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Ipswich Ale and Essex County Brewing merge for a better brew 

A new merger between Essex County Brewing Company and Ipswich Ale Company is shaking up business, but not the brews they’ve become known for.

The brands are calling the move a “Craft Brewing Alliance” that will combine operations at Ipswich Ale’s brewery and taproom at 2 Brewery Place in Ipswich over the next few months.

While the deal will leave Essex County Brewing without its own taproom, which it currently has at Mills 58 on Pulaski Street in Peabody, co-founder Paul Donhauser said it’s an exciting new venture for him and his team.




The Ipswich Ale Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023.  The race starts and finishes at beautiful Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA.  Don’t miss this popular half marathon on one of the prettiest courses you’ll ever run! Runners climb up and around the spectacular Crane Estate in the first mile – “Storming the Castle!” – before heading west on Argilla Road...


Welcome Beer Lovers! 

 Ipswich Ale Brewery has been crafting delicious ales and lagers on Boston’s North Shore since 1991. Ipswich Brewery’s diverse portfolio of beers has developed into a tradition shared not only by residents of eastern Massachusetts, but across New England.


In January of 2016, the Ipswich Ale Brewery opened their onsite restaurant the Ipswich Ale Brewer’s Table, which features 15 tap lines and a diverse menu with a mix of tastes ranging from brewpub to New American cuisine. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.

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Featured Beer

 Ipswich Fermentis Triple NE IPA 

The first release from the Fermentis series is here! 

Juicy, hop-hazy-crazy delicious. Be prepared to ascend into a hop infused heaven. 9.5% ABV

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