Must-Visit Nebraska Breweries

Five Nebraska Breweries Worth Checking Out–Now!

When you think of states with a great craft beer culture, Nebraska may not be the first to come to mind. But the Cornhusker State has some great breweries producing some beer that definitely holds it own on a national level. Whether you’re taking a weekend trip or just passing by, these are some must-visit Nebraska breweries.

Blue Blood Brewing Co

After being injured during a training, police officer, Brian Podwinski’s life changed–and so did Lincoln, Nebraska. Shortly after, Blue Blood Brewing Company was born. As the name suggests, Podwinski may have left the force, but the force didn’t leave him. With lines of beers like the Outlaw Series, The Usual Suspects, and 10-Code Series, it’s easy to see the blue runs deep.

925 Robbers Cave Rd
Lincoln, NE 68502

Lucky Bucket - Nebraska's Must-visit breweries

Lucky Bucket takes pride in the craft of brewing beer–and it shows in the quality of each batch.

Lucky Bucket Brewing Co

Beer fact: before there were bottles and kegs, people took buckets to the brewery to carry back that precious beverage. This lesser known fact of beer history inspired the name Lucky Bucket. Keep in theme and try their Pre-Prohibition Lager. Lucky Bucket Brewing definitely deserves to be on our list of must-visit Nebraska breweries.

11941 Centennial Rd
La Vista, NE 68128

Nebraska Brewing Co

After roughly 13 years of homebrewing, Paul and Kim Kavulak decided to offer their beer to the world. With 24 beers on tap, there’s a beer for everyone. About 20 minutes from downtown Omaha, Nebraska Brewing is located in the quaint town of Papillion. If you’re ever in Nebraska, Nebraska Brewing is the place to be.  

Shadow Lake Towne Center
7474 Towne Center Pkwy #101
Papillion, NE 68046

Upstream Breweing is a must-visit Nebraska breweries

Open fro 11am-1am, and until 2am on Saturday and Sunday, Upstream Brewing is a great place to stop by, any time.

Upstream Brewing Co

This is one of the, if not the, oldest craft breweries in Nebraska.  Located in Omaha’s Old Market, Upstream Brewing is a hotspot amongst locals and out-of-town guests. Though it seems a lot of guests come to Upstream for dinner rather than solely tasting great beer, the beer alone is well worth the visit!

514 S 11th St
Omaha, NE 68102

Zipline Brewing Co

This great brewery in Lincoln is a place for all beer lovers. Only open in the evenings (3-8 or 9 pm most days), Zipline Brewing is a place to go when you’ve set out to taste good beers. They change the menu often, and many of their brews are only for sale on tap–which means if you want to try their unique beers, then you gotta go in person!

2100 Magnum Cir #1
Lincoln, NE 68522

Nebraska’s craft beer game is stronger than you thought it was, isn’t it? We’ve only told you about five must-visit Nebraska breweries, but there are plenty more worth a trip! And if you happen to take any of those brews home, be sure you’ve got a Pop the Top bottle opener to crack ‘em open!

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