Great things happen in Lynn, MA. They always have. That’s something we’ve come to learn about the city that Bent Water Brewing calls home.
Lynn is a city rich in history and diversity, with everything from beaches and state parks to Central American cuisine and some of the best burgers in the state. The city boasts a generation of residents that includes aviators, athletes, actors, and architects.
That’s why we’re so proud to introduce a new line of beers that are close to home — but will resonate with audiences all over the map.
Today, we’re releasing Supercharger, the first installment of our Lynn Tribute Series, a rotating IPA line that will feature unique ingredients and names that highlight stories and features of our brewery’s home city of Lynn.
The Lynn Tribute Series serves as a way to bring attention to some of those great things: the city has a history of industry and innovation, multiple beaches, great restaurants celebrating a rich diversity of cultural backgrounds, and one of the best spots for hiking and exploring in the state: Lynn Woods. That combination of different characteristics make it such an appealing place to be, and when you take into account the terrific water source on top of that, we couldn’t be happier to be a part of Lynn.
The name ‘Supercharger’ highlights the innovation that has happened in Lynn throughout its history, and even up through today.
In the 1930s, prior to World War II as Hitler was amassing power in Germany, the United States Army Aircorps placed a large order with GE to build turborsuperchargers for its planes. GE ended up opening a dedicated supercharger division in Lynn. Then in 1941, that division was tasked by the U.S. government with creating the first American jet engine. The top secret project’s reference code was I-A Supercharger, and the prototype launched the jet age in America.
The story doesn’t stop there. The label design was inspired by an article that described moments of levity during a covert, groundbreaking wartime initiative. One of the test pilots wore a gorilla mask while flying the jet engine. Imagine what the Army Air Corp pilots saw: a plane without propellers, flying at high speed, and piloted by a gorilla waving! Once we read that, we felt a gorilla should make an appearance on the can. Look familiar? That’s one of the gorillas from Bent Water’s Double Thunder Funk!
The beer itself is a New England IPA brewed with Simcoe, Amarillo, Azacca, and Columbus hops. The aroma is bright citrus and tropical fruits, floral undertones, and a touch of pine. The beer is smooth and filled with tropical fruit flavors, a full mouthfeel and a touch of bitterness to balance the slight malt sweetness.
We’re excited to share a new great IPA with you, and even more excited to share some of Lynn’s stories with you. Cheers to industry and innovation!Back to News