Central Waters Brewing Company, located in Amherst, Wisconsin, is a craft brewery with a mission; to make the world a better place, one beer at a time. Sourcing local ingredients, using solar power to heat water used in the brewing process, and packaging using recycled materials are all ways Central Waters serves that mission. All of Central Waters’ environmental efforts were recognized when Central Waters was the first brewery accepted into Wisconsin’s Green Tier program for businesses, and is the only brewery to be a part of the state’s Green Masters program, reserved for only the most environmentally conscious businesses. While Central Waters has strived to be a model for environmental stewardship, they have never lost sight of their reason for being in the brewing business; to make great beer. Central Waters has been recognized for their quality brews, taking home the gold medal in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category of the Great American Beer Festival in 2012. From their Hop Rise IPA (a 92 on Ratebeer.com) to their Satin Solstice Imperial Stout (a 96 on Ratebeer.com), Central Waters enjoys making the right beer, the right way.