Great Marsh Brewing Co.
Owner and brewer John Collins takes beer very seriously: He explored the chemical makeup of the water in Germany before introducing his German-style beers and takes a similarly high-tech approach to every one of his craft products. So, indulge in a beer tour of Europe without leaving the North Shore by experiencing his interpretations of Belgian, Irish, and German beers, or stick close to home with a bevy of New England IPAs—they’re all good.
99 Main St., Essex, 978-890-7827, thegreatmarsh.com
Granite Coast Brewing Company
What began as a hobby between childhood friends grew into a business for owners Jeff Marquis and Rob Dunn, and now their fans gladly follow them from American Cream Ale to London Porter and everything in between. Local sourcing of ingredients keeps the brews unique.
77B Main Street, Peabody, 978-595-2775, granitecoastbrewing.com