Jere Anderson, who has served as the process engineering manager and technical director for Lynn-based Bent Water Brewing since 2018, has recently been appointed to the Brewers Association Technical Committee.
The association represents some of the most successful craft breweries in the world, including Allagash, Boston Beer Company, and Sierra Nevada.
“This appointment means to me that what I have learned and things we have achieved at Bent Water are recognized by the craft beer industry, and the Brewers Association believes there is value to the industry as a whole,” Anderson said.
At Bent Water, Anderson is responsible for managing the design, engineering, and maintenance of the facility and the brewery’s process equipment.
In his new role at the Brewers Association, Anderson said that he hopes to gain more contacts, colleagues, and friends in the craft beer industry to increase his knowledge of the brewing process. He said he also wants to spread more awareness of Bent Water as a “producer of great-tasting beer and a leader developing the science of brewing.”
“I believe I bring a varied and strong technical background that can contribute to advances in the craft brewing industry and value to smaller independent breweries,” Anderson said.
Before joining Bent Water, Anderson spent more than 40 years as an engineer in the plastics industry. Anderson holds 27 patents, including 16 in the U.S., and has four published studies that have been presented at technical conferences.
Anderson said he has been a fan of craft beer for a long time and got involved in homebrewing through his son. When he decided to retire from the plastics industry, he said he was looking for something he could do part time to keep him busy and engaged.
“I thought learning more about beer brewing would be interesting and was introduced to Aaron Reames, the founder of Bent Water Brewing… Aaron asked me to come help out at the brewery and I have been here ever since,” he said.
“To say that we’re proud of Jere for this recognition would be a huge understatement,” Reames, who is also the president of Bent Water, said in a press release. “He’s an incredibly accomplished engineer and inventor, and we’re beyond lucky to have him here in such a critical capacity at Bent Water. The BA will benefit from his presence on the committee.”
Anderson said some of his proudest moments at Bent Water were when he developed an improved carbonation system for beer that minimizes carbon dioxide use and improves the product’s aroma, and when he worked on Bent Water’s new facility, which more than tripled its output capacity without missing any product deliveries.
Anderson said his taste buds for beer depend on the occasion.
“I am more of an IPA, pale ale guy. If I have to pick one favorite I would say our seasonal IPA called Blast Off. When not available, I lean toward Thunder Funk and Sluice Juice but recently have been enjoying Shaka,” Anderson said.
— Joel Barnes, Lynn Daily ItemBack to News