Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Borgata Brewery & Distillery to Launch Crowdsourcing Campaign via

Here's a chance to help bring a new brewery and distillery to Omaha.
Borgata Brewery & Distillery to Launch Crowdsourcing Campaign via
Omaha’s new and only brewer-distiller has 45 days to attract $30,000 in pledges on  Campaign kickoff party planned for September 26
Omaha, NE – September 18, 2013 – Zac Triemert, Omaha’s only internationally-trained master brewer and distiller, today announced that Borgata Brewery and Distillery will launch a crowd-sourced financing campaign on

The Kickstarter campaign will launch on Tuesday, September 24th with the release of their kickstarter video appeal, featuring partners Zac Triemert and Holly Mulkins, and set amidst the construction of their new brewery and distillery in Old Market Omaha.  Funds from the campaign will finance the opening of their one-of-a-kind tasting room, featuring small-bite dishes from local Omaha restaurants, with ingredients sourced from local farms and producers.

Borgata will host a kickoff party on September 26th to promote the campaign and preview plans for the new beers, American single malt whiskeys, and a variety of all-malt whiskeys they will bring to the Omaha market.
Borgata Kickstarter Kickoff PartyThursday, September 26, 6-9pmThe New BLK1213 Jones St., Omaha, Nebraska 68102 
“From local sourcing of our key ingredients, to a new focus on sustainability, Borgata is bringing innovative business practices to Omaha’s burgeoning brewing landscape.  Our crowdsourcing campaign with is just another example of our commitment to innovation and creative thinking,” said Mulkins. is a new way to finance everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology.  Artists, authors, designers and entrepreneurs outline their projects and record their visions via video.  Supporters receive incentives in exchange for their financial backing.   Kickstarter has been described as “paradigm-shifting” by CNN and “pioneering” by The New York Times.
For as little as $5, Omahans can help bring the first distillery since prohibition back to the City of Omaha.  Supporter incentives include a number of fun and unique items and events.  From joining the list of supporters online ($5), to a custom print from famed local artist and Borgata designer David Koenig ($150), to designing your own custom Borgata brew ($3500), donors can help build the tasting room of Omaha’s own brewery and distillery.

“With the help of our Omaha community, we can go from good, to exceptional,” added Triemert.  “And supporters can become a part of our family, part of our business, part of Old Market Omaha.”

The tasting room will offer unique beers and spirits produced in small batch that are only available on-site. As part of their commitment to local sourcing and sustainability, the retail location will celebrate the current farm-to-table movement by offering small-bite dishes made from ingredients sourced from local farmers as much as possible.

Triemert earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin and Master’s Degree’s in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has been a brewer in Omaha for more than a decade and has contributed significantly to the city’s beer culture.

Triemert has won numerous national beer and spirits awards over the years. He also was named Young Business Person of the Year by the Midlands Business Journal in 2010, Food and Wine named him Top 40 Movers and Shakers in Food in 2010 and Worth Magazine included him on the Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2011.

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