LINCOLN & OMAHA JAKE'S (1/10 at 5pm): This Friday at both the Lincoln and Omaha Jake's locations will be a very special tapping party for the most recent Empyrean Beer Quest winning beer, a Hawaiian Porter, brewed by Empyrean Brewing Company and winning homebrewer Brian Hoesing.
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 publics 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: "Local homebrewing legend, Brian Hoesing continues to impress with his well crafted Hawaiian Porter. His second win with a version of this recipe! This was one of the most technically demanding beers for us to brew, with a complex grain-bill, turbinado sugar additions to the kettle and finally infusing the beer with nearly 100 pounds of toasted coconut, roasted cacao nibs and coffee. A big thanks to the Lazlo’s Haymarket kitchen for all the toasting and roasting!"
*LINCOLN ONLY!: Winning brewer Brian Hoesing will be hanging out, so come down and congratulate him over a pint of his delicious Hawaiian Porter!
**LINCOLN ONLY!: We will also be tapping a keg of Empyrean's Mochachino Milk Stout, which is the newest addition to their limited Carpe Brewem series.
Brewery description: "For our January Carpe Brewem release we’ve taken a creamy, milk-stout recipe and dialed it up to 11! After the beer is done fermenting, we added a large amount of French roast coffee and cacao nibs and left it to condition for a week or so. This gives the beer a punch of coffee"
Jake's Lincoln (14th & P St.)
Jake's Omaha (62nd & Maple)