• Tom Malowski wins Benson Brewery's 1st Annual Homebrew Competition
    http://bensonbrewery.com/

    Congratulations to Tom for winning with his Imperial IPA on Sunday, February 16th.  Congrats to the following RRBC members that made the finals as well:
    • David Vandermuelen - Siddhartha of Suburbia Saison
    • Jeremy Evans - Smoked Porter
    • Luke Stevenson - American Brown
    • Dusty Koppit - American Wheat
    • Nolan Gaskill - Smoked Porter
    • Jeff Conrad - Cream Ale
    Posted Feb 19, 2014, 12:18 PM by Vinie Jones
  • RRBC at Nebraska State Fair
    A few of us remembered and took the time to enter the Nebraska State Fair homebrew contest.  Yeah... I forgot!  Anyway...  Jeff Conrad and Tom Malowski both managed to take home a Best of Show award.  Others in the club that placed are Bill Harvat, David Vandermeulen, Pat Greer, and Kyle Anderson.  Congrats guys!!!  See the full results here.
    Posted Aug 27, 2013, 12:06 PM by Vinie Jones
  • RRBC at Flower Power Beer Quest

    Congrats to Dusty for his third place finish with his Elderflower Saison!  It is quite tasty!  Also, congrats to Lee for being the very first female to make it into the Beer Quest finals!  She and her co-brewer Terry finished 5th with their Elderflower Ale.
    Posted Aug 12, 2013, 2:36 PM by Vinie Jones
  • Jeff Conrad wins Lucky Bucket BeerBQ homebrew contest

    This past Friday, RRBC member Jeff Conrad won himself a $50 bar tab in Lucky Bucket's tasting room as well as a 50 pound bag of 2-Row with his his strawberry vanilla wheat beer.  Congrats Jeff!!
    Posted Jul 29, 2013, 10:02 AM by Vinie Jones
  • November 2012 Competition Results
    Unfortunately; I wasn't able to make the November competition.  Hence the late post!  I hear I missed out on a ton of fun as The Omaha Tap House was 100% packed with people drinking RRBC homebrew goodness!  The Union Pacific Ties Social Club brought a ton of people, RRBC and friends brought a ton of beer, and an awesome time was had by all! 

    John came prepared and showed everyone how it's done by taking first and second in the Imperials style competition while Dustin came out on top of a couple of Terry's fantastic beers. 
    .  For winning first place; John took home $45 in gift certificates from Cornhusker Beverage, $25 of which was donated by them.  Thanks again to The Omaha Tap House, the Union Pacific Ties Social Club, and Cornhusker Beverage for a extremely successful event!

    Style Competition

      1.  Imperial Stout-- John Rollag
      2.  Imperial IPA -- John Rollag
      2.  Imperial Squash Porter -- Tom Malowski

    Best Damn Beer Competition

      1.  IPA -- Dustin Koppit
      2.  The Kriek -- Terry Duke
      3.  Olde Luddite -- Terry Duke
    Posted Dec 13, 2012, 2:14 PM by Vinie Jones
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  • April 2014 Club Competition - English Pale Ale

    Hosted by
    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    We've held multiple club meetings at the Library Pub, but this will be our first club competition hosted by them.  We will be in the relatively new "Reading Room" which was added during the expansion several months back.  If you haven't been there since the expansion, you're in for a surprise.

    The style for the RRBC members only competition for this meeting is English Pale Ale.  There is also a Best Damn Beer (any style) competition that members and non-members alike are welcome to enter.  As usual, the members only style competition awards prizes whereas the Best Damn Beer competition is merely for bragging rights.  The Library Pub does not serve food but it does welcome you to bring/order food in.
    Posted Apr 18, 2014, 8:01 AM by Vinie Jones
  • February 2014 Club Competition - Scottish and Irish Ales
    Hosted by
    Thursday, February 27, 2013
    5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Now that Extreme Beerfest is over, be sure to let your liver rest up in time for our first club competition of 2014!!  Once again, we will be at Blatt Beer & Table in conjunction with the Union Pacific Ties social club.  Our previous two events with them were extremely successful and we had an very high turnout from both our club as well as the UP Ties. 

    The styles for the RRBC members' style competition for this meeting are Scottish and Irish Ales.  There is also a Best Damn Beer (any style) competition that anyone and everyone is welcome to enter.  As usual, the members' style competition awards prizes whereas the Best Damn Beer competition is merely for bragging rights.  As there will be MANY people at this event, please bring at least a 64oz of each entry.  There will be food, so be sure to come hungry as well!

    Note: If you plan to attend this event, please sign up here.  The UP Ties Social Group needs to have an idea of how much food they need to order AND we need to adhere to NLCC rules and regulations by having a guest list of people that will partake in our beer.
    Posted Feb 24, 2014, 7:18 AM by Vinie Jones
  • Extreme Beerfest 2014
    Saturday, February 22, 2014
    2:00pm - 6:00pm

    As usual, RRBC will have a large presence at Extreme Beerfest.  Want to find out what beers we're bringing?  Well, you're in luck.  Jesse has created an extremely handy mobile website.  Rather than tell you about it, I'll just ask you to check it out.  www.rrbctaplist.com
    Posted Feb 19, 2014, 12:32 PM by Vinie Jones
  • January 2014 Educational Event - How to Brew Mead
    Hosted by
    http://www.moonstruckmead.com/
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    6:30pm - 9:00pm

    This will be our first educational event so it's only fair that Brian, a founding member of the Railroaders Brew Club and owner of Moonstruck Meadery, host it!  Brian and Tom will be teaching us the tricks of the trade on making mead.  This event as well as all educational events are for members only.  If you're not yet a member and would like to partake in our educational events as well as other club functions, please hit up Dustin to become a member.  More information will be coming out about this event via email so stay tuned!
    Posted Jan 9, 2014, 9:55 AM by Vinie Jones
  • December 2013 Club Competition
    Hosted by
    http://infusionbrewing.com/
    Monday, December 16, 2013
    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    We will have a social hour from 6-7.  Infusion has also offered up tours for everyone at $5 per person which includes two beers during the tour.  The competitions will start at 7pm.  Members can bring beers for the Strong Ale style competition.  Both members and the public are welcome to bring beer for the "Best Damn Beer" competition which is for all styles.

    From 7-9ish we will plan to have the club competition tasting, where members can bring beer for the category comp, and everyone is welcome to bring beer for the “Best Damn Beer”.

    We tested out a new form for voting at our October competition which was designed to make casting your votes for your favorite beers much easier than our previous method.  Several members provided feedback on the form and it has been redone again and should provide the best of both worlds between our old BJCP style judging and the simplified form.  This meeting will be the first to utilize the new form.

    Posted Dec 17, 2013, 12:48 PM by Vinie Jones
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 February -
Scottish & Irish
April
 -
English Pale
 June - 
Light Hybrid
 August - 
German Wheat
 October - 
Belgian Strong
 December -
Mead

Interested in hosting one of our events? Contact Nick!

 January -
How to Brew Mead
March
 -
Water
 May - 
Undecided
 July - 
Undecided
 September - 
Undecided
 November -
Undecided