Our Brewery & Tap Room are located in the heart of the Historic Benson Neighborhood of Omaha. Infusion Brewing Co occupies a building that was built in 1917 and was home to Olson’s Meat Market for over 60 years.
Through careful renovation our taproom has recaptured many of the original architectural elements of an early 20th century butcher shop. Those efforts along with the Olson family’s prominent Benson business have made us a city landmark.
We continuously rotate through 10+ hand-crafted Infusion beers in our Tap Room. Our flagship beers can usually be found on tap year-round, while seasonal and collaboration taps are changed weekly.
Fun & Informative tours offered on:
Tours are $5.00/person, and groups are limited in size to 15. Tours include free beer during and after the tour. Reservations are appreciated, and special group tour times may be arranged by calling the brewery.
The full line of Infusion beers is available in our Tap Room, but select, hand-crafted Infusion beer will is available at the following establishments:
Downtown Omaha/Old Market: Blatt Beer and Table, Borgata (Brickway) Brewery, Slowdown, The Hive, Wilson and Washburn, Jazz, Havana Garage, M’s Pub, Schucks, Kitchen Table, Bluejay Bar and Grill, Old Mattress Factory, Stokes, 801 Chophouse, Marriott Residence Inn, Brix and Century Link Center.
Midtown/Benson: Crescent Moon, Black Oak Bar and Grill, Elbow Room, The Waiting Room, Mula, Beercade, Jerry’s Bar, Dudley’s Pizza and Tavern, Ponzu Sushi, Sullivan’s Bar, Aksarben Theatre, Jimi D’s Food and Spirit,Tracks, Spielbound Boardgame Cafe, Varsity Sports Bar 50th and Dodge, RZ’s Poop Deck and The Nifty Bar.
West Omaha: Pig and Finch, The V, Schucks 119th and Pacific, Schucks Legacy, Buffalo Wings and Ring, Fox and Hound, Stumble Inn (Bennington), Union Pizzeria, Addy’s Sports Bar, Cunningham’s, Old Chicago Oakview, Cunninghams,Voodoo Taco, P.F. Changs, Twin Peaks, Marquee Lounge , Good Life Sports Bar and Grill, Houstons, Copacabana and Twisted Cork, Langdon’s Bar and Grill (Gretna).
Bellevue: Old Town Tavern
Ralston: Village Bar
Lincoln: Mellow Mushroom, Longwells, Old Chicago Hay Market, Old Chicago South, Jakes, Grata Bar and Lounge – South, Yia’s Yia’s, Toast, Leadbelly’s and Single Barrel.
Ever wanted to work in a brewery, even just for a day? Are you looking for that perfect gift for that aspiring home brewer? Here is your chance to be on-hand for a brew day to work alongside the brewers. You will learn the how to brew beer, and be involved with every step of the process.
Your Day in the Brewery includes:
Prices start at $175 ($225 if you want to keep a 1/6 barrel keg of your beer). Contact us for more information.
With this you get the chance to brew your own recipe beer on our 20-gallon pilot system. Once the beer is complete you will receive a 5-gallon keg for your own use. We will have a special tapping party with our portion of the brew in our Tap Room.
Prices start at $225. Add more people to your brew team for $35 per person (limit of three additional people). Contact us for more information.
Infusion Brewery now occupies the former home of Olson’s Meat Market in Downtown Benson. When the building became available, Bill Baburek, owner of Omaha’s Crescent Moon, decided to turn his dream of opening a craft brewery into reality.
Infusion Brewing is located in the heart of Downtown Benson, Nebraska – a historic neighborhood nine miles northwest of Omaha’s Central Business District. The building is situated on the south side of Maple Street (historically known as Mayne or Main Street) at the Military Avenue intersection.
The north half of the Olson’s Market building was built in 1917, and in 1934 an addition was constructed to the south that doubled the size of the building. The interior has been redeveloped, but the building functions much as it did when Charlie Olson operated his butcher shop. The first floor of the building has been renovated into the tap room, where patrons will enjoy handcrafted Infusion beer in the same room Charlie Olson greeted his customers. The brewing equipment is located in the rear of the building, and the basement is used for grain storage, keg washing and filling.
We have embraced the history of our building and our community. All historic finishes in the building have been restored, including the mosaic floor tile, wood floors, decorative wall tiles, plaster walls, ornamental tin ceiling, concrete floors and exposed masonry.
Finding the right location is one of the most challenging aspects of opening a brew pub. When a friend decided to sell his building in the Benson area of Omaha, Bill knew the time was right. Benson was already developing a reputation as a craft beer lover’s destination – so what better way to solidify that then to open a brewery there?
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At Infusion, we love great beer and great people. We hope that you will find both when you visit!