A Message from Paul & Kim Related to the MOAB Bottle Release

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There is never a perfect way to say that you’ve missed a target in our industry. What I can say however, is that our world is rife with imperfect things. Things that don’t work when you need them to or do their job when expected.
What I can also tell you, though, is that when it comes to our beers – Nebraska Brewing Company beers – there is no compromise. We’ve demonstrated this again and again over the years and if we’re going to do anything, we’re going to err on the side of quality and as close to our definition of perfection as we can possibly be.
In that vein, many of you have heard the noise we’ve been making with our new bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout, MOAB. This is THE beer that has created levels of excitement inside the brewery that we haven’t seen in some time. This beer has achieved the levels of quality and flavor profiles that represent all that is Nebraska Brewing Company.
So why am I now making a statement? Because we have an unfortunate development related to the bottled version of this beer. We set the release date based on our normal barrel aging and bottle conditioning process, yet the bottle conditioning is not where it should be at this stage to provide our fans with the finished beer that we’d hoped to have available on our targeted release date.
The upside is that the kegged variant is exactly where we’d hoped it would be. Flavor profiles and carb levels that are absolutely in line with our highest expectations for you, our loyal fans and consumers. The downside is that the bottles will get there, but by our calculations are still roughly 5 weeks away.
We know many of you had made plans to travel for this release date and we do indeed intend to launch the draught only version with the same level of fanfare during Omaha Beer Week here in our taproom in La Vista. We will conduct an incredible suite of food pairings with not only MOAB but with all the Betty variants including Black Betty, Sexy, Betty and Little Betty.
For those of you who still wish to travel or come in on this release date, we will be handing out tickets / numbers for the bottle release as if this was the actual bottle release date. You’ll have an early opportunity to get “in line” to secure bottles for the currently unscheduled release date. This will be the only day in line tickets will be distributed until the actual release date. Limits still apply and there will be no charge for these tickets until such date as we release bottles of MOAB. For those who obtain ticket numbers for later purchase, we currently intend to hold bottles for 30 days beyond our release date to allow for a trip to the brewery to pick them up.
This is craft beer. I wish there were better options but we simply cannot release beers before the moment where we feel they meet our standards. I hope you understand.
And as I’m sure there are those that will still cast a critical eye upon the situation – yes, it truly sucks. Believe me, this is one of those times when the suckage nears maximum.
Thank you for remaining fans of Nebraska Brewing Company and enjoy the beer in spite of the development. MOAB is a fantastic beer and it will be worth the wait.
Sincerely,
Paul & Kim

Nebraska Craft Brewers begin the battle of LB632 #DontKillOurCraft

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Full Recorded Testimony of LB632 Hearing

Nebraska Craft Beer Friends

Please direct your attention to LB632, a bill introduced in the Nebraska State Legislature on January 18th, 2017.  At its heart, this bill stands to affect the craft brewing industry by stripping away rights gained under LB1105 in 2016!

— This bill is a job killer: It will curtail the expansion of the craft beer industry and impair our ability to invest in our communities, in agribusiness that supports our industry, and in manufacturing that supports our work.
— This bill was negotiated in secret without the input of industry partners and moved the goalposts established a year ago.
— This bill strips away existing rights that will likely lead to litigation against the state and impose a liability on the state coffers.

What can you do?
Contact your State Senators in support of Nebraska Craft beer.
Show your support & share the news by using the hashtag #DontKillOurCraft on your social media posts.

Local News Stories 
KMTV3
WOWT6
Grand Island Independent
Grand Island Independent 2/12/17
KRGI AM1430
ROCK 100.7 FM
GoodBeerHunting
Hastings Tribune
KETV7
Lincoln Journal Star
Five Minute Focus
North Platte Telegraph
BrewBound
10/11 News
10/11 News 2/13/17
NBC Nebraska 2/10/17
NTVABC 2/10/17
Omaha World-Herald 2/13/17
Kearney Hub 2/13/17

Statements from Nebraska Craft Brewers & Supporting Organizations
Don’tKillOurCraft.com
Empyrean Brewing Statement
American Beer Equipment
Pints & Politics

Events in Support of the Nebraska Craft Brewers
Lincoln Event 2/9/17
Omaha Event 2/10/17
Grand Island Event 2/10/17

Attend the hearing for LB632: Monday, Feb 13, 2017, at 1:30 in Room 1510 at the Capitol & join us for some craft beers afterward at The Happy Raven

 

Growers and Brewers working together to advance craft beer in Nebraska

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
16 January 2017

Growers and Brewers working together to advance craft beer in Nebraska

La Vista, NE –  Nebraska Brewing Company is proud to host the 4th Annual Nebraska Hop Cup, a craft brew competition to benefit the Nebraska Hop Growers Association (NHGA) & the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild (NCBG).

