Moonstruck Meadery has brought international recognition to Nebraska with outstanding results from the International Wine Competition, VINUS 2013, Argentina. Awards were announced from Mendoza, Argentina on August 14th 2013.
In the “Special Awards” catergory, Moonstruck Meadery received:
Great champion, Mead not wine, Moonstruck Meadery, Capsumel 2013 United States
In the “Overall Awards, Moonstruck Meadery received the following:
Moonstruck Meadery, Capsumel 2013 USA Double Gold Medal
Moonstruck Meadery, Strawberry Melomel 2013 USA Gold Medal
Moonstruck Meadery, Moonstruck Blackberry Melomel 2013 USA Silver Medal

Collectively, we congratulate Moonstruck Meadery on their awards and encourage the folks of Nebraska to visit the meadery so you can experience their success first hand. Moonstruck Meadery is located at 2221 Madison Street in Bellevue. For more information, visit their website at

How about this from the United States Bartenders’ Guild. Congrats to Luke Edson from the Berry and Rye.

On August 6th, the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) invited a selection of Omaha’s most promising bartending talent to compete in the regional finals of the “Most Imaginative Bartender” competition, sponsored by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin. The competition was a series of challenging timed sessions, surprise twists and blind tastings by a panel of esteemed judges including Nick Kosovich, Erin Vik and Devin Coyle.

From the Berry and Rye, Luke Edson’s innovative Victoria’s Rhuby, made with Bombay Sapphire and House Rhubard red wine syrup, was recognized as the most original mixology masterpiece in Omaha. Luke’s winning creation will now advance him to the USBG Bartender Summit in Las Vegas to be held on September 8, 2013, where he will share the stage with 51 of the country’s top mixologists for a chance at the title of “USBG Nation’s Most Imaginative Bartender.” If he takes the title in Las Vegas, Luke will then secure himself a coveted spot in the 3rd annual global finals.

Looking for something to do this weekend? August 22nd-24th, Aksarben Village is hosting a three-day RibFest. There will be rib–cooking teams ready for you to taste their creations, cold beverages, and lots of live Country, Rock and Blues Music to enjoy. Admission and Parking are both free. This event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and is located at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village on 67th and Center.

posted at 02:32 pm
on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013


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