Beers at the Tap Room

Rauchbier - Bamberg Smoked Lager - 4.4% ABV

Rauchbier in German translates to smokebeer, and it is one of the oldest categories of beer in the world. Our Rauchbier is brewed with grain entirely from Weyermann Malting in Bamberg, including a Beechwood smoked barley malt. A single decoction and extended lagering gives this brown lager the traditional care it deserves.

The Standard - Czech Pale Lager - 4.4% ABV (12°P)

Our classic Czech pale lager, brewed with soft water, floor malted Pils malt, and Saaz hops. Double decoction, open fermentation, and extended lager time bring a bit of Plzen to Salem.  

Polotmavy - Czech Amber Lager - 4.4% ABV (12°P)

Our Czech amber lager, the style of Polotmavy has seen a large resurgence in its homeland. Also double decocted, it carries a rich toasted malt character from the Vienna base malt but balanced with a spicy Saaz hop character. 

Tmavy - Czech Dark Lager - 4.0% ABV (12°P)

Our Czech dark lager, Tmavy carries a rich cocoa and coffee character from the Munich and roasted malt but is never sweet or cloying. Also double decocted, it has a depth of flavor not often found in a 4.0% beer..

Left of the Dial - IPA - 4.3% ABV

Celebrating modest ABV of British IPAs, yet with the passion fruit aromas of US hop varieties, Left of the Dial uses British malt, hard water and a new wave hop profile. The base malt is Fawcett Golden Promise, along with a touch of Fawcett caramalt and oat malt. And that “IPA is strong” stuff? All myth. Just ask us.

Hoedown - Dry Hopped Sour Saison - 4.5%

The ultimate workers beer- tart, dry and refreshing. We used Massachusetts grain from Valley Malt and then employed a mix fermentation with multiple strains of lactobacillus and a saison yeast strain in our open fermenter. Lightly dry hopped with El Dorado and then aged in stainless for four months. 

Darklands - British Oatmeal Stout - 3.9% ABV

Creamy, velvety smooth texture with robust roasty, espresso, and toffee flavors. Built for multiple rounds.

Dog & Pony Show - Single hopped Pale Ale (w/ Citra) - 4.0% ABV

Wheat based pale ale with intense fruit and citrus aromatics from Citra hops. The wheat provides texture and mouthfeel that balance well against the forward hop character. Although a wheat based beer, it carries none of the aromatics of a Belgian or German wheat beer - think hazy pale ale instead.


Guest Brewer Beers (brewed at Notch)!

Our guest brewer series is simple - we allow our friends to brew any beer they desire in our brewery. Their beer, their recipe, their labor, their name on the board. It's not a collaboration, but an opportunity for our friends to try something new and explore new territory. For Notch it's an opportunity to open up our brewery to friends, and allow for guest beers on tap (we can only serve what we make under our brewing license). It's also an excuse for us to hang out together in an otherwise busy industry.

Guest Beer #2: Idle Hands Craft Ales - Wooooo! Weizenbock - 7.5% ABV

Our second guest beer is a go! Several weeks ago we were joined by friends Chris and Brett of Idle Hands Craft Ales to come in and brew whatever they want, with the only exception being that it *not* be Session Beer. 

Wooooo! (yes, with 5 o's) is Idle Hands' interpretation of a pale weizenbock. Clocking in at 7.5%, it has a decidedly malt driven character from the double decoction mash that brings to mind freshly baked sweet bread. The authentic abbey yeast contributes balanced notes of banana, clove and allspice leading to a very complex and delicious beer. Prost!

 

Beers out in the world

 

Session Pils - Czech Pale Lager - 4.0% ABV

Notch Session Pils salutes the session pale lagers of the Czech Republic: crisp, herbal, and hoppy. The Czech culture is a beer culture, and their beer of choice is this low gravity pale lager known as Světlé Výčepní. Enjoy it served fresh through our Czech tap system!

Left of the Dial - IPA - 4.3% ABV

Celebrating modest ABV of British IPAs, yet with the passion fruit aromas of US hop varieties, Left of the Dial uses British malt, hard water and a new wave hop profile. The base malt is Fawcett Golden Promise, along with a touch of Fawcett caramalt and oat malt. And that “IPA is strong” stuff? All myth. Just ask us.

Infinite Jest - Hoppy Pale Wheat - 4.3% ABV

An American Pale Wheat Beer brewed with malted wheat, Pils malt, oats and Equinox hops. Although a wheat beer, it pours only slightly hazy and is packed with fruity hop aroma and a delicate but noticeable hop flavor. Don’t expect the banana, clove, orange or coriander flavors and aromas of Germany or Belgium, but do expect infinite fun.

Black Lager - Czech style Černé Pivo - 4.0% ABV

Our cold weather session lager, built for multiple pints when the days get short. Black in color yet modest in ABV, our Black lager has an upfront malt sweetness with notes of roast and chocolate, yet finishes medium dry without cloying sweetness. This is a Czech staple, and one we love to brew each winter. Enjoy!

Turn It On IPA - IPA - 4.3% ABV (Draft only)

Intense tropical fruit and citrus aromatics from El Dorado and Citra hops are combined with our favorite British malts to provide a creamy texture for the high hoping rate.