Beer in Omaha, NE

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  1. TheHopsman

    TheHopsman Defender (632) Apr 7, 2015 Nebraska
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    Had a pour of Hill Farmstead Dorothy at The Happy Raven on Friday. It sure was delicious. Nebraska going to get bottles?
     
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  2. hoptheology

    hoptheology Poo-Bah (5,304) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Around 3 or 4pm...ish. Talked with a really nice guy with a beard about my band, Virgin Mary Pistol Grip. I'm really bad with names. Another, taller guy checked me out. Both of these cats were equally awesome. :sunglasses:
     
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  3. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Devotee (428) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Hill farmstead in Nebraksa

    Someone want to break this down for me?
     
  4. LarkinW

    LarkinW Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2007 Nebraska

    Sure. Matt Dinges of GoodLife Provisions is our distributor of Shelton Brothers products, 12 percent imports Etc. Matt is friends with Shaun Hill and he recently brewed a beer with Shaun Hill called Farmer Wave. It was only available at Hill Farmstead and here in Nebraska. Apparently when Shaun sent out Farmer Wave, he also sent kegs of Dorothy and Florence. The only bottles that we received in state were Farmer Wave. Keg accounts were instructed not to sell growlers, crowlers, etc. Pretty awesome.
     
  5. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    @LarkinW beat me to it but just Farmer Wave bottles and the before-mentioned kegs

    Virtual all of Shaun's beer is sold at the brewery in Vermont. When I have heard of other cities getting draft it has almost always been a NYC, SF, Denver, etc. thing

    Beer is absolutely insane in Nebraska right now. We are the 14 least populous state...something I think people forget from time to time. Not saying this to you specifically, just a general thought I had.
     
  6. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Is Ballast Point the last major brewery that has announced they are coming too? I'm almost getting new brewery fatigue. I thought I had heard rumors of Schlafly and Almanac somewhat recently.
     
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  7. jwwhitney

    jwwhitney Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 Nebraska

    I know this bar in Boston always has HF on tap, apperently Shaun is friends with the owner (per a buddy of mine), fwiw. Excited to hit it up in Sept! http://armsbyabbey.com/on-tap-2/
     
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  8. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (90) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    not major... but i'm super jazzed about crane coming soon.

    did not know about florence kegs. jakes lincoln just tapped another keg of dorothy today.
     
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  9. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Thanks, forgot about Crane. Had the Grapefuit Gose two weeks ago and really liked it.
     
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  10. BarrelAgeMe

    BarrelAgeMe Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2015 Nebraska

    Give me that Saison Brett from Boulevard. Love this brew
     
  11. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Showed up at Beertopia yesterday. That beer is the reason my username is BrettHead.
    Well that that beer and all the Grateful Dead I was listening too :grinning:
     
  12. Bonedizzle

    Bonedizzle Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2016 Nebraska

    did beertopia get any pirate bomb recently? apparently iowa got some last week? i was in beertopia last week and yesterday and didnt see any.
     
  13. TheHopsman

    TheHopsman Defender (632) Apr 7, 2015 Nebraska
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    I can't say for certain since I don't work there nor live in Omaha (so I'd guess no)... BUT... Iowa is usually just behind on getting that type of stuff on the shelves like Pirate Bomb, Birthday Bomb, New Belgium Tart Lychee, etc. it's crazy.
     
  14. LarkinW

    LarkinW Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2007 Nebraska

    They got it several weeks ago along with other shops in Omaha but it is long gone now. These days we get Prairie releases very soon after Prairie posts a press release on their website/social media.
     
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  15. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Yeah, Pirate was some time ago for us. Onto Birthday Bomb which is also almost gone. Well at least at our store and at GLP.
    We do have a case or two of Pirate for the next time we do a cellar sale though.

    Apple Brandy Noir shouldn't be too far off. It's a toss-up for me between Pirate Bomb and Apple Brandy Noir for best Prairie stout I have had.
     
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  16. BarrelAgeMe

    BarrelAgeMe Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2015 Nebraska

    Pirate has been my favorite Bomb thus far, no question
     
  17. Bonedizzle

    Bonedizzle Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2016 Nebraska

    Birthday bomb was mentioned on the thursday beercorner email. I did not know about pirate bomb landing. Any chance of a mentioning of apple brandy noir being on the circular? i spend enough money going to beertopia once a week, I cant afford multiple trips just to look for all the beers I want to try.

    or, bretthead, you should just PM me when any good stouts land :slight_smile: It is exhausting trying to find out when all these releases are supposed to happen
     
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  18. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

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  19. Bonedizzle

    Bonedizzle Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2016 Nebraska

    i added my self to that group, never new about it, thanks
     
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  20. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Yep, of course!
     
