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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Element Brewing and Distilling stands as a beacon of innovation and quality in the heart of Massachusetts, a testament to the vision and dedication of its founders, Dan Kramer and Ben Anhalt. Celebrating 15 years of crafting exceptional beverages, Element has become a beloved fixture in the local community and a respected name in the world of craft beer and spirits.

Founders and Vision

Dan Kramer and Ben Anhalt, two passionate brewers with a shared dream, founded Element Brewing and Distilling with a commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional brewing and distilling. Their journey began with a simple yet ambitious goal: to create unique, high-quality products that reflect their expertise, creativity, and love for the craft. Over the past decade and a half, they have done just that, transforming Element into a thriving enterprise that is synonymous with excellence.

Craft Beers

Element's craft beers are a perfect blend of tradition and innovation, each brew meticulously crafted to offer a distinctive flavor profile. They use locally sourced ingredients, including grains and hops, to ensure that every pint reflects the rich agricultural heritage of the region. Their lineup includes a variety of styles, from robust porters and hoppy IPAs to crisp lagers and experimental brews that showcase their creative flair. Each beer is brewed with precision and care, resulting in a product that is consistently exceptional.

Distilled Spirits

The distilling arm of Element Brewing and Distilling is where the magic of transformation truly shines. Their spirits are crafted with the same dedication to quality and innovation as their beers, using locally sourced ingredients to create products that are both unique and deeply rooted in the local landscape. Highlights include:

**Potato Vodka:** Distilled from 100% local potatoes grown in the fertile soils of Hatfield, MA, this vodka is smooth and clean, perfect for any cocktail or enjoyed neat.
**Black Lightning Moonshine:** Made from beer and aged on roasted barley, this moonshine offers a bold, complex flavor that stands out in any setting.
**Agave Spirit:** An American-made tequila crafted from blue agave sourced from Mexico and aged in bourbon barrels, offering a rich, nuanced profile.
**Spiced Pi Rum:** A richly spiced rum, ideal for adventurous cocktails, bringing warmth and complexity to any drink.

Canned Cocktails

Element’s canned cocktails are a testament to their innovation and commitment to convenience without compromising quality. These ready-to-drink beverages are crafted with the same care as their spirits and beers, featuring natural ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Popular options include:

**Gin and Tonic:** Made with hopped gin and homemade tonic with quinine and lime, offering a refreshing and aromatic experience.
**Dark and Stormy:** A classic mix of Element’s rum and homemade ginger beer, delivering a spicy and invigorating drink.
**Roger Roger:** Combining Black Lightning moonshine with homemade vanilla cola for a bold and unique flavor.
**Mojito Margarita:** A tropical blend of agave spirit, mint, lime, and orange oils, merging the best of mojitos and margaritas.
**Pi Storm:** A spiced version of the Dark and Stormy, featuring Spiced Pi Rum and homemade ginger beer.
**Vodka Lime Seltzer:** Element’s potato vodka mixed with refreshing lime seltzer for a crisp, clean taste.
**Vodka Mango Puree Seltzer:** A vibrant blend of potato vodka and locally made mango puree, offering a tropical escape in a can.

Distribution and Reach

Over the past 15 years, Element Brewing and Distilling has grown its reach, selling its craft beers and spirits across Massachusetts. Their products can be found in local bars, restaurants, and retail outlets, as well as in their own taproom, where visitors can experience the full range of their offerings and enjoy a taste of the innovation and passion that goes into every bottle and can.

Commitment to Quality and Community

At the core of Element Brewing and Distilling’s success is a deep commitment to quality and a strong connection to the local community. Dan Kramer and Ben Anhalt have built a business that not only produces outstanding products but also supports local farmers, engages with the community, and fosters a culture of sustainability and creativity. 

Element Brewing and Distilling is more than just a producer of fine beverages; it’s a testament to the power of vision, passion, and hard work. With 15 years of excellence behind them, Dan Kramer and Ben Anhalt continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in brewing and distilling, crafting products that are as unique and exceptional as the people who make them.

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