The 10 Best Omaha Breweries

What are the best Omaha Breweries you absolutely must check out? Well, we’ve done the work to figure that out for you! We have sampled their brews, spent time in their taprooms and read all the online reviews to come up with our take on the top Omaha Breweries to explore this year! 

Omaha Breweries

Omaha is a relatively small city so you’d be surprised to learn that they’re home to so many amazing and unique brewery operations. This Nebraska city is quickly climbing the charts, becoming one of the top beer cities in the country!

The city hosts festivals and events like Omaha Beer Week, Omaha Oktoberfest, and the Ultimate Beer Fest that has been running for 15 years! Whether you’re taking a trip to Omaha, NE, or you’re a long time resident, we highly recommend checking out the many outstanding craft breweries that Omaha has to offer.

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What are the top breweries in Omaha?

With 50+ breweries in the Cornhusker state of Nebraska, there’s no shortage in artisanal brews on tap. Omaha Craft Breweries are pushing the boundaries in both taste and style. From fruity sours to nutty brown ales, you don’t have to travel too far to find a bar or tap room that carries your favorite beer.

With so many breweries, new and old, picking our top faves was no easy feat, but alas, we’ve created this list of the top Omaha Breweries for you to visit this year!

How we picked the best Omaha Breweries?

With every ‘top breweries’ post that we write, we make sure to do diligent online research to determine who makes it on our list. From reading online reviews and reviewing beer selections, to checking other authority websites and of course, sampling their beers. We do our best to take all the information we collect and give you our opinion of the top breweries in Omaha.

However, we know we aren’t perfect and if we’ve missed an Omaha brewery that you think should be on this list, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and we’ll do our best to include them!

The Best Omaha Breweries

Alright, let’s get to it, shall we? Here’s our list of the top Omaha Craft Breweries!

Nebraska Brewing Co.

Nebraska Brewing Co.
Nebraska Brewing Co.

Nebraska Brewing Co., right on the edge of Omaha, spilling into La Vista, an Omaha suburb in the Greater Omaha Area, is the state’s most award-winning brewer. A midwest innovator of quality craft beers and artisanal barrel-aged products, Nebraska Brewing Company strives to stand out in the craft brewery world. With a large selection of seasonal and core beers (and seltzers!) we’re sure you could find your next favorite beer at this craft beer lovers haven.

Customer Review: Beer is delicious and true to style. Bar staff is amazing. Definitely a good spot for local NE beer.

Upstream Brewing Co.

Upstream Brewing Co.
Upstream Brewing Co.

Upstream Brewing Co. is the oldest brewpub in Omaha, located in downtown Omaha’s Historic Old Market. Their taproom features a delicious food menu restaurant along with over a dozen expertly crafted microbrews. Have lunch on one of their beautiful patios, stop in for dinner, or just sling back a few casuals over a game of pool in their spacious brewpub.

Customer Review: Fast and friendly service with a wonderful outside patio, you can’t do wrong by stopping by.

Zipline Brewing Co.

Zipline Brewing Co.
Zipline Brewing Co.

Zipline Brewing was founded in 2012 and is quickly being recognized for their awe inspiring skills in the craft beer scene. They’ve now got two locations in Omaha, the downtown taproom that pours fresh pints directly from their iconic shipping container, and the West Omaha Beer Lounge, built for comfort with lounge chairs, a fireplace, and a lending library. Whether you’re looking for a night out with you friends or the most relaxing and unique beer-drinking experience of your life, Zipline Brewing Co. has you covered.

Customer Review: The Omaha taproom of my favorite Nebraska brewery is fantastic. Their great location and delicious beer make it a must-visit location. They are just down the block from my favorite live music venue. The staff are fantastic and friendly.

Kros Strain Brewing Company

Kros Strain Brewing Company
Kros Strain Brewing Company

Founders Bobby Kros and Scott Strain’s story began like most before them, with a couple friends who share a love for beer and decided to try the art of brewing it themselves. Known for their Fairy Nectar IPA (that won 2nd place at the Great American Beer Festival), Kros Strain is always experimenting with new recipes, pushing the limits of brewing while also providing familiar styles that we all know and love. Check out their new location inside the historic Millworks Commons near downtown Omaha for some of the best local brews in the city.

