Category Archives: travel

Arizona Beer Forays

Laced with thirst-quenching meanderings as a side note rather than the catalyst for my venture, I recently took a short family foray into Arizona. Beer in the backseat, I paid visits to Flagstaff’s Lumberyard Brewing Company as well as Tucson’s … Continue reading

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Infused with good beer

It was a crisp evening in late October, and I was thirsty for a brewery I’ve never visited. Enter Infusion Brewing Company in the Benson neighborhood of Omaha. It only makes sense that I enjoyed my experience. Infusion owner Bill … Continue reading

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Benson Brewery pleases the guy in the cool shirt

I’ll admit it. I was wearing a really cool shirt. When I walked in the door of Benson Brewery in Omaha last week, I was greeted by the brewer himself, one Andy Elliott. I’m sure he’s extra nice to everyone … Continue reading

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Farnam House, farmhouse, far-out beer house

At long last, I recently paid a visit to Farnam House Brewing Company in Omaha. Located at 3558 Farnam Street, FHBC brewer Phil Doerr has an affinity for riffing in a rustic realm. Doerr holds up his pants with a … Continue reading

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Nebraska Brewing Company’s La Vista Production Facility

With all apologies to my buddy Paul Kavulak, I don’t make it to Omaha very often. This, despite the fact that Omaha and my more frequently visited Des Moines are equidistant from my front door. My buddy Paul Kavulak will, … Continue reading

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Great Taste Chronicles—2014, Part 2

As I mentioned yesterday, August 9 marked our third trip to the Great Taste of the Midwest, my favorite of all the beer festivals I’ve attended. Tickets are limited, the setting is beautiful and the Midwest-focused beers are stellar. This … Continue reading

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Great Taste Chronicles—2014, Part 1

Over the weekend, I managed to take my third trip to Madison, Wisconsin’s Great Taste of the Midwest. Now, I haven’t been to every beer festival on the planet, but of the many I’ve attended, Great Taste is absolutely at … Continue reading

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Upcoming Stuff

A few notes on the calendar, for the sake of updates and my desire to drink beer with you: On July 26, I’ll be signing copies of Iowa Pints at Peace Tree Brewing Company in Knoxville, Iowa. On August 8-9, … Continue reading

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Omaha Beer Fest 2014

It rained during my entire drive toward the Omaha Beer Fest at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village on June 6-7. Held in conjunction with Visit Omaha, the festival is in its fourth year, and featured beers from 50 breweries, hourly Beer … Continue reading

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Iowa Pints released today

As evidenced by my sporadic blogging, I’ve been hard at work on a side project. Since last August, I’ve made it my business to add Iowa to the growing list of states that hosts a guidebook to its craft brewing … Continue reading

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