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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I received this email last week, and want to share it.
Thank you for making these beers. For years I’ve been longing for great tasting lower ABV brews. The current bigger is better trend to over-hopped, high ABV brews has left me longing for a good beer that I can have with a burger on a Wednesday night that won’t [...]
Justin Farrar wrote a piece this week on his love of Session Beer, and the lack Session Beer options currently available. Great article, and not just because I was quoted. It’s a quick read, but a good one. Enjoy it!
Good piece from Chow.com on Session Beer. Lew Bryson gives the expert opinion, and Notch gets a nod. I love the overview of what constitutes a Session beer, and what simply doesn’ t, based on ABV%. Great to see this type of conversation growing, and I think we are starting to take back the the [...]
Lew Bryson gave a mention to Notch this week in his Session Beer Project blog, and he was correct in thinking these initial Notch beers are for market research, but also correct in that I’m messing around a bit. Product design folk call this messing around the “fuzzy front end”, which I’ve always liked, because [...]
The Thirsty Pilgrim’s recent post gave me an idea to highlight what I will now call Session Beer Advocates. These advocates simply have Session Beer passion. It also gives the Notch Session blog reader a break from me (Chris) and allows another voice to address the wonders of Session Beer. The Thirsty Pilgrim also had [...]