DBTB Episode 97: Kyle Kohlmorgen of Wellspent Brewing

Brewery owners will often say that running their business is like being on a roller coaster. Strap in as Kyle Kohlmorgen of Wellspent Brewing shares his experience.

“It’s been short, and expensive, but fun at least. I made a TON of mistakes, and my business sense continues to be poor, so I’m glad Wellspent is in better hands, ownership-wise,” he says. “When I was the “Brewer/Owner”, I wasn’t doing a great job at either. I’m happier as a brewer.”
That’s this episode in a nutshell and Kohlmorgen doesn’t hold back on the highs and lows, uncertainties and successes, and how help came from within his walls. 
This episode is sponsored by:

NZ Hops, the co-operative of Master Hop Growers are a passionate collective of farms dedicated to innovation and sustainability. Leading the charge in sustainable farm practices, some NZ Hops farms have over five generations of knowledge that inform their composting program, used by growers to promote healthy regenerative growth of hops year upon year. This creates high quality soil, a critical component of healthy growing conditions. At NZ Hops, they feel that sustainability is not only being a steward for the land, but for our future. We’re in it together. 

The brewery is  guided by five pillars – Excellence, Authenticity, Fun, Community and Innovation. These values are represented in their product quality, work culture, guest experience and charitable giving. The SIP, their Social Impact Program, is the Lawson’s Finest way of building impactful connections and strengthening our communities while creating memorable experiences. 

New Holland Brewing Co.
Dragon’s Milk White from New Holland Brewing Company reimagines what a stout can be. Your vessel will be filled with the color of gold, and yet there is more to this white stout than meets the eye. Aged in bourbon barrels, Dragon’s Milk White is smooth and velvety, abounding with notes of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla to present classic stout flavors in a delicious new way, all in a session-able 6% ABV package. Find Dragon’s Milk White near you at dragonsmilk.com

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