IPSWICH, Mass. – Ipswich Ale Brewery will release Defrost, a Weizenbock style ale, in early January as a new limited winter seasonal offering. This rich, warming, malt-forward Bavarian style presents iconic German yeast flavors of banana and clove against a complex malt base with notes of chocolate and dark fruit.
Defrost will be available on draft and in 16oz cans across our distribution footprint.
The label artwork is a nod to the town of Newbury’s tradition of turning discarded Christmas trees into a massive community bonfire. The seventh annual fundraising event for the Newbury Volunteer Fire Department will take place at Tendercrop Farm in Newbury on Saturday, January 12th, 2019.
Defrost and other Ipswich Ale Brewery beers will be available for purchase from one of our vintage tapmobiles throughout the event; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Newbury Volunteer Fire Department.
For more information about the bonfire, visit: https://www.newburyport.com/old-newbury-bonfire/
Residents of Boston’s North Shore were first introduced to Ipswich Ale during the spring of 1991. With more than 25 years of history behind it, Ipswich Ale has been in existence longer than nearly every other craft brewer in New England. Since that time, the Ipswich Ale portfolio of brands have developed into a tradition shared by not only the residents of eastern MA, but across New England.
In January of 2016, the Ipswich Ale Brewery opened an onsite restaurant, the Ipswich Ale Brewer’s Table, which features 15 tap lines of Ipswich beers and an eclectic lunch and dinner menu. Learn more at www.ipswichalebrewery.com