Local Beer connoisseurs and Division Brewing owners Wade and Tami Wadlington along with co-owner Sean Cooley have beer hops on the brain 24/7. With 80 different brews to keg, tap and fill the Wadlingtons and the Division Brewing team are preparing to embark on their 2nd year anniversary. In hopes of pleasing more Arlington craft beer lovers the brewery is hoping to add 20 more brews to top-off the selection at 100 brews before the New Year’s Eve anniversary.
Sour hophead fans keep Division Brewing’s popularity up-to-par, and in the next few months the brewery will be ramping up from the small 100-gallon batches to 250-gallon batches specializing in creativity and variety, Wade Wadlington says.
The Escatones at Division Brewing Sept. 2 Photo Credit: Benjamin Oliver Hicks
Being chosen as Arlington’s best brewery for the past two years since the breweries opening, Wadlington said the recognition wouldn’t have been possible without his team.
“All of our team members are important, but we couldn’t do it without co-owner/brewer; Sean Cooley and my wife Tami Wadlington,” he says.
With future plans of an up-and-coming record store, GROWL, and sharing space with comic book vendor, Panel by Panel Comics, the Brewery also hosts local and out of town talent.
“The record store GROWL is quickly taking shape and we are currently operating under a soft opening,” Wadlington says. “We expect to have our grand opening soon, so watch for the coming announcement.”
Local musicians and out of town bands have been catered by Wadlington and his crew. Hosting weekend nights to an array of musicians and heavy playing music fans.
“The next 3 weeks are packed with good bands leading up to our September 23 ‘Heavy Mash’ event,” Wadlington says.
With Heavy Mash headliner Wo Fat from Dallas along with 10 other bands playing the fest with vendors, food trucks and craft beer, Wadlington says the upcoming event is something that should not be missed.
Los Eskeletoes at Division Brewing Sept. 2 Photo Credit: Benjamin Oliver Hicks
Weekly night-outers that head to Division Brewing expect the good-sized crowd and live bands.
“Division has been fortunate to have a good crowd every weekend. It’s a good mix of regulars and first time visitors. Most shows have been nicely attended, with a few bands really packing the house,” Wadlignton says. “Arlington has done an awesome job at supporting us.”
Upcoming September Events at Division Brewing include:
9/8 – Signals & Alibis, Manana Cowboy and The American Heartthrob
9/9 – Amongst the Fearless, Rear Naked Choke, Third & Delaware and Torbe Vida
9/15 – Venezuela, Black Market Garden, The Banisters (Austin) and Svenny Baby
9/16 – Robot Maria, Paper Saints and The Fibs