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After an injury forced him to retire prematurely from the Lincoln Police Department in 2006, Brian Podwinski set out to find a new passion. He began brewing his own beer at home, and before long, became hooked. Brian's knack for creating homemade suds caught the attention of friend and law-enforcement confidant Jason Goodwin, and together?and perhaps following a few too many of Brian's brews?the pair decided they wanted to open a brewery. Named in honor of those who protect and serve every day, Blue Blood Brewing Company officially opened in December 2011. There, Brian, Jason, and others concoct handcrafted ales inspired by special people or places. Currently, the brewery produces a classic series and seasonal selections, all of which use the finest ingredients available and hops grown right in Nebraska.
500 W South St
Lincoln,
NE
US
Perfect for a casual night out with friends, Rock Bottom offers traditional American fare in a laid-back setting. None of the fare at Rock Bottom is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Rock Bottom is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Make sure to check out Rock Bottom's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Open air seating is ready for diners at Rock Bottom when the weather is warm. For the tastes of Rock Bottom from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Or, take your food to-go. null There's no need to bust your budget at Rock Bottom, with affordable prices that almost always stay under $15.
1101 Harney St
Omaha,
NE
US
Whether you're in the mood for a New York Strip or a juicy tenderloin, you'll find plenty to like at Omaha's Brother Sebastian's Steak House and Winery. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Brother Sebastian's Steak House and Winery's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. null Don't spend time searching for parking — diners are welcome to use the adjoining lot. Your tab at Brother Sebastian's Steak House and Winery will generally run you about $30 per person.
1350 S 119th St
Omaha,
NE
US
The 1.5–2-hour event, which starts at 7 p.m. on a Friday of your choosing, takes place in the wine-tasting room. Set in a French Country House, the tastery features Nebraska vintages from sweet to dry, beer, food, and a wine troll. While sipping sips at the special after-hours event, you'll learn wine lessons from the vineyard's owner's daughter, who is studying to be a sommelier. The unintimidating course includes tips on how to rate, taste, and judge a wine, so you'll leave with the ability to determine if a wine has oaky undertones or hints of tire iron.
8925 Adams St
Nehawka,
NE
US
In 2000, a group of farmers decided to diversify their crop production by planting twirling wine grapes into the rolling Midwestern hills. The initial smattering of vines quickly grew into a 4-acre vineyard and led to the launch of Silver Hills Vineyards & Winery, a small operation intent on crafting 100% Nebraska wines. The vintners’ Midwestern pride can be seen in their choice of ingredients—all wines are made with fruit grown at local vineyards and tattooed with the state motto—as well as their choice of decor: the outdoor tasting deck is shaped like Nebraska. Silver Hills produces red, white, rosé, and berry wines, which visitors can sample during the vineyards’ limited hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Bottle labels display woodcuts by John Schirmer, a resident of neighboring Iowa who has carved wood professionally for more than 35 years.
3130 County Rd
Tekamah,
NE
US
The young crew behind ONEHOPE Wine believes wine can do more than dance with flavor and stain frocks fashioned from fine white camel hair. Each bottle has been instilled with a rich taste and beauty to complement its selflessness. One ONEHOPE box yields one bottle each of California merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, sauvignon blanc, and an exclusive summer white (an $18.99 value per bottle). The 2008 merlot uses grapes grown in the Lodi and Paso Robles regions, where a cool Pacific fog maintains grape acidity, creating a full flavor that complements its black cherries, plums, and figs.
6301 Apple Way
Lincoln,
Nebraska
US
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