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Our History

Bent Water Brewing was born from the mind of a scientist, artist, and beer enthusiast. From there, the Bent Water team formed, drawing in unique expertise to strike a balance between the artistic and scientific complexities of brewing and operating a brewery. The result?

Ingenuity & Predictability – – Creativity & Quality – – Variety & Familiarity

Bent Water Brewing is proud to call Lynn, MA home because of the city’s rich industrial roots and superior water source. We believe passion can turn industry into art; and with careful, creative manipulation, we bend water into unique, flavorful beer.

Bent Water’s first batch, brewed on a 15 BBL system, was released in December 2015 and distributed in the North Shore region of Massachusetts. Today, we operate on a 30 BBL system and distribute to Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio. 


It’s the main ingredient in beer, it’s in our name, and the site of the brewery was selected because of its high quality in Lynn – WATER! While water is not unique to brewing, Bent Water Brewing’s focus on water is through a unique lens. We want to take the creativity of our team and brew the best quality beer possible and that starts with using the best quality water. Love the Water

The Bent Water Crew

Drew Yeager
Chief Operating Officer & Head Brewer
Joining Bent Water in 2022, Drew is the newest member of our brewing and operations team. With 10+ years of experience - in various aspects of the craft brewing industry - Drew brings a big picture approach to the everyday workings of a brewery.
Zachary Nicastro
Zachary’s interest in history sparked his curiosity in brewing. After getting into homebrewing, he took jobs in taprooms and at a craft beer store before joining Bent Water in 2018. Why Bent Water? The growth opportunities were wide open.
Favorite Beers:Fire Barrel & Premium Lager
Hobbies:Hiking, foraging mushrooms & baking bread
Tony Porreca
Production Manager
Tony joined our brewing team in July 2020. It was his culinary background that launched him into homebrewing and then into commercial brewing. What brought Tony to Bent Water? The commitment to quality and the team environment.
Favorite Beers:Premium Lager & Jolene
Hobbies:Snowboarding, Fishing & Cooking
Chris Crawford
Chris was recruited for his sales know-how to help turn a hobby into a growing business. With the brewing and can art in motion, Chris was tasked with growing a sales team to get the product on shelves and into consumers' hands.
Favorite Beers:Sluice Juice & Blast Off
Hobbies:skiing, fishing, and smoking BBQ
Aaron Reames
Co-Founder and President
Bent Water began on Aaron's stovetop with friends as his homebrew taste testers. With a bigger vision in mind from day 1, Aaron recruited those same friends to help go from a homebrew system to a 30bbl brewhouse.
Favorite Beers:Thunder Funk & Sluice Juice
Hobbies:motocross, mountain biking & reading brewing textbooks
Mike Shaughnessy
Mike was one of Aaron's homebrew taste testers and instrumental in making Bent Water a reality. Mike's passion and talent as an Art Director brought the visuals of the brand to life in his lively label designs & molecular hop logo.
Favorite Beers:Thunder Funk & Jolene
Hobbies:ice hockey, cooking & beach walks with dogs
Matt Allen
Quality Control Manager
favorite beers:Premium Lager & Crosscurrent
hobbies:Longboarding, basketball & the beach
Jere Anderson
Process Engineer Manager and Technical Director
Favorite Beers:Blast Off & Equivalent Exchange
Hobbies:Playing guitar, wood working & travel
Jeremy Bacon
favorite beers:Fire Barrel & Endless Rays
hobbies:golf, basketball & traveling
Terri Basset
Accounting & Administrative Support
