Friday, October 7, 2011

Ipswich Ale Brewery to Release 5 Mile Series

In the wake of the recent Farmer-Brewery licensing issue which came into the light during the month of August, the Ipswich Ale Brewery is set to release a limited-edition, single batch (aprox. 60 barrels) series of beers beginning this month. Their new series will be called "5 Mile", which aims to use at least 50% of its beer's ingredients from the state of Massachusetts, along with at least one ingredient used to brew the beer from within 5 miles of the brewery in Ipswich, MA.

The first beer in the series is called 5 Mile Stock Ale, which is an ale dry hopped with Cascade hops (grown on the brewery's grounds), as well as malted barley acquired through the Massachusetts BSA (Brewers Supported Agriculture). Based on the description of the new brew, it sounds like it's going to be hoppy and delicious.

To kick off the new series, the Ipswich Ale Brewery will be hosting an official 5 Mile Stock Ale Release Party, where you can by the beer straight from the brewery. The release party will be Saturday October 29th from 11-4pm at the brewery itself, which is located at 23 Hayward St in Ipswich, MA.

The release party comes as a bit of a surprise, as I don't recall any actual events like this being put on at their brewery (I seem to recall someone saying it was due to a licensing issue), at least over the course of the past two or three years. Hopefully this is a successful event, and that they can put on more events like this in the future.

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