Launched in 2010, Notch was the the first brewing company in the US to focus exclusively on session beer. It was lonely back then. But today, in 2014, we are on the front edge of the trend, and no longer the lunatic fringe. But people still call us nuts (we get those looks…).
Notch was launched by Chris Lohring, a professional brewer since 1993, most notably at the Tremont Brewery in Boston MA. Today, Chris is an independent brewer – Notch owns no facility – instead brewing with other breweries. The love of session beer, or beers with flavor and low ABV, have been with Chris for decades. Why? Session beer has a unique ability to extend the good times. Or, have one beer without needing a nap.
Notch currently brews beers at three locations, the Ipswich Ale Brewery (Bottles, Draft, Cask), Two Roads Brewery (Cans, Draft) and Kennebunkport Brewery (Cask One-Off). So the question, “Where are you from?” is a tough one for us to answer.
We offer no tours, and don’t sell merchandise. We hope to do both of these one day!
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