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Bent Water Brewing Company and Team Fox collaborate with breweries nationwide to launch Common Hope

LYNN, Mass. – Bent Water Brewing Company will launch Common Hope, a national collaborative initiative designed to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease. Bent Water Brewing and breweries across the country are teaming up to benefit Team Fox, the grassroots fundraising community of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF).

Bent Water decided to tap into the collaborative and cause-driven nature of the craft beer community by launching Common Hope, inviting breweries across the country to join them in making a beer and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease. To research.

Bent Water created a recipe for the beer, a dry-hopped lager, inviting all participating breweries to customize their version and select the unique hops they would use for dry-hopping. Each variation of the beer will be called Common Hope and will use the same label and marketing assets to help publicize the efforts.

“We are continually inspired by our community and the many creative ways it advances the mission of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. What better way to come together than to encourage our friends at Bent Water Brewing Company and all participating breweries for our common goal of finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease than with this Common Hope initiative,” said Liz Diemer, Vice -Chair of MJFF Community Fundraising. .

Since Bent Water Brewing’s inception in 2015, supporting Parkinson’s research and people living with Parkinson’s has been a primary focus of its community involvement and cause projects.

“Parkinson’s disease has had a profound impact on many of us at Bent Water,” said Aaron Reames, co-founder and president of Bent Water Brewing. “My grandmother and my wife’s uncle died of it. A close friend of the brewery lives with it. Over the years we have realized how many of us at the brewery have had people close to us affected, from family and friends to former teachers, coaches and mentors. This year we wanted to try to do even more for the cause than we have done in previous years and came up with the idea of ​​Common Hope.

“When we thought about beer style, a lager immediately came to mind,” said Drew Yeager, COO and Head Brewer, Bent Water Brewing. “One of our goals with the Common Hope initiative is to increase conversations about Parkinson’s disease and help others understand that people with Parkinson’s can still lead long, active and fulfilling lives, but they have need our support. A lager seemed perfect for this type of conversation, and dry hopping opens up the possibility for each brewery to make their version unique to them.

Bent Water will release their version of Common Hope on Saturday, April 16, in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, with a celebration at their brewery. Additional releases from other breweries will be released in the following weeks and months.

“We are extremely grateful for the positive response the initiative has received from so many breweries across the country,” Reames continued. “It’s moving to see how many people have been touched by Parkinson’s disease and want to contribute to these efforts.”

Breweries across the country, stretching from northern Maine to southern Florida to the West Coast, have joined the Common Hope initiative, including 2nd Shift Brewing in St. Louis, Missouri; the Bronx Brewery in the Bronx, New York; and Harpoon Brewery in Boston, Massachusetts and Windsor, Vermont.

Bent Water has also recruited website, design and marketing partners to volunteer their time and talents to help launch the Common Hope initiative and make it a success: BLKDG and Kevin York Communications. Resource Label Group supports Common Hope by also offering a label printing discount to all participating breweries.

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 30BBL system and proudly uses Lynn’s superior water source. Bent Water Brewing distributes in Massachusetts, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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