Zac Triemert of Brickway Brewery is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology. Zac received his Master’s Degree in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. After returning to Omaha in 2006, he worked with a local State Senator to write and pass the Craft Distilling Bill into law.
Zac has been a commercial brewer and distiller for the past 21 years. He founded his first brewery and distillery in 2007 and sold it in 2012. He opened Brickway Brewery and Distillery in 2013. Brickway, located in Omaha’s historic Old Market District, is now the largest distillery in Nebraska.
Brickway has won 20 national and international awards for its beer and spirits since 2018. In 2021, Brickway was awarded Small Business of the Year. Zac believes this is most likely due to the over 10,000 gallons of hand sanitizer that the Brickway Team produced and donated throughout Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.
Zac is laser focused on why he does what he does. It’s Brickway’s core message, which is Celebrate, Commiserate, Commemorate. It doesn’t matter what’s going on in your life. We will be there for you!