Scriptown Brewing Company was founded in 2012 by Scott Stephens and John Fahrer. The two met in 2011 when Scott returned to Omaha after living in Portland OR where he worked in advertising. Over his 7 year stint in Portland, his love and appreciation for handcrafted beer stoked his interest in the process; so, when he moved back to his hometown of Omaha NE, he was introduced to John by a mutual friend and the journey began.
John has been a homebrewer in his hometown of Omaha NE for over 25 years and is well respected in the local brewing community. In 1996, John won the NHC (sponsored by the American Homebrewer's Association) in New Orleans. His Muddy Mo Amber Ale was named Best of Show out of 3,300 entries that year, winning him the coveted title of Homebrewer of the Year.
In addition he was won many ribbons in local and regional home-brewing competitions over the years, including the Nebraska State Fair. John recently left his career at PayFlex Systems USA to pursue his dream of owning and operating a production brewery.
Scriptown Brewing Company specializes in "session beers." A session beer has a relatively low-alcohol content in comparison with many other craft beer styles, and will usually allow the customer to enjoy several pints they can drink in "session" with friends or family. Our goal is to provide a variety of traditional beers brewed to session-strength. We will offer some higher-alcohol beers on a seasonal basis or as the style brewed precludes it.
The name Scriptown was derived from what was the first subdivision in the history of Omaha, which at the time was located in Nebraska Territory. It was called "Scriptown" because scrip was used as payment, similar to how a company would pay employees when regular money was unavailable. Its original survey placed the location from the Missouri River to North 30th Street, Cuming to Fort Street.