The Mule Returns

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Pale hoppy lagers are my absolute favorite beer category. There is no second place. If I could make Notch work financially on brewing pale hoppy lagers, I’d do it in a heartbeat. And I’m not talking IPLs or traditional lagers with new wave hops. Give me Kellerbier, Pilsner, Helles, etc. – beers with finesse and [...]

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LP India Pale Lager

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LP? As in Long Play, or a record, an album, or vinyl – if LP still has you scratching your head, go ask your dad, or someone with a beard. LPs are old school, like buying beer in rounds or dropping a needle on the first side of Double Nickels on the Dime with nothing to [...]

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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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Černé Pivo!

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Černe Pivo is back! Our Czech-style black lager is here to help you through the long, cold, cruel Massachusetts winter. Our blog post from last year pretty much covers all the basics, but we’ve added a few new pictures and edited out the bombast (well, not really). Call this a living blog post, or us being [...]

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Notch Polotmavý

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Another hard to pronounce beer from Notch! Our Notch Polotmavy is a brand new beer from us, and a limited release available in draft and 22 ounces bottles (specs and deets here). It’s yet another style from the Czech Republic that gets very little exposure in the US, and is a wonderful alternative to the [...]

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Notch Tafelbier

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I already get the fair share of quizzical looks with my beers (”No IPA?!”), and the new Tafelbier will ensure that continues. This is a Belgian influenced table beer of 2.8% ABV that relies on subtlety and created with a pretty simple idea in mind – a refreshing yet interesting thirst quencher for the heat [...]

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Drink Craft Beer Collaboration

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Beer? You love it. Coffee? Imperative. Brunch? A perfect excuse to drink before noon without feeling like Charles Bukowski. Notch has combined all three in the first ever collaboration beer with Drink Craft Beer! The guys from Drink Craft Beer (Jeff and Devon) were having a few pints with me and asked if I’d be [...]

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BSA Harvest Ale

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Notch’s second limited release, our new BSA Harvest Ale, was previewed at the Gulu Gulu in Salem during North Shore Beer Week last Thursday, and we’ll do the same tonight, October 7th at Clover in Harvard Square at 8PM. So it’s time for a bit of background on our first beer with an acronym in [...]

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