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Omaha Beer Week schedule; so much beer that people will be losing their minds
By Andrea Kszystyniak / World-Herald staff writer


Think you missed Omaha Beer Week? Think again.

There are still many events to catch if you love a good brew.

WEDNESDAY

Storz Wheel of Fortune
Storz Trophy Room, 345 Riverfront Drive.
4 p.m.
There's plenty of Storz gear to be won at this event, based on the game show.

Sampling with Artisanal Imports
Beertopia, 36th and Farnam Streets
4 p.m.
Nick Olson of Artisanal Imports will host a sampling of Trooper Beer, Serf Beer, Kwak and more.

Build Your Own Sour
Jake's, 6206 Maple St.
5 p.m.
Get creative and make your own sour beer at Jake's.

Big Brown Showcase
Benson Brewery, 6059 Maple St.
5 p.m.
Benson Brewery unveils five new brown ales for beer week. Foxy Brown, Rosemary and Thyme and Belle Caliente are on the menu.

Beerga
Borgata Brewery and Distillery, 1116 Jackson St.
6 p.m.
Stretch out with Ilona Holland at a yoga class in a brewery. Pay $15 at the door.

Second Annual Craft Beer Canwood Derby
Crescent Moon Alehouse, 36th and Farnam Streets
7 p.m.
Construct your own Canwood Derby car from a 12 or 16 oz. beer can and an official pinewood derby kit. Then, bring it to Crescent Moon to race. The first heat starts at 7 pm.; participants must check in by 6 p.m.
Beer-Centric Trivia

Nebraska Brewing Company Brewpub
7 p.m.
Take part in this free beer-centered trivia game. If you win, you'll walk away with beer-themed prizes.

Craft Beer Bingo
Infusion Brewing Company, 6115 Maple St.
7 p.m.
Play bingo with a boozy twist. The first game starts at 7 p.m., and new games begin every 15 minutes. Be sure to get there before 9 p.m.

Pizza and Beer Dinner
Lucky Bucket Tasting Room, 11941 Centennial Road, La Vista
PizzaWest and Lucky Bucket have teamed up to pair six pizzas with six of the brewery's beers. The meal is $20 per person. Save your space by calling 402-763-8868

THURSDAY

Pint Night at Infusion
Infusion Brewing Company, 6115 Maple St.
3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Grab a pint glass for $6.50 and get refills all night for $2.50. Sip on a collaboration beer created by Zipline Brewing Company and Infusion. Zipline’s head brewer Marcus Powers will be on site from 6 to 8 p.m.

Odell Brewing Company Sampling and Bottle Signing with Doug Odell
Beertopia, 36th and Farnam Streets
4 p.m.
Meet with Odell’s founder and owner, Doug Odell, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sample some beers and have Odell sign the bottle.

Odell Gravity-Fed Cask Takeover
Krug Park, 6205 Maple St.
4 p.m.
John Campbell of Odell will be on site. Krug will have several gravity-fed firkins set up.

Odell Tap Take Over
Jake’s Cigars and Spirits, 6206 Maple St.
5 p.m.
Drink more Odell on tap at Jake’s. Campbell will be in attendance.

Mutiny at Benson Brewery
Benson Brewery, 6059 Maple St.
5 p.m.
Benson Brewery is crazy for IPAs. It will release 10 new hoppy brews all at once. Sample the Benson Boss, The Poser and eight other IPAs.

Summit vs. Schell’s Rivalry Takeover
Omaha Tap House, 1403 Farnam St.
5 p.m.
The Tap House pits two Minnesota breweries against each other. Sample Summit and Schell’s and figure out which is best.

Beat the Brewer
Beercade, 6102 Maple St.
6 p.m.
Tallgrass brewer Andrew Hood will be on site to release the Pool Party Red IPA. Beat Hood’s Beer Ball score and win an 8-Bit Pale Ale pint glass.

North Coast Beer Dinner
Brix at Midtown Crossing, 220 S. 31st Ave., Suite 3103
6 p.m.
Brix will pair North Coast beers with a number of brews. Call 402-991-9463, ext. 107, to make a reservation.

Deschutes Beer and Cheese Pairing
Brix at Village Pointe, 225 N. 170th St.
6 p.m.
A Deschutes brand manager will be on site pairing beers, cheeses and meats.

Boulder “Shake” Pint Night
Brewsky’s, 8528 Park Dr.
7 p.m.
Boulder Brewery reps will be at Brewsky’s giving away samples. While you’re there, compete in a cornhole tournament, starting at 7 p.m. Winners walk away with gift cards and beer gear.

Stone Brewery Tasting

Dundee Dell, 5007 Underwood Ave.
7 p.m.
Certified Cicerone Adam Desler will have samples of Stone Brewery beers. Attend for $10.

Talk by Artisanal Imports
Library Pub, 5142 N. 90th St.
7 p.m.
Nick Olson from Artisanal Imports will talk about some of his beers.

