DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – All over the state of Florida, breweries and wineries are becoming more and more popular, especially in our coastal towns that have stellar views, but there of course were some of the original spots that paved the way for many of the newbies that we see popping up.
In this week’s Florida on a Tankful we head to Delray Beach to explore Saltwater Brewery, a spot that is not just crafting incredible beverages, but is also finding a positive eco-friendly way to protect the environment.
Loading their newest brew on the packing and conveyer belt is just one of the many tasks Brent Benishek finds himself responsible for daily, but if you ask him, he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s found a love and career in all things beer at Saltwater Brewery.
However, this wasn’t always his daily grind. Before coming to Saltwater Brewery, Brent worked in IT, owning his own small business. However, when the pandemic hit, like many small businesses, he unfortunately had to close up shop.
That didn’t keep him down, though, and he pivoted into a whole new career. Since he knew the hiring manager and once worked as a bartender, he was hired here, not just to pour beers, but run day-to-day operations as manager – a job that gets him behind the scenes on all the great projects there are spearheading as a company with an eco-friendly mission.
Specifically, how they package their beers. Six years ago, they developed their eco-friendly, fully biodegradable and safe for all sea life, six-pack holders.
Its environment friendly initiatives like this that truly set Saltwater Brewery above the competition and give employees like Brent a reason to love where he works.
Saltwater Brewery is open seven days a week, but their hours do vary.