Actions and Detail Panel
Cask and Clam Week: "Green Crab Tasting and Panel Discussion"
Tue, May 9, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
- Did you know that the Green Crab is a ravenous, invasive species from China that is proliferating on the shores of Ipswich with no natural predators?
- Did you know that this army of Green Crabs is devouring the foundation of Ipswich's largest industry, the soft shell clam, in addition to destroying eel grass and eroding tidal riverbanks from Great Marsh to Plum Island Sound?
- Did you know that the clam harvest on the North Shore fell by more than half between 2012 and 2013, and green crabs get most of the blame?
- And did you know that the Green Crabs taste absolutely delicious?
Ipswich Shellfish Warden, Scott LaPreste, founder the Green Crab R&D Project, Roger Warner, executive director of the Ipswich River Watershed Association, Wayne Castonguay, and will lead an informative and engaging talk about the green crab, an invasive species wreaking havoc on the local clamming industry. Discover the origin of the green crab, taste the delicacy of the green crab, and learn about specific actions you can take to help clammers defeat the green crab.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Programming runs from 7pm-8:30pm. Attendees are welcome to stay at the Ipswich Ale Brewer's Table until closing at 11pm.
*Tickets On Sale: April 1, 2017* Tickets cost $10 and include one pint of beer and delicious passed hors d'oeuvres made with green crabs. Event is 21+ only. Additional beer and food are available for purchase.
All proceeds from the Cask and Clam Week will be donated to local nonprofits working to preserve the clamming industry, including the Green Crab R&D Project and the Ipswich River Watershed Association. See the full list of events at www.ipswichalebrewery.com/caskandclam.html