6th AnniBREWsary Bash!

This is a very special day for us and for you! Come join the fun as True North Ales rocks the TAPROOM, our three tented patios, and THE NORTH SIDE event room with our 6th AnniBREWsary party! 

 (For you trivia buffs, our first batch of beer was Squared Double IPA, brewed on Friday, October 13, 2017) 



Growler Hoisting Competition! 

Do you have the strength and technique to defeat three-time Growler Hoisting Champ, Big Joe?
Women's and Men's Events starting at 5pm 

As participants compete to hold a growler filled with water for the longest time, multiple competition judges will be monitoring their form. An infraction of any rule will result in a warning by a judge. An additional infraction will result in disqualification of the competitor.

Hoisting Rules:
1) Properly grip a 64oz growler filled with water, as demonstrated by judges
2) Hold your arm in front of you, parallel to the ground
3) Do not lean or sway your body
3) Do not bend your elbow
The winner of the women's and men's competitions will each win an award and a True North Ales gift card.

Live Music!


THE RETURN plays on the patio from 1-4pm!

The Return trio is a Massachusetts-based guitar, piano and vocals cover band. They are a favorite our True North Ales customers! In case of inclement weather, the music will move into The North Side.

THE FAR OUT BAND plays in The North Side from 7-9pm!

The Far Out is a pop-funk band from the north shore of Massachusetts. The six lifelong friends have been playing music together in one capacity or another since they were kids - jazz, theatre, a cappella, orchestra - before coming together as a band in 2021. The multi-instrumentalists engage their audiences with high-energy grooves, powerful vocals, and funky horn lines, supported by undeniable chemistry. Good times are had each time The Far Out plays at True North Ales! Don't miss this show!


Featured Beers and a Special Release! 


Featuring six seasonal beers available in pints, tasters, and flights! Take home your favorites in 4-pack cans and kegs to go! Próst! 


🎃 SEASON OF THE WITCH  Hazy & Juicy IPA   Double dry hopped with Citra, Vic Secret, and Strata. A soft mouthfeel carries explosive flavors and aromas of passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and melon. ABV 5.9%

🎃 TOPSFIELD FAIR GIANT PUMPKIN ALE   Brewed with specialty malts for a rich, malt-forward sweetness, then dosed with pumpkin and spiced with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, and clove. Sweet, savory, and aromatic with notes of pumpkin pie and warm baking spice. Topsfield Fair is America’s oldest county fair and home of multiple world records in its Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off.  ABV 6.3%

🍑 PEACHES & DREAMS  Peach Sour with Madagascar Vanilla & Lactose   Brewed with peach purée, then infused with Madagascar vanilla bean and lactose sugar. Pleasantly tart with the upfront pastry sweetness of peach cobbler. Finishes with the dry and refreshing qualities of peach iced tea.  ABV 5.4%

🇩🇪 HOLY SCHNITT!  Munich Helles Lager   Brewed with pilsner malt and German Hersbrucker and Tettnanger hops, and fermented with a lager yeast sourced from Munich. A mild, malty-sweet body is balanced by Noble hops spice, providing a refreshing herbal lemon citrus finish.  ABV 5.1%  2022 Best of Craft Beer Awards BRONZE MEDALIST!

🇩🇪 FESTBIER  German Fest Lager   Brewed with German Pilsner and Vienna malts for rich maltiness, subtle notes of toast and dough. Tettnanger and Saaz noble hops provide herbal spice and citrus zest. Fermented with German lager yeast, this beer finishes clean, slightly full, with a pleasantly sweet malt flavor and aroma. Brewed in the tradition of the beer served at Oktoberfest in Munich, this beer walks the line between strength and drinkability. Prost!  ABV 5.8%

🇩🇪 OKJOEBERFEST  Märzen Lager   Brewed in the tradition of the Märzen-style lager beer served at Oktoberfest in Munich. Vienna, Munich, Caramunich, and Melanoidin malts create a robust, full-bodied malt flavor. Fermented and lager conditioned with Bavarian lager yeast. This beer drinks full and malt-rich, with flavors and aromas of fresh bread, toast, and rich caramel. A subtle herbal hop spice leads to a clean finish.  ABV 5.0%


SPECIAL RELEASE: Celebrate our 6th AnniBREWsary with a pour of F. N. Malarkey, American Triple IPA, last released in November of 2018. Available on tap or in a growler to take home! 


🍺 FREDRICK NIGEL MALARKEY  American Triple IPA   Brewed with a massive amount of 2-row, wheat, and Golden Promise malts to yield this heady small batch beer. Hopped at just about every opportunity throughout the brewing process, this beer is layered with hop additions of CTZ, Chinook, Cascade, Simcoe, and Amarillo. Waves of classic American hop deliver huge aromatics of juicy fruit, dank orange citrus, pine, and grapefruit. A stupid amount of malt and hops come together in the glass to produce a beer full of Malarkey!  ABV 9.7%


Big Pig BBQ AnniBREWsary Menu! 


Tony and his crew at Big Pig BBQ have created some special menu items for our 6th AnniBREWsary celebration! They'll be serving these and regular selections from their rig all day from noon to 8pm.


🇩🇪 BAVARIAN CHICKEN SAMMY   Steakhouse grilled chicken breast, Swiss cheese, warm sliced German ham, tomato, braised cabbage and mustard beer sauce featuring True North Ales FASSGOLD Kölsch on a grilled pretzel roll.

🇩🇪 FESTBURGER   Ground brisket and chuck burger, smoked gouda, bacon, caramelized onions, sauerkraut, and mustard beer sauce on a griddled pretzel roll.

🇩🇪 GERMAN SAUSAGE SUB   Choose between our house sausage, bratwurst, or knockwurst on a sub roll. Loaded with caramelized onions, sauerkraut, and mustard beer. 


Parking will fill up quickly at the brewery parking lot. If you live nearby or are parked downtown, please consider walking. Or come by train and take a scenic walk of just one mile to the brewery from the Ipswich commuter rail station.

There will be OVERFLOW PARKING in the YMCA parking lot. Please follow our signs! Please DO NOT park in any private lots! Your car may be towed.


 Make sure you're here to celebrate with us! And bring your friends!