If any brewer appearing at the Sept. 12 Craft Brew & Sausage Fest can appreciate the value of historic preservation and a revitalized downtown's role in a city's vitality it is Omaha's Brickway Brewery & Distillery. Located at 1116 Jackson St., Brewer Zac Triemert told the Omaha World Herald that his brewery/distillery's name is derived from the brick that surrounds their location in Omaha's thriving historic Old Market. All of the product goes out the brewery’s brick-surrounded back door of the location to the back alley. Brickway, formerly Borgata Brewery, has many homages to history. It's interior features no shortage of references to Omaha's pre- and post-Prohibition brewing history. In fact, Triemert attempted to re-create the brew crafted by Omaha’s historic Jetter Brewing Company, which opened in 1887. Though Triemert told The Wold Herald that the Jetter family no longer has the original recipe for their beer, he said he had an idea of what the older beers would have tasted like, so he crafted something that he thought was a pretty close likeness. Triemert owns the brewery/distillery, but was also a founded at Lucky Bucket (the beers of which will also be featured at the Craft Brew & Sausage Fest) where he was head brewer. The Craft Brew & Sausage Fest shares many of the same ideals and aspirations as Brickway when it comes to historic preservation and the importance of a thriving downtown. The whole purpose of the brew fest is to raise funds for the Liederkranz, one of Grand Island's most important historic landmarks that literally formed the cornerstone of the city's founding and development of its downtown center.