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Empyrean Brewing Company
Lazlo's Brewery and Grill
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729 Q Street
Lincoln NE 68508
Telephone: +1 402-434-5959
Hours: Open daily at 11:00am.
Brewer: Rich Chapin
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Notes

Visited: September 20, 2013

Opened: 1990

Annual Production: 6,500 bbl

Contributors: Brayden McLaughlin, Jason Scheffler

Lazlo's is located at 710 P Street.

I visited this place once, a year or so before I had my notebooks. So I used "visiting the family" as an excuse to go back in October 1996, and I found the beers to be at least as good as I remembered them. $2.25 for a 14-ounce pour. They also sell industrial beer...who goes to a brewpub and orders Coors Light? Some git at the bar did that night, and swilled it right out of the bottle. It's a good thing this place wasn't here in the early 80's, or I'd still be in school. The bar and restaurant were remodeled in 2001, they expanded into the restaurant space next door to the west (the Fire Works restaurant). They remodeled again in 2007, moving the pub and restaurant into the Fire Works space, and moving Fire Works way out to southeast Lincoln. Lazlo's has secondary locations in south Lincoln, and Omaha, but no beer is brewed there.

Empyrean will be moving to 726 L Street in 2014.

Updated: December 10, 2016

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Beer List

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    • Date: August 5, 2011 (#8629)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright red-amber. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Bready, toasty. Grassy.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, smooth. Toasty, bready malt. Grassy hop flavor, low-medium bitterness. Finishes clean.
      Overall Impression (2½)

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    4.30% abv.
    • Date: May 7, 2005 (#6989)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Yellow. Hazy. Low head.
      Aroma (3)
      Herbal. Earthy.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body. Creamy. Big sweet wheat malt flavor. Mild floral character. Just a hint of citrus.
      Overall Impression (2)
      "Ale flavored with Chamomile flowers."

  • Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    • Date: March 28, 1998 (#2575)
      Package: draught
      Place: Crescent Moon Ale House, Omaha NE
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black, dense head. Roasty sweet aroma. Thick, sweet, bitter, roasty. Huge sweet chocolate finish.
    • Date: October 2, 1996 (#1863)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Almost-black dark-brown, OK brown head. Very roasty aroma. Very big roasty-coffee flavor and finish. Creamy body and just sweet enough.

  • Herb and Spice Beer
    6.20% abv.
    • Date: May 23, 2011 (#8568)
      Package: draught
      Place: Crescent Moon Ale House, Omaha NE
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Dark brown, opaque. Dense, rocky head.
      Aroma (3)
      Very roasty, mildly sweet. Chocolatey.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, thick and creamy. Chocolatey, roasty, earthy. Maybe a hint of black pepper...maybe not. A little yeasty at the end.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • Specialty Beer

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    Burning Skye Scottish Ale
    Scottish-Style Light Ale

  • Carpe Brewem Chocolate Cherry Stout
    Garden (Fruit) Beer

  • Carpe Brewem Nitro Red Ale
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Chaco Canyon Honey Gold
    Golden or Blonde Ale

  • Collapsar Oatmeal Stout
    Oatmeal Stout

  • Dark German Lager
    European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel

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    Dark Side Vanilla Porter
    Specialty Beer

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    Domino Effect
    English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter

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    Domino Effect Transitional Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Eccentric Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale

  • Eccentric Belgian Wheat
    Belgian Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat

  • Espresso Porter
    Coffee Flavored Beer

  • Extra Hopped Honey Gold
    Specialty Honey Beer

  • Extra Special Red
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Fall Fest Amber Ale
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Fallen Angel Sweet Stout
    Sweet Stout or Cream Stout

  • Festive Ale 2000
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Festive Ale 2006
    Specialty Beer

  • Festive Ale 2007
    Braggot

  • Hop Ring
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Lazlo's Limited Belgian Strong Golden Ale
    Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale

  • Lazlo's Limited Imperial Pale Ale
    American-Style Strong Pale Ale

  • Lazlo's Limited Maibock
    German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock

  • Lougale's Gold
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

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    Luna Sea Amber
    English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    Awards:

  • Maple Nut Brown
    English-Style Brown Ale

  • Oktoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

  • Phoenix IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Reckless Red's Special Amber
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Simcoe IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.10% abv.

  • Slow Your Roll Pale Ale
    Classic English-Style Pale Ale

  • Solar Flare Summer Ale
    French & Belgian-Style Saison

  • Summer Common
    California Common Beer

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    Super Nova Summer Fest

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    Third Stone Brown
    English-Style Brown Ale

  • Watch Man IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    6.00% abv.

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    Winter Tilt Festiv'Ale
    American-Style Brown Ale
    6.00% abv.