Issue 26

It’s Just Natural: Nebraska’s Craft Beer Breweries are on the Rise, Part 2

Part two of our story on Nebraska’s burgeoning craft beer culture will give us a sneak peek into a couple more of the current breweries in planning that happen to share a common starting point. It’s official, for the first

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It’s Just Natural: Nebraska’s Craft Beer Breweries are on the Rise

This is part one in a two part series. With the explosion of craft beer and the dozens of new breweries in the great state of Nebraska, it’s starting to feel like our natural way of life.  As the number

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Beer Chat: The good life

If you love better beer and call the 37th state in the Union home, then the “Good Life” surely has had deeper meaning to you with each passing year as of late. Simply put, Nebraska is making great beer. Last

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Kansas City Beers

Kansas City has long been known as an epicenter for some of the most delicious smoked meats that the world has to offer, but a quick three-hour drive South down I-29 will truly prove rewarding to the craft beer enthusiast.

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Beer Chat: Local brewers strive to use local ingredients

Local Nebraska beer is a wonderful thing. It’s fresh. It didn’t spend a month floating across an ocean and it hasn’t been driven down hundreds of miles of interstate highways to make it to our glass. It supports our local economy, builds jobs,

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It’s Beer-ginning to Look Like Spring

During one particularly chilly evening this past winter, I remember staring at my road bike from the couch, leaning sadly against my office door, looking as forlorn and out of shape as I felt. The sun was just a dream,

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Beer Chat: Nebraska’s beer can revolution

Once thought of as the official vessel of the American adjunct lager (AKA: macro lager), the aluminum can has become somewhat of a darling in the craft beer world. At this point, well over 500 breweries across the nation are

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I Amphoreal

Throughout brewing history there have been many advancements in the beer-making process. The idea of making a beer in homage of the old techniques is something we are proud to explore at the Benson Brewery. Beginning with our first ancient

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The Nebraska Tailgate Challenge

Mother Nature has given us a cooler than expected summer, and with every north breeze the excitement of the fall tailgating season in Nebraska gets stronger.   When most people think of Nebraska tailgating, they think of a sea of red

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One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer: The Gateway

Welcome to my new George Thorogood-inspired column, where instead of drinking alone/by ourselves, we will discuss various issues facing consumers and producers in the booze industry today. Quality over quantity is our mantra and the format will be loosely based

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