There are certain beers you’ll never get a chance to brew. Either the market does not exist, or the means to brew them are out of your reach. Sometimes both. For the longest time I worked in an ale only brewery, and lagers were never on my radar. So a Czech style Černe Pivo was [...]
Notch’s second limited release, our new BSA Harvest Ale, was previewed at the Gulu Gulu in Salem during North Shore Beer Week last Thursday, and we’ll do the same tonight, October 7th at Clover in Harvard Square at 8PM. So it’s time for a bit of background on our first beer with an acronym in [...]
Thursday marks the official release of a new but limited Notch beer. It is the Haven Heather Ale, and you will only find it at the Haven in Jamaica Plain. So before I get into the specifics, please join us on Thursday, July 21st as we tap a special cask of the Haven Heather Ale.
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May kicks off Notch’s cask only series, where a one-off batch is brewed for cask only. May is also CAMRA’s Mild Month, and while this is a British thing, Notch will be participating stateside by releasing the Notch Dark Mild. This is something I’ve wanted to brew for a while, but would never release in [...]
I have a long way to go to make Notch a real, on-going concern, but last week’s bottle release party for Notch was certainly gratifying, if not a little humbling. On a Tuesday night in March, we packed the Lower Depths (had an unfortunate line) and celebrated the release of two new Notch beers in [...]
Look for Notch Hop Session Cask tappings in the next few weeks at the Haven, Deep Ellum, Redbones and American Craft. The cask conditioned version of Hop Session is a little different from what you will find on draft taps. The Hop Session Cask is a true presentation of session ale – naturally carbonated and served at [...]
It’s here, finally, Notch Hop Session, with the world wide debut at American Craft on August 5th. Here’s all the info you need on the event, and the beer.
Pretty damn cool.