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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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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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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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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