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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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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