While we await the lifting of ‘the stall of life as we knew it,’ it gives us time to ponder about what we appreciate in life before the stall. Being able to shake hands, give hugs, be within a six foot space of friends and neighbors out in the marketplace all seem to be missing currently… I long for the old ways. It feels like a 50’s sci-fi movie. I’m sure there will certainly be a rush back to life as usual once we get the okay. I predict that restaurants and bars, breweries and movie theaters will be the first charge back to normalcy. When it does happen though, go visit the places you miss most. If you bought take-out from them during these past months, go support them inside.
Ok, back to beer. This week we will investigate a new entry to the NH beer scene and one brewer that you might want to become friendly with; presently Bent Water.
Bent Water Brewing Company, located at 180 Commercial Street, Lynn, Massachusetts, is home to some of the most energetic and creative brewers in the state. It was the fun of homebrewing that lead four friends to make the jump into now a 30 barrel brew system. Employing over 20 people, they self-can and self-distribute all of their creations. A taproom featuring fourteen rotating taps and pub food await thirsty visitors. With year-round, seasonal and collaboration beers, Bent Water has something for everybody. Bent Water’s name refers to bending good water into unique and flavorful brews. Learn more about them at BentWaterBrewing.com
Sluice Juice looks like fresh squeezed orange juice in a glass. Being a New England-style IPA, it is meant to be hazy with deep golden hues and a citrusy nose. A creamy white head sticks around and aides to the generous mouthfeel of this beer. Tastes of mango, pineapple, papaya and melon come from generous dry hopping of 5 different hops (Motueka, Citra, Simcoe, Waimea and Galaxy). Some IPA’s tend to be crisp to the palette but not this one. Creamy is the word that best describes the way it lathers your tongue. And there is an interesting balance of malt to hops overall. At 6.5% ABV, it is an interesting and courageous addition to your choice of beers to try. So if you love NEIPA’s, your going to really be smiling with this beer.
BeerAdvocate.com has officially rated Sluice Juice NEIPA as ‘Outstanding’ and awards it a 90 out of 100. Many others out their on Untappd are adding their favored votes have put it as high as 4.5 out of 5 which is quite a feat!
You will find it at Case-n-Keg in Meredith as well as other fine beer providers. Go find Bent Water’s Sluice Juice and find out why everyone is talking about it.Back to News