Just a few of the Nebraska breweries who will be serving at this year's Downtown Do The Brew!! 

Backswing Brewing Co.

Like many great ideas, Backswing Brewing Company began on a golf course. There were three of us. We loved golf and, of course, beer. But then life started to do what it does: We all got older, married and had kids. Before we knew it, we weren’t out on the golf course as much.

So we did something that allowed us to hang out like the old days, but at home with our families. We started brewing a golf-themed beer. A new kind of awesome!

After brewing our first IPA, we realized we had something special on our hands. So instead of keeping it to ourselves, we knew we had to share it—and whatever else we created—with the world. So you can spend hours, days, weeks or months working on the perfect backswing, or you can leave all the hard work up to us and just raise a glass that’s filled with it.

Address: 500 W South #8, Lincoln, Nebraska 68522

Blue Blood Brewing Co.

Blue Blood Brewing Co. was founded in December 2011 by three buddies, from the Lincoln Police Department, that had a love for craft beer and the Lincoln community. The President and Co-Founder, Brian Podwinski, was injured in a training accident leading him to a passion that sparked a light in the Lincoln community. From the time of his retirement to this day, Podwinski has had the support of his team and a team of investors that have poured their hearts and souls into the brewery. It is this passion that fuels their craft.

In May of 2016, Blue Blood Brewing Co. moved to its new 12,000 sq.ft. brewery and taproom which sits above Robber’s Cave, a 5,000 sq.ft. maze of sandstone cave tunnels, the majority of which was created as lagering caverns in 1869 by Lincoln’s first brewery, Pioneer Brewing Co. The brewery also hosts a full menu brewpub adjoining the solid wood and dark metal taproom, that over looks its state-of-the-art brewing facility.

Address: 925 Robbers Cave Rd,Lincoln, NE 68502

Divots Brewery

Hailing from Norfolk, Nebraska, Divots Brewery prides itself on making high quality ales and lagers for the northeast Nebraska market.

Address: 4200 W. Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701

Ensign Beverage

Ensign Beverage is in the business of producing low sugar/no sugar non-alcoholic beverages as an alternative to the current ‘soda’ market. Based in Nebraska, we currently feature a line of craft-made kombucha.

Ensign is a family name meaning Standard. And we pride ourselves in being, “The Standard in the Beverage Industry.” From the best-quality products, to our relationships and company culture. We create a Standard and hold our company and our partners to it.

With each purchase you make through Ensign Beverage a portion of the sale will go toward educating communities around the world about Water Conservation, Water Health, and Water Access. #CHA, CHA, CHA.

Address: 119 N. Saint Joseph Ave., Hastings, NE 68901

Fairfield Opera House Brewery & Grill

The Fairfield Opera House Brewery & Grill is housed in the town’s old opera house building. It has been refurbished to restore much of its old character and emphasizes a warm, casual eating and drinking environment. It’s a great place to enjoy an evening with friends for drinks and great food.

Address: 415 N D Street, Fairfield, NE 68938

Farnam House Brewing Company

Farnam House Brewing Company, an independent craft brewpub located in the Blackstone District of midtown Omaha, diverges from the norm with a diverse range of beer styles from artisanal farmhouse ales and traditional European lagers to American sours and wild beers. Old world beer styles and creative experimentation help define the eclectic beer lineup. Our food menu features made-from-scratch dishes using locally-sourced ingredients and a variety of beer-infused creations.

Address: 3558 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68131

First Street Brewing Company

First Street Brewing Company is in the business of making quality craft beers and promoting the growth and usage of local ingredients. We believe a great beer can express the regional qualities of where it was made by incorporating local ingredients such as herbs, honey, hops, grains and water. A First Street beer is truly the Taste of Hastings.

Address: 119 N. Saint Joseph Ave., Hastings, NE 68901

Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company

Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company is Nebraska's first benefit corporation brewery. We proudly brew and serve our damn fine beer in Wayne, Nebraska. We are a neighborhood brewery with a constantly changing lineup of beer. Our goal is to change one of our six taps weekly, if not more. Our three barrel (~100 gallon) brewhouse ensures that our beers are ever changing.

Address: 117 W 2nd Street, Wayne, NE 68787

Kinkaider Brewing Co.

