Welcome To Beer City Omaha
Omaha Beer Tour
http://www.visitomaha.com/craftbrew is where you can get a passport to a bunch of inexpensive beer. This changed somewhat recently as there's some legal nonsense about not being able to give booze away or something. It's still worth picking up, however.
Last Updated May 14th 2019. I think I got everything. Let me know if I'm off. And as always, check out pubculture.beer for things that are beer related, but not really Omaha related.
This site was put together initially as a way to easily share information about what's happening in the Craft Beer Scene in Omaha as rewriting it each time was becoming a very time consuming prospect.
I've written many of these guides over the years. I decided I would keep one and share it out when needed since people seem to appreciate it, and it’s a subject I enjoy writing about. If you have any suggestions or comments, drop me an email. If you want to complain about a certain establishment, keep it to yourself, or review the place somewhere online. Going to try to keep this neutral, however if I know a lot of people in the local beer community who don’t like a place, I will mention it. Again, this is all my opinion. Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear. Your mileage may vary.
Why Do You Include Some Chains And Not Others?
Ah, grey areas. Let’s just say this is my personal advice to you, the reader. If you like Granite City (I actually do on occasion), go. It’s just not unique to Omaha. This is a guide for people who are new to town, or wanting to expand their cultural awareness of their own town. If I don't feel it’s worth visiting, especially with all the other options available I won't mention it. Just the way it is. If you like Old Chicago, or are the less adventurous type, the Old Chicago on Cass is the best one in town. BW3 sucks everywhere, however.
I Will Only Be In Town Shortly. What Two Places Should I Go To?
I’ll have to go with Blackstone District and the attached bars and Benson. If you want to throw in a third or see a really cool place, you really should go to the Homy Inn and have some champagne on tap.
Where Can I Get Yuengling?
While filming Up In The Air George Clooney walked into Beertopia and asked “Do you have Yuengling?” The guy working the counter said “They don't distribute here.” and George walked right back on out. I hope that answers all your questions and I hope you enjoyed the trivia.