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01/12/2012 - Inaugural Omaha Beer Week 2012 - Suds Up

If there is one thing I can mention about myself is that I like beer, and I am not talking about the standard mass produced brew stacked high on every retail shelf or supermarket floor worldwide. I am referring to the regional craft beer breweries that take time to develop and create beverages with character and personality - soulful beers with unique and effervescent qualities that reflect the town in which they are born. This is why I am excited about the upcoming first annual Omaha Beer Week.

Omaha Beer Week 2012 is the inaugural kick-off celebration for this festival highlighting the areas top craft beer brewers. Omaha locals Upstream Brewery and Empyrean Brewing will be on site to offer some of their most popular beverages during this 10 day festivity. Nearby companies Lucky Bucket Brewing, Nebraska Brewing, and CIB Brewery will also be participating introducing beer aficionados and newcomers alike to a wide array of flavors and styles. The celebration has gained such interest that even select retailers and bars in Omaha are involved in showcasing and supporting the local beer scene.

Omaha bars The Crescent Moon, The House of Loom, The Lauter Tun, and Krug Park will be in attendance. Hometown retailers Jake’s Cigars and Brix will also be present, as well as local restaurant favorite Mojo Smokehouse. Each location will be offering Omaha drink specials and providing exclusive events for the public’s entertainment.

For those, like me, that would like to be chauffeured to each location, a free bus tour will be provided to transport attendees to craft beer bars and breweries throughout Omaha. While only a one-day event, the bus tour presents people with the prime opportunity to get a taste of what the regional craft brewers have to offer. What better way to enjoy the spirit of Omaha than by enjoying the spirits of Omaha?

So, come on out and join me in celebrating the first annual Omaha Beer Week and support local businesses in the process. You never know what you’ll discover!

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