Beer to where? Beer to There!
A little history about the event….
A few years back, Bob Myers and Dan Warren joined forces to replicate what other cities were already doing – city-wide brewery to brewery bike tours. In 2013 with beer, bikes, and polka, the inaugural Beer to There brewery ride in Lincoln came to be! The kickoff started at Misty’s Restaurant, home of the Modern Monks, where participants sampled beer from both the Modern Monks and Ploughshare. Other stops included Empyrean, Blue Blood, and Zipline. The event was topped off with Jerk & Go and Pepe’s food trucks as well as live entertainment from the Bolzen Beer Band. Bob fondly recalls the weather was on their side that first year. The day after, Lincoln was hit with a major snow storm! This year, May 14th marks the 6th Beer to There event (or is this the seventh or eighth? How can we be sure when it involves beer?!)
This go round it’s all about who? A handlebar-mustache-sporting brewer, that’s who! A little history about Bob Myers…
He is one of Lincoln Lagers original members and long-time local craft brewer. Together, Robert “Brother Bob” Myers and Dave “Brother Dave” Oenbring, founded the Modern Monks Brewery.
It all began In the 90’s when Bob partnered with Sam Spilker to help establish Spilker Ales in the not-too-far-away town of Cortland. Longing for a brewery of his own, he eventually moved back to Lincoln and converted his garage into an extensive home-brew operation. He met “Brother Dave” through Lincoln Lagers during this time which later led to the birth of the Modern Monks. Along the way, two became four as Joshua “Brother Josh” Ames and Davey “Brother Davey” Norris were indoctrinated into the Monks.
Over the years, Bob has played a significant role in cultivating the craft brew industry in Nebraska. He has partnered with others in the trade such as Thunderhead in Kearney, The Chicken Coop in Grand Island, Scratchtown in Ord, and Scriptown in Omaha just to name a few. The rarity and beauty of it all is that Nebraska’s craft brewing community is an impenetrable bunch where celebrating each other’s successes comes second nature. What’s also second nature to this group is coming to each other’s aid when someone is down…
Bob was diagnosed with colorectal cancer this February. He has 6 weeks of both chemotherapy and radiation under his belt. Surgery and six more months of chemo are yet to come. Bob is the father of two amazing kids; daughter Sydney, owner/dance instructor/choreographer at Greater Impact (www.danceforgreaterimpact.com), and son Owen, 2nd grader at Prescott. You may follow him on his journey to remission at www.caringbridge.org/visit/bobseviltreatments.
So dust off your bike, pump up those tires, and join us for this season’s Beer to There (for Bobby!) brewery bike tour on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Yes, you’ll pedal all about town to some of Lincoln’s finest breweries, Yes, there’ll be several opportunities to acquire Beer to There schwag, swig frothy beverages, and munch on tasty treats along the way.
Registration: $30 for wristband, Beer to There schwag, and a helluva good time!
Make life easy and pre-register by sending your registration to: Warren, 1411 N 37th St, Lincoln, NE 68503.
The Route (departure times are fluid. please stagger to help offset the rush):
9:00 – 9:30 am: Cultiva Labs, 2510 Randolph St, ***NOT South Downtown location*** for the pre-ride briefing, Cultiva coffee, Pepe’s breakfast burritos, and late registration
9:45 – 10:00 am: Depart for Zipline, 2100 Magnum Cir
10:45 – 11:00 am: Depart for Boiler, 129 N 10th St
11:45 – 12:00 pm: Depart for Ploughshare, 1630 P St
12:45 – 1:00 pm: Depart for Blue Blood, 925 Robbers Cave Rd
2:00 – 2:15 pm: Depart for Modern Monks, 200 N 11th St
3:00 – 3:15 pm: Depart for Empyrean, 729 Q St, for the after party with live entertainment from the Bottle Tops and food trucks for more nourishment
Don’t forget to log your miles with the National Bike Challenge at www.nationalbikechallenge.org!
Facebook Event Page HERE