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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Infinite Jest

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Next up in the Single Series is Infinite Jest (1), a hoppy American Bitter with a whopping ABV of 4.0%. While the merriment may not last forever, the 4% ABV will certainly give you the ability to extend your good times. Or, you could have a beer at lunch, because that’s a pretty solid option […]

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Rauchbier!

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Another lager from Notch! Our draft only Single Series continues with a smoky dark lager inspired by the beers of Bamberg. Rauchbier, German for Smoke Beer, gets its smoky aroma and flavor from a malting process where a fire of Beechwood is used to help dry the barley after germination. We toured Weyermann Malting in […]

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IPL and other bits of info.

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IPL is back. It’s back, our session strength India pale lager (IPL), showcasing all the new wave, cool kid hops. Every year we’ll brew this one-off draft to explore new hop varieties just for fun. It also helps to keep our house lager yeast healthy and active in between Polotmavy and Cerne brews, but we […]

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