Beer Quest

Quest for the Best Home Brew

The Empyrean Beer Quest home brew competition is held multiple times throughout the year, with a different theme each time. A panel of trained judges carefully evaluates each submission with the “best of show” being recreated in large scale by Empyrean and made available on tap at Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill and FireWorks Restaurant.



How to Compete

At the start of each competition, we hold an open call asking home brewers to declare their interest in participating. Those who respond by the deadline are thrown into a lottery. From the lottery, only 21 are chosen to compete.

If selected, the home brewer (or team of up to two) will be required to brew 5-gallons in time for evaluation by a panel of BJCP certified judges during an AHA/BJCP sanctioned scoring session. The prize package includes your name etched on the Beer Quest Wall of Foam inside Empyrean Brewing Co., opportunity to co-brew your beer with the Empyrean brewing team, your recipe served on tap in Nebraska and, possibly best of all – bragging rights.

Any home brewer in the state of Nebraska is eligible. Entry to the competition is free. In addition, Empyrean is happy to provide many of the required ingredients to competing brewers at no charge.

To receive notification of the next open call for home brewers, please provide us with your contact information at


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