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The recent growth of microbreweries continues Nebraska's long brewing tradition.

Breweries

Back: Cortland Wheat, Spilker Ales, Cortland; Famos, Grand Island Brewing Co., Grand Island
Front:
My Brewing Co., Omaha; Third Stone, Empyrean Ale, Lincoln; Jubilee, Metz Brewing, Omaha
Keg:
Columbus Brewing began in 1904 and during Prohibition manufactured near beer and ice. After Prohibition, the company installed modern machinery and produced two varieties of beer, "All American" and "Pawnee."
Beer drinking after threshing, #8489 Fremont Brewery poster, #9008, QC155




Storz

Joseph Bauman founded what would become the Storz brewery in 1865 in Omaha. Upon his death, his widow took over, with Gottlieb Storz as foreman. In 1884 Storz and J. D. Iler purchased the brewery, improved the buildings and machinery, and increased production. The Omaha brewery made beer until 1972.
Storz Brewing Co. - Exterior view, #8534kettle of stainlesss steel, brass, and copper, #8535 labeling and packing Gold Crest bottles, #8536

Krug

The Fred Krug Brewing Company began operations in Omaha in 1859, making it the first brewery in Nebraska. By 1880 it produced twenty-five thousand barrels annually and was the largest brewery in the state. During Prohibition the plant was abandoned and fell into disrepair. In 1936 the plant was purchased and remodeled by the Falstaff Brewing Company.

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