Ever since I was old enough to legally set foot inside a bar, I've been a beer drinker. There's nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a cold beer, there just isn't. Over the years, my tastes in beer have become more refined, but I still like a Budweiser sometimes, much to my husband's chagrin. I've toured a few breweries in my time here, Budweiser (two times) in St. Louis, MO; Shiner in Shiner, TX; Boulevard in Kansas City, MO; Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland; and Lucky Bucket in La Vista, NE, to name a few.
It was my husband's birthday recently, and I surprised him with a tour of the Brickway Brewery right here in Omaha, NE. The tour is short, but fantastic, and with your tour you get a beer of choice, the tour, a drink of whiskey (they distill spirits as well: vodka, whiskey, rum, and gin), a six-pack of their brews each, and a pint glass each. It was a bargain, and the beers were delicious. I had the Raspberry Hefeweizen, and a Chocolate Coffee Stout, both delicious. The whiskey was smooth and had nice back notes.
It was also half-off day on growlers, so we each picked up a growler. I got the Raspberry Hef, and for our six-packs we brought home the standard Hefeweizen, and the Vanilla Coffee Stout. Good stuff.
Classic beer cans.
More classic beer cans.
The still for the spirits.
Our haul. Isn't it beautiful? ;)
If you ever get a chance to visit Omaha, NE, check out the Brickway Brewery, located right in the heart of the Old Market.