It's a busy day, especially for a Saturday.
10:30am: load up the van and drive to Lincoln, pick up some empty kegs, and deliver some full ones.
1:00pm: head down to Cortland for the more-or-less-annual meeting of the Nebraska Craft Brewers Association, held this time at Spilker Ales. Sam Spilker showed us around his newly-expanded brewery and shared some of his fine beers, as did a few of the other attendees.
Spilker Ales, Cortland NE
5:30pm: drive over to Milligan for the Nebraska Beer Tasting, held at Milligan Auditorium. About 200 people, virtually all of them of Czech descent, came out to enjoy music from a couple of polka bands and to try some Nebraska-brewed beers, provided by Gottberg, Thunderhead, Spilker, and Upstream. Great fun was had by all!
Christine and Paris enjoy pouring Gottberg beers in Milligan. Tom, not so much.
The Milligan Czech Brass Band
Sue & the Blue River Czechs
Thunderhead's Trevor Schaben cuts the rug
Christine Parolek polkas with Sam Spilker, and Trevor's still at it.
The festivities ended — for us, anyway — at 10:00, and it was time for the 1½-hour drive home. I'll unload the van sometime Monday.