NET Documentary Taps Into Nebraska’s Craft Beer Industry

News Release Date: 
August 7, 2019

For Immediate Release

NET Documentary Taps Into Nebraska’s Craft Beer Industry

LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 7, 2019) – A new television documentary from NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, taps into the state’s craft beer industry. “Savor: Nebraska Craft Beer” premieres at 7 p.m. CT, Tuesday, Aug. 20 on NET.

Savor: Nebraska Craft Beer  August 20 7pm CT Promo

Nebraska is home to a growing community of local craft brewers that are producing nationally award-winning beverages for consumers with sophisticated palates who are thirsty for new varieties of beer.

With nearly 50 breweries in the state, the impact on the economy has soared as producers grow their brands. During the last decade, the number of breweries in the state has more than doubled and Nebraska now produces over 50,000 barrels of craft beer each year. In some small towns, craft breweries become community hubs as they spur local economic development.

“Savor: Nebraska Craft Beer” explores the brewing process and how craft beer has emerged as a popular alternative to traditional pilsners made by major brewers. It also examines the history of beer, introduces a variety of people who make beer brewing their life’s work and offers advice on how to pair meals with the state’s best brews.

The new documentary offers a sample of the industry from Infusion Brewing Company in Omaha’s Benson neighborhood and its Nebraska beer historian owner, as well as Kinkaider Brewing Company in Broken Bow and Empyrean Brewing Company in Lincoln, Nebraska’s oldest operating modern brewery.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521, krogers@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.