Essex River Brew Tasting Cruise

Essex River Cruises & Charters and Cape Ann Brewing announce the first Essex River Brew Tasting Cruise featuring local musician Inge Berge on Saturday, June 21st.

Essex River Cruises, located in the Essex Marina at 35 Dodge St., Essex MA, will be offering a Brew Cruise from 6:00-8:00 on June 21st, 2008. Essex River Cruises, in conjunction with Cape Ann Brewing Company, will be celebrating the first day of summer on the river with a selection of their beers and ales. While sampling some local brews, live music will be provided by Inge Berge, a frequent performer at Dogbar in Gloucester and the Mandrake in Beverly. Berge’s inspired original songs, refreshingly diverse interpretations of classics from Cash to Cohen, and Cape Ann’s unique brews will be the perfect match for a summer evening river cruise. More about Inge Berge can be found at

In addition to a number of special cruises being offered this summer, Essex River Cruises provides one and a half hour scheduled cruises as well as catered clambakes, events, and parties on the calm waters of the Essex River. Cliff Amero, the owner, is the most recent recipient of the 2008 Essex Small Business Person of the Year, awarded by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. Essex River Cruises can be reached at (800) 748-3706, or online at

Cape Ann Brewing is located in Gloucester, MA. The owners Michael Beaton and Jeremy Goldberg have dedicated themselves to brewing truly excellent beers and ales. The company is known for their Fisherman’s Brew, Fisherman’s IPA, and of course the winner of the 2007 Gold Medal at the Great International Beer Festival: their very own Fisherman’s K_lsch Ale. They can be reached at 978-284-4782 and online at