Beer in Omaha, NE

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  1. CrummyLuke

    CrummyLuke Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Nebraska

    I too heard the rumor of an Omaha location when I first read about the Lincoln one in planning. I wouldn't stick my nose up at it if it came around, they still have great food. I'd just have to choose my beer selection carefully
     
  2. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    As far as I know it's still happening. Early 2017 I'm guessing.
     
  3. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Anyone know if we'll be getting any of the recent Sue cannings anytime soon? Still think middle of May is the most recent I've seen but sounds like Iowa has June batches. Similar question for Todd too, I guess.

    Have had both within the last week and still tasting great but have read about the more recent batches in other threads and now I'm wanting to try those.
     
  4. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I'm guessing Jbros is still heavy on Sue. Probably not so heavy on Todd.
     
  5. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Somewhat related, but has Nebraska ever seen GNug cans? I prefer Sue anyways but literally haven't seen any Nugget in months.
     
  6. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Not sure what their plan is there if any. They still have a lot of the bottles from last October :astonished:

    They actually aren't too heavy on Sue it ends up; it's going to take them a minute to move the Todd they have though.
     
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  7. jwwhitney

    jwwhitney Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 Nebraska

    Certainly those golden nugget bottles are out of date by now??
     
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  8. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

  9. dlphnfn

    dlphnfn Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Iowa

    I noticed the same here in Iowa.... GN sat on shelves as bottles, now they seem to sell as fast as PS . Maybe it's just me buying it. :slight_smile:
     
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  10. threedjmay

    threedjmay Initiate (37) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa

    The difference in taste and quality of the GN cans compared to the old 12oz bottles is significant. The GN cans now don't stay on the shelves for long!
     
  11. 4dcyclones

    4dcyclones Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2014 Kansas

    Did/Will King Sue hit Omaha?
     
  12. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Doesn't leave the brewery. And unfortunately Nebraska only sees FL beer not anything from Decorah.
     
  13. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (238) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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  14. 4dcyclones

    4dcyclones Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2014 Kansas

    As the person above said, it hits distro, just didn't know if Omaha was lucky enough.
     
  15. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Hasn't hit distro in several releases. They still self-distribute to WI so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the only state they send any to. Regardless it definitely won't come to Nebraska like all bombers. If IA does see it, then Council Bluffs will almost certainly get some.
     
  16. Xeal

    Xeal Initiate (188) Mar 5, 2016 New York
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    My beer share buddy is traveling back home to Omaha for the next two weeks but he's not as well-versed in what's limited distribution, hidden local gems beers, etc. I'm usually the one who acquires the beers and he helps me drink them and chips in. This time he said he'll be the one to try and stock up for our share.

    Unfortunately I'm not as well-versed with the Omaha scene. I asked him to try and bring back some King Sue but from reading the above posts it seems like that's not happening lol. Any suggestions on what to take back to NY would be welcome :slight_smile:
     
  17. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Sorry kept meaning to respond but always slipped my mind. Their really aren't a lot of noteworthy brands available in NE but not NY. The one's that stand out to me are:

    Surly
    Toppling Goliath
    Ska
    Odell
    Deschutes

    Some of the 750's from local breweries (Zipline, Upstream, Farnam House, Ploughshare, etc.) would be a good choice too. Cheers
     
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  18. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Disciple (306) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    Hey so I'm going to be passing through Omaha this weekend, anything I should definitely check out/do?
     
  19. JCadwell

    JCadwell Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2008 Nebraska

    Great Nebraska Beerfest is on Saturday - I believe they still have tickets available: http://greatnebraskabeerfest.com/

    Other then that, depends on where you're at. Beertopia (midtown) is a great Bottleshop (I'm sure Bretthead can speak to that). If you're downtown, check out Local - all local beers on tap. The Benson area (60th-ish & Maple) has a bunch of great beer bars.
     
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  20. shyblee

    shyblee Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2015 Iowa

    They keep dropping off the October bottles across the river in So. Sioux City... Shipment from 06/22-- October 15, 2016, Shipment from 08/15-- October 15, 2016. I wonder how TG would feel about their distributor dropping off 10 month old IPAs?
     
  21. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I wondered who the heck was ordering those old ass things, I see them going a little lower every week in the JBROS inventory much to my amazement. I'd tag tgchief but he appears to have turned it off.
     
