Mercury Brewing Company - Ipswich Nut Brown Ale

Mercury Brewing Company - Ipswich Nut Brown Ale

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Mercury Brewing Company - Ipswich Nut Brown Ale

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  • Serving Temperature:

    45-60° F
  • Suggested Glassware:

    Pint Glass
  • Malts:

    Special Roast, Caramel, Victory, Pale
  • Hops:

    Cascade, Tettnang
This brown's bouquet has sweet, breaddy aromas with notes of gingerbread, pumpernickel, apple pie, toasted caramel, some floral and citrus hop aromatics, and a flourish of cracked black peppercorns. Look for notes of dark tobacco (making this a great cigar beer) and roasty, grain-heavy notes on the palate that help dry out the sweetness, along with nutty (macadamia?) notes that break late. Starts sweet, finishes dry and nutty and with a touch of hop spice. Pair this one up with cheddar, either ultra-sharp or smoked sharp. The smoky notes work nicely against the roasty profile of this beer.
The Mercury Brewing Company was founded in Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1999 when the former brewmaster of the Ipswich Brewing Company, Rob Martin, took over from the original (1991) founders Paul Silva & Jim Beuvais. While the brewery's name may have changed, the Ipswich line of beers has been around for 16 years—and what's perhaps most intriguing about these beers is how darned good they are, considering that between these three guys, their previous vocations had little to do with beer; one was an architect (Rob), another a psychologist (Paul) and the third was working in the software industry (Jim). Bringing these roles together just screams good beer, right? It just goes to show you, if you have a passion for brewing beer (and you're at least a good homebrewer like these gents were when they started) then it makes no difference what your day job is—in fact, most domestic brewery owners found their calling after spending tens of thousands of dollars on college and then realizing they hated their day jobs! Named after the Roman messenger to the gods, Mercury B.C. lives up to its name by delivering the message that those who seek out "good beer" really are gods on Earth! (well, that's how we look at it.) For more information about the brewery, their beers and sodas, and scheduled tours, call (978) 356-3329 or check out their web site at
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