Newburyport Brewing Releases Melt Away Session IPA


Newburyport, MA – The Newburyport Brewing Company®, Massachusetts’ all-can and keg craft brewery, today announces year-round availability of Melt Away Session IPA. At 4.6% ABV, this refreshing golden-colored session India Pale Ale shines with Citra and Amarillo hop flavor and aroma, yet is uniquely balanced by malt sweetness for a crisp, easy finish. Melt Away Session IPA will begin arriving this week in 12-ounce can six-packs to retail accounts and on draft at select bars and where Newburyport Brewing craft beer is sold.

Originally released in early 2014 as a 1635 Series small batch beer, Melt Away Session IPA is now Newburyport Brewing’s fourth year-round offering joining Green Head IPA, Newburyport Pale Ale, and Plum Island Belgian White. Due to anticipated high demand, the brewery will initially limit distribution of Melt Away Session IPA to retailers, bars and restaurants within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance network of distributors.

“Given our recent brewery expansion, we are excited to create a session IPA loaded with tons of flavor yet low ABV,” said Chris Webb, co-founder and CEO. “This crisp, drinkable beer is perfect for year-round beach days. Canned for quality and adventure – enjoy this session IPA wherever your path takes you.”

“We are fired up to add Melt Away Session IPA to our portfolio of premier craft beer offerings,” stated Brian Murphy, director of sales and marketing at Massachusetts Beverage Alliance. “Newburyport Brewing’s dedication to quality and freshness coupled with its rapid growth continues to impress. We are looking forward to additional innovative canned craft beers from the brewery in the future.”

First barrels of Melt Away Session IPA outside the brewery’s tasting room will be tapped on May 27 and 28 at the following venues:

About the Newburyport Brewing Company

The Newburyport Brewing Company is a privately held craft brewery dedicated to brewing the highest quality craft beer products for local and regional consumers. Co-founded in 2012 by two local Newburyport entrepreneurs, musicians, and home brewers – Chris Webb and Bill Fisher – Newburyport Brewing is Massachusetts’ own exclusive keg and can craft brewery. The company aims to capture the essence of Newburyport’s quaint seaside character across a line of great tasting handcrafted ales. The brewery uses premium quality natural ingredients in its products: Green Head IPA®, Newburyport Pale Ale®, Plum Island Belgian White®, Melt Away Session IPA™ and 1635 Series™ small batch beers. Visit the brewery on the Web at, on Facebook at /NewburyportBrewingCo or follow @NBPTbrewing.