While Milwaukee gets a lot of the credit when it comes to Midwest breweries, cities in Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio shouldn’t be overlooked. Not only are breweries known for their handcrafted suds, many are also hot spots for groups looking for something beyond the hotel boardroom or ballroom.
Signature beer: Furious
Event spaces: 2,200-sq.-ft. Scheid Hall and a 400-sq.-ft. boardroom
Fun factor: Scheid Hall overlooks the brewery floor, and guests can catch a glimpse of fermenting and brew tanks on their way to both event spaces.
City: Papillion, Neb.
Signature beer: Cardinal Pale Ale
Event space: 1,300-sq.-ft. meeting room
Fun factor: Go for the VIP treatment with a private tour and tasting to learn the ins and outs of the brewery’s signature aromas, tastes and styles.