Nebraska Beer

Today in 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state.


Nebraska Breweries

Nebraska Brewery Guides

Guild: Nebraska Craft Brewers Association

State Agency: Nebraska Liquor Control Commission


  • Capital: Lincoln
  • Largest Cities: Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney
  • Population: 1,711,263; 38th
  • Area: 77358 sq.mi., 16th
  • Nickname: Cornhusker State
  • Statehood: 37th, March 1, 1867


  • Alcohol Legalized: May 8, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 18
  • Rank: 30th
  • Beer Production: 1,509,416
  • Production Rank: 36th
  • Beer Per Capita: 26.2 Gallons


Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 33.6%
  • Cans: 54.9%
  • Kegs: 11.4%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.31
  • Per Case: $0.70
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $9.61
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $9.61

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $29,928,238
  • Direct Impact: $368,743,551
  • Supplier Impact: $292,456,172
  • Induced Economic Impact: $204,259,630
  • Total Impact: $865,459,353

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: 6 a.m.–1 a.m. Legislation passed in 2010 allows for municipalities to extend on-premise sales to 2 a.m. with two-thirds approval of city or county councils.
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: Yes No on- or off-premises sales of spirits before noon on Sundays. All beer, wine, and champagne can be sold starting at 6 a.m. In Omaha, it was illegal to sell all liquor before noon. On December 19, 2006, the Omaha city council voted 5-1 to repeal the law.


Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.


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