This Massachusetts brewery has been with us now for over 20 years. It was a transitional beer for me. A clear glass growler appeared on the shelf at my local packie many years ago and I was hooked. I'd tasted many imports, and some good craft brews. But this was like fresh draft beer in a bottle. Fresh excellent brew. It was Ipswich Original Ale. Very hoppy for the day as well. Soon after Ipswich IPA and Ipswich Oatmeal Stout appeared. In my opinion both are top shelf beers. My big question: Why aren't these staples on draught in New England bars? I seem to see more brews that were contract brewed at Ipswich than actual Ipswich.