As 2022 winds down and we prepare to welcome the new year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of our proudest accomplishments over the past 12 months.
First and foremost: we pride ourselves on award-winning, fan-favorite beers like Sluice Juice New England IPA, Premium Lager, and Thunder Funk IPA. We distribute throughout most of New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida, and work tirelessly to ensure all the markets we serve have the highest quality, readily-available beer on the shelves.
This year, we balanced those efforts with a dedicated approach to introducing new, interesting beers. In many cases, these beers were styles that consumers were not as familiar with or didn’t have as many opportunities to try, such as our Kentucky Common or Shaka, our new west coast style pale ale.
One of our proudest achievements this year – and one we plan to build on in 2023 – is the Small Batch series, which was available in a limited capacity and included four beers: Baltic Porter, Pale Doppelbock, Horchata Relic, and Manhattan Relic. Each of these unique beers was crafted with a goal of introducing unique, high-quality flavor combinations that pushed the boundaries on what have become accepted norms for many beers.
2022 also introduced the world to our first-ever tap truck, which we unveiled at CBC in Minneapolis in May. Shortly after, the truck made its way to Massachusetts and was utilized for events all over New England from June until October, showing up at everything from the Gloucester-based Blackburn Brew Fest to the first-ever annual Beef and Beer Festival, which we created to shine more light on the North Shore as a mecca of great food and beer, of which we are proud to be a part.
We take our role as Lynn’s first-ever brewery very seriously: contributing to local causes like My Brother’s Table and the annual Winter Walk while working tirelessly to connect with nonprofits, city officials, and the people who call Lynn and the North Shore home. We also supported national causes like the SOTF, Special Operations Transition Foundation
But not all of our events or even community efforts are focused in our backyard. With beers in nine states around the country, it’s important that we let consumers know who we are – beyond the beer, and even in some cases beyond our home field.
As much as the saying has been used before, at Bent Water Brewing we truly live by the ‘all in’ mentality. Members of our team engage in every sort of active lifestyle you can think of: surfing, skiing, golfing, deep sea fishing, playing hockey, mountain biking, running, lifting. Active lifestyle is a broad term that’s tossed around a lot in our industry – and others. But in the past year we think we have truly walked the walk.
That’s how we ultimately come to define our community: it’s everything from Lynn and the North Shore to the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire to the beautiful shores of Florida.
Finally, we would be remiss if we didn’t call out one specific cause that has been near and dear to our hearts for a long time and culminated in a significant effort in 2022.
Members of the Bent Water family and circle of close friends have been personally affected by Parkinson’s Disease and have found ways to donate or raise funds for research over the years. This year, we decided to step it up by launching Common Hope, the first-ever national beer collaboration to raise funds for Parkinson’s Research, in partnership with the world-renowned Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Thank you for your continued support. We couldn’t do what we do without you buying and enjoying our beer, and we hope you continue to follow our journey as 2023 promises to be a monumental year for us on all fronts. Happy New Year to you, your family, and your friends.
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