Saturday, August 23, 2014

GNBF Day has arrived!

After countless hours of planning and preparation, the day of the 6th annual Great Nebraska Beer Fest has arrived! For those who may have waited, some GA tickets are still available at the Werner Park box office for $50 each. Once again this year, there is a mobile version of the event program available at the following web address ( where you can peruse all the sampling options from all the participating breweries. With this year’s event occurring at a new location, be sure to check out the festival map ahead of time to find all your favorite breweries.

Here’s the schedule for today’s events:

12pm to 7pm  Take a bus from the Nebraska Brewing Company Brewpub AND the Taproom to the fest, ride provided for FREE by JoneZ Party Bus
1pm to 2pm  VIP,  Brewers & Volunteers Special Session
2pm  - General Admission Opening Music by the Omaha Pipes and Drums
2 pm   Beerfest Open to General Public
             Food Concessions Open
2-4pm  Dirty River Ramblers  at Gate #2
2:30 pm   Seminar Tent -  Fred Bueltmann of New Holland Brewing - Holland, MI
3:30 pm   Seminar Tent -  Going Pro! Making the leap from Homebrewer to Professional Brewer!
4:30 pm   Seminar Tent -  Beyond Bitterness. What brewers and growers are looking for in hops.
4 to 6pm Grand Theft Girlfriend  at Gate #2
6 PM   Final Pour, Beer Fest Ends
6 PM to 12am   Offical 'After Party' at the Nebraska Brewing Company Brewpub ~ Shadowlake Towne Center, 72nd St & Highway 370.
7 PM   Final JoneZ Party Bus to the Nebraska Brewing Company Brewpub & the Official After Party

Today’s forecast calls for a very hot August afternoon with temperatures heading up into the low to mid 90s. Remember to hydrate often while enjoying the fun over the afternoon. Once again, the Nebraska Beer Blog will be located at Table #1 and if you have time, stop by a minute and say “Hi”. Be safe and enjoy the festival this afternoon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought this was the best beer festival that I've ever been to. The "Beer Finder" app...a few computing steps and I had a printout, one side of a sheet of paper, ordered by table number (and the tables themselves were in order for once), up to 4 beers per line, so wherever I was standing I could find beers that I sincerely wanted to try. Over too soon! One friend complained about too many saisons...a little preparation would have alleviated that.