Left of the Dial returns!

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Jon Langford has been my rock hero for as long as I can remember. For those who don’t know him, which is most of you, he’s had a prolific career as a musician and artist. Since starting the Mekons in the late 70’s he’s amassed a catalog of work that has always been engaging, challenging, [...]

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The year ahead.

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Notch celebrates our four year anniversary in March, something that was a bit of a long shot back in 2010 when we released our first draft only batches. Preaching the gospel of session beer in 2010 took thick skin, and it still does, but we have many more allies today. So here we are again [...]

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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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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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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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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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Valley Malt BSA

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Valley Malt BSA hits the shelves this week, taps next week, and you can catch us at the release party at Clover in Inman Sq Cambridge on October 4th. You may have noticed the name of the beer has changed, but the foundation of this beer remains the same – supporting Massachusetts agriculture. The Brewer [...]

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JP Music Fest Beer!

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A quick blog hit about the Squirrel Brew that Notch brewed for the JP Music Fest, as you’ll start seeing it pop up at bars all over Jamaica Plain this weekend. The beer is a very short run of 13 lucky kegs that will be used for fundraising efforts for the fest. I cut my [...]

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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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