NEW TAP 8 NOW AVAILABLE!
Some extra lager yeast and a gap in Tyson’s resume led to the creation of our first ever Munich Dunkel. Though a bit higher in alcohol than the traditional style, we hope you fine this a very pleasing, rich, malty brew.
Tap 8 Beers are Only Available to Ale Nation Members, are only on tap at the Brewpub & are in very limited availability!
These beers could be so popular once released that they are gone in just days, don’t delay.
2018 Membership Opens Monday April 2nd!
CREATING A CRAFT BEER FAMILY, ONE BEER AT A TIME.
The Ale Nation
An exclusive Craft Beer Community, but do not confuse it with your typical mug club. While points accrual is a part of the draw, ($1 spent equals 1 membership point) the goals aren’t simply to accumulate points to achieve rewards.
With your membership, you’re buying into exclusivity. The Ale Nation isn’t for everyone but even an entry-level Craft Beer drinker can get tremendous value from our program—it exists to focus on the beer but the rewards go well beyond Craft Beer alone. Members should view the Ale Nation as an opportunity to experience and assist in the creation of new Nebraska Brewing Company Ales through an evaluation of Tap 8 beers.
Tap 8 is an exclusive, members-only tap within the Brewpub where small batch, short-run pilot or experimental beers are served to the Ale Nation. In return, we expect to hear your thoughts on our pilot beers. We want you to participate as a member in the evaluation and tuning of our Ales as they go through their development phases. We’ll provide the methods that you’ll use to give us the feedback we need and in return, we’ll give you member rewards & members-only events.
Building a community of craft beer advocates
If you’ve got what it takes to dig through the finer points of Craft Beer Appreciation, please ask your server for details.
Membership Opens April 2nd, 2018 & is VERY LIMITED.
Annual dues when renewed/purchased in April only $74.74 (Single) or $125 (Couple)
Annual Dues after April 30th $100.00 / $175 (respectively)
2018 Prize Levels
Membership is valid at both Nebraska Brewing Company Locations
Shadow Lake Towne Center
7474 Towne Center Pkwy, Suite 101
Papillion, NE 68046
AKA – Beermuda Triangle
6946 S. 108th St.
La Vista, NE 68128
Past Tap 8 Beer’s
VENN’s UNION APRICOT IPA
Utilizing some leftover puree from a past project that we ‘discovered’ in the freezer, we’ve crafted a beer that may not please fruit beer lovers or IPA lovers but will hopefully appeal to those stuck in the middle of the debate! Apricot forward flavor joined with floral and citrus hop character.
COCONUT RYE PORTER
We resurrected an old favorite porter recipe of ours and gave it new life with additions of toasted coconut in the mash and the whirlpool. The resulting beer has ample coconut flavor which blends wonderfully with the chocolatey malt notes of this porter.
Baltic Porters are similar to Imperial Porters, but are made with lager yeast and fermented at a cooler temperature to focus the flavor on the malt selection. This porter not only has complex malt flavors of caramel, roast, and licorice; but also sweet, dark fruity esters that finish with an amped-up alcohol warmth.
MOLE MOLE MOLE
Our first crack at a Molé inspired stout. This complex brew blends cacao, cinnamon, ancho and chipotle peppers over the base of a sweet stout. A formulation this complex can lead to many iterations, so don’t be surprised if you see this beer appear again soon.
TACOVEZA MEXICAN LAGER
A thirst quenching light lager inspired by the finer pale lagers of Mexico. Flaked Maize compliments our 2-row barley malt to help keep this beer dry and refreshing and also lends its own subtle flavor to the brew. Find something spicy to eat and put out the fire with Tacoveza!
Sliding Stones Scottish Ale
An exploration into a style we’ve often overlooked. This beer was inspired by some friends at the Aksarben Curling Club. Occupying a space between traditional Scottish Export and Wee Heavy, this beer has plenty of rich malt flavor but isn’t so strong that you can’t keep your stones sliding in the right direction.
There Will Be Blood Orange Pale Ale
AA recreation of Dylan, Adam, and Murder’s award-winning homebrew recipe from the 2014 Midwest Homebrewer’s Invitational. This pale ale leans on the interplay of blood orange puree and the tropical notes of Mosaic hops to create a fruit-forward, thirst quenching pale ale.
