Friday, March 24, 2017

Spilker Ales closing in Cortland, announce final tours

When:  Thurs/Fri. Apr 6-7th, 3-8pm, Sat. Apr. 8th, 12-5pm
Where:  Spilker Ales, 300 W. 4th St., Cortland, NE

From their email release---

Greetings from Spilker Ales, we've got some BIG changes happening.

The good news is that Hopaluia will live on, but produced in a new location. We've moving production of Hopaluia draft beer to Thunderhead Brewing in Axtell, NE thanks to a great team effort.

The other news is that April 6th, 7th, & 8th will be your last chance to celebrate Spilker Ales'  Frankenbrewery experience in Cortland. After 21 years of operation, we'll be ceasing production in Cortland and we'll be giving the brewery a great farewell with an open house, tours, sampling, collectibles, and food vendors on that weekend in April.

You won't want to miss the keg load of fun here in Cortland on those three days in April. Those will be the last days you can buy bottles of our Technique DPA. The last sips of Sonar JAM or Sonar Tropic Grunge ever sampled and the last brewery tours will surely be the best! Besides Technique DPA, Sonar Botanic Punch, and Hopaluia, we'll also have bottles of Apricot Jackpot for sale in 22oz bottles. No limits on any case buys, we'll have enough. Apricot Jackpot has a big stone fruit aroma and flavor with a lightly hopped background.

While Hopaluia keg beer will stay in production, the rest of our lineup will be phased out of distribution sometime this fall. Eventually Sonar, Hopaluia bottles, and Technique will come to an end in late 2017. The first batch of Hopaluia kegs brewed with our added teammates tastes like a piece of liquid art! We've brought a lot of wild and wacky techniques to the new home of Hopaluia and now there are plans for the beer to live on in cans within a year.

From Sam Spilker, owner/brewmaster---

We are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout the years. I know many of you went above and beyond with your help! In addition, we look forward to keeping Hopaluia, the "Gospel of Hops", flowing that so many of you love. Special thanks to the support of my wife Lisa over the years as well as Lonnie Mulder for getting the dirty jobs done when it counted. The relationships we've made are priceless and will never be forgotten. Though its likely that brewing won't be my main occupation in the future, there still may be a very unique venture or two for Spilker Ales in the years to come. Please stay in touch!

See you in Cortland soon and don't forget to bring your friends and family to get the last tour of a pioneering brewery in Nebraska. Cheers! Sam Spilker---

For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hops for Harmony - Save the Date

When: Wed, Jun 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Glacial Till Vineyard Dinner @ HopCat (12/29)

What: Pre-New Years Beer Dinner with Glacial Till
When: Thursday, December 29th at 7pm
Where: HopCat, 601 P St, Lincoln

For our December Beer Dinner, we're putting a bit of flair on it. With the New Year right around the corner, this dinner will be built around a New Years theme. It'll be an all cider event featuring Glacial Till Vineyard. Our Executive Chef, Brandon Bayne also has a great menu for you to indulge before your resolutions kick in.

Welcome Beer: Glacial Till Original Cider

Appetizer: Firecracker Shrimp
Fried Jumbo Butterflied Shrimp Tossed in Thai Sauce
Paired with: Hibiscus Ginger Cider

Soup: Lobster Bisque Soup
Scratch Lobster Bisque Soup Topped with Crème Fraîche
Paired with: Glacial Till Pumpkin Cider

Main Course: 45 Day--Dry Aged Ribeye-- Melt in Your Mouth Tender Steak
Served with Cheesy Au Gratin
Paired with: Glacial Till Barrel Aged Cider

Dessert: House Made Vanilla Bean Cheesecake-- this thing will be sure to satisfy any last sweets your want before your resolution.
Paired with: Glacial Till Coffee Cider

Get your tickets HERE.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Blackstone Krampus Crawl (Farnam House Brewing)

When: Fri, Dec 9 from 6:00 pm to midnight
Where: Farnam House Brewing, 3558 Farnam St, Omaha, Nebraska

From their email...


Dress as Krampus or St. Nick and receive discounts at all participating stops on the crawl! We will start at Farnam House at 6 pm, have a drink of the 2016 Winterbock, and proceed on to the Crescent Moon Alehouse, Scriptown, and Sullivan's. The afterparty will also be held at Farnam House where we will have traditional German food and drink.

Candy and coal will be provided!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Funk Fest (Farnam House Brewing)

When: Saturday, Nov 12 from 12:00 pm to close
What: Annual funky, sour, and wild ale beer throw down

Includes 2016 American sour ale variants, barrel-aged sours, and aged brett wild ales

Get your jive on with funky tunes and soul food specials all day. Stay tuned to the Farnam House Facebook page for updates on beer releases.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Brickway Beer Dinner @ HopCat Lincoln (9/27)

From HopCat Lincoln:

What: Brickway Brewery Beer Dinner
When: Tuesday, September 27th 6:30pm
Where: HopCat, 601 P St, Lincoln

Join us for a 4-course, off-menu Beer Dinner with our friends at
Brickway Brewery & Distillery.

Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Wings- Drumsticks wrapped in bacon tossed in Thai-Chili sauce garnishes with scallions
Beer: Brickway IPL

Salad: Apple Wedge Salad with Avocado Ranch- Apple slices, pecans, tomato, onions, bacon bits, topped with avocado ranch
Beer: Brickway Raspberry Hef

Entrée: Peached Glazed Pork Chops- Pork Chopped topped with fresh peaches and jalapeno bacon jam served with smoked gouda mashed potatoes
Beer: Brickway Oktoberfest

Dessert: Chocolate Cake Pops- Football shaped cake pops, chocolate ganache, white laces and a big, red N on the side of them
Beer: Brickway Coffee Vanilla Stout

Get your tickets HERE.

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