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Cut Spike Distillery

April 1, 2017 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Aged. Rich. Flavorful. Local. These words describe of Cut Spike Distillery’s offerings—and this year, the company is unveiling a new single-malt whiskey. According to owner Jason Payne, what makes it particularly unique is the traditionally Scottish copper stills in which it’s made, but it is truly rooted in the American-style bourbon category. Cut Spike also makes vodka described as “smooth, clean, and finishing with a hint of sweetness,” and rum that is “proofed from limestone-filtered spring water and aged in whole barrels.” It pours golden in color, is light in body, and full of complex caramel and vanilla flavors. Payne, along with Tyler Thompson, Alex Freed, and Mike and Adam Cunningham, have a mission to deliver artisanal, hand-crafted spirits—including the single malt whiskey which won double gold at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits competition—that take a lot of time and care to get just right.

Because they want you to have the perfect drink, whether it be for those special occasions, paired with dinner, or just for a night in.

11941 Centennial Road, La Vista, NE 68128

402.763.8868 • cutspike.com

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Obviously Omaha

August 26, 2016 by and
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

As the air turns crisp, and leaves begin to fall, mugs of cold beer start flowing for Oktoberfest. Actually, those mugs of Oktoberfest beer will flow throughout September. The event began as a public wedding celebration for Germany royalty on Oct 12, 1810. Subsequent celebrations have traditionally begun on the third weekend of September and concluded on the first Sunday of October. In Omaha, however, you can find festivities all month.

1GerdasGerda’s German Restaurant and Bakery
5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9;
4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10
5180 Leavenworth St.

One of Omaha’s largest Oktoberfests, this event has been going for more than 20 years. The celebration runs late into the night with music from the Dave Salmons Polka Band. Wash down a variety of German beers with Bavarian-style baked chicken, schweinshaxe (ham shank), or spaetzle, the German-style noodles made by the German-born Gerda herself. No admission.

2LuckyBucketLucky Bucket Brewing Co.
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9
11941 Centennial Road, Suite 1

The beer is brewed on site. There are also sausages, pretzels, cocktails from Cut Spike Distillery (which shares a building with the brewery), and live music by Barry Boyce Band. Walk-in admission is $5 per person. Ticket bundles are selling on Groupon for $12 dollars (admission for two with two commemorative glasses) or $22 (admission for four with four glasses). Commemorative glasses do not come filled with beer.

3GermanAmericanSociety132nd German Day Celebration and Oktoberfest at the German-American Society
5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 16;
11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 17
3717 S. 120th St.

The German-American Society of Omaha was founded in 1884 as the “Omaha Plattdeutscher Verein.” Ever since, the organization has held a Deutsche Tag, or German Day, every year. Deutsche Tag is now celebrated in conjunction with their Oktoberfest. This event for the whole family (not just the 21-and-up crowd) features games and face painting. The food menu features roast pig, schnitzel, and German potato salad. Admission is $5 each day for adults, which does not include beer or food. 402-333-6615

4HuberHausCrescentMoonCrescent Moon and Huber-Haus Oktoberfest
4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23;
noon to 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24
3578 Farnam St.

The Huber-Haus, adjoining the Crescent Moon, celebrates Oktoberfest for the 15th time this year. They serve Hofbrau, Spaten, Warsteiner, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, and Weihenstephaner beers on tap along with plenty of favorite German foods. Admission is $5 for adults ages 12 and older and does not include food or beer.

5BensonGardensBenson Oktoberfest
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30
1302 North 60th St.
The annual fundraiser for the Benson Community Garden gives new meaning to term “beer garden.” Grilled brats and live music—with performances by the Polka Police—will entertain the whole family. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5 per person.
bensongardens.org Omaha Magazine