LYNN, Mass. – August 7th, 2023 – Bent Water Brewing Company, the award-winning craft brewery from Lynn, Massachusetts, today announced the anticipated return of one its most popular beers: Supercharger, a New England IPA featuring one of the brewery’s most iconic labels and stories.
The name Supercharger is a nod to the first American jet engine, which was developed at General Electric in 1941 in Lynn, and was codenamed I-A Supercharger. The beer was first developed in 2021 as a way to offer customers something new and exciting during a time of Covid-era monotony and uncertainty, as well as to pay tribute to one of Lynn’s many claims to fame.
Even the label, which features the iconic Bent Water blue gorilla chomping a cigar while riding the back of a jet, pays tribute to one of the original test pilots, a known prankster who would occasionally don a gorilla mask during flights – much to the bemusement of his fellow pilots.
“Supercharger is one of our most exciting beers in every category,” said Aaron Reames, co-founder and President, Bent Water Brewing. “It truly fires on all cylinders: it tells a great story by bringing attention to one of the most important innovations to come from our hometown of Lynn, with fantastic liquid in a can that’s adorned by one of our favorite labels.”
Supercharger was created with high expectations: both due to the thoughtful development process and due to Bent Water’s reputation for making world class IPAs. Two of the brewery’s flagships – Sluice Juice New England IPA and Thunder Funk IPA – were awarded rankings of 94 and 95 respectively from noted beer & spirits publication, Wine Enthusiast, which categorized both beers as Superb. But Supercharger exceeded expectations, scoring a 96 from Craft Beer & Brewing, and making it the highest rated beer from Bent Water in a blind expert tasting.
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.
Supercharger will be available in Massachusetts starting this week, and in partner states in the weeks ahead. To locate it at a store near you, check the Bent Water beer finder.
About Bent Water Brewing Co.
Bent Water Brewing is a Lynn-based brewery that focuses on consistent, quality craft beers. Founded in 2015 by Massachusetts North Shore residents, Bent Water operates on a 30 BBL system and proudly utilizes Lynn’s superior water source. Bent Water Brewing distributes to Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida. For more information, please visit http://www.bentwaterbrewing.com/
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