Lemon Basil Wit
Ale Nation member, Anne, threw us this idea and it seemed just crazy enough to give it a shot. Brewed with fresh lemon zest and flesh, as well as fresh chopped basil, this is a different spin on a traditional Wit Bier that turned out remarkable and refreshing!
Wort Transformation Challenge Schwarzbier
A perfectly simple example of the traditional Schwarzbier.
Simply a Ridiculously Delicious Imperial IPA.
Dead Goat Pale Ale
A Traditional Pale Ale Brewed with our friends at the Original Draft House in honor of the Chicago Cubs World Series Win! A lighter version of our Cardinal Pale Ale in both alcohol and bitterness, A summer day easy drinker.
Malt Room Excursion Brown
An exploration of one of the many malt combinations that can be used to create a brown ale. Leaving out darker chocolate style malts allowed us to lean more on medium colored malts resulting in a richer tasting beer with a slightly sweeter finish. Added complexity comes from a large but late Cascade hop addition in the kettle yielding low bitterness but significant aroma to compliment the strong maltiness of this beer.
1908 Pale Ale
A classic interpretation of the pale ale style featuring Horizon and Chinook Hops. Unlike more modern, over the top pales, this beer is not dry hopped but relies on kettle additions for its hop flavor and aroma.
Since we’ve been working a lot with lager yeast this year, it seemed inevitable that we should brew a doppelbock. While rich in malt flavor, this 8.3% ABV beer hides its alcohol well due to the clean fermentation. We lagered this beer a few extra weeks (mostly due to laziness) and if you have one too many you might see your sense of motivation slipping away too!
It’s been quite a few years since we’ve made this Ridiculously Delicious Imperial IPA. This time we added a bit of a twist; it’s brewed with Ridiculous amounts of Citra and Cascade.
Just for fun, we’ve taken our beloved Cardinal Pale Ale which normally features Cascade hops and swapped out those hops for all Citra hops. Kinda like an old friend with a new haircut! Give it a try and let us know what you think.
This Drought and Famine Resistant (DFR) Porter recipe dates back to the homebrew days of Tyson & Angela Arp. We’ve adapted and revamped it into other beers along the way (Toasted Barn, Chili Vanilli, etc), but decided to bring back the original recipe for a bit of nostalgia. A straightforward, old school dark beer to help you welcome the fall weather.
We were recently challenged to brew a beer inspired by the Oregon Trail and this is the result. This rather rustic, malt forward beer features crystal wheat, a dash of smoked malt, and was aged with toasted American oak.
Midnight Ryed is a somewhat twisted Schwarzbier. Adding a good portion of rye malt, which brings a certain ’grassiness’ to the beer, adds a level of complexity not usually found in this style. The aroma is both slightly chocolaty and a bit hoppy at the same time, while the finish is dry and a touch roasty, with the lingering grassiness of the rye.
Tyson brewed up this Imperial Stout for all the ‘sticky stout’ lovers out there! He used 75 lbs of grain in two separate mashes to make 9 gallons of beer. (compared to Black Betty where we use around 40 lbs grain for the same amount of beer) and only a single addition of Warrior hops to balance the sweetness of all that grain.
28 P OG
75 ish IBUs
Our beer Banana Bomb got the wheels turning about doing a hoppier interpretation of a Hefeweizen. For this beer we utilized a newer dwarf hop called Azacca, whose tropical aromas and flavors play amazingly well with the typical banana and clove derived from our Hefeweizen yeast.
2016 Wort Transformation Beer
This year we challenged Wort Transformation Challenge entrants with a Pale Ale. We took the very last entry for ourselves and simply fermented it with our house yeast to show the judges and participants just what everybody had to start with before transforming it into their own creation. This pale ale showcases more caramel malt than we generally work with and is hopped with Warrior and Centennial hops to balance out this additional sweetness.
DOGS CAN LOOK UP ESB
Our first recipe offering from one of our brewers, Andrew Haig, brings us a departure from our regular American style brews. This English inspired ESB features Challenger and Sovereign hops from across the pond which bring a subtle fruitiness to balance against a fairly robust malt backdrop
Arpsburger is our first crack at a true German-Style Pilsner Bier. Harnessing the clean, slow fermentation of lager yeast helped coax out the subtle flavors of our malt and hops. Expect a delicate, sweet maltiness accompanied by floral/spicy hops and a crisp bitterness to finish. Prost!
Tap 8 Beers are Only Available to Ale Nation Members & Only on tap at the Brewpub!