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Beer in Omaha, NE

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by BeersAndBears, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Looks like Oskar Blues is imminent (a week or so)
     
  2. BeersAndBears

    BeersAndBears Devotee (485) Dec 30, 2012 Georgia

    Hopefully they bring some Death by Coconut to their launch event!
     
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  3. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (104) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    nice, good timing on their part, normally wouldn't be too excited but it seems like we've had a bit of a drought as of late in regards to good new to NE breweries.

    liked farnam house quite a bit, loved the burger.
     
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  4. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Cans in Beertopia either this Thursday or Friday. Pint night on Jan. 20th
     
  5. fds

    fds Initiate (76) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Excited for Oskar Blues. Any word from Brent on if and when Council Bluffs will see Central Waters BA offerings?
     
  6. Spinrathen

    Spinrathen Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2013 Iowa

    All the launch events in Des Moines were just the core brands.
     
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  7. iowacraft01

    iowacraft01 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 Iowa

    Does omaha extreme beer fest tickets sell out fast?? I know VIP are all sold out. Have a group of 6 and just curious if I should order now??
     
  8. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    We have a lot of GA tickets left :slight_smile:

    If you want to call in and pay over the phone we can hold them at "will-call" and you can avoid paying whatever extra fees you would have to pay with etix.

    (402) 905-2603

    - Jason
     
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  9. fds

    fds Initiate (76) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Any word on any other CBS kegs for Beer Week? I won't be able to make it to the Moon by 4 for their event and I don't think that will last an hour.
     
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  10. TomClem

    TomClem Initiate (119) Mar 7, 2012 Nebraska

    beer week details seem to very lacking outside of Beer Corner, Infusion, and Nebraska Brewing...
     
  11. lvoutlawjlh

    lvoutlawjlh Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2012 Nebraska

    This sounds promising:
    @BrixBeer: @BrixOmaha has 2 dinners, cheese pairings, rare tappings, barrel releases, casks, sour night, and a virtual brewery tour! #obw2015
     
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  12. iowacraft01

    iowacraft01 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 Iowa

     
  13. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Yes, we do have a $10 DD ticket available at Beertopia
     
  14. iowacraft01

    iowacraft01 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 Iowa

    Thanks!
     
  15. bditty187

    bditty187 Poo-Bah (2,419) Jul 10, 2002 Nebraska

    I left CB. At the Linden Market Hy-Vee now. It was a fun run in CB.
     
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  16. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Central Waters BBS is in DSM. Yesterday morning, I asked on Mall of the Bluffs page just to see what sort of a response I got more than anything (now that Brent is gone). Haven't got a response at the moment.
     
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  17. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    In fact, reading the IA thread. It's been there for a bit because they re-upped some stores yesterday
     
  18. fds

    fds Initiate (76) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Well that's the Hy-Vee I do my shopping at so certainly not the worst news for me.
     
  19. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Disciple (398) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska
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    Ahhh I need to look at this page more often.
     
  20. fds

    fds Initiate (76) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    What does everyone think of the various Beer Week activities? Is anyone planning on going to the ticketed bottle share at the Moon?
     
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  21. ElJosharino

    ElJosharino Initiate (198) May 3, 2013 Nebraska

    I may do the ticketed share. The sour bottle share they did a few months back with the same format was pretty solid.
    Some of the other events... eh... I hate that the Moon's Mardi Gras party is a "Beer Week Event" just because the date coincides. The bus tour will be a massive shitshow and a huge headache for anyone who has to work at any of the involved establishments. Some of the others are stretches (Speed dating? Really, Benson Brewery? Or Halfway to Oktoberfest... almost...). Others seem interesting, but I have doubts about how well they'll be executed (the 4 way brewery battle and a lot of Jake's events). Beercade's Stone takeover seems promising, they're apparently putting 27 Stone beers on tap. I'll check out Krug's Funkwerks takeover too, and maybe their "Cellar" event as well.
     
  22. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia Defender (658) Nov 21, 2012 Nebraska

    Generally agreed. I'm looking forward to the ticketed bottle share (as the sour day share was great) and (mess that it'll be) roll out the barrel. Cellared beer night and large-format beer night at Jake's could be promising, as could the Stone takeover at Beercade. Things like the 4-way brewery battle are largely going to come down to what breweries have available for me, and I'm getting a little bored of some of the staples (such as the bike giveaway nights, Chocolate Ale tappings, etc.) even though I realize they're really just marketed at a different crowd.
     
