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Nebraska Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Nebraska Brewing CompanyNebraska Brewing Company
Based on:
31 Beers
3,100 Hads
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 24
Visits: 51
Avg: 4.11
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: 24 | Visits: 51
Reviews by benito:
Photo of benito
4.44/5  rDev +8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of iRun2Beer
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of cjgiant
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Chasmill70
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
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 +11.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Sintech
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
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 -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Drift
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of The5Car
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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 -1.9%

Photo of rxthree
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BeerTwigs
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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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3.84/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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