Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scratchtown and Modern Monks Releasing Maple Donut Porter Collaboration Tonight

Maple Donut Porter? Yup, the brewers at Scratchtown and Modern Monks have collaborated to make just such a beer. I wonder if the sprinkle flavor comes through in the finished beer?
Scratchtown Brewing Company is excited to announce a keg tapping of a new beer tonight: 447, a Maple Donut Porter. SBC Head Brewer Mike Klimek and Modern Monks brewer Bob Myers are the crazy brains behind this unholy but o-so-delicious creation.
Two dozen donuts were used in the mash and maple syrup was added during the wort boil. More maple syrup was added during packaging, giving this brown porter a slightly sweet taste with a hint of donut on the nose.
4.5% ABV, $4/16oz. serving.
More information about Scratchtown Brewing Company can be found online at or

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MidWest HomeBrewers Invitational this Saturday


When:  Saturday, Nov. 22, Noon-4pm
Where:  German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th St., Omaha 
Tickets: $25 in advance (purchase online), $35 day-of-event (at the door) 

Note:  The Nebraska Beer Blog is an event sponsor and will be at this event

 Homebrewing:  The brewing of beer on a small scale for personal, non-commercial use. (Wikipedia)

According to the American Homebrewers Association, over 1.2 million people in the United States homebrew. The reasons that people home brew vary but it's very likely that most of those who do find it to be a very enjoyable hobby. Some even have lofty hopes of being able to brew their own recipes and ideas on a commercial scale. Some even dream of opening their own breweries one day. Most everyone who works in the commercial craft beer industry today probably got their start through some type of homebrewing. It's the medium through which beer-centric folks with big ideas can dabble and dream in small batches of "art".

In 2014, the inaugural Midwest Homebrewers Invitational (MWHBI) event will bring together members from five Omaha area homebrew clubs and the surrounding region to showcase their "art" to a select ticketed crowd that will be capped at just 300 people. Attendees will be treated to a wide range of styles as well as some very unique varieties of brews to choose from. The event also doubles as a competition where attendees and even homebrewers themselves will vote for their favorites with prizes to be awarded. Upstream Brewing Company will also be choosing their "Best of Show" and will invite the winner to brew their recipe on a commercial setup.

All event proceeds go to benefit Food Bank for the Heartland. The event will be collecting non-perishable food items  and money to donate to this local charity.

This event is being produced by the Omaha Unified Coalition of Homebrewers (OUCH). The purpose of this newly formed coalition of Omaha area homebrew clubs is to organize events for area homebrew clubs to participate in as well as solidify the area homebrew club community as a whole.

For more details, check out their event website or their Facebook page.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Winter’s Welcome Beer Dinner at Ploughshare Brewing Co.‏

From Ploughshare Brewing Co.:

Ploughshare is happy to host its third beer dinner since their kitchen opened in August. Our "Winter's Welcome" Dinner will be held Saturday, November 15th, beginning with socializing at 6:30.

Mingle - Farm Boy Cream Ale

First Curse
‣ Fried Green Tomatoes ~ Pickled Hop Shoots
‣ Scarlet Bib Lettuce ~ Cilantro-Lime Aioli
‣ Percheron IPA

‣ Free Range Wild Boar ~ Braised Red Cabbage
‣ Potato Galette a la Raclette ~ Sweet Pumpkin
‣ Tailgate Red Ale

‣ Mascarpone-Pear Tart on Marzipan Crust
‣ Weathervane Witbier

$40 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Reservations required. Please specify omnivore or vegetarian prix fixe menu. Accessibility accommodations must be requested when making reservation.

Call: 402-742-0420 to reserve.

Borgata's Aged Whisky Release

Borgata Brewery & Distillery (soon to be known as Brickway, in case you haven't heard) will be releasing their first aged whisky on Wednesday, November 12th. Check out the details below.
It's going to be a BIG DAY 'round here!
Join us to celebrate a time we all love...the Happy Hour! In honor of such a fantastic "Hour" we've chosen to release our very first aged whisky that day! 
It's already #WhiskyWednesday for us so our original happy hour pricing is still in effect...but ALL DAY! 
In addition we'll have:* $15 - Borgata Whisky Flight // White, Aged & a pint of Pils* $8 - Drams of Aged Whisky * $2 - PIls
We'll have bottles for sale here that day, be one of the first to try it and take a some home for yourself.
*** Don't forget, it's gift giving season...and our next run won't say Borgata on the label.  (... collection piece...)
WEDNESDAY 11.12.144pm ~ Close

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Farnam House's Inaugural Beer Dinner

Farnam House Brewing will be hosting their first beer dinner on Monday, November 17th at 6pm. Check out the details below.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Now On Tap! Ploughshare Brewing Company!

From Ploughshare Brewing Company:

Ploughshare Brewing Company, located downtown at 16 and P, is introducing their first four Ploughshare craft beers on Monday, November 3, 2014.

Tailgate Red Ale.  With an unpretentious nod to all things red and the deeply rooted custom of tailgating before the game, Tailgate Red is a quaffable, refreshing beer, gently hopped, with a light caramel malt note and a toasty finish!

Farmboy Cream Ale. Ours is smooth session ale, lightly hopped and cold conditioned for an ultra-smooth taste you “don’t have to think about.” Farm Boy is a starting point for those just beginning their exploration of craft beer and for anyone else interested in a crisp, light-bodied, highly refreshing beer.

Percheron IPA has a solid malt backbone of premium pale malts, a kiss of caramel malt, and a prodigious hop character with an artful blend of resinous, piney, and citrusy hops. If you’re a “hop head,” Percheron is hands above the rest.

Weathervane Belgian-Styled Witbier distinguishes itself from the big named wheat beers by pointing in the direction of a more traditional recipe (40 percent raw wheat) and a nearly forgotten brewing technique called “turbid mash decoction.”  Ours is lightly spiced with a secret blend of East Indian spices and fermented with a characterful Belgian yeast strain.

In addition to serving its own amazing beer, Ploughshare Brewing Co. offers a rich seasonal menu that features traditional beer cuisine. Ingredients are sourced from Nebraska based producers and farmers, with a focus on sustainable resources and an emphasis on organic ingredients. Everything is made from scratch in house and the menu includes a selection of vegetarian and gluten free options. Special attention is given to crafting a menu that works harmoniously with Ploughshare beers.

Ploughshare Brewing Co. offers a rotation of craft beer on 12 taps. It also offers wine and non-alcoholic beverages, including fresh French pressed coffee and nostalgic sodas.  The brewery uses traditional brewing methods and styles, and sources only the highest quality ingredients for its beer.  Matt Stinchfield, Owner and Head Brew Master, opened Ploughshare Brewing Co. in July 2014.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chocolate Double Stout Halloween Release Party @ Zipline

From the Zipline Brewing Co. Facebook page:

Friday, October 31st

Trick or Treat! Halloween at the taproom we will be releasing one monster of a beer. Our Chocolate Double Stout clocks in at 8.5% abv and is served on nitro.

Music by DJ Ol' Moanin' Corpse
Food by Chef Au Chef
Prizes for the best costumes!
Blood Orange NZ IPA ON CASK

Visit Facebook event page HERE