Brickway Brewery & Distillery
The first combination brewery and distillery in Omaha, Nebraska
Located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska’s Old Market District, Brickway Brewery and Distillery taps into Omaha’s rich history by handcrafting beer and spirits that are as tried-and-true as the brick paved streets. Each beer is brewed fresh right on the premises according to strict standards, tested recipes, and years of experience. Brewmaster and co owner Zan Triemert is a local pioneer in the brewing and distilling industry and has been instrumental in bringing not only beer, but distilled spirits, back to the Old Market with the first combination brewery/distillery since before Prohibition.
A Minnesota native, Zac Triemert found his passion for mixing chemistry and brewing while attending college at the University of Wisconsin. He furthered his studies in Scotland, earning a Masters of Science degree in Brewing and Distilling from Edinburg, Scotland’s esteemed Heriot- Watt University. Upon returning to the United States, Zac was determined to change Nebraska’s state law regarding distilleries and was instrumental in the passing of several bills, including the Craft Distilling Bill in 2007. He started Lucky Bucket Brewing Company and The Solas Distillery in 2008, but eventually sold the companies to start his own venture with wife Holly Mulkins. Together, they opened Brickway Brewery and Distillery in 2013.
A relatively new venture in downtown Omaha, Brickway Brewery and Distillery honors the historic Old Market District that’s famed for its cobblestone streets and old brick buildings filled with numerous art galleries, restaurants, and bars. The entity includes a full-production brewery, production distillery, and a craft cocktail tasting room. Once you’ve experienced Brickway, you will see that crafting one-of-a-kind whiskeys and beers is clearly an art form for Zac Triemert, who has been recognized for his excellence in the industry many times, including being named one of the Top 20 Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2011 by Worth Magazine and one of the 40 Big Thinkers Under 40 by Food and Wine. Today, he produces more than 30 beers and 10 different spirits each year. We hope you enjoy two of Brickway’s most popular beer selections. Cheers!
What’s up with the Oktoberfest can? Due to a national beer can shortage (thanks COVID), Brickway has had to wrap already printed cans with the Oktoberfest label to accommodate our beer order. What does this mean? Don’t fret - what’s inside is fresh, and the same great-tasting Oktoberfest beer we know you will enjoy!
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1. What is black malt?
Black patent malt, otherwise known as black malt, is the darkest of the com roasted malts. It gives beer dark color and rich, roasted flavors with a very different character than roasted barley. Black malt is created by roasting at very high temperatures and it is often used in stouts and dark beers.
2. What is the brew kettle used for?
The brew kettle is used to boil the sweet wort with the hops, and sometimes other ingredients such as herbs or sugars. This stage is where many chemical and technical reactions take place, and where important decisions about the flavor, color, and aroma of the beer are made. At the end of the boil, the hopped wort settles to clarify in a vessel called a whirlpool, where the solid particles in the wort are separated out.