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The Countdown to Ipswich Ale Cask & Clam Week is on

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Ipswich Ale Brewery
2 Soffron Lane
Ipswich, MA 01938


Ipswich Ale Brewery

Cask & Clam Week is Coming!

May 14-19, 2018

Ipswich Ale Cask & Clam Week is a week-long series of events celebrating Ipswich's clamming & brewing culture, culminating with the "Ipswich Ale Cask & Clam Fest" on Ipswich's Riverwalk, Saturday, May 19th, 12-6pm. The fest will feature live music, beer and food trucks, a seafood & beer tasting area with 7 local restaurants, and activities for all ages! The event is free admission, pay as you consume. All proceeds will be donated to our nonprofit partners, The Green Crab R&D Project and the Ipswich River Watershed Association.


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Events are happening all week at the Ipswich Ale Brewer's Table!

See below for a list of what we have planned..

Tales at the Table 

Monday, May 14th, 7-9pm


Come hear true tales of bloody brawls, scandalous romance, and nasty girl-fights, all ripped from yesterday's headlines at "Tales at the Table". Tickets include a souvenir mug along with two beers, a hearty tavern dinner, plus stories of Ipswich's past told by a noted local historian, AND endless sea shanties sung by the Portermen!

Tales at the Table Tickets


History & Hops Slideshow
Tuesday, May 15th, 6:30-8:30pm

Join Ipswich Town Historian, Gordon Harris, on a journey through the history of the Ipswich and our waterways. Photos and history will be shared from the 19th and 20th Century, followed by an open discussion.

$10 ticket includes admission to event with programming planned by Gordon Harris, one drink ticket (valid for beer, soda, iced tea, lemonade, or coffee), and a light appetizer. Additional drinks and food are available for purchase (cash or credit).

History & Hops Slideshow Tickets

Breakfast For Dinner Night
Wednesday, May 16th, 4-11pm


Our popular Breakfast for Dinner Night is back and this time with a special edition Cask & Clam Week menu! Starting at 4pm, our regular dinner menu will be scrapped, and a delicious array of breakfast foods will be available to order. Labor in Vain will also be in the house for a special night of live music from 7-10pm. There is no cover for this event and seating is first come-first served.

Breakfast for Dinner Night

Cask & Clambake Night

Thursday, May 17th, 7-8:30pm


Enjoy a cask ale and a classic clambake dinner on the outdoor patio at the Brewer's Table. 

Cask & Clambake Tickets

Live Music Nights 

Thursday & Friday, 8-10:30pm


All ages are welcome, and as always, there's no cover.

Thursday, May 17th
Orville Giddings & Friends

Local legend Orville Giddings will be playing a mix of "tasty" blues, country, folk, and jazz with his acoustic trio.

Friday, May 18th

Live Dead

Gloucester natives,  Live Dead, will be playing and evening of Grateful Dead covers!

Clammers Pastel Oil Painting Exhibit by Susan Ellis

On Display All Week

Visit the Private Dining Room at the Ipswich Ale Brewer's Table now through Saturday, May 19 to view a series of pastel oil paintings of clammers by Susan Ellis. Susan, an Ipswich resident, focuses primarily on still life and figures and she's been painting for over 25 years. Prints and the paintings on display will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our nonprofit partners, Green Crab R&D Project and the Ipswich River Watershed Association.

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