Valley Malt BSA 2013

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Valley Malt BSA returns for our third year (that counts as a tradition, right?) and we’ll celebrate in good fashion at our release party at Clover in Harvard Square on October 10th. For those new to the beer, it’s the most rewarding beer we’ll brew all year. Why? It supports Massachusetts agriculture in a way [...]

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12 Questions – Nate Brown

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We are back at it this week with 12 Questions! We got a bit busy with the can release, but once again we have our man in the street Zac Antczak throwing down questions, and this week it is Nate Brown of Middlesex Lounge fame, a Cape Cod native and fan of session beer! We [...]

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Yes, you can.

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It took us three years, but we are finally putting Notch in cans, as it’s the number one request of Notch fans. Look for Notch Session Pils cans in Massachusetts sometime the last week of August. And just as exciting, they come in the consumer friendly 12 pack (the second biggest request from Notch fans). [...]

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12 QUESTIONS – Dan Venskus

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This week’s 12 Questions (for the record, a big hit in its debut last week) has Notch’s Zac Antczak throwing down questions to Dan Venskus of Lord Hobo and the Other Side (RIP) fame. Even with a broken digit, Dan was up to the task. Take it away Zac: 1) First Gig? Ever? Dan: I [...]

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12 Questions – Mike Moxley

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Our debut spot of 12 Questions! Here’s how it works: Notch’s man on the street Zac Antczak lays down twelve questions to anyone he deems up to the task, regardless of fame, fortune or good taste. And we start this series with our longtime friend and supporter Mike Moxley, owner of the Salty Pig, Coda, and [...]

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Corn, Myths and the Mule.

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Corn, the most vilified grain in all of American brewing, also happens to be one of the more traditional and historically important. How did this grain get its reputation? It’s all a bit of myth making by the Brewers Association and its members, who feel corn delineates craft and non-craft breweries. And it’s all bunk. [...]

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Beer updates!

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Some quick hits on what’s happening with Notch beer releases. It’s been a struggle to slot in anything new, as demand for our year round beers keeps us remarkably busy, and the priority is to keep all year round beers in stock. That being said, there are some new beers headed your way. The New-ish [...]

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The little lager that could.

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We had our three year anniversary back in March, and it was somewhat overshadowed by our now legendary (in our minds anyway, so just go with it) session beer day event. It  was more fun than is usually allowed in Boston, but we pulled it off. So April started off on a high note for [...]

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Notch Press!

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All, or most, Notch press assembled here for your curious mind. WBUR – Radio spot with John Hall on beer and food paring and a shout out to Notch. North Shore Magazine - Spot on Notch, and pic of Chris pretending to work! NPR On-Point – Radio spot with a shout our to Notch Session Ale [...]

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Left of the Dial IPA

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What does “IPA” mean? Really? Beyond the acronym for India Pale Ale, what does it stand for? And how has that changed over the last 10 years, or over the last 100? Beer styles evolve, change, disappear and then sometimes reappear. None are authentic, and at best some are traditional, but only if we know the [...]

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