  22. jwwhitney

    jwwhitney Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 Nebraska

    Def stop by Beertopia for bottle shop, great selection and the guys that work there know their stuff. Right down the street is Farnam House brewery with good beers. If you are wanting more of a food/taps/bar crawl, head to Benson area for alot of options in a small area. Cheers!
     
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  23. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Cheers @JCadwell and @jwwhitney, I hadn't noticed his post. Thanks for the recommendation :slight_smile:

    Farnam House is probably my favorite local brewery. I love the food too. Scriptown is also a good option that is nearby.

    Try peche mortel @jwwhitney? Thoughts?
     
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  24. jwwhitney

    jwwhitney Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 Nebraska

    Actually no, I accidentally left it at work yesterday so was unable to drink it. Gonna drink it tonight! :sunglasses:
     
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  25. shyblee

    shyblee Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2015 Iowa

    Is it up to the distributor to tell stores that all fresh GNug and Dorothy is in cans when they order bottles, or the managers job to know not to order bottles, only cans? I've told the store owner to have a talk with JBros.
     
  26. TheHopsman

    TheHopsman Defender (632) Apr 7, 2015 Nebraska
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    Man, this thread is dead. :slight_frown: So... how about that Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad 4-pack, worth picking up? Also, anyone opened their Funkier Pumpkin 750mL yet? I plan on doing so this week.
     
  27. lvoutlawjlh

    lvoutlawjlh Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2012 Nebraska

    I enjoyed both.
     
  28. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (90) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    anyone heard anything recent on schlafly?
     
  29. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    No, not in a long, long time. Which reminds me I need to go to CB and look for TIPA.
     
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  30. squashington

    squashington Initiate (0) May 22, 2013 Iowa

    Forgot to post this last month. Sunday, Sep 11th I made the trek down I29 to golf at Indian Creek and spend the day in Omaha. Cartner and I ordered a mixed 6 from the cart gal, 3 NBC Cardinal Pale Ale and 3 EOS. Everything was on the up and up, Cardinal was its typical self. Malty, marginally acceptable pale.

    After the turn we ordered a 6'er of Cardinal and she had to run back to clubhouse for some. I crack the can and take a sip and am immediately struck with a WTF? sour surprise. Don't get me wrong, it was better than normal Cardinal, just not what I anticipated. Cartner's a fellow beer bro and completely agreed it's infected. We only had one each then returned to clubhouse requesting a refund. Manager promised it wasn't old (we know it wasn't) and only offered to refund the 4 unopened ones. W/e, don't want to argue. Just wanted to let him know to return the 7//26 batch as that's not what Cardinal Pale Ale is intended to be.

    Does NBC have an infection or was this just a bad batch?
     
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  31. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Haven't heard anything, I'll see if we have any of that batch when I get to work later
     
  32. MwMiller330

    MwMiller330 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2015 Iowa

    Any Xocoveza sightings?
     
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  33. Bonedizzle

    Bonedizzle Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2016 Nebraska

    did we ever get any BA dinosmores? i thought they were going to distro what they didnt sell at the brewery
     
  34. jwwhitney

    jwwhitney Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 Nebraska

    Fairly certain Nebraska got a grand total of 1 case a few weeks ago.
     
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  35. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Nebraska

    Yup.
     
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  36. Bonedizzle

    Bonedizzle Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2016 Nebraska

    well whats this thread for then. i didnt see a thing about it here or on the facebook group.
     
  37. reshumate

    reshumate Initiate (0) May 29, 2016 Iowa

    What's the local verdict on Lucky Bucket? I quite enjoy Stupefy. Overhopped, but tasty.
     
  38. BarrelAgeMe

    BarrelAgeMe Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2015 Nebraska

    I'm not a huge Lucky Bucket fan, but their redesigned taproom is nice and some of their small batch stuff is decent
     
  39. BarrelAgeMe

    BarrelAgeMe Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2015 Nebraska

    Does anyone know when Omaha will see Backwoods Bastard?
     
  40. jwwhitney

    jwwhitney Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 Nebraska

    I am not sure posting that a single case of beer has hit Omaha on this thread/FB group would accomplish much (other then nearly everyone getting shutout/being mildly bummed/annoyed that they didn't get any). Kindof the luck of the draw on some of extremely allocated releases, IMO. Cheers!
     
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