RiverWalk Brewing Co., NewburyportStandout Qualities: Just a few years after starting as a 3-gallon brewing operation in Amesbury, Riverwalk is winning national accolades for its craft beer, like Gnomad farmhouse ale and Screen Door pale ale.
Insider Tip: Mug Club memberships have started—a limited-member club where a unique numbered 20-ounce tankard mug is kept just for your use at the taproom. Fill your mug for the price of a 16-ounce pour and enjoy an annual appreciation party.
What’s New: The taproom and brewery have a large new location in Newburyport, with a spacious biergarten next to the rail trail.
40 Parker St., Newburyport, 978-499-2337, riverwalkbrewing.com
True North Ale Company, IpswichFun Fact: True North is just about one year old, though founder Gary Rogers has been brewing beer for three decades.
116 County Rd., Ipswich, 978-312-6948, truenorthales.com