favorite beers:Thunder Funk & Sluice Juice
hobbies:gourmet cooking, jogging, theology & entrepreneurship
Joe Companion
Vice President of Sales
favorite beers:Premium Lager
hobbies:hiking, skiing, fishing, boating #VT
Jack DeCoste
Sales Rep
Favorite Beers:The Shaka & Sluice Juice
Hobbies:Golf & Playing Guitar
Wendy Fasciano
Chief Financial Officer
Favorite Beers:Sluice Juice & Bent Seltzer
Hobbies:running & tennis
April Feeney
favorite beers:Sluice Juice, Guava Sour, Cranberry Blood Orange Seltzer
hobbies:traveling, the beach, playing with my dog Thor & concerts
Jess Fruth
favorite beers:Agganis
hobbies:Music, running, skiing, climbing, travel & beer
Taylor Goodyear
Vice President of Sales and Operations for Bent Water Distributing
Favorite Beer:Agganis & The Shaka
Hobbies:Skiing, Fishing, Golf & Hockey
Ryan Johnston
Sales Rep
favorite beers:Thunder Funk & Jolene
hobbies:Traveling, Music & Running
Matt Grear
favorite beers:Jolene, Premium Lager, Key Lime Seltzer
hobbies:Yard Games! Wrote a book: The Worlds Greatest Backyard Games
Jon Kamin
In memory of 4.18.90-3.24.21
Favorite Beers:Equivalent Exchange & Relic
Hobbies:hockey, snowboarding & smoking meats
Paul Kelly
Sales Rep
favorite beer:Thunder Funk & The Shaka
hobbies:Boston Sports, Music & Guitar
David Lavoie
favorite beers:Relic, Super Sluice, Festbier, Blackberry Lemon Seltzer
hobbies:Disc Golf, Brewery Hopping, Long Drives & Rocking to Music
Robin Leopoldo
Team Development Partner
Favorite Beers:Boris & Jolene
Hobbies:writing & weightlifting
Matt Maguire
Director of Core Sales (Eastern MA Region)
Favorite Beers:Premium Lager & The Shaka
Hobbies:skiing, boating & crossword puzzles
Krista McConomy
Taproom & Events Manager
Favorite Beers:Bent Seltzer & Kettle Sour Series
Hobbies:cooking/baking & binge-watching TV shows
Taylor Murphy
favorite beers:Jolene & Premium Lager
hobbies:hiking, reading & yoga
Zoe Murray
Head of Digital Marketing and Event Strategy
Favorite beers:Manhattan Relic & Peach and Plum Kettle Sour
Hobbies:Hiking with my dogs & Home projects
Brandon O’Shea
Sales Rep - North Shore MA
Favorite Beers:Don the Armor & Barrel Aged Relic
Hobbies:DJing & Collecting Sneakers
Rick Parsons
Delivery Driver
favorite beers:premium lager & peach plum kettle sour
hobbies:tabletop games, video games, hiking
Ashley Perin
favorite beers:equivalent exchange, premium lager, cranberry blood orange seltzer
hobbies:caring for dogs, hiking & gardening
Joanne “Jo” Reichle
Key Account Manager
favorite beers:Jolene & Suborbital
hobbies:paddle boarding, Reiki, cribbage, wall climbing & motorcyle rides
Keith Santos
Director of Operations
Favorite Beers:Sluice Juice & Blast Off
Hobbies:camping, brewing, rock climbing, surfing
Kevin Santos
Packaging Associate
Favorite Beers:Sluice Juice & Jolene
Hobbies:homebrewing, playing video & board games
Kim Schillinger
Accounting and Sales Support
Favorite Beers:Bent Seltzer & Sluice Juice
Hobbies:Tennis, Skiing & Beach walks with her dog
Mark Taylor
Facility Maintenance Technician
Favorite Beers:Fire Barrel & Thunder Funk
Hobbies:running & playing guitar
Curtis Twombley
Delivery Driver
Favorite Beer:Primordial Haze
Hobbies:Fishing, Camping, The beach, Sports & Podcasts
David Vieira
Packaging Associate
Favorite Beers:Endless Rays & G.O.A.T.
Hobbies:playing video games
Frank Vieira
Delivery Driver
Favorite Beers:Premium Lager & Endless Rays
Kyle Woodbury
New England Regional Sales Manager
Favorite Beer:Sluice Juice & Kettle Sour Series
Hobbies:Basketball & Celtics, Video Games, Music
Jeff Young
Sales Rep - Boston MetroWest
Favorite Beers:Equivalent Exchange & Premium Lager
Hobbies:rocking out with dog Pete & amateur baking

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Lynn, MA 01905


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