The event will feature 14 Competing Nebraska Breweries and their uniquely crafted beer made with 100% Nebraska grown hops. A ‘People’s Choice’ competition will take place on Saturday, January 21st, 2016 at the Nebraska Brewing Company Tap Room (6950 S 108th Street, La Vista, NE 68128). Tickets for the event are $25 per person and the event will run from 1pm to 5pm.
Tickets only available on-line

See the full Press Release Here

 

What Beer Should We Brew to Celebrate our 9th Anniversary?

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UPDATE:  Flock Of Cardinals (aka Conclave) – Imperial Pale Ale | 8.1% ABV | 38 IBUs

 

For our 9th Anniversary Party (on Saturday November 19th), we thought we should have the guys brew us a special celebratory batch of beer just for the occasion.
We’re known for our love of hoppy beers, and we have so many experiments that we’ve loved over the years, and while we were able to narrow it down, we were not able to come to a consensus.

We’re Hoping you’ll help us decide!

Vote for the Beer You’d love to see us brew for our 9th Anniversary

Please Help us by sharing this poll and our Anniversary Party details with your craft beer loving friends.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1672118759478478/

This poll will close Monday October 10th, 2016

Nebraska Brewing Company Announces Silver Medal at the US Open Beer Championships.

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(LaVista, NE) – Nebraska Brewing Company was awarded the Silver Medal for Inception Series Sallyweiss, an Imperial Hefeweizen in the Category of Wood and Barrel Aged Pale Beer at the 2016 US Beer Open Championships in Oxford, OH.

Breweries from Maui to Munich sent in almost 5,000 beers representing over 90 different styles for the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This competition includes professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. Today, U.S. Open judges from England, Canada and the United States announced the winners.

The full list and a recap of the US Open Beer Championships can be found here:  http://usopenbeer.com/

Nebraska Brewing Company was formed in November of 2007 and has established itself as a Midwest Innovator of quality Craft Beers and artisanal Barrel-­‐Aged Products. Building on a reputation for quality, flavor, and creativity, Nebraska Brewing Company strives to be a stand-­‐out in an ever growing field. Nebraska Brewing Company is proud to be locally owned and locally   operated.

Small, independent, and pushing the envelope.
For media interviews or additional information please contact Kim Kavulak kim@nebraskabrewingco.com.

Nebraska Brewing Company 6946 South 108th Street
La Vista, Nebraska 68128 402-­‐934-­‐0950
www.nebraskabrewingco.com

 

 

Sallyweiss_SelllSheet_2016World Class in Every Glass®

 

 

Tickets for the 2016 Great Nebraska Beerfest Go On Sale!

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VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! 

For the 3rd Year the 2016 Great Nebraska Beer Fest will be held at Werner Park, Home of the Omaha Storm Chasers; located on Highway 370 & 120th Street, Papillion, NE.
The Great Nebraska Beer Fest is a true regional beer fest and we draw in never-before-seen brewers and their amazing craft beers to the area!

Join us Saturday August 27th, 2016

Not only is ‘GNBF’ is the Area’s Largest Craft Beer Festival, in 2015 it was recognized as one of the Top 5 Midwest Beer fests by Paste Magazine & we do all this to Benefit UNMC’s Global Blindness Prevention Division & the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild.

With the expansion of the Omaha craft beer market, we know 2016 will be
bigger & more Bad-Ass than EVER!

When:  Saturday August 27, 2016
12:30-6:00 pm (VIP only 12:30-2 pm)

Check out a list of the Brewers, and come back for the new ones each week!

Nebraska Brewing Company Announces Distribution to Tennessee

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
19 May 2016

Nebraska Brewing Company announces expanded distribution into the State of Tennessee.  State wide distribution rights have been granted to Best Brands effective immediately.  Nebraska Brewing Company product offerings will include canned, draught and bottled barrel aged beers.  The introduction of Nebraska Brewing Company brands into Tennessee represents further expansion into mature markets eager for quality craft beer offerings.

Full PDF Version of the Press Release.