We're One of the best things about the Aug. 20 Liederkranz Craft Brew & Sausage Fest is the opportunity it presents to try up-and-coming brewery's crafts that you won't find in any stores, bars or restaurants yet. That's the case with Valentine's Bolo Beer Co., which poured its first beer just this spring. "We're thrilled to be a part of Liederkranz," said Bolo's Kyle in an email. "This is a super unique and local festival that's a perfect fit for our beer and our purpose." Bolo Beer Co. was started by a few Sandhills-loving locals and an adventurous brewer who believed rural Nebraska around Valentine deserved good beer and a brewery. Brewmaster Chris Hernstrom has more than ten years experience making wine and brewing beer in Washington and Oregon. He focuses on brewing clean, drinkable ales as well as interesting varieties using local fruits. The brewery is becoming known for our Wild West Wheat, its Americus IPA, a Scottish Ale and its native fruit beers are garnering attention too. We can't wait to try their brews on Aug. 20, we're thrilled they're coming.