50+ Craft Breweries in the Cornhusker State for you to enjoy.

Nebraska is brewing up quality craft beer, from the Omaha Metro area, to the Nebraska Panhandle. Cities like Lincoln, suburbs like La Vista, and even rural towns like Fairfield (pop. ~400) and Holdrege, all have craft breweries in operation.

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Breweries in Nebraska are concentrated in the major cities, with 12 breweries in Lincoln and 12 breweries in Omaha. However, the highest concentration of craft beer joints per capita belongs to La Vista, with ~17k people and 4 microbreweries. If you discount 30% of the population for children, then you're talking about a taproom for every 2500 people. Fantastic!

Regions of Nebraska

Nebraska breweries span the Dissected Till Plains into the Great Plains. You can find great beer anywhere in the state, not just in Omaha. Each region of the Cornhusker State has a few noteworthy taprooms and brewpubs. These regions include the Central Plains, Omaha Metro, Southeast, Three Rivers, and the Western region.

Central Plains

If you're farming and raising cattle, you're gonna wanna drink some beers. Cities and towns like Grand Island, and Kearney, towns that grew up as train depots, are arriving on the Nebraska brewery map as watering holes for the locals, thanks to microbreweries such as Prairie Pride Brewery in Grand Island and the Platte Valley Taphouse in Kearney.

Omaha Metro

Omaha and the surrounding Metro area is obviously conducts more commerce than rural life on the plains. That extends to brewing operations as well, as craft breweries like Infusion Brewing Company operate out of 3 locations. Nebraska Brewing Company runs two, one in Papillion and one in La Vista.

Southeast

Southeast Nebraska includes the state's other large city, Lincoln. Zipline Brewing Co., who asserts that they are Nebraska's best craft brewery, offers up a bevy of fresh lagers and ales, including their Alpha Modern IPA, their DOPE! IPA, and their Local Time lager, a casual adult beverage for post-work drinking. Grab yourself a beer and a steak at Misty's Steakhouse and Brewery. Or, "Pursue the Brew" over at Empyrean Brewing Company with a SuperNova.

Too bad about Spilker Ales closing some time back.

Three Rivers

The Three Rivers region of Nebraska is an interesting corner of the United States. Wayne and Norfolk aren't exactly Omaha and Lincoln, you know? That doesn't stop Johnnie Byrd and Divots from brewing up pint after pint of Amber Waves of Wayne and Corduroy Ninja. Skol!

Western

The Western part of Nebraska is not to be forgotten when it comes to Midwest craft brewing. Cities such as McCook & Scottsbluff each have a microbrewery. Best to load up at Flyover Brewing if you're headed West, because the next brewery is Open Barrel Brewing in Torrington, Wyoming.

Nebraska Craft Brewery Tours

There are companies who host brew tours, but COVID-19 has kind of squashed things a bit. It's best if you do your own research.

Speaking of tours, the caves underneath Blue Blood Brewing Company is something you may want to check out.

A List of Craft Beer Breweries in Nebraska

Each listing includes their street address and/or contact information. Some breweries include both. For the ones that we have patronized, we have listed a write-up review with some thoughts on their beer, food, menu, tasting room, etc.

Feel free to reach out to us if the information is inaccurate, or the brewery closed, or, if you really just wanna talk about beer - we are here for you.

Nebraska Breweries

All breweries, taprooms, and brewpubs in NE. Now go visit them.