  21. Msudukie

    Msudukie Aspirant (245) Oct 26, 2013 New York
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    Hoping you just mis-typed your post as Armsby Abbey is an hour outside of Boston in Worcester. Great food and they do have a lot of HF regularly on tap.
     
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  22. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Given people who live on the coasts knowledge of "flyover" country I think he was close enough :grinning:
     
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  23. Msudukie

    Msudukie Aspirant (245) Oct 26, 2013 New York
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    True - was just hoping he meant "in the area" so did not get to Boston proper and then find out it was a drive to get there.

    Appreciate the "flyover" country comment - used to get it all the time (originally from Beatrice)
     
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  24. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Haha, I wondered what might have lead you to look in this thread!
     
  25. jwwhitney

    jwwhitney Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 Nebraska

    Yea, I mistyped it :wink: Actually good to know tho, will be in Boston in Sept, but imagine we'll be driving all over, still good to know the bar is an hour away. Thanks! Cheers.
     
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  26. jwwhitney

    jwwhitney Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 Nebraska

    Yea, everywhere is like 25 mins away for me here in town, so what's an hour for HF! #worthit Cheers!
     
  27. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Going on a camping / floating trip end of July, anyone think Pivo cans are around by then?
     
  28. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (90) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    they are in lincoln already so i would think so.
     
  29. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Different distributors...For inexplicable reasons the distributor in the smaller town is not afraid of cans, while the one in Omaha is.

    They didn't bring in Centennial cans until like a year after Lincoln did. Drives me crazy.

    Current bottles go out of code 7/22, they better bring in some cans next load...
     
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  30. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (90) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    oh weird i had no idea! guess that would also make sense why f-w was around omaha a few weeks before here too..
     
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  31. Bonedizzle

    Bonedizzle Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2016 Nebraska

    any ETA on that Apple Brandy Noir?
     
  32. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Next week for sure
     
  33. wasatchback

    wasatchback Disciple (378) Jan 12, 2014 Tajikistan
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    In Lincoln tonight passing through. Any tips? Looks like HopCat has HF Dorothy on tap, which blows my mind. Boiler looks decent.
     
  34. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I'd say HopCat, The Happy Raven, Boiler Brewing. Wonder how much HopCat is charging for their Dorothy
     
  35. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (90) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    depend
    depending on what you are into, jakes cigars has some nice stuff on tap right now - jolly pumpkin bam biere and nebraska brewing pils have been hitting the spot for me lately. just be warned people can smoke cigars in there so you will smell like it when you leave

    to second bretthead re: hopcat/prices, what seemed like a promising joint at first has quickly fallen by the wayside for me. good food, but their prices are bonkers, most employees don't care, typical chain bullshit. i'll stop in for happy hour now and then but outside of that it's a hard pass
     
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  36. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Yeah I'd only stop there if it's the only place that still has Dorothy
     
  37. wasatchback

    wasatchback Disciple (378) Jan 12, 2014 Tajikistan
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    Dorothy was "on deck" which means later this week I guess... The prices were a little whack and there were tons of beers but nothing I was that fired up to drink. Had a sample of "tiny tiles" from
    somewhere in NE. Supposed to be a mosaic single hop and I literally could t taste any mosaic, which for that Hop is odd. Didn't get to go to Boiler which I suspect would have been the better spot.

    Dorothy will b $10 yet Rico Sauvin was $12??? Explain that?
     
  38. rekd0514

    rekd0514 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2009 South Dakota

    From the Sioux City, IA area, but joined as well.
     
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  39. CrummyLuke

    CrummyLuke Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Nebraska

    Not sure what the hell happened at HopCat. I was there opening night and everything seemed pretty reasonable in terms of beer price. Was looking over the menu trying to make recommendations to a friend and was wide eyed at some of the prices/serving sizes. Most of them you'd be better off buying a bottle/4/6 pack and move on.

    That being said, I could go for some crack fries.
     
  40. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    I thought a year ago they were saying an Omaha location would be following the Lincoln one, but haven't heard anything else about that recently. Sounds like we're not missing much based on the last couple posts.
     
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