonstruck Meadery, Nebraska Brewing Co, Ploughshare Brewing Co, Scriptown Brewing Co, Upstream Brewing Co, Vis Major Brewing, Whiskey Run Creek Wineyard and Vinery.