Excerpt from “Omaha: We Don’t Coast” 2014 magazine
Photo courtesy of Omaha World Herald and video by Dialogue Farm
It’s been “brewing” in our region for years. We’re talking about carefully fermented batches of barley and hops. Not only do we raise our glasses, but we make their contents – and we do them both in style.
Like the rest of the nation, we’re crazy for craft and imported beer. You’ll find a multitude of taps at establishments that specialize in the perfect pour. Head for 36th and Farnam Streets – “Beer Corner USA” – and quench your thirst at the Crescent Moon, “Omaha’s original alehouse” and a Draft Magazine Top 100 Beer Bar in America four years in a row; Huber-Haus, a German bier hall; Max & Joe’s, a Belgian beer tavern; and Beertopia, a craft beer store with a wide selection.
The Benson neighborhood wins the draw for “craft beer capital” with popular establishments such as Beercade – a fusion of classic arcade games, pinball and craft beer – and Krug Park.
“Bare-bulbed and old-timey, Krug Park’s wood-and-brick décor gets a shot of life from a cool crowd and a chalkboard tap menu announcing rarer pours from well-known craft breweries.” – DraftMagazine.com, America’s 100 Best Beer Bars (2013)
Benson Brewery takes pride in serving up its own homemade brews – but it’s not our only homegrown operation. The list includes Nebraska Brewing Company, Upstream Brewing Company and Lucky Bucket Brewing Co., which has a whiskey-making sister company, Cut Spike Distillery.
Beer festivals and tours? We have those, too.
- Omaha Craft Beer Tour
- Omaha Beer Week
- Benson Beer Festival
- Omaha Beer Fest
- Great Nebraska Beer Fest