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Nebraska Brewing Company

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Nebraska Brewing CompanyNebraska Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.77/5
Based on:
28 Beers
2,324 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 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

Notes:
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 and "party pigs" to go.

(Place added by: angelaa on 12-15-2007)
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Reviews by benito:
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4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Until today, I had never wished that I lived in Omaha...

Nebraska Brewing is one of the most recent additions to the Nebraska craft beer scene: it opened only seven months ago (that is, late 2007). Yet, there's some magic in the air here...a mix of the enthusiasm of a new (quality) brewpub and just plain, old great beer.

I added NBC to my list of places to visit while driving across Nebraska because of the recommendations from other BAs, and shortly after I quizzed the Midwest forum, Paul, the owner, shot me a BeerMail offering to give me a tour and talk me through the beers.

When I arrived, I was a little skeptical. An outdoor mall setting seemed more appropriate for a Gordon Biersch, Rock Bottom, or Big Horn Brewery. Aren't craft beers about localism after all? But my anxieties were quickly allayed. And, as Paul pointed out, the mall setting guarantees a great client base for a fledglng brewpub.

The interior is a chic, clean brewpub with glass windows onto the brewhouse and two-floor seating. It was clean, classic, and friendly.

I have sampled beer with brewers before and always a little hesitantly because I don't always manage to filter out harsh comments about the beer. As I sat down to sample the eight brews on tap (the five standards--hefeweizen, wit, APA, IPA, and nut brown; two seasonals--rye IPA, dubbel; and 'members only' club beer--weizenbock), my anxieties surged up...I reminded myself to be polite, cautious.

But then something strange happened. I didn't have to be cautious. Never, never, never did I expect that the beer would be this good. From a place so young, in such a variety of styles. I could genuinely gush about the beers here--the restraint with the spices in the wit, the nice caramel touch in the hefe, the complexity of the nut brown, the long peppery finish of the rye IPA--and Paul was equally enthusiastic to talk about them and share them. I didn't try the food, but if it were even in the same ballpark as the beer, it would be phenomenal.

This is a must visit for any 'serious' beerfly--a young brewpub with amazing beers.Currently, NBC is available at the brewpub and on tap in Iowa and Nebraska. I hope they conquer the country.

More User Reviews:
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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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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of rxthree
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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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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Photo of sholland119
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

On day four of our cross country trip we took a small detour in Nebraska to make this stop at one of Vickie's favorite brewers. The brewpub is located in a modern, sprawling reail plex and is surprisingly small given the number of bottles they seem to put out. A nice place, clean and with both inside and outdoor seating and a decent sized bar area.

The sampler was very nice across the board (no pale ale for whatever reason). We went with an IPA, a hefeweizen, a red and a seasonal Belgian, all very nice. Food was solid but not exceptional. Service was very nice but unattentive. We had to go looking for the server whenever we wanted something. Oddly enough you can not buy merch at the pub, only online which was kind of a bummer.

On the whole though very nice people (the brewer and one of the owners stopped by to chat when they found out we were from out of town) and worth the hour or so detour for sure.

HV

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Nebraska Brewing Company in Papillion, NE
91 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.