Farnam House Brewing Company

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Farnam House Brewing CompanyFarnam House Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3558 Farnam Street
Omaha, Nebraska, 68131
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Added by bditty187 on 06-26-2014

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by coldriver:
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3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in after visiting Crescent Moon a few doors down. Farnam wasn't particularly busy (in contrast to Crescent Moon which was overflowing) on a Tuesday night and we found seats at the bar. D├ęcor is a bit on the unremarkable side. They had 15 taps going with a diverse selection of styles - everything from a dry hopped sour to a maibock to a Berliner Weisse, etc. Quality was good but not great, it just felt like a newish brewery still perfecting their technique (that's a lot of styles for a new brewery to try and master!). I expect another year or two of experience will help and I will definitely be going back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Located in the same block as Beer Corner, it's a mid-sized taproom/brewpub. Yellowish-gold interior with a farm theme. Most of the beers were pretty good. Good amount of choices. The hummus plate was very tasty.

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Photo of Piccholo01
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of sethcroisant
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

i loved it here, my first stop right off the plane this weekend. a neat old building in a cool part of town, they have a great thing going. brew house is down below, restaurant and taproom above. they had a wide range of beers, lots of cool german and farmhouse styles. the grisette was positively dynamite, and the saisons were both good too. the chardonnay barrel aged brett harvest with sorachi ace that they bottle is unreal as well, some of the best beers i had all weekend were right here on my first stop. its cozy inside, with a real friendly dude behind the bar, courteous and chatty, good vibes. they have a small but really nice food menu that uses a lot of locally sourced ingredients. i had a steak sandwich and it was great. the seems like a popular little spot, right there next to the beer bar and the bottle shop, both of which are also cool. the beer here is next level, both inventive and well executed, and it was cool to see they have won an award for the biere de garde already. really tasty stuff and a comfortable place to spend a few hours getting relaxed. this will be a definite stop each time i make it to omaha!

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.7/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
5/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great service great food great beer

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Vibe - just meh for me. huge space, but nothing stood out.
Quality - great beer selection and all true to style.
Service - it was busy, but 45 minutes+ for food without anyone stopping by wasn't cool.
Selection - a ton of choices and all made well.
Food - lots of great food as well.

Overall, I went for the beer and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. keep up the great work.

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Photo of wapcap
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Gillian26
4.52/5  rDev +10%

Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BeerTwigs
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Stopped in around lunch time on Wednesday afternoon while in town for business. This brewery is located on a nice stretch of craft beer bars in a good area. There were a few people eating lunch and I was the only one at the bar so I was able to speak with the bartender in good lengths.

Nice bar/restaurant area in a commercial store front. The place has a nice layout with a smaller bar (around 10 stools) and an area with comfortable seating in the front. It wasn't very busy when I was there so I cant accurately comment on the crowd or how great the service was.

The beers were really good and they had about 8 on tap. I had a Fresh Hop Saison and Nitro Stout which were great. I don't recall if they do flights but they definitely let you taste what you want before ordering it.

I definitely recommend checking this place out when in Omaha. They are a relatively new brewery so I don't think they distribute outside of their area but I would expect their beers to be some of the best in Nebraska in the near future. They are starting to experiment with sour beers unfortunately none were ready when I visited. These guys will be doing good things for years to come. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Azeotrope
3.05/5  rDev -25.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Pours are $4.50 and the food on the menu has. German bent and is fantastic. The bar tender seemed reluctant to come around too frequently or to ask how things were rather than wait to have service requested. The location looks like a caricature of "non-descript bar".

None of these things matter if the beer is good. And while neither of their two beers on tap are out of this world, they're pretty good considering they count their age in weeks rather than months. Compare this to the rather disappointing breweries in Omaha (I'm looking at you, Borgata, Lucky Bucket, and Upstream) and I'm excited at their proclaimed focus on farmhouse ales, sours, and barrel-aged beers. The Omaha market is ripe for picking by just this type of small, ambitious brewery.

I recommend coming by for a small bite of food (portion sizes of German food are small but delicious!) and trying some of their beer for now, and following them for what may lie in store.

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Farnam House Brewing Company in Omaha, NE
Brewery rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 95 ratings