Statewide Magazine Features Scratchtown Brewing Company

NORFOLK, Neb., August 21, 2015The September/October 2015 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine features Scratchtown Brewing Co. in Ord.

In the 7-page story “Nebraska Six Pack: Half a Dozen Breweries Tapping Into History,” Nebraska Life’s assistant editor, Alan Bartels, hits the road in search of Nebraska’s best beers. He found that and much more in Ord.

“With plenty of Ogallala Aquifer spring water bubbling up from the ground, there’s no place like the Sandhills when it comes to wetting your whistle. That same sweet Sandhills H2O filling the Loup River at Ord is the basis for the brews flowing from Scratchtown Brewing Co.,” Bartels writes in the story.

“You can’t help but feel good about craft beers and small town entrepreneurship when visiting Scratchtown. The three passionate guys that came together to make the brewery a reality on Ord’s vibrant town square could have built their brewery in a larger community,” Bartels said. “Instead, they built it in the community they love – the same community where they are raising their families. Now, beer tourists are coming from as far away as Omaha, all the way to Ord, to sample the variety of beers crafted by expert brew master Mike Klimek. It’s good for beer enthusiasts, and it’s an economic boon for Ord and the surrounding area.”

Read the complete story, including photography by Bartels, in the September/October 2015 issue of Nebraska Life.  Through November 1, new subscribers mentioning the code TWN6 will receive a complimentary copy of the issue featuring Scratchtown Brewing Co. The same issue includes an 11-page showcase of Nebraska fall photography, a sticky stack of jelly and jam recipes, the tale of one man’s wooly and wild prairie garden in Lincoln, a magnetic tour of Steele City, horse poems, Nebraska trivia, a statewide events calendar and more.  The magazine is available on newsstands or by subscription for $24 a year.

Nebraska Life Magazine, founded 18 years ago, publishes six issues a year about the nature, history, wildlife and people of Nebraska. The magazine is based in Norfolk and is family-owned by Christopher and Angela Amundson. Nebraska Life is available by subscription for $24 for one year and $44 for two years. It is also available statewide on newsstands. To subscribe, call 1-800-777-6159 or visit

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