Starting out as home brewers, Tony Thomas and Phil Doerr spent years honing their craft. Thomas worked both at home and in commercial breweries and Doerr in his “barage”, founding the South Omaha Brewers Homebrew club. The two's passion for brewing took them all over the world, traveling to Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic and to over half of the local states.
After doing the research and with a little guidance and advice, they decided that it could be more than a hobby, and took the plunge that many brewers at the Craft Brew & Sausage Fest are about to take or just recently took: They decided to open a brewery.
Today, Thomas and Doerr brew their beer in the basement of their brewpub on Farnam Street in what used to be the vault for Crandell Furs. You can still see the original safe doors on your way into the brewery. They aim to maintain a regular line up of farmhouse ales, German Lager, Bock, Stout, and sours, along with some special Brett beers, some barrel-aged, sours, local hard ciders and many others.
FARNAM HOUSE BREWING COMPANY LOCATION: 3558 Farnam St., 402-850-6372 HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday MORE INFO: 402-401-6086