Meet the Brewer Night
Sean O’ Casey’s Pub, 2523 S. 140th Ave.
7 p.m.
Meet Lucky Bucket’s brew master at 8 p.m. Drink a pint of Lucky Bucket and take the glass home.

Beer Cocktails Dinner
Borgata Brewery and Distillery, 1116 Jackson St.
7 p.m.
Eat a three-course meal paired with beer cocktails. The dinner is $40 per person, and seating is limited.

Deschutes Brewery Meet and Greet
Old Dundee Bar and Grill, 4964 Dodge St.
7 p.m.
Meet with a Deschutes rep and drink some of the Oregon’s brewery’s craft beers.

Craft Beer and Bourbon Pairing
Burke’s Pub, 6117 Maple St.
7 p.m.
Stone Brewery and Bourbon County brews will be paired with bourbons and whiskeys. Be sure to buy tickets in advance.

Third Annual Twisted Pine Ghost Face Killah Beer and Wing Challenge
Crescent Moon Alehouse, 36th and Farnam Streets
8 p.m.
Think you can handle spicy stuff? Prove it at this contest. Drink Ghost Face Killah, a super hot beer, and eat Ghost Chili Wings. Whoever eats the most wings and finishes the beer walks away with prizes.

Beer, Spirits and All Things Booze Trivia Night
Lucky Bucket Tasting Room, 11941 Centennial Road, La Vista
8 p.m.
Show off your knowledge of booze and win a bottle of Cut Spike Vodka, a growler of beer or a six pack.

FRIDAY

Stone Beer Cocktails
Krug Park, 6205 Maple St.
Noon
Vote on beer cocktails made with Stone Brewing Company beers.

Moonstruck Meadery Sampling
Beertopia, 36th and Farnam Streets
4 p.m.
Meet with Jen Hiegert of Moonstruck Meadery to sample its meads.
California Dreamin’

Crescent Moon Alehouse, 36th and Farnam Streets
4 p.m.
Wear your best summer clothes and sip on California brews.

Zipline Pint Night
Beyond Golf, 12040 Mcdermott Plaza #330, La Vista
4 p.m.
Zipline Brewing will have beer on tap; Beyond Golf will have food pairings to go along with them.

Local Beer Spotlight
Jake’s, 6206 Maple St.
5 p.m.
Jake’s has local beers on tap including Zipline, Empyrean and Infusion. Zipline will have a new brew, the Cabernet Porter, which was a collaboration between Jake’s and Zipline.

Beer Floats
Infusion Brewing Company, 6115 Maple St.
5 p.m.
Go ahead and stuff some Ted and Wally’s ice cream in your beer.

First Annual Hop Cup
Nebraska Brewing Company, 7474 Towne Center Parkway #101, Papillion
6 to 9 p.m.
Nebraska brewers were given some Nebraska hops to brew their own beers. Vote from 6 to 8 p.m. to determine the best.

Kicking it Old School with Tommyknocker Brewery
Old Dundee Bar and Grill, 4964 Dodge St.
8 p.m.
Sam Lyons of Tommyknocker Brewery will be hanging out. Maybe you can compete against him in the breakdance contest at 10 p.m.

SATURDAY

Tours and Beermosas
Borgata Brewery and Distillery, 1116 Jackson St.
11 a.m.
Drink beermosas and go on a free tour at noon, 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Manhattan Stout Tapping
Krug Park, 6205 Maple St.
Noon
Krug and Infusion worked on a beer together. They’ll tap it when they open the doors.

Woodchuck Cider Tasting
Dundee Dell, 5007 Underwood Ave.
3 p.m.
Sample Woodchuck ciders for $10 per person.

Beertopia’s 8th Annual Extreme Beerfest
Ramada Inn Plaza, 72nd and Grover Streets
3 p.m.
A week of drinking has prepared you for the biggest event of the week. Sample among more than 300 beers from more than 70 breweries. Tickets are $33.

Odell and Infusion Collaboration Tapping
Infusion Brewing Company, 6115 Maple St.
7 p.m.
Taste Sweet Elevation Crčme Brūlée Stout and Camaraderie Blood Orange Imperial IPA, made by Odell and Infusion Brewing Companies.

Beer Pong Olympics
Storz Trophy Room, 345 Riverfront Drive
8 p.m.
The winner of this tournament leaves with a $100 gift certificate.

SUNDAY

Extreme Recovery Day and Ticket Giveaway
Crescent Moon Alehouse, 36th and Farnam Streets
11 a.m.
Bring your wristband from Extreme Beerfest, and you’ll be entered to win tickets for next year’s fest.

Beer Breakfast
Infusion Brewing Company, 6115 Maple St.
11 a.m.
Leo’s Diner will be serving up biscuits and gravy, bacon, hash browns and more. Drink a beermosa and knock back a pint. The meal is $15 per person.

Deschutes Rare Beer Tapping
Krug Park, 6205 Maple St.
Noon
Chat with a Deschutes rep and enjoy a rare draft beer from the brewery.

Contact the writer: Andrea Kszystyniak

andrea.kszystyniak@owh.com    |   402-444-1149    |  

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