GNBF Banner correct size2013 marks the fifth year of the Great Nebraska Beer Fest and will showcase over 400 different beers from 14 states. The event takes place Saturday, August 24 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Papillion, Neb.

Not only will festival goers have a wide variety of beers to sample and brewers to interact with, but they can also enjoy an opening ceremony by the Omaha Pipes & Drums, live music from the Southpaw Bluegrass Band and Grand Theft Girlfriend and four educational seminars. The seminars, presented by representatives from Schells Brewing (MN), Stone Brewing Company (CA), Funkwerks Brewing (CO) and Victory Brewing (PA), are included in the ticket price along with a tasting glass and unlimited samples.

To help ensure that everyone gets home safely the festival is offering designated driver tickets, free cab rides sponsored by Hauptman O’Brien law firm and shuttles and special hotel rates from the Courtyard by Marriott LaVista. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild and the Histiocytosis Foundation.

Great Nebraska Beer Fest
Saturday, August 24 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Shadow Lake Towne Center, Papillion
Tickets: general admission $40 in advance/$45 at the door, VIP admission $60 (entry at noon), designated driver $10
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