November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

Beer to Complement Your Thanksgiving Feast Thanksgiving – it’s the one meal of the year when you know the utmost care and love will be put into every dish. It’s a no-brainer to complement the dishes with flavorful brews, hand-crafted with the same level of dedication. As such, I caught up with Empyrean’s brewery manager for his pairing recommendations. Implement these gems of advice to make your feast nothing less than delicious – or at least, serve as insurance against […]
February 29, 2016

Celebrating 25 Years of Brewing with 3 Anniversary Beer Releases

The granddaddy of the Nebraska craft beer scene — Empyrean Brewing Co. —celebrates its 25th anniversary as the state’s oldest craft brewery with three limited anniversary brews, as well as a variety of events across the state. Conceptualized by two brothers and their best friend over 25 years ago, Empyrean Brewing Co. was originally a subset within the restaurant, Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill. As demand for beer from Nebraska’s first brew-pub grew, the brewery adopted its own identity as Empyrean […]
March 22, 2016

The Story of Dark Side Vanilla Porter

Join the Dark Side We dreamed up Dark Side in 1996 after a trip to the Great American Beer Festival where we sampled a seasonal vanilla porter from Breckenridge Brewery. We felt we could one-up the Colorado brewed version and promptly went about doing so. Our recipe starts with a smooth, yet robust porter with roasted coffee and chocolate highlights. For many years, we infused it naturally with genuine, dried vanilla beans from Madagascar. But as vanilla beans became difficult […]

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