Bottles: Father, son team up at True North Ale Co.

Through more than three decades of homebrewing, Gary Rogers could nearly always count on one constant: his son Jake by his side, lending a hand.

“He was helping out as I brewed as a toddler underfoot, and I guess he got the bug,” Rogers says now. “He was smelling hops and malt at an early age.”

Jake Rogers eventually went into brewing professionally, helping run operations at Mercury Brewing in Ipswich. And so it made sense that when he wanted to open up his own shop, he turned to the man who instilled in him his love of making beer.

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