Why Empyrean?

Since the dawn of time, all civilizations have had two things in common. They gazed skyward to marvel at the secrets of the cosmos, and they made beer. Myths and legends were born as mortals sipped beer and watched comets blaze across the evening sky and stars dance throughout the heavens.

The ancients believed paradise existed at the highest point in the universe, a fiery sphere called the Empyrean. Inspired by these tales, we set out to infuse every batch of our handcrafted ales with our unique notion of paradise. As you contemplate the sublime beauty of the world, enjoy a freshly brewed Empyrean beer and discover your utopia in every sip.

What We're About

We believe in classics, reimagined.

We work to provide awe-inspiring experiences.

We try to stay true to our humble roots.

We want to be a force for good.

Empyrean donates over 300,000 pounds of spent grain to local farmers each year.

Our warehouse in downtown Lincoln houses the largest privately-owned solar panel arrays in Nebraska.

The buildings also utilize geothermal wells for more efficient heating and cooling.

Community Involvement

We’re devoted to making an impact in the lives of our employees and community. As a local business, we proudly support local and national charities through donations and volunteerism. Here’s a list of some of our top charities whose missions align closely with our values.

Lincoln Food Bank


Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Lincoln Haymarket Development


Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild

Child Advocacy Center

EBC founder Rich

“Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.”

– Anthony Bourdain


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