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Spilker Ales
(No longer brewing)
300 West Fourth Street
PO Box 11
Cortland NE 68331
Telephone: +1 402-798-7445
Brewer: Sam Spilker
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Notes

Visited: June 1, 2008

Opened: 1996

Closed: 2017

Annual Production: 350 bbl

Contributors: Jared Solomon, Sam Spilker

Spilker stopped brewing in April 2017; their Hopaluia is brewed now by Thunderhead Brewery in Axtell NE.

Updated: March 28, 2017

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Beer List

    • Date: October 15, 2001 (#3931)
      Package: draught
      Place: Thunderhead Brewing, Kearney NE
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright deep golden, thick head. Lots of coriander and citrus aroma. Light body, HUGE coriander and lots of orange flavor.

    • Date: October 15, 2001 (#3932)
      Package: draught
      Place: Thunderhead Brewing, Kearney NE
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright golden, thick head. Faintly malty aroma. Light body, sweet, mild green hoppy flavor.

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    • Date: October 13, 2001 (#3924)
      Package: draught
      Place: Copper Eagle Brewing, Grand Island NE
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black, good head. Obvious good coffee aroma - beyond the normal Stout coffee aroma. Light body, smooth and roasty, hint of sourness, good herbal hop flavor.

  • American-Style Lager

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    American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: July 29, 2006 (#6036)
      Package: canned
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright red. Very high carbonation. Thick head.
      Aroma (4)
      Resiny, piney, spicy hops.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Medium body, fizzy. Huge caramel malt. Huge piney hops. Big bitterness. Real nice balance.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Real tasty beer.
    • Date: October 13, 2001 (#3922)
      Package: draught
      Place: Copper Eagle Brewing, Grand Island NE
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright brown, thick head. Huge spicy citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, MASSIVE orange-citrus hop flavor, but only mildly bitter. Needs more bitterness to balance the intense citrusy hop flavor.

      Formerly known as Hopalleuia Ale, this beer was renamed. Hopluia and Cortland Wheat are the only beers Spilker brews now.

    • Date: March 28, 1998 (#2566)
      Package: draught
      Place: Crescent Moon Ale House, Omaha NE
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red, low carbonation, good head. Big spicy citrusy hop aroma. Big spicy citrusy hops all the way through. Makes Sierra Nevada Pale Ale taste like iced tea. Resiny middle through finish.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Sonar
    American-Belgo-Style Ale

  • Wind Chill Spiced Ale (discontinued)
    Herb and Spice Beer