Omaha, NE -- It's apparent, something is brewing in Omaha's Old Market. Zac Triemert and Holly Mulkins are walking through what will be the city's newest brewery and distillery. "I was pre-med and the brew master from ... came into our micro biology club and showed all us micro biology students what else we could do with our micro biology degree and I said, I'm doing that," said Triemert.
And that today is opening Borgata. The business name comes from the italian word for family and the two take it to heart. "Family, local - that whole mentality is really important to us and we carry that through every aspect of our business," said Mulkins.
The couple has opened up their family to others in the metro through Kick Starter, an online fundraising campaign where anyone can donate money to the project. In return, they'll get to name about anything in the place - from the bathroom stalls to the bricks on the wall. You could say these two have caught the brew bug and there's no cure. "You are done. There's no going back. There's no going back to the regular old stuff beyond craft," said Mulkins.
They say that's part of being in the community and a part of it, supporting local businesses even if it's one drink at a time. "It's better. It's better because it's fresh and you get to experience that community more by experiencing their local products," said Mulkins.