Beer + Milk = Profit

September 24, 2010 at 12:40pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

The folks behind Empyrean Brewing Co. are moving the brewery to the former Meadow Gold plant in the Haymarket. It sounds like the move is part of a long-range plan to redevelop the building for multiple uses. The building, located at 7th and M, is a bit far south relative to most Haymarket activity, but who knows what the next decade will bring. Empyrean’s current location is next door to Lazlo’s.

Speaking of Lazlo’s, is there any activity in the former Lazlo’s location? I still prefer the old layout over the new one. The old spot was quirky and fun. The new location feels like any old chain. When Lazlo’s first moved to its current spot I hoped that Jabrisco would reappear in the vacated space. No such luck so far.

Anyway, back to the beer. I’m sure the folks at PETA are happy about the swap of beer for milk. Or perhaps there’s still some milk production capability in the facility. If so, Chitoshi Nakahara has a recommendation for us: bilk. Lincoln, Nebraska: Bilk Capitol of the Midwest? It could happen.

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meatball September 24, 2010 at 4:37pm

I wonder, too, about the old Lazlo’s space. But now I’m also intrigued by what they will do with the old brewery space. Will the whole shootin’ match be redone?

Also curious about why they chose the old Meadow Gold property. Was it just the right spot and the right type of facility and too good of a deal to pass up? Did the future Arena/West Haymarket Development play a factor? If so, how big of a factor? Is this an indicator of interest in the new development movement that arena supporters said would follow?

Moses September 24, 2010 at 6:40pm

That all the stainless steel piping and tubing in that Meadow Gold plant will make it a natural place to turn into a brewery.

Fletch September 24, 2010 at 9:30pm

Wait until you all see my new blog at . It’s going to rock.

Gene September 25, 2010 at 3:49pm


beerorkid September 27, 2010 at 4:52pm


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