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Our 4th Annual Western Nebraska Craft Beer Festival
will be held at

in North Platte, NE
on Saturday, September 10th 2022.


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2021 Attending Breweries

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About the Festival

  • We donate 10% of the profits to the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild

  • We then split the remaining profits amongst the participating breweries

  • LIVE MUSIC: Lloyd McCarter & The Honky Tonk Revival

  • Breweries that attended the 2021 Festival:

    • Lazy Horse Vineyard and Brewing-Ohiowa, NE

    • Upstream Brewing Company-Omaha, NE

    • Kinkaider Brewing Company-Broken Bow/Grand Island/Lincoln, NE

    • Thunderhead Brewing-Kearney, NE

    • First Street Brewing Company-Hastings, NE

    • Bolo Beer Co.-Valentine, NE

    • Upper Room Brewery-Kearney, NE

    • Canyon Lakes Brewing Company-Johnson Lake, NE

    • Pals Brewing Company - North Platte, NE

    • Peg Leg Brewing - North Platte, NE

    • Mac's Creek Winery & Brewery - Lexington, NE

    • Lazy RW Distillery - Moorefield, NE

    • Brickway Brewery & Distillery - Omaha, NE

    • Divots Brewery - Norfolk, NE

    • Lost Way Brewery - Holdrege, NE

    • Loop Brewing Company - McCook, NE


VIP Admission
3-7 PM
Tickets: $45

General Admission
4-7 PM
Tickets: $30


• Commemorative glass

• Coolie lanyard

• Access to the music & festival 1-hour earlier

• Plus access to the Taproom Lounge (only available to VIP Ticket Holders)



• Commemorative Glass

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2021 Entertainment

Raised in the poetry of old time twang Lloyd McCarter has been immersed in traditional country music his entire life. Lloyd's mother and father were both from musical families, Lloyd's destiny was set into motion when the two families were joined by their love of music. At the budding age of eight Lloyd started to play guitar. Spending every weekend in a VFW or small town bar room, Lloyd would occasionally sing or play along until he would fall asleep against the speakers that were emitting honky-tonk lillabies sung by his father. Fresh out of high school Lloyd joined a tourin act playing pedal steel. After seven years Lloyd decided to live without fear and began an uncertain journey to pursue his true calling. Honky-tonk. Not for money of fame, but to keep the legacy of his family and of his honky tonk heroes alive. Whether selling out a dive bar, theater, or headlining a music festival Lloyd's combination of great showmanship, musical prowess and traditional country style always leaves the crowd eager for the next show!

Lloyd McCarter is the Real Deal!



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