The Nebraska Shootout is an annual homebrew contest between all of the homebrewing clubs and beer-brewing social organizations within Nebraska.
Its purpose is to further the reputation of home brewing in Nebraska by fostering innovation, consistency, and creativity in our beer, to educate brewers of beer styles that may otherwise be overlooked or unappreciated, to offer education & experience participating within a BJCP-style judging process, and to promote brewing the absolutely best-tasting beer that you can!
To the best of our recollection, the Shootout began in 2001 as the "Nebraska Inter-Club Competition", and was re-christened as the Nebraska Shootout in 2002. In its' early stages, the Shootout was a contest held between members of the Omahops and Lincoln Lagers homebrew clubs. With a little digging, we have managed to locate - we think! - all of the previous judging results.
The contest went dormant after the 2006 judging took place, but was revived in 2010 after a four year hiatus. Upon its return, homebrew clubs scattered across the state began sharing in our competitive conquests.
The Shootout is a roaming competition, typically organized and hosted by a different club each year, but the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club are pleased to provide this webspace to assist in documenting our victories and defeats for reference in later years.
Tremendous thanks go to Lash C. (Lincoln Lagers), Duane M. (Omahops), and Jason McL. (Lincoln Lagers & Nebraska Beer Blog), for locating and contributing the past judging results to this project.
We also owe thanks to Chris E. (Lincoln Lagers) for maintaining the Shootout website and to the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club for donating their hosting and bandwidth.
Click here to visit the rest of the Lincoln Lagers club website:
For more information about joining a club, please contact any of the following organizations:
To find additional information on homebrew clubs in the state of Nebraska, you can also visit the AHA website.
Any homebrew club in Nebraska is invited to participate in the Nebraska Shootout. To sign up, contact the representative on the "Next Nebraska Shootout" page.