Nebraska Craft Brewery Board


Board Chairman: Zachary Triemert, Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild, Brickway Brewery, 402-933-2613,
Board Member: Mark Kraus, Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild, Lost Way Brewery
Board Member: Anthony Gillick, Associated Beverage Distributors of Nebraska, Quality Brands Distribution
Board Member: Ryan Penke, Associated Beverage Distributors of Nebraska, Premier Midwest Beverage
Member At Large: Nikolai Knezovich
Member At Large: Eric Schafer, Empyrean Brewing Company
Member At Large: Joshua Christensen, Christensen Hop Farm
Ex-Officio Member: Karen Kollars, Nebraska Tourism Commission, (308) 249-3220,
Ex-Officio Member: Casey Foster, Nebraska Department of Agriculture, (402) 471-4876,

Mission: To work in collaboration towards a profitable, sustainable future that advances the interests of Nebraska’s growers, brewers, distributors, retailers and allied trade. Promote and market “Grow Local, Brew Local, Buy Local.” Support advocacy business development, education and research that will enhance the economic condition of the agriculture and brewery industry in the state of Nebraska.

Updated April 2023