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Sideshow Spirits, Kinkaider Brewing CO. & Bierhaus Maisschuäler: FACES of Lincoln 2024

Mar 12, 2024 07:33PM ● By Omaha Magazine
Cody Schmick DistillerY, Brewery  & German Bierhaus Sideshow spirits, Kinkaider Brewing CO.  & Bierhaus MaisschUÄler faces of lincoln

Photo by Kathy Plunkett.

Entrepreneur Cody Schmick has cultivated three distinct spots where people can experience a great night out on the town.

Sideshow Spirits is the first legal distillery in Lincoln. It offers a cocktail lounge, event space, tasting room, and distillery tours. Sideshow specializes in Bourbon and single-malt whiskey. 

“This is a relatively new industry for Nebraska, but everything in Nebraska is conducive to making Bourbon,” Schmick said. “Legally, corn has to be the dominant grain in order for the product to be called Bourbon. Our swings in temperature are great, because you want those barrels to contract and expand, and they impart more flavor.”

Kinkaider Brewery’s Tap Room is located on Lincoln’s old train platform, convenient for those attending Husker games and shows at Pinnacle Bank arena or visiting the capitol.

Bierhaus Maisschäler offers community seating at 16-foot-long tables and German beer, sausage, and pretzels. Polka bands often fill the air and pack the house with a festive atmosphere.

From sips of local spirits to swigs from Biersteins, Cody Schmick has made sure Lincolnites and visitors have it all: three concepts—all in downtown Lincoln.

Sideshow Spirits, Kinkaider Brewing, & Bierhaus Maisschäler
Sideshow Spirits
1630 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Kinkaider Brewing Co.
201 N. 7th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Bierhaus Maisschäler
151 N. 8th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

This profile originally appeared in the 2024 FACES of Lincoln collection, presented by Omaha Magazine. To see the full book, see our flipbook here. 
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