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 
Grand Island Independent
Grand Island Independent 2/12/17
ROCK 100.7 FM
Hastings Tribune
Lincoln Journal Star
Five Minute Focus
North Platte Telegraph
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
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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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


Nebraska Brewing Company Adopts A Bastard

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11 May 2016

Nebraska Brewing Company is partnering with the Arrogant Bastard itself to adopt the Arrogant Bastard Ale for a brief stay at its Brewpub location in Shadow Lake, Papillion and Taproom in La Vista beginning Thursday May 12, 2016 beginning at 3:00 p.m.

According to legend, since being spawned in 1997, Arrogant Bastard Ale has produced a movement that has continually challenged fizzy yellow beer drinkers by focusing on intensity, flavor, and quality.

Each hand-­‐picked adoptive brewery of Arrogant Bastard Ale is entrusted to foster the sacred recipe to brew a single, limited batch of the Liquid Arrogance to be served on draft in their taproom for on site imbibing only, with all proceeds going to charity. With limited quantities of the liquid arrogance available, beer lovers should mark their calendars and make their way to the respective locations to enjoy.

Nebraska Brewing Company has selected the Truhlsen Eye Institute. Championed by Dr. Michael Feilmeier and The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), the Global Blindness Prevention Division at Truhlsen Eye Institutes is dedicated to restoring sight to patients living with a curable or preventable form of blindness.. One hundred percent of every dollar donated is used to give the gift of sight back to patients living needlessly in darkness. The most recent campaign provided 952 sight-­‐restoring surgeries in 4 days in Ethiopia.

Full PDF Version of the Press Release.

Nebraska Brewing Company hosts Barks & Beers to Benefit Area Animal Rescue Groups

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19 May 2015

La Vista, NE – For the first time ever, Nebraska Brewing Company is inviting dogs to the taproom at 6950 South 108th St. in La Vista! On Sunday, May 31, from 1-3 pm, beer lovers are welcome to bring their four-legged drinking companions to Barks & Beers, a special event co-hosted by Nebraska Brewing Company and dog treat makers Beer Paws.

Barks & Beers will take place in the parking lot of Nebraska Brewing Company’s Tap room facility located in La Vista. Well-behaved dogs are invited and must be kept on a leash & tap room patrons will be able to enjoy their beers outside, with their pets.

Anyone in the market for a new canine drinking buddy is especially welcome. Four area rescue groups and plenty of adoptable dogs will be on hand for Barks & Beers. A raffle will be held, with 100% proceeds benefiting the rescue organizations. Participating rescues are: MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue; Taysia Blue Husky and Malamute Rescue; Bassett and Beagle Rescue of the Heartland; Hands, Hearts & Paws.

Nebraska Brewing Company’s Vice President and Co-Founder Kim Kavulak says, “We are excited to be partnering with another locally owned business that brings together two things people love, Beer and Dogs. We are honored to have the opportunity to help provide rescue animals with their forever home.”

Beer Paws, which partners with Nebraska Brewing Company to make spent grain dog treats, will provide free “Beer Biscuits” to canines. Beer Paws products will also be available for purchase, with a portion of sales benefiting the participating rescues.

Nebraska Brewing Company hosts the 4th annual Wort Transformation Challenge

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The Original Wort Transformation Challenge

The Original Wort Transformation Challenge – Homebrew Competition.

La Vista, NE – For the 4th year in a row, Nebraska Brewing Company will celebrate American Craft Beer through the birthplace of America Craft beer – Homebrewing!

All the brewers at Nebraska Brewing Company discovered their love of craft beer through homebrewing, and they want to encourage others to do the same.

This Competition started off small in 2011 with only 60 entries; by 2012, it had grown to 120 entries and 2014 the competition increased to it’s ultimate limit of  180 entries!  Read More

Growers and Brewers working together to advance craft beer in Nebraska

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Nebraska Hop Cup

The 2015 Nebraska Hop Cup, benefiting The Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild & The Nebraska Hop Growers Association.

La Vista, NE –
For the second year in a row, Nebraska Brewing Company is proud to host the Nebraska Hop Cup. The Nebraska Hop Cup is an annual Nebraska craft brew competition in benefit of the Nebraska Hop Growers Association (NHGA) & the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild (NCBG).

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Gold Medal for Nebraska Brewing Co. Cardinal Pale Ale in 2014 European Beer Star

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2014 Euro Beer★

2014 Euro Beer★

La Vista, NE – The competition “European Beer Star“ of Private Brauereien, was founded 11 years ago and has become one of the most desired prizes of the international brewery sector. This year, Nebraska Brewing Company from La Vista, Nebraska is among the winners: Nebraska Brewing Company’s Cardinal Pale Ale was awarded the Gold medal at European Beer Star 2014, one of the world’s greatest beer competitions, in the category English-Style Pale Ale! Read More