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Pint Nine Oso Cafe Coffee Brown

Coffee brown ale

Pint Nine Brewing Co., 10411 Portal Road, Suite 104, La Vista, or pintninebrewing.com

Available: On tap in select bars and restaurants in and around Lincoln and Omaha

When: Year-round

ABV: 5.6 percent

IBU: 15

What began as a seasonal rotator has earned a permanent place, thanks to popular demand by patrons. Pint Nine's Tammy Hynek said Oso Cafe was first served in carafes at breakfast events but quickly grew into a favorite at one of Nebraska's newest breweries.

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The beer's origins at breakfast aren't surprising, given that its name, color and aroma all proclaim coffee. However, the java notes never overwhelm, maintaining a presence that complements the rich flavor of a brown ale that's not too heavy — and Pint Nine's highest-rated brew on beer app Untappd.

— John Schreier

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John Schreier, an Omaha native and sixth-generation Nebraskan, has been the Journal Star’s opinion editor since April 2017.

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