Brewery Update: Walls are up

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It’s a bit ugly right now in the brewery, just a smattering of contractors and stuff everywhere, but it’s progress. All rough plumbing and electrical is complete within the walls (inspections completed) and dry wall, green board, and FRP are up. Walls are getting taped now, and by the weekend we’ll start painting. Also being […]

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Brewery Updates: Floors are done.

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As you already know through our oversharing on social media, we hit a big milestone last week when we poured our new floors. When we took over the building last fall, we had many, many decisions to make about how to tackle the floor, as the overall condition was not the best. It was months […]

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Brewery Update: Cuts and digs

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Just came back from a Monday morning site visit, and it’s good to see three different sub-contractors going at it at 7:30AM. The floors have been cut and trenched for the plumber, who started laying pipe this morning. The dry wall guys are finishing the demising wall and will be back in about a month […]

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Brewery Update: Fun with permits & licensing

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Brewery Updates! When we last left you, we had just about finished up the demo at the end of October, or so we thought. Once we had a uniform open space, some things became apparent: the existing conditions of the building were not as we hoped, and we also had the ceiling decision to make. […]

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LAGER! AND LOTS OF IT.

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We have 5 lagers available right now, the most ever by Notch at one time. Why? Our love of hopeless causes of course, but also, we are on two missions this year: 1) complete the brewery in Salem, and 2) demonstrate that “session” is an entire category of beer and more than IPA. More on […]

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Brewery Update – Demo is done, maybe

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Demolition took a bit longer than anticipated (I expect this to be a reoccurring project theme) and we can see the final clean up in the photos that follow. While our building was originally built as a REO Motor Car showroom, garage and repair facility around 1910, for the last 20 plus years it has […]

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Black Lager! (Černé Pivo!)

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Our beloved Czech style small black lager is back. And the beer formerly known as Černe Pivo is now known simply as Black Lager. Why? About 75% of you who wanted to order it didn’t, because the Czech language is impossible. So when we decided to put it in cans (yes, six pack cans starting […]

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The end and the beginning.

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Our poor blog has been ignored, we know. The reality is that our blog focused web site will be retired soon. It’s good thing, as this format has been the only thing we’ve used since we founded Notch in 2010. We’ll limp through the winter with this design, and then unleash a new look when […]

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Zen Arcade

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For the next Single Series beer, we bring you Zen Arcade. A hoppy American pale wheat beer that follows no stylistic guidelines whatsoever. It’s a departure from our norm, where we have brewed over 25 beers to date and almost all of them based on session styles from other beer brewing countries. Instead, Zen Arcade […]

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Saison returns, in cans!

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It’s time to celebrate the coming warm weather (it’s coming, it really is) with a beer of refreshment and nourishment – a worker’s beer. Spring and summer are no time for a beer of kings or royalty, it’s time for a beer that slakes our thirst and reminds us that flavor is not a compromise […]

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