Jeremy Kirby has been hired as the new brewmaster and he will oversee the creative and technical development of the Divots Brewery. Kirby, originally from Battle Creek, worked from 2009 to 2012 at Gottberg Brew Pub in Columbus, Nebraska, before moving to Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, to oversee the development and distribution of Sunken City Brewing Company. After successfully launching the Sunken City brand in three Mid-Atlantic states and spending four years in Virginia, Kirby was ready to move closer to home. He received a brew master diploma from the VLB in Berlin, Germany, and this experience allows him to focus on creativity and innovation. He plans to release small-batch beers regularly as a way to gauge the preferences of area enthusiasts and satisfy the loyal following, as well as recruit new patrons to experience the flavor profiles in craft beer.
“I’m looking forward to getting to work in the brewery, creating all kinds of ales and lagers to meet local tastes and demands. With Divot’s excellent facility, you can look forward to a wide array of traditional and experimental beers on tap at any time. I am also proud to work in a facility that purchases ingredients in Nebraska and provides brewing byproducts to local farmers for animal consumption.”