  23. ElJosharino

    ElJosharino Initiate (198) May 3, 2013 Nebraska

    The main thing at Jake's is that they tend to be so overrun by the general party crowd that it's tough for the people working to give proper attention to the event at hand. The cupcake/beer pairing they did last year was actually pretty good but became an afterthought as soon as the place filled up (the sour event though - a keg of La Folie with a few different fruits on the side that you can throw in your glass if you want to - was not really a must attend). I'll probably check out a lot of their events out of general curiosity, though.
    Agree with you on the bike giveaway/Chocolate Ale/etc. Also the local beer nights, which is a similarly overdone staple. It's nice to provide exposure for local stuff for people who may not explore as much, but going out of my way to find Vanilla Bean Blonde, Borgata Pils, and Zipline Copper Alt all under the same roof isn't especially tantalizing.
     
  24. fds

    fds Initiate (76) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    I think the only event I am for sure going to will be the Barleywine release at Infusion. Otherwise, unless I hear of another CBS being tapped or something else equally as rare, probably won't try to make it any of the weeknight events.
     
  25. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I think the Moon should tap 1 or 2 BA beers a night for the entire WEEK of Omaha Beer WEEK but that's just me
     
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  26. boognish666

    boognish666 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2010 Nebraska

    I'll agree with this. Actually, it was perfect the way it was the last couple years on a Saturday starting at noon. How the hell are they planning on doing flights on a Friday night? I've been there on a busy Friday and it's often standing room only. Saturdays were more relaxed and allowed people to slowly roll in and try all the beers so it wasn't chaos.
     
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  27. phayte3000

    phayte3000 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2011 Nebraska

    I have my tentative event list: Barrel event at the Moon (2/13), I'll be at NBC all day Saturday and Sunday giving brewery tours to the bus peoples (2/14-2/15), NBC/Farnam House collab (2/16), Inception Series Release + Barrel event at NBC (2/18), Beer + Food pairing with John Holl (2/19), and then I'm one of the volunteers for Extreme Beer Fest (2/21). I think Brix Village Point is also having a New Holland beer dinner at some point, but Chad hasn't gotten his events posted yet.
     
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  28. NEmusky

    NEmusky Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 Nebraska

    GREAT night!
    Hit the town for a very rare and limited local tapping of some of Founder's finest!
    CBS
     
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  29. dbossman

    dbossman Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2009 Nebraska

    Where?
     
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  30. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia Defender (658) Nov 21, 2012 Nebraska

  31. NEmusky

    NEmusky Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 Nebraska

    Longwells it was, they said another Lincoln bar got it also. No idea which one though.
     
  32. dbossman

    dbossman Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2009 Nebraska

    Jakes had it a month ago. It was great.
     
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  33. fds

    fds Initiate (76) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    The Moon has one that will kick within an hour on the 13th, any word on any more in the state? Looking like I'll miss out on it this time around.
     
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  34. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Disciple (398) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska
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    I'm taking off early from work that day. :slight_smile:
     
  35. fds

    fds Initiate (76) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Wish I could do the same but I have to get my son from daycare and not sure I want to get in the habit of bringing him to bars with me...yet.
     
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  36. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia Defender (658) Nov 21, 2012 Nebraska

    I'd be a little surprised if Omaha only sees the one, but I haven't heard anything otherwise. Maybe at Wilson & Washburn during their Founders night on the 20th? Though I'd expect one to show up in Benson if anything.
     
  37. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    There is another keg that will be tapped in Omaha from what I recall.
    I don't know where (haven't asked) but W&W seems like a good bet based on what @Ristaccia said though.

    edit: Wow...they served CBS in plastic cups. Insane.
     
  38. ElJosharino

    ElJosharino Initiate (198) May 3, 2013 Nebraska

    That's weird, I went in on Friday evening and they were serving it in a 12 oz. snifter glass.
    That was my first trip to Longwell's. They had Matt's Burning Rosids on tap for $11 a glass if anyone missed out on that one and is really desperate to try it for some reason. For comparison, Abyss was $10 a glass. CBS was $9. Other things were all over the map.
     
  39. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Ah that's good! I just saw a picture of it in a plastic glass on untappd, and I have heard they do that will a lot of beers
     
  40. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (104) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    yeah, longwells pricing is weird/insane. they do get some nice stuff sometimes tho

    yia yia's got a keg of vanilla bcbs a couple of weeks ago!
     
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