PRESS RELEASE / July 8, 2021 (Ipswich, MA & Beverly, MA) – True North Ale Company and Old Planters Brewing Company, two stalwarts on the burgeoning North Shore brewing scene, have collaborated to brew and launch Big Cats Mango Milkshake IPA. The big cats are representative of the school mascots of each of the towns, located just 10 miles apart — Ipswich Tigers and Beverly Panthers. The beer is a fun and refreshing summer IPA, big but crushable.
First in a series of occasional collaborative releases from the two breweries, Big Cats is a summer treat. The teams from the two breweries put their heads together to create a beer that is big and fruity, smooth and satisfying. The base beer is brewed as a hazy IPA, then topped with lactose sugar, Madagascar vanilla, and mango purée to provide palate fullness and sweetness. Big tropical notes of dank mango and pineapple complement sweet vanilla pastry.
Big Cats Mango Milkshake IPA will be available for a limited time on tap and in four packs at both the True North Ales and Old Planters taprooms.
True North Ale Company is located in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Opened in 2017, its beers have been poured in more than 1,200 bars and restaurants and sold in more than 1,000 stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The brewery has won major international awards, to include a Gold Award at the 2018 World Beer Cup and a Silver Medal at the 2020 Great American Beer Fest. It has been voted Best Brewery on Boston’s North Shore three consecutive years. Its North Shore location features 150+ seat open-air and tented patios and 150+ seat indoor seating. The events venue, The North Side, may host events with more than 250 guests.
Old Planters was the name given to the founders of Beverly, MA back in 1635 and we chose this name as a direct connection to the city where we were born and raised. This idea of community rings true in our taproom as well. Our space has become a meeting place to hear local musicians, enjoy local artists, and get a taste of various foods in the Beverly area. It’s also a space where we would like ALL members of our community to feel welcome and accepted. For many, craft breweries can sometimes feel exclusive and intimidating for those that don’t consider themselves “beer nerds” and this is a notion we will always work hard to dispel. We believe beer should be fun/accepting and our goal is to always have a variety of beers that speak to a wide audience.