  1. Brewpub | 5730 Hidcote Drive, Lincoln, NE 68516 | (402) 875-5588
  2. Microbrewery | 500 W South Street, Lincoln, NE 68522 | (402) 515-4263
  3. Taproom | 6059 Maple Street, Omaha, NE 68104 | (402) 934-8668
  4. Taproom | 129 N 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 | (402) 261-8775
  5. Taproom | 420 E 1st Street, Valentine, NE 69201 | (402) 259-5180
  6. Brewpub | 45145 829th Road, Taylor, NE 68879 | (308) 942-3440
  7. Taproom | 230 S 5th Street, Seward, NE 68434 | (402) 304-5673
  8. Microbrewery | 817 E 3rd Street, Alliance, NE 69301 | (308) 761-2719
  9. Microbrewery | 1116 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE 68102 | (402) 933-2613
  10. Brewpub | 102 N Main Street, Atkinson, NE 68713 | (402) 925-2629
  11. Brewpub | 74896 Johnson Lake Drive 25A, Elwood, NE 68937 | (308) 785-4012
  12. Taproom | 200 S Antelope Valley Parkway, Lincoln, NE 68510 | (402) 318-5888
  13. Taproom | 6800 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68505 | (402) 730-8807
  14. Brewpub | 4200 W Norfolk Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701 | (402) 844-2985
  15. Microbrewery | 729 Q Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 | (402) 434-5970
  16. Brewpub | 415 N D Street, Fairfield, NE 68938 | (402) 726-2447
  17. Brewpub | 3558 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68131 | (402) 401-6086
  18. Taproom | 119 N St Joseph Avenue, Hastings, NE 68901 | (402) 834-2400
  19. Brewpub | 1824 Broadway, Scottsbluff, NE 69361 | (616) 322-4564
  20. Brewpub | 2804 13th Street, Columbus, NE 68601 | (402) 562-6488
  21. Brewpub | 6200 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 | (402) 466-1900
  22. Brewpub | 1630 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 | null
  23. Microbrewery | 134 S 4th Street, Albion, NE 68620 | (402) 395-8733
  24. Taproom | 73892 332 Avenue, Imperial, NE 69033 | (308) 882-7772
  25. Microbrewery | 6115 Maple Street, Omaha, NE 68104 | (402) 934-2064
  26. Taproom | 1406 South 13th Street, Omaha, NE 68108 | (402) 401-6431
  27. Microbrewery | 6271 S 118th Street, Omaha, NE 68137 | (402) 934-2064
  28. Brewpub | 10922 Elm Street, Omaha, NE 68144 | (402) 392-7331
  29. Taproom | 121 N Pearl Street, Wayne, NE 68787 | (402) 833-1522
  30. Brewpub | 20560 Elkhorn Drive, Elkhorn, NE 68022 | (402) 779-8496
  31. Microbrewery | 43860 Paulsen Road, Broken Bow, NE 68822 | (308) 872-8348
  32. Microbrewery | 10411 Portal Road, La Vista, NE 68128 | (402) 779-7990
  33. Microbrewery | 2566 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68131 | (319) 533-1801
  34. Brewpub | 210 N 7th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 | (402) 434-5636
  35. Brewpub | 211 Road 20, Ohiowa, NE 68416 | (402) 314-5266
  36. Brewpub | 404 W A Street, McCook, NE 69001 | (308) 345-5198
  37. Taproom | 614 3rd Avenue, Holdrege, NE 68949 | (308) 995-0503
  38. Microbrewery | 11941 Centennial Road, La Vista, NE 68128 | (402) 763-8868
  39. Microbrewery | 6950 South 108th Street, La Vista, NE 68128 | (402) 933-6757
  40. Brewpub | 7474 Towne Center Parkway, Papillion, NE 68046 | (402) 934-7100
  41. Taproom | 4520 South Buffalo Bill Avenue, North Platte, NE 69101 | (608) 807-9332
  42. Microbrewery | 10411 Portal Road, La Vista, NE 68128 | (402) 359-1418
  43. Brewpub | 14 E Railroad Street, Kearney, NE 68847 | (308) 237-0751
  44. Brewpub | 1630 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 | null
  45. Taproom | 115 E South Front Street, Grand Island, NE 68801 | (308) 850-5375
  46. Microbrewery | 2946 O Road, Syracuse, NE 68446 | (402) 304-6347
  47. Brewpub | 62193 710th Road, Pawnee City, NE 68420 | (402) 852-2400
  48. Taproom | 141 S 16th Street, Ord, NE 68862 | (308) 728-5050
  49. Taproom | 3922 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68131 | (402) 991-0506
  50. Taproom | 17111 S 138th Street, Springfield, NE 68059 | (402) 253-2479
  51. Taproom | 717 W 1st Street, Hastings, NE 68901 | (402) 519-4205
  52. Taproom | 301 Court Street, Beatrice, NE 68310 | (402) 806-4664
  53. Brewpub | 18 E 21st Street, Kearney, NE 68847 | (308) 237-1558
  54. Brewpub | 514 S 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102 | (402) 344-0200
  55. Brewpub | 3501 Center Street, Omaha, NE 68105 | 402-884-4082
  56. Microbrewery | 720 Van Dorn Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 | (402) 261-6078
  57. Microbrewery | 2100 Magnum Circle, Lincoln, NE 68522 | (402) 475-1001