Kinkaider Brewing Co. is a farm brewery located in Broken Bow, the gateway to the beautiful Sandhills of Nebraska. Kinkaider was founded by four Nebraska boys, born & raised right here in the heartland. Our fathers, grandfathers & great grandfathers helped settle this land. Kinkaider Brewing Co. emulates the pioneer spirit that first settled this wild stretch of land called the Sandhills over 100 years ago.

Address: 43860 Paulsen Road, Broken Bow, NE 68822

Kros Strain Brewing

Brewery Description: Founded in 2017 by two homebrewers who met while working at a production brewery, Kros Strain brewing has quickly established itself as a top brewery in the Nebraska beer scene. Known for their Fairy Nectar IPA and it's variants, Kros Strain is always looking for new beers to brew, while paying respect and homage to familiar styles that past generations have fallen in love with.

Address: 10411 Portal Road Ste 102, LaVista, NE 68128

Lost Way Brewery

Lost Way Brewery’s mission is to provide the highest quality, locally and artisanal produced craft beer to the residents and visitors of Holdrege, Nebraska in a family friendly and educational environment. We are a 4 barrel brewery located in downtown Holdrege with 6 rotating brews on tap.

Address: 614 3rd Ave, Holdrege, NE 68949

Nebraska Brewing Company

Nebraska Brewing Company was formed in November of 2007 and has established itself as a Midwest Innovator of quality Craft Beers and artisanal Barrel-Aged Products.  Building on a reputation for quality, flavor, and creativity Nebraska Brewing Company strives to be a stand-out in an ever growing field.

Address: 6946 S 108th street, La Vista, Nebraska 68128

Pals Brewing Company

Situated on 4 beautiful acres, Pals Taproom and Outdoor Beer Oasis, is the perfect spot to relax while enjoying our locally handcrafted brews. Our beer is produced on site in small batches, so they are always fresh and flavorful. With specialty pizzas and hors d’oeuvres you won’t leave hungry. Our warm and friendly staff will treat you like a part of the Oettinger family. You’re always at home with Pals!

Address: 4520 S Buffalo Bill Ave., North Platte, Nebraska 69101

Prairie Pride Brewing Co.

We are a mid sized brewery from Grand Island Nebraska. We opened in November 2016 downtown Grand Island and have been loving every minute of it. We currently have 16 different styles of beer on tap at any given time and are continually improvising and coming out with new beers to introduce.

Address: 115 E South Front St., Grand Island, NE 68801


Scriptown Brewing Company is a small production brewery and Tasting Room located in the heart of the burgeoning Blackstone District in Midtown Omaha. Scriptown brews classic examples of traditional beer styles and distributes its beer (draft only) in Nebraska.

Address: 3924 Farnam St., Omaha, NE 68131

Scratchtown Brewing company

Scratchtown Brewing Company opened our doors in 2013 and since have dedicated ourselves to brewing and serving an assortment of premium-quality handcrafted beer. We take pride in using four simple ingredients (water, malt, hops and yeast) to make complex and delicious beers. Our beer is made with some of the freshest, purest water on the planet – drawn from the Ogalala aquifer right under our feet.

We’re also passionate about our small town roots and the incomparable Nebraska Sandhills. We invite you to visit us here in the Sandhills and enjoy the beauty of the area while sipping on one of our many beers.

Address: 141 S 16th Street, Ord, Ne 68862

Steeple Brewing Company

From the ladies preparing the potluck to palatable small talk with a batty neighbor; church, community, and good beer are indelible parts of life on the Plains. Inspired by the hard-working folks that fill their glasses on Saturday and do right by their neighbor on Sundays, we brew good beer for good people in Hastings, Nebraska.

Address: 717 West 1st Street, Hastings, NE 68901

Thunderhead Brewing Company

Established in 1999. Thunderhead Brewing serves a delicious variety of beer handcrafted by an experienced staff of beer lovers. Pilsners, Porters, Stouts, IPAs, Fruit beers, Honey beers, barrel aged favorites, and even a firkin from time to time. Stop in for an ale and stay for a stone oven pizza.

Address: 18 E 21st St, Kearney, Ne 68847

Upstream Brewing Company

Brewing in Omaha's Old market since 1996 Upstream has 6 core beers, 5 rotating seasonals (over 30 per year), a rotating cask conditioned selection and limited release barrel aged beers (clean and sour).

Address: 514 S 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102