On March 29, Operations Manager James Dorau joined Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm regional site manager Bethany Groff for a lively discussion of how craft brewers and historic sites can and should work together called Taverns, Teams, and Tastings: Lucrative Partnerships with a Twist. They were part of a day-long workshop presented by the New England Museum Association. James was the belle of the ball as he made the case for why fresh, local craft beer should be embraced by community and cultural leaders, and enjoyed by all. "Tell me you don't like beer, and I'll find one that will change your mind", he said.
Thanks to Bethany Groff for the write up!
Although it’s technically still fall, Winter is here, in bottles and in the air!
This year we’ve really outdone ourselves for the winter season with the addition of two new products to our line up. We’re happy to announce the NEW Winter Mix pack including a new seasonal offering the Ipswich Rye Porter.
This mixed pack is stuffed with a little something for everyone: 4 Ipswich Winter Ales, 4 Ipswich Original Pale Ales and 4 NEW Ipswich Rye Porters.
At 6.3% the new Rye Porter is a dark rich brew. Lush with dark chocolate aroma, its toasty chocolate malts are a perfect compliment to the dryness that the rye brings. It’s incredible smoothness will leave you eager for each delightful sip. At a recent tasting here at the brewery the Rye porter was thought to be a perfect companion to a cold winter evening by the fire. What’s better is this beer will also be available in 22oz bottles for individual sale!
Ipswich Winter Ale is also back for the season. A British style Old Ale perfect for easing the cold winter months, our Winter Ale offers a malt selection with hints of fig and chocolate and a touch of molasses, creating the perfect cozy balance of hops and malt. Find this brew on Draft, and in 22oz Bottles, 6 packs, 12 Packs and the new Winter mixed pack!
With all that surrounds the holidays and the advent of winter weather we hope that the new additions to our lineup will keep you warm and happy! Find them now at a store near you and savor the season!
It might be summer still but here at the Ipswich Ale Brewery we're in full blown Ipswich Harvest Ale mode! Around the brewery we've gotten into the habit of calling this brew "Harvey".
Today we did our first run of this tasty dry-hopped America red ale.
Highly regarded among hop-lovers, our Harvest Ale is a balanced and flavorful autumnal offering, to be enjoyed during the cool, crisp days of fall. We use a darker Caramunich malt and just a touch of chocolate malt along with a blend of Warrior, Ahtanum, and Columbus hops.
Above is a picture of our 2012 Rye field. Located at Maple Croft farm here in Ipswich. We look forward to harvesting this massive amount of Rye and using it in an upcoming 5 Mile Local Harvest beer!
New Brewery Report:
Construction is moving along on the new brewery and we're happy to announce that we've received some brand new tanks! These 4 new additions to the brewery are each 120 barrel tanks. With them we'll be able to add 12,000 barrels to our annual capacity! To break it down, this is about 165,000 more cases of beer or 3,960,000 more bottles per year! Cheers to the new tanks and brewing more beer!
In addition to our new tanks we've also got some new grain silos. Although we don't have a picture, the silos are soon to be positioned in the front of the new brewery. If you happen to be driving by be sure to wear your sunglasses because all this new equiptment is ~shiny~
Keep your eyes peeled for updates as we continue to move along in the construction of our new home!
Ipswich Ale Brewery Staff
Did you enjoy an Ipswich Ale in this weekend's beautiful weather?
Ipswich Ale Brewery Staff