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Nebraska Brewing Company
Active Beers: 23
Beer Ratings: 1,074
Beer Avg: 3.84
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
7474 Towne Center Pkwy
phone: (402) 934-7100
The 8 taps include 6 standard beers, a rotated tap for a Brewer's Choice, with the final "Tap 8" reserved for NBC's Ale Nation members. NBC offers growlers and "party pigs" to go.
(Place added by: angelaa on 12-15-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by bditty187:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
NBC is located behind the Hy-Vee at the far end of Dick's Sporting Goods' parking lot. As such, there is plenty of parking. While some folks in Omaha think Sarpy County is on the other side of Mars, NBC is easy to get to as it sits on the corner of 72nd St. & Highway 370.
-The beer! Since NBC opened the beer has steadily improved. Their IPA is excellent, the Pale Ale is solid but the gem of their core lineup is EOS Wheat... a true German-style weizen. I'd say EOS is the best American-brewed hefeweizen I've ever had (and, yes, I've had Live Oak's version). Seasonal beers and "brewer's choice" beers have been, at least, above average to excellent. Their Eden Amber was topnotch; the Bock was so drinkable... the Belgian Blonde was well worth the wait. They offer an "Ale Nation" club allowing you to drink out of the "8th Tap." It is $75 a year to join... to rich for me.
-The brewing equipment and tanks are in plan view.
-There are great photos of old breweries and such in Omaha.
-Dean, Tyson, and Paul are all topnotch people and have things going in the right direction. Cheers guys! Way to advocate beer.
-They hold special events and beer dinners.
-Service. Sitting at the bar the service as been fine but sitting at a table the service as been somewhat slow but competent. I'm sure this will improve in time.
-Atmosphere. Personally I like my brewpubs to be more pub than restaurant. NBC is clearly more restaurant than pub. The brewpub is one large room with an upstairs and a bar. Fairly barren walls, off-orange paint, tile, dark wood and black metal are the decor. The bar itself is long but the bar area is kind of cramped. A few nice plasma TVs hang above the bar. Not many frills but that is okay. Not very warm and cozy but it is growing on me.
-Food. I'm sorry to say but the food is not up to par, IMO. I've tried the pizza, burger, pasta, soup, salad, and steak. I wasn't wowed by anything but nothing was bad. I'd tweak a few things... smaller plates, whole leaf lettuce on the burgers, richer pasta sauce, and "better" cooked pizza. That said I still eat here without issue... I'm just nitpicking a bit. The potential is there.
Overall: A welcome addition to the Omaha beer scene. IMO, the beer is better than Lazlo's (and maybe Upstream?), the food is not as good as the latter too. If I wanted just to hangout and drink some beer I'd go to NBC. If I had a family dinner I would think twice about eating at NBC... at the moment. I'll be the happiest BA to edit my review. I am sure the food will improve; this is still a young business. Still, the beer is so damn good it is a must visit. I am a fan.
04-14-2008 14:45:08 |
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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
On day four of our cross country trip we took a small detour in Nebraska to make this stop at one of Vickie's favorite brewers. The brewpub is located in a modern, sprawling reail plex and is surprisingly small given the number of bottles they seem to put out. A nice place, clean and with both inside and outdoor seating and a decent sized bar area.
The sampler was very nice across the board (no pale ale for whatever reason). We went with an IPA, a hefeweizen, a red and a seasonal Belgian, all very nice. Food was solid but not exceptional. Service was very nice but unattentive. We had to go looking for the server whenever we wanted something. Oddly enough you can not buy merch at the pub, only online which was kind of a bummer.
On the whole though very nice people (the brewer and one of the owners stopped by to chat when they found out we were from out of town) and worth the hour or so detour for sure.
07-25-2013 16:19:49 |
More by sholland119
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My wife and I stopped twice in Omaha for an overnight and came here for beer and dinner when passing through town on a vacation trip (coming and going). The pub is located in a newish retail area with multiple store buildings with exterior entrances, and not the standard enclosed mall setting. The interior setting tends toward a new, sterile feeling, but the sitting area where the bar is located has a good vibe to it. There is also a patio.
We ordered a sampler so that we could try all of their beers, and 8 beers were included. We typically don't enjoy the light-flavored beers (Blonde, Wit and a Wheat), but we drank them so that we could evaluate them to style. Each was brewed very close to their respective style, and all of them were tasty. I liked Hop God (a Belgiany IPA) the best. The brewery has a barrel-aged line of beers (I think it was 4 of them), but none were available on tap (carry-out only in 22 oz bottles, plus bottles of the Hop God.)
The food menu has enough items on it so that anyone coming here would find something to their liking, and all of it sounded very good. We were quite satisfied with our selections.
If we stop in this area again we'll definitely come back here.
05-10-2013 16:02:59 |
More by Mothergoose03
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Tyson Arp (Head Brewer) and his wife, Angela are some of the nicest people on earth! Wonderful beers of which their Hop God aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels stands to rank in my Top 10 of all time. 2013 marks an enormous growth, as they are expanding to include a production facility and will be canning (4) of their flagship brews. I wish them all the best and thank them for all of the hospitality.
05-08-2013 21:22:27 |
More by threeviews
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | $$$
Stopped here on a weekend, the barrel aging concept was prevalent throughout the taproom. It had a nice atmosphere, although the star here is the beer itself which is outstanding. It is a bit on the pricey side, but that is often the case with aged beers. Service was ok, but not exceptional which I had hoped with a place with beer of such high quality. Selection was ok, but nothing over the top or as varied in other places I've seen. I will stop here again for sure if in Omaha, which is likely now that I am in Nebraska and it is by far the best brewery in the state.
03-15-2013 01:27:41 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Enjoyed this pub on our mid-west pub crawl this summer. Located in the mall, although there is supposed to be two of these around. The beer samples were tasty and the food was good too. Had hamburgers, fries, salads, steak within our group of 5. The samplers came with 7 samples, NE Blonde, Infinite Wit, EOS wheat, Brunette Nut Brown Ale, Cardinal Pale Ale, IPA and Rye.
Fun place, couldn't believe people come here and order bud light, oh well. Only disappointment is they were out of shot glasses, which we like to collect on our trips as memorabilia.
08-20-2012 20:28:00 |
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