Early beer factories botched their production process when proprietors repeatedly used the beer vats as hot tubs. Witness the decorously brewed sudsy broths of a superior brewery at work with today's deal: for $15, you get a tour, tasting, and gifts from Lucky Bucket Brewing Company at their La Vista facility. Tours take place on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On a tour of the 1,200-square-foot facility, you’ll explore stainless-steel hop-back tanks and spirit-distillery vessels. While gaping, fill your open mouth with three eight-to-10-ounce samples of each beer that's available, from the tassle-clad pre-Prohibition-style lager to the India Pale Ale to the Certified Evil, a strong Belgian ale brimming with sweet notes and cloven hooves. Finally, imbibe a small but mighty taste of Joss Vodka, also made in-house by Lucky Bucket's secondary alcohol operation, Sòlas Distillery. Before clearing out, you'll be given a Lucky Bucket T-shirt and fully formed pint glass to take home and fill with frothy brews, pencils, or just wishes.
Lucky Bucket Brewing is the hops-filled brain baby of three buddies who shared a dream of running a high-quality craft brewery. The founders proudly hold geekery badges in the fields of beer and science, which they use not to blind but to delight beer enthusiasts. Brewmaster Zac Triemert received a master's degree in brewing and distilling during a residency in Edinburgh, Scotland, a region known for producing some of the world's finest spirits, from phosphorescent moor hounds to whiskybae, the water of life. In addition to beer and vodka, the Lucky boys are laying plans for the future production of barrel-aged Cuban-style rum and single-malt Scottish-style whiskey under the Sòlas banner.
Lucky Bucket Brewing Company boasts more than 2,000 Facebook fans that can't wait for another taste. RateBeer users tend to like Lucky Bucket brews, and Beer Me! rates select brews between 17.5 and 18.5 out of 20 points:
- When is Lucky Bucket going to expand to Florida???? We need a great beer like Lucky Bucket here ASAP!!! – Tim L., Facebook
- FINALLY!!! A great locally bottled non-brewpub beer that I can make my regular tap. – SledgeJr, RateBeer
- brought two six packs to a gathering tonight and made a few more people fans of your glorious beer. – Cody S., Facebook
Lucky Bucket Brewing and Cut Spike Distillery
In the days before kegs and bottles, beer enthusiasts would have to cart a bucket to their local brewery, fill it up, and carry it (gently) home. Lucky Bucket Brewing Company pays tribute to brewing history both in its name and its traditional brewing techniques.
Lucky Bucket’s flavorsome creations are crafted inside an 18,000-square-foot brew house with a friendly and familial atmosphere. Gleaming silver fermenters give birth to bottles of a pre-Prohibition-style lager, a pleasantly floral IPA, and the imperial oatmeal stout Certified Evil, and a revolving lineup of their locally-made beer is on tap, featuring the Conspiracy Series.
The facility operates a craft brewery, as well as Cut Spike Distillery, which turns out hand-crafted spirits such as Cut Spike Single-Malt Whiskey. The distillery ages its whiskey for two years in brand new American oak barrels.
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