Friday, August 23, 2013

Great Nebraska Beer Fest is TOMORROW

In case you've been under a rock for the last few months, the big day many of us have been waiting for all summer is almost here! The 5th annual Great Nebraska Beer Fest is going on tomorrow, Saturday August 24th, at the Shadow Lake Towne Center (72nd St. & Hwy. 370) in Papillion. This is easily the biggest beer festival that is held in Nebraska each year. For those of you who have been waiting until the last minute, general admission tickets are still available (either online using the banner ad above or in person at Nebraska Brewing Co.) but it is highly likely this event will completely sell out this year. VIP tickets have already sold out and all ticket prices will go up $5 tomorrow on the day of the event. There is also a Designated Driver ticket option at the gate for those who chose not to imbibe.

Once again, nearly 80 participating breweries (included seven different homebrew clubs) are serving 2 oz. samples of over 400 different beers to guests.  A great showcase of many of the breweries that produce in our state, but there are also several breweries at this event that do not currently distribute in the state of Nebraska. This event has become quite the unique regional beer festival.

Here is just a small sampling of the list of breweries [home state in ( ) ] that will be found at this year's event to whet your appetite (New participants for 2013 are in bold):

4 Hands (MO), Benson (NE), Big Wood (MN), Blue Blood (NE), C.I.B. (IA), Cigar City (FL), Confluence (IA), Deschutes (OR), Firestone Walker (CA), Funkwerks (CO), Goldenrod (NE), Infusion (NE), Lagunitas (CA), Little Apple (KS), Maui (HI), Nebraska Brewing (NE), Peace Tree (IA), Ploughshare (NE), Schlafly (MO), Soaring Wings (NE), Stone (CA), Tallgrass (KS), Two Brothers (IL), Victory (PA), Zipline (NE).

The Nebraska Beer Blog will have a booth at the festival tomorrow so when you come down, please stop by and say "Hi" to a few of the writers of the state's craft beer news source you enjoy to read.

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