Location: Papillion, Nebraska
Year Established: 2007
Website: nebraskabrewingco.com

This midwestern brewery does not mess around. What started as a brewery and restaurant has grown into a sophisticated operation that produces complex reserves, like the Chardonnay French Oak Melange A Trois, a strong Belgian-style blonde with the dry and sweet characteristics of a Chardonnay. Their original beers, including the Hop God, which combines a tripel style with a west coat IPA, are also top-notch and worth hunting down.