Lucky Bucket’s impact shows in state’s craft beer sales

Nationally-ranked as the fastest growing craft brewery in the Midwest, Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. surpassed a 250-barrel expectation this year with 4,200 barrels of beer, including the 900 kegs that are produced each month. With this past November marking only the two-year anniversary of the company, some might say brewmaster and founder Zac Triemert…

A few weeks ago, Silicon Prairie News sat down with Zac Triemert, Midlands Business Journal‘s 2010 “Young Business Person of the Year” and one of Food and Wine Magazine‘s 2010 “40 Big Thinkers 40 & Under,” to discuss his recent entrepreneurial success and hear his advice for other entrepreneurs. The video below contains a couple snippets of Triemert’s advice. To learn about his entrepreneurial journey, see our article: “From craft beer to rum, Zac Triemert tells the Lucky Bucket story.”

Nationally-ranked as the fastest growing craft brewery in the Midwest, Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. surpassed a 250-barrel expectation this year with 4,200 barrels of beer, including the 900 kegs that are produced each month.

With this past November marking only the two-year anniversary of the company, some might say brewmaster and founder Zac Triemert struck some luck along the way.

But for Triemert, “it’s really just managing growth in a way that [they] can expect.”

“You have to be creative at times,” he said. 

Now, what originally began as a personal love for scotch-style, single-malt whiskey has transformed into a 14 employees, three handcrafted beers, and one super-premium, 80-proof spirit strong company doing more than whipping up pre-prohibition style brews.

Triemert’s company has brewed Nebraska steps closer to the national average for craft beer sales.

The national average is about 4.5 percent of the total beer market share, which is closer to 1 percent in Nebraska, he said.

“I think craft beer is something that is now going through a growth phase that Nebraska hadn’t seen,” he said. “It’s a great time to be in craft beer in Nebraska.”



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