Omaha’s craft beer attracts aficionados in search of the perfect pint. Visitors discover friendly barkeepers serving a variety of IPAs, stouts, lagers, sours and more. Check out three ways to make your time in Omaha the beery best.

1. Explore Behind the Scenes on a Brewery Tour

Many Omaha breweries offer one-off tours, so watch our Omaha Calendar of Events for details. The following breweries offer regular year-round tours.

Brickway Brewery and Distillery

Brickway Brewery & Distillery

Brickway Brewery and Distillery offers a diverse range of craft beers and internationally acclaimed spirits. Visitors experience the brewery's offerings, including beers, spirits, hard seltzers, zero-proof cocktails, and small bites. The brewery tour begins with a welcome drink, providing guests a glimpse into the facility as they learn about Brickway’s equipment and unique history. The tour culminates in a tasting session featuring two beers and two whiskies, with each guest receiving a 100mL whisky sample to take home. Popular products include the Pilsner, Omaha Stylee IPA, Coffee Vanilla Stout, Premium Midwest Vodka and Double Barrel Bourbon. Zac Triemert, president and head distiller, says that in the 20-plus years of doing the job “The Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky is the best thing I've ever made. It is an American Single Malt, aged four years in a new charred oak cask and finished in a Spanish Oloroso Sherry barrel.” Brickway puts great thought into every detail – even the logo. Look at the “B” in Brickway and realize it’s also the number 13 to commemorate the opening date of Dec. 13, 2013 – in this case, a very lucky number!

Lucky Bucket Brewery

Craft Brews - Lucky Bucket
Lucky Bucket Brewing Company boasts an expansive array of offerings, including their renowned Lucky Bucket Lager, IPA, Certified Evil Ale, and Cut Spike spirits. Visitors embark on a comprehensive tour through the 20,000 square feet of production and tasting room space, exploring every facet of the brewing and distilling process from brew house to barrel room. The tour ends with a tasting experience featuring two beers and two whiskies, showcasing the brewery's diverse portfolio. Guests can also enjoy 10% off any to-go purchases. Zac Triemart, president and head distiller, says there’s something at Lucky Bucket for everyone to enjoy beyond beer – including zero-proof cocktails and hard seltzers.

Nebraska Brewing Company

Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska Brewing Company has advanced innovation and good taste in Midwest craft beer since 2007. The business’s unique production facility offers a behind-the-scenes look at its brewing process, state-of-the-art equipment, and a dedicated team. The tour often hits capacity, so come early to guarantee your spot. Your ticket includes a 50-minute tour and a pint of the brewery’s core beer selection. After returning to the tasting room, try the acclaimed Cardinal Pale Ale, recognized as “Omaha’s Best Beer” by the Omaha World-Herald.

2. Buy a Second Beer for a Cent (Out-of-Towners Only) 

Kros Strain Brewing

A penny saved is a pint earned with the Omaha Craft Brew Penny Pack. Out-of-Towners can sign up to receive deals at 13 participating breweries. All you need to do to redeem your offers? Show the bartender your phone. From the hop-forward IPAs at Kros Strain Brewing’s funky taproom and rotating small-batch offerings at Monolithic Brewing to the complex Belgian beers and refreshing American ales at Pint Nine Brewing Company and the constellation of flavors at Site-1 Brewing, you’ll discover your favorite new beer in Omaha. Plus, stop by the Omaha Visitors Center for your free Omaha Craft Brew Flight Glass to show your friends back home you’ve got great taste.

3. Chart Your Course for Even More Cheers

Check out our listings for “ale” the beer you can drink, or use our handy map below to steer yourself toward more sudsy fun.

For even more ideas for sips and sweets in Omaha, visit our drinks and desserts page. Cheers to you, and cheers to Omaha!