Customer Review: Best beer in the Midwest. This location has an incredible number of taps with Kros Strain varieties I have not seen any where else. If you like Fairy Nectar, you need to visit this location. Come thirsty.

Benson Brewery

Benson Brewery
Benson Brewery

This Benson neighborhood brewery, appropriately named “Benson Brewery” is known for their great food, awesome microbrews like cream ales, nitro stouts, IPAs and sours, and their friendly atmosphere. They say they have a beer for everyone, and their restaurant features gluten free and vegan friendly options. A local brewery that caters to all!

Customer Review: Always love the time I spend here. Top notch pub food, house brews are all great, and staff are all quality as well. Very nice Benson staple.

Brickway Brewery

Brickway Brewery
Brickway Brewery

Brickway is a brewery and a distillery, handcrafting Omaha’s finest craft beer and award-winning spirits like single malt and bourbon whiskey, as well as rum, gin, and vodka. The distillery offers some perks to the craft beer side by providing their own spirit barrels to create some of the best barrel aged beers you could dream of. We recommend getting a flight or two to fully appreciate all that Brickway Brewery offers.

Customer Review: Do yourself a favor, and go here. The food is great. The drinks are great. The beer is out of this world. The atmosphere is great. The bartender is wonderful. Just go here.

Infusion Brewing Co.

Infusion Brewing Co.
Infusion Brewing Co.

Infusion Brewing Co. in the Benson neighborhood is a great place to stop in after an afternoon of exploring the shops, restaurants, and nearby breweries of the area. Quickly growing in popularity and demand, Infusion has opened up two new locations in West Omaha and in Little Bohemia in downtown Omaha. Beers change up quickly at all of their locations so it makes coming back for more all the more fun!

Customer Review: Solid local brewing company with a commonly rotating menu. Vanilla Bean is their go to flavor but they have a solid rotation of flavors based on that. Pretty enjoyable if you like the variety while you drink.

Farnam House Brewing Company

Farnam House Brewing Company
Farnam House Brewing Company

Farnam House Brewing Company was inspired by the two founders’ travels through Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, and all over the U.S., exploring different beer styles and brewing methods from all corners of the world. The brewers at Farnam House love to push boundaries and experiment with new flavours and styles, you never know what they might come out with next! As far as food goes, you’ll find a mix of standard fare and creativity, from beer cheese soup and poutine to “fauxlafel” tacos.

Customer Review: Amazing beer! Had a flight of 6 and could not decide which was my favorite!!! Had the perfect snack food for the kiddos too!

Scriptown Brewing Company

Scriptown Brewing Company
Scriptown Brewing Company

Scriptown Brewing Company describes themselves as a classic beer-driven microbrewery with a rustic taproom in Omaha’s Blackstone District. Though they love their traditional brews, they’re also experimenting with new styles including beer and coffee blends, and house-made ginger beers. With both indoor and outdoor seating and food trucks parked outside, it’s always a great time at Scriptown.

Customer Review: Absolutely amazing bartender! The beer is utterly delicious! Try a flight or try a pint either way you will love it!

Vis Major Brewing Co.

Vis Major Brewing Co.
Vis Major Brewing Co.

Vis Major Brewing aims to “enlighten the palate and charm the spirit” through artisanal and expertly crafted beers. Their goal is diversity, and their beer menu definitely reflects that goal. No matter your preference, Vis Major is sure to have something to tickle your fancy. From sours and fruity concoctions to coffee porters and imperial stouts, they do it all and they do it damn well.

Customer Review: Fantastic. Amazing beers. The beer was refreshing, flavorful and unique – “If this be treason (IPA)” and “Wild Phoenix (Sour)” really stuck out. And the service was amazing – thanks for a great time!

Enjoy the best breweries in Omaha!

Make sure to go and check out Omaha’s best craft breweries, grab a locally brewed pint (or 2) and support your local brewers!

If we’ve missed a brewery on our list that you think should be added, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and why you think it should be added to our list of the top breweries in Omaha!