The True North Ale Company is located on Boston’s North Shore in historic Ipswich, Massachusetts. The word “True” of True North Ales has special meaning to us and reflects our core values of integrity and honesty in all that we do. “North” refers to Boston’s North Shore, our home. And “True North” reflects the nautical and maritime heritage of Ipswich and the surrounding communities.
Newly built and opened in the autumn of 2017 by the father and son team of Gary and Jake Rogers, the brewery boasts a 15,000+ square foot facility with state-of-the-art brewing equipment, a high-speed canning line, and on-site taproom, patio, and events space. Our Taproom offers a welcoming environment to thirsty locals and out-of-town visitors, and a gathering place for business and community groups. Very recently opened, The North Side event space is available for large and small group gatherings ranging from fundraisers to corporate meetings to weddings.
The True North Ale Company is proud to produce our beers on both a 30 barrel (bbl) production brewhouse and a 5 bbl pilot brewhouse. We fill 60 bbl, 30 bbl, and 10 bbl fermentation and conditioning vessels with core brands and taproom-only beers. The high-speed counter-pressure fill canning line will package up to 100 cans per minute. Our facility has an expected brewing capacity approaching 25,000 bbl annually.
True North Ales earned major accolades in 2018 and again in 2019. Our Vincianne Belgian Blonde Ale won the Gold Award at the 2018 World Beer Cup and a Gold Medal at the 2019 North American Brewers Association International Competition. Our Cerveza Mexican Lager won a Silver Medal at the 2018 New York International Beer Competition and we were named Massachusetts Lager Brewery of the Year. And Northern Haze Juicy IPA won a Silver Medal at the NABA International Competition. Other of our specialty beers won Gold (1) and Bronze Medals (2) at NABA.