Robin Leopoldo – Bent Water Brewing Co.
What are your social handles (if applicable):*Facebook @bwaterbrewing Instagram @bentwaterbrewing Twitter @bentwaterbrewco LinkedIn: Bent Water Brewing Company
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
Bent Water Brewing Co. is a self-canning, self-distributing craft brewery. In addition to our production facility, we have an on-site taproom with 12 rotating taps, live music, events, and more. Bent Water Brewing is proud to call Lynn, MA its home. Lynn’s rich industrial history and superior water source were key in our decision to plant our passion there. Every beer begins with water; and with careful, creative manipulation, we bend water into unique, flavorful brews.
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
The craft beer scene is about more than beer. It’s about art, science and, most importantly, community. Beyond those who love the brewing process, bonds form over a drink with a friend, coworker, or new acquaintance. Bent Water Brewing is passionate about building a rich sense of community among its employees, consumers and beyond to local towns and organizations. In addition, we believe in hard work, integrity, creativity, quality, and striving for the best. Our beer is a product of those values.
What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
We celebrate the dedication, process, and pursuit of perfection behind developing a craft. We value innovation, creativity, and collaboration. We are energized by the people our craft draws together. We share what we love. We are Bent Water. Love the Water. Bent Water Brewing’s employees have creative outlets at work from crafting the brews to label design work. However, our employees also enjoy other creative expressions outside of work. Bent Water creates opportunities for its employees and community members to share their creative expression in the taproom as featured artists, at PopUps, and through taproom events. In addition, Bent Water makes it a priority to support local organizations that foster creativity and community.
What was the last book you read that made an impact on you?
Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
Bent Water Brewing is the first brewery east of the Mississippi River to use concrete Vintner tanks typically used for wine fermentation in Sonoma, CA.