Brian Magee

President, instigator and designated beer taster

President of Upstream Brewing Company, Brian opened this Omaha favorite in 1996. And has been sampling the delicious food and beer ever since.

How many breweries have you toured?
Quite a few, although I’ve tasted beer from many more. That’s my preferred activity.

Did you ever wait tables?
I washed dishes and carhopped (yes, the guy who brings your food to the car) at King’s Drive-In during high school. I’ll never forget when a fellow dishwasher and I dumped a large container of detergent into the dishwasher and the place filled up with suds. Following that experience, I did wait tables at numerous restaurants during college from casual to fine dining.

What’s your favorite food?
A suitably grilled steak, medium rare please.

Appetizer or dessert?
Both, but if I have to choose, chocolate is king!

Describe Upstream in five words or less?
Extraordinary food and beer fête.

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