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Nebraska Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Nebraska Brewing CompanyNebraska Brewing Company
Based on:
31 Beers
3,081 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 24
Visits: 50
Avg: 4.04
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

7474 Towne Center Pkwy
Papillion, Nebraska, 68046-4805
United States
phone: (402) 934-7100

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @nebrewingco

Place added by: angelaa on 12-15-2007

The 8 taps include 6 standard beers, a rotated tap for a Brewer's Choice, with the final "Tap 8" reserved for NBC's Ale Nation members. NBC offers growlers to go.
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Reviews by bditty187:
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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

NBC is located behind the Hy-Vee at the far end of Dick's Sporting Goods' parking lot. As such, there is plenty of parking. While some folks in Omaha think Sarpy County is on the other side of Mars, NBC is easy to get to as it sits on the corner of 72nd St. & Highway 370.

The Good:

-The beer! Since NBC opened the beer has steadily improved. Their IPA is excellent, the Pale Ale is solid but the gem of their core lineup is EOS Wheat... a true German-style weizen. I'd say EOS is the best American-brewed hefeweizen I've ever had (and, yes, I've had Live Oak's version). Seasonal beers and "brewer's choice" beers have been, at least, above average to excellent. Their Eden Amber was topnotch; the Bock was so drinkable... the Belgian Blonde was well worth the wait. They offer an "Ale Nation" club allowing you to drink out of the "8th Tap." It is $75 a year to join... to rich for me.

-The brewing equipment and tanks are in plan view.

-There are great photos of old breweries and such in Omaha.

-Dean, Tyson, and Paul are all topnotch people and have things going in the right direction. Cheers guys! Way to advocate beer.

-They hold special events and beer dinners.

The Okay:

-Service. Sitting at the bar the service as been fine but sitting at a table the service as been somewhat slow but competent. I'm sure this will improve in time.

-Atmosphere. Personally I like my brewpubs to be more pub than restaurant. NBC is clearly more restaurant than pub. The brewpub is one large room with an upstairs and a bar. Fairly barren walls, off-orange paint, tile, dark wood and black metal are the decor. The bar itself is long but the bar area is kind of cramped. A few nice plasma TVs hang above the bar. Not many frills but that is okay. Not very warm and cozy but it is growing on me.

The Shaky:

-Food. I'm sorry to say but the food is not up to par, IMO. I've tried the pizza, burger, pasta, soup, salad, and steak. I wasn't wowed by anything but nothing was bad. I'd tweak a few things... smaller plates, whole leaf lettuce on the burgers, richer pasta sauce, and "better" cooked pizza. That said I still eat here without issue... I'm just nitpicking a bit. The potential is there.

Overall: A welcome addition to the Omaha beer scene. IMO, the beer is better than Lazlo's (and maybe Upstream?), the food is not as good as the latter too. If I wanted just to hangout and drink some beer I'd go to NBC. If I had a family dinner I would think twice about eating at NBC... at the moment. I'll be the happiest BA to edit my review. I am sure the food will improve; this is still a young business. Still, the beer is so damn good it is a must visit. I am a fan.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Once you get past the families and strip mall the beer is great. Service this last time was a bit interesting, but the place is a must stop if you are driving through Nebraska. Or if you live there, I am jealous of the beer you get to enjoy.

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Chasmill70
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Very good food, very good beer, EXCELLENT service! The only drag was that the server told me how much better the other location would be. Now I have to go back to Omaha for another visit!

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Photo of R3ason
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Sintech
4.91/5  rDev +21.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Nebraska's best brewery. The food isn't bad either...

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Photo of Irishace9
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Drift
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of The5Car
5/5  rDev +23.8%

The best brewery in Nebraska. Their flagship Cardinal Pale Ale carries a strong lineup of beers. If you are looking for a great brewery this one is a must try.

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Photo of beamish12
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of rxthree
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BeerTwigs
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Stopped in while passing through town on weekday and had some good beers. I stopped in in the early afternoon so it was very slow which gave me an opportunity to ask the bar tender some questions. The service was good and the set up was similar to any brew pub located in a strip mall. A nice bar with 15-20 seats which was separated from the dining area. They had brew tanks right behind the bar which was cool to see and more in the back. This is their original location which was amazing considering how widely traveled and acclaimed their beers are.

Beers were good, I had their Cardinal Pale Ale and Hop God. I would have gotten a flight to try out more of their beers but I wanted to try these both. Pale ale was well balanced and a nice refreshing beer. Hop God is a big Belgian IPA and was definitely my favorite.

I recommend checking this place out and their new location as well. I didnt have any food, so no comment their. They distribute across the US so check out their bigger beer series too if you get a chance.

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Nebraska Brewing Company in Papillion, NE
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.