Loop Brewing spurs economic development in McCook

Loop Brewing Company in McCook, Nebraska, is another craft brewery that has spurred economic development in its city.

The company was established in 2011 with 10 employees and now has 30 employees. To help get the business started, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project specialist Dena Beck provided one-on-one business plan coaching, and our small business lending program was able to help with a financing package to make the business a reality.

Loop Brewing Company is owned and operated by Tyler Ray Loop, Tyler Sue Loop, and Adam Siegfried, who received our Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2015.

The brewpub serves up specialty craft beer, and brick oven pizza in a historical railroad icehouse, nestled next to the railroad tracks that shaped McCook nearly 130 years ago.

Feature photo: Dena Beck, Center for Rural Affairs Rural Enterprise Assistance Project specialist, with Loop Brewing Company owners Tyler Ray Loop and Adam Siegfried in 2015.

Related: Check out this story on two other small town breweries, Steeple Brewing Company and Kinkaider Brewing Company, making a difference in their communities' economies.