The Notch staff at our 2017 Oktoberfest.

The Notch staff at our 2017 Oktoberfest.

OUR STORY

Brewing session beer since before it was cool.

Launched in 2010, Notch Brewing – named for the nick made to keep a record when you're having more than one – was the first brewing company in the U.S. to focus exclusively on session beer. At the time, we simply wanted to brew the beers we loved to drink because finding them was a challenge. Session beer has been enjoyed in every great beer brewing nation for centuries, yet in the U.S. it was overlooked. So we set out to brew the world’s classic session styles from the Czech Republic, Germany, England, and Belgium, as well as explore how session beer could fit with the U.S.’s hoppy beer infatuation. Eight years later, we have a brewery built on the back of session beer and it’s proven two things: beer consumers like options, and session beer is a great one.