BEER at TAP room
Week of 6/10/19
AVAILABILITY may vary based on demand
SESSION PILS - CZECH Pils - 4.0% ABV (10°P)
Notch Session Pils salutes the session pale lagers of the Czech Republic: crisp, herbal, and hoppy. The Czech culture is a beer culture, and their beer of choice is this low gravity pale lager known as Světlé Výčepní.
YEAST: Lager Yeast
FUN FACTS: The Czech Republic brews varying strengths of Pilsner, and the most popular is the 4.0% ABV version known as Desítka. Yes, there really is a Session Pilsner.
The Standard - Czech Pils - 4.4% ABV (12°P)
Clean bright malt flavors combine with peppery and lemony hop character to showcase what Notch loves most - Czech lager. Floor malted Czech pils malt is double decocted for deep malt structure in such a delicate beer. Open fermented, then racked into a closed fermenter and spund for natural carbonation. We then condition this beer in a horizontal lagering tank for an extended time until complete
MALT: Floor Malted Czech Barley
FUN FACTS: A step up in strength from our Session Pils (4% 10P)
FODDERSTOMPF - GERMAN PILS - 4.5% ABV
We took the inspiration of Northern German hoppy pilsners and made it all our own. Instead of the mineral rich water typically found in these Pils, we brewed it with our soft water along with our favorite German hop - Spalt Select. A single decoction and the Bavarian heritage malt Barke provide a beautiful platform for the aggressive Noble hopping.
MALT: Barke Pils
HOPS: Spalt Selecr
FUN FACTS: Last song on the debut record by PIL.
Lojko Pale Lager - Polish PILS - 4.5% ABV
Similar to the Czech Pils, this Polish Pale Lager pours golden, malty yet crisp, bready and dry. Triple decocted, open fermented, naturally carbonated, hopped with Lubelski.
HOPS: Lubelski (Lublin)
FUN FACTS: Brewed once per year for our annual Polish Fest
THE MULE- AMERICAN CORN LAGER - 4.2% ABV
The 7th season for the Mule, and the first time in cans. The Mule uses heritage corn grown in Massachusetts and malted by Valley Malt in Hadely MA). Corn you say? Yes corn. It is wonderful grain to use in lager, as it mellows the barley and provides a bit of perceived sweetness in the aroma. You really can’t smell or taste corn in beer, but if you are convinced you can, have at it.
MALT: US Pils, MA Corn.
FUN FACTS: This beer would get you thrown our of the Brewers Association a few years ago
Fire Walk with me - Bamberg Smoked Lager 4.4% ABV
Traditional amber rauchbier lager modeled after the smoked beers of Bamberg. Beechwood smoke is used to dry the barley during malting, resulting in a smoky aroma and hint of smoke in the flavor. Rich, malty, balanced.
MALT: Rauchmalt, Caramunich
FUN FACTS: In “Rauchbier” the CH is a hard K, not like the CH in couch.
AltBier - Düsseldorf STyle AltBier - 4.5% ABV (11°P)
A copper colored ale that feels like a lager. Sweet vanilla balances earthy snappy bitterness with rounded notes of dark crusty bread and caramel. Single decoction, open fermented, extended cold lagering time, natural carbonation.
STYLE: Düsseldorf Alt Bier
MALT: German Pils, Munich
FUN FACTS: The Düsseldorf style of Altbier tends to display more bitterness and less sweetness than other German Altbier.
LEFT OF THE DIAL - IPA - 4.3% ABV
Celebrating the modest ABV of British IPAs, yet with the passion and stone fruit aromas of US hop varieties, Left of the Dial uses British malt, hard water and a new wave hop profile.
MALT: Golden Promise, Caramalt, Oat Malt,
HOPS: Citra, Mosaic
FUN FACTS: That “IPA is strong” stuff? All myth. Low ABV IPA's have been around for centuries.
Raw Power - Small IPA - 4.5% abv
Golden Promise malt, dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic. Oranges, grapefruit, bright.
MALT: Golden Promise, Flaked
HOPS: Citra & Mosaic
APPEARANCE: Orange haze
FUN FACTS: We love Iggy
The Voll Projekt
Our side project for full strength beer - 4.5% to 7%. These are definitely not session strength beers, but beers made to contemplate. Look for continental lagers and ales, as well as an American hop forward beers.
HELLES SPEZIAL- EXPORT HELLES - 5.7% ABV
This export strength Bavarian Helles carries a bit more alcohol than the standard Helles, and with it comes more intense aromas of honey, grape and biscuit. The flavor is fuller and the malt lands a bit sweeter, and this helps to remind you that this is a beer to relax with, as the flavors develop and change over the 1/2 liter. Brewed with one malt (the heritage variety Barke Pils) and one hop (Spalt). Fermented cold, naturally carbonated and lagered for two months. Currently available in 16oz four packs from the brewery and at retail.
PKG: 16oz can, four packs
MALT: German Barke Pils Malt
HOPS: Spalt Select
APPEARANCE: Straw Gold
Hefe Weisse - Bavarian Pale Wheat - 5.4% ABV
The classic Bavarian wheat beer! Notes of clove and banana. Single decoction in the brewhouse, open fermented with a monastery brewery yeast from Munich, and served with a billowing fluffy head.
PKG: Draft, 16oz can four packs
MALT: Pils & Wheat
YEAST: Weisse Yeast
Dunkel Weisse - Bavarian dark Wheat - 5.2% ABV
Dunkel Weisse presents itself with caramelized banana malt flavors and strong clove aromas with hints of vanilla. This full bodied, low bitterness beer is delicious and creamy yet with a refreshing finish high carbonation Single decoction in the brewhouse, open fermented with a monastery brewery yeast from Munich, and served with a billowing fluffy head.
MALT: Pils, Munich, & Valley Malt Wheat
YEAST: Weisse Yeast
BIERE DE garde - French ale - 6.5% ABV
Our Pink Boots Society Collaboration contribution. A Northern France ale with a wink to Germany in process - cold fermented and conditioned with notes of tart cherries and chocolate.
MALT: German Pils, Valley Malt Wheat
BAvARIAN radler - sparkling lemonade + PALE LAGER
Traditional German mixture of sparkling lemonade and pale lager. Thirst quencher!
Salzburg radler - sparkling GRAPEFRUIT + PALE LAGER
Traditional Austrian mixture of sparkling grapefruit and pale lager. Another thirst quencher!