Benson Brewery, another of Omaha's great brewers, will join the Liederkranz this Saturday (Sept. 12) at the Craft Brew & Sausage Fest to help the historic landmark raise funds for its preservation, restoration and enhancement. Benson Brewery is a turn of the century-meets-modern restaurant and brewery specializing in artisan food and house beers. Opened in 2013, Benson Brewery quickly became one of Omaha's more prominent breweries, aided, no doubt, by their ambiance and location. Owner Ryan Miller opened Benson Brewery inside a turn-of-the-century movie house at 6059 Maple Street, in the heart of Benson. We, at the brew fest, applaud this reuse of a historic property. If you haven't been to Benson, it is a booming and revitalized neighborhood, something Grand Island is trying to do with it's own downtown, of which a restored Liederkranz could play a vital role. In addition to its reclaimed flooring and beams along with modern lighting and a great bar to saddle up to, Benson Brewery also offers a one-of-kind urban beer garden, "The Hop Box," that is adorned with comfortable mixtures of new and old in keeping with the brew pub's theme. Like everything else in the bar, the locally-sourced food is inspired by old and new American traditions. For instance, the brew-pub offers classics like Bangers-n-Mash with modern flair like the Tofu Sandwich. And, according to the Omaha World Herald, Head Chef David Meegan is always serving up beautiful presentations with his tasting recipes. The Brewery will be bringing some of their Turkey Legs to the Craft Brew & Sausage Fest for those interested in something besides sausage. The brewing operation is enclosed in glass, running constantly between the brewery and a walk-in cooler out back. In keeping with the theme, new and innovative brewing techniques are on the horizon as well with clay pots and barrels at the ready to try new recipes and flavors. Current offerings include: The Fix, Hop Box Pale Ale, Brewers Duet, Karha-T, Benson Blonde, Out of Town Brown, [Aum]-OM-Aha IPA, Waves of Wheat, Crimson & Clover and Rebelicious IP.