City of Alliance welcome first ever brewery

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ALLIANCE, Neb. A new brewery has made its way to the City of Alliance. It is called Brewery 719 and it was named after an old steam locomotive that is on display in the city. The locomotive is called C.B&Q 719.

“Alliance is a big railroad community and without the railroad here, I’m not even sure Alliance would exist,” said Nicholas McCoy, President and Co-Owner of Brewery 719. “I needed a name that spoke to the heritage of Alliance.”

This would make Alliance the third city in the Panhandle and Eastern Wyoming to have its own brewery.

McCoy says he is happy they are finally open after almost three years of planning.

“Breweries are kind of an up and coming thing and to be able to open one here in Alliance is pretty incredible,” said McCoy.

Brewery 719 has six beers on tap. The flavors consist of light crisp, pale ale, heavy sweet stout and IPA.

McCoy says the challenges came with zoning issues and finding a location. He says once he found it, it was perfect.

“The first time I walked into this place, it just screamed tap and it screamed brewery to me,” said McCoy. “Now here we are.”

Brewery 719 is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. They are open Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday from 2:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

They are located on 817 E 3rd St in Alliance.