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Omaha Crush!

The Riverfront Wine Festival is now Omaha Crush!

Omaha Crush

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Stinson Park @Aksarben Village

67th and Center Streets

1-5 PM

rain or shine, 21+ event

We’re back for the 6th year…this time under our new name Omaha Crush! Uncork the fun and sample wines from around the world, enjoy culinary delights from Omaha’s finest chefs, all while feasting your eyes on artwork from a handful of local artisans. All tickets are ALL INCLUSIVE, and include:

  • a Riedel glass

  • unlimited samples of wine and craft beer tastings

  • small bites from some of Omaha’s top chefs

  • live music

You must be 21+ with a valid ID to enter. Designated Driver tickets will be available at the door. Outside food or drink is allowed. Dogs on leash are welcome. Only a limited number of tickets (1500 total) will be available.

Attendance benefits Tablets 4 Hope, an organization which gives FREE electronic tablets (iPads) to qualified children on the autism spectrum to help them communicate.

Make plans now to attend the premier wine+art+food festival…Omaha Crush!

Silver Hills Winery


We made it up to Silver Hills in Tekamah to get some of their wine.  We’ll be back to try a few more next week, but bought a couple to start…including:  14th Harvest Red, Carriage House Red, Silver Fox, Lushous, Ray’s Red, and Seyval.  The Seyval is produced from locally grown grapes!  Thank you Phil & June!

It looks like it’s gonna be a great day.  So stop on in for some awesome Nebraska wines in one of the coolest spaces around.

P.S.  We ran one of the kegs dry yesterday, so we put Zipline’s Oatmeal Porter on tap!  We certainly have a terrific selection of very tasty beers.

Hope to see you soon!

Cut Spike Distillery

The sister company to the Lucky Bucket Brewing Company in La Vista is the Cut Spike Distillerycut spikeThis is the first spirits distillery in Nebraska to operate since prohibition.  Originally, the owners of Lucky Bucket intended to operate a distillery, until they were curtailed in their efforts due to existing Nebraska Law.  The Lucky Bucket Brewing company was established as an alternative to the distillery.  Some time later, after petitioning the state legislature to change the law to allow a legal distillery, the Cut Spike Distillery was established.

Producing fine hand-made whiskey, vodka, brandy, and rum using pristine water from the Sandhills of Nebraska. Cut Spike Distillery pays homage to traditional small batch-distilled spirits that are handcrafted from start to finish.

The distillery released Nebraska’s first single-malt whiskey last fall. The whiskey is produced entirely on-site, from brewing the wash and distilling the spirit to barrel aging and hand-filling each bottle.  Cut Spike Distillery won a double gold medal for its single malt whiskey at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in April 2014.


Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway

Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway

History of the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway

In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on a journey that would become one of America’s most fabled expeditions. Part of that adventure would take them up the Missouri River and along the eastern and northern border of present-day Nebraska.Today, travelers experience that same pathway along the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway. This 82-mile journey stretches just north of Omaha to South Sioux City.

Be a part of a team that encourages travelers to explore the lands the expedition traveled over two hundred years ago.

Traveling the Byway

Visitors traveling the byway experience lush, wooded bluffs that overlook the majestic Missouri River as it snakes its way through fertile farmland. They enjoy waterfowl and bison thriving on the area’s natural resources. In autumn, they witness the white clouds of snow geese as they make their graceful decent onto the oxbow lakes of DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge just east of Blair.As travelers make their way along the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway through the reservations of the Omaha and Winnebago tribes, they share the path trappers, traders, and American Indians once lived and traveled. They view many historic sites as Fort Atkinson – the first military post west of the Missouri River located near the village of Fort Calhoun – and take part in the daily routine of life on American’s frontier. Near Winnebago, travelers discover a large herd of bison roaming the grassy plains.

Visitors take part in one of the many cultural events and attractions celebrating the ethnic heritage of northeast Nebraska including colorful powwows featuring tribal dances.

All this plus ample boating, fishing, hiking and more make the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway an inspiring path of fun!

And of course, Too Far North is proud to be part of the Byway’s southern end.  Stop on in and make it a great beginning and/or end to your journey!

Nebraska Wine Passport

Too Far North is proud to be part of the Nebraska Wine Passport sponsored by the The Nebraska Wine and Grape Growers Association.

Experience the Wine Industry Firsthand. The Nebraska Wine and Grape Growers Association welcomes you to experience the flavor of Nebraska by participating in the 2013 Nebraska Wine Tour. Our members are proud to showcase award-winning varietals handcrafted by farm-wineries across the state.

We’re Waiting for You!
Take your Nebraska Wine Tour passport to each of the participating locations you visit. After your tour or tasting, be sure to ask a staff member to stamp your passport. Personal information section must be completed.

Please mail your completed passport to:
Nebraska Winery & Grape Growers Association
P.O. Box 82081
Lincoln, NE 68501-2081

  • Passport stamps from 16 wineries and 6 tasting rooms are required to qualify for $50 in Wine Bucks.
  • Stamps from all 32 participating locations are required to qualify for $75 in Wine Bucks.
  • Wine Bucks are valid for Nebraska wine purchases only. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing and delivery of Wine Bucks.

Download your Nebraska Wine Passport Here