Episode #101: Division 23 Brewing


Are you ready for the first show of the next 100?  We are recording over at Division 23 in this episode to find out what it is like running a brewery in the crowded area of Beeramar, right next to Ballast Point BTW.  We are joined by Allen Hampton and Kellen Smith, both co-owners, and Kyle Wiskerchen the head brewer.


What does Division 23 mean?  Kellen answers that question which does lead into some talk about the day jobs Allen and Kellen do to support the brewery.  They talk about the lovely job of selling and installing HVAC systems, but we do eventually start talking about the beer.  We ask them how they got into craft beer and ask the usually question about their gateway beer.  We get into Kyle’s history with brewing as well.  Kyle goes into how he was able to work with Kevin Dougherty (now with Cutwater Spirits) for a little bit and how he has taken his recipes and made some of them his own.  Kyle also talks a little bit about the pain in the butt that Who’s the Boss triple IPA was the nit was brewed.  The guys were nice enough to save what was left of the keg of their Sour Superintendent Berliner since they knew Beagle and I are big fans.

We take a short break and come back with some beers gifted by listener therealmatatat.  We always welcome listener beers on the show!  We also have a beer from Beer Lab Hawaii that was sent over to Division 23.  We discuss their most popular beer, spoiler alert…it might be an IPA.  We get into the few news topics and then ask the guys what has been their best moments since opening.

In The News!

  • San Diego Brewing closing Callahan’s Pub – Will close by the end of February, Callahan’s “house beers” will continue to be available at San Diego Brewing’s locations.  Will become a Broken Yolk Cafe.
  • UPDATE!  Three Punk Ales should be open April.
  • Beth Demon had her baby boy!  He is named Arthur Ericson Demmon-Ivey.

I Do Declare!

Thank you The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tantrum, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, Eddie Martin, West Coaster, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, and Craftbeeray!

Where to find our guests:

Division 23 Brewing:
Twitter: @Division23brew
Instagram: @division23brewing
FaceBook: facebook.com/division23brewing/
Website: www.division23brewing.com

This episode was recorded at Division 23.

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