Great Notion (2021)

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  1. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    From 1/8/21


    Happy Friday, everyone!
    It may be a new year, but we are still serving up dope brews!
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Upcoming Drops

    Double Strawberry Banana Shake
    (9.1% abv) $22/4pack
    The most a-peeling Shake yet, Double Strawberry Banana Shake is a blend of banana puree, strawberry, and vanilla. Thick and sweet with a hint of tartness, this brew brings to mind a dollop of creamy strawberry banana yogurt.

    Double Fudge Coconut Brownie
    (12% abv) $25/4pack
    Double Fudge Coconut Brownie is a sinfully decadent dessert stout brewed with rich chocolate and flaky coconut. With all the flavors of gooey brownie batter, you’ll definitely want to lick the spoon!

    Juice Explorer
    (8% abv) $20/4pack
    Discover the furthest reaches of flavor with Juice Explorer. Originally brewed in collaboration with our friends at Moksa Brewing, this hazy double IPA is dry hopped with Galaxy, Motueka, and Sabro for out-of-this-world hop character.

    Ripe
    (7% abv) $18/4pack
    Ripe is back and ready to be plucked for your sipping pleasure. One of our favorite flagships, this hazy IPA is bursting with hoppy Citra goodness.

    JB DIPA
    (8% abv) $20/4pack
    Juice Jr’s big brother JB is a Mosaic-only double IPA brimming with aromas of peach, mango, and passion fruit. You won’t need a straw to suck down this dangerously drinkable juice.


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    Survey Results

    A huge thank you to those folks who took our survey last week! We are still combing through all the answers, but y'all are full of fantastic feedback and ideas. Here are some of our favorite tidbits so far:

    -Our classic hazy IPAs like Ripe and Juice Jr. are the clear favorites, but our Shake series got the most love among the new beers of 2020.

    -To our surprise, lots of people are hoping for lower abv (or even non-alcoholic) beers in the future. And while you dig our experimental flair, many of you are itching for a return to more classic styles as well.

    -NW is the most popular taproom, but most folks prefer the locations nearest to them.

    -There are a lot of awesome cities suggested for future GN locations, but the most popular spots are still in the Portland or Seattle area. Oh, and California of course!

    -While we are all looking forward to in-person events (and look back fondly on old ones!), most of you are more interested in virtual events for the coming year. We are really happy to hear this, as we will definitely not be planning any in-person meet-ups for a good long time. Can't wait to see what we come up with instead!

    We will take our time looking over all of your thoughtful responses, but they have already been helpful in making our 2021 plans! If you haven't taken our survey and you would like to, it will remain open for another week. Check it out here if you are interested! It should take about 15 minutes to complete.

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    Plans for 2021

    2020 was definitely a big year at Great Notion, and now we are hard at work planning 2021! We will be discussing the future of the company in the coming weeks, so look for a few changes coming down the pike in the next couple of months. We'll be coy for now, but here is a rough roadmap of what we are imagining in the near future.

    Our next major app update is slated for release soon (hopefully in February), so you'll see more information on new features here in the newsletter shortly. Highlights include the rad games and augmented reality characters that we've been teasing for ages now, as well as one-hour beer delivery in PDX through DoorDash (we currently offer next-day local delivery). Seattle delivery will also be rolled out once we have had some time to work through any kinks in the process.

    We'll also be announcing more information on upcoming Timbercrew rewards and making some possible changes to our reward structure. All very cool stuff, and we are excited to fill you a little later!

    Dine-in service is still suspended at all taprooms while COVID-19 numbers continue to hit record highs. We are cooking up some plans for new menu concepts once we are able to reopen, but in the meantime, wear those masks and stay safe so that we can all have a beer together soon!




    Take care of yourselves out there, and we'll see you next week.
     
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  2. Refractured

    Refractured Nov 28, 2015 Washington
    Society

    Y’all are simply On top of the game. So lucky to have you in the PNW. Keep up the extreme brews!
     
  3. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    Today's update (1/22/21)


    Happy Friday, everyone!
    Shake and Bake(d), and fresh new look at Ballard.
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Shipping to NV and AK

    Good news - if you live in Nevada or in Anchorage, Alaska, you can now get your favorite GN beers shipped directly to your door! Stock up on Ripe and Purple Lemonade starting TODAY, and get your hands on the hottest upcoming drops too.

    Shipping is a flat rate per case (up to six 4packs) of $25 for Nevada and $100 for Anchorage. Merch ships free with beer orders over $100, so make sure to browse our merch shop before checking out!

    *Just a heads up - if you enter your NV or AK address, the app will still display Oregon as the state in the checkout screen. Don’t worry though! Everything is going through correctly on our end, so your order will make it to you soon, and we’ll have this issue fixed in the app shortly.

    **We use UPS Ground Shipping, so while orders placed to states outside of Oregon will not arrive next day, you can expect to have your beer in your hands before too long. You will receive detailed tracking info from UPS as soon as your order leaves our facility.

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    Upcoming Drops

    Super Baked
    (8% abv) $22/4pack
    We dialed up the potency of this pie-inspired tart ale. Super Baked is hot from the oven and bubbling with blueberry, lemon, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk sugar.

    Double Cherry Shake
    (9% abv) $22/4pack
    Shake, rattle, and roll your way through the last week of January with the newest in our Shake series. This tart ale is a cherrific - er - terrific blend of plump cherries and sweet vanilla.

    Groundhog Day
    (8.3% abv) $21/4pack
    Tomorrow is another day - or is it? Whether it’s the winter darkness or the tedium of pandemic life, our days are all running together, so let’s hope the old groundhog gives us some good news this year. Either way, our newest double dry-hopped hazy DIPA (with Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Galaxy hops) is anything but dull.

    Puppy Love
    (5.4% abv) $18/4pack
    Who’s a good doggo? Puppy Love wags its way back next week. Made to be an easy drinker, this session IPA was brewed with Citra, Amarillo, and Sabro hops, and of course, love. Fetch some for yourself!

    Puffery
    (5% abv) $15/4pack
    We’re all puffed up with pride over the first installment of this delicious new lager series. This version of Puffery is a Munich-style Helles done right. Hallertau Mittlefruh hops, pilsner malt, and a touch of light Munich malt - and time - are all that we needed for this perfectly crushable beer.

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    New Look at Ballard

    The interior over at Great Notion Ballard got a rad new look! Our mural went up this week, bringing a few of our favorite Chad Eaton creations to life in the taproom. Catch a peek next time you stop by - we’re open 12-7 pm daily for app order pickups and to-go beer!



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    Happy Inauguration week to everyone! We'll see you next week!
     
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  4. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
    Society Trader

    I hope they're feeling alright, that was actually readable!
     
  5. Brent212

    Brent212 Jan 13, 2014 California
    Trader

    Super Baked sounds so fucking good.
    And that Groundhog Day has the holy hazy hop trinity, bet it's good.
     
  6. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    Today's update (from 2/5/21)


    Happy Friday, everyone!
    Dry January is over at last, and love (and Fluff) is in the air!
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Upcoming Drops

    Love Notion #9
    (11.5% abv) $25/4pack
    Love in the time of COVID is tricky business. Get a little help with an infusion of Love Notion #9, an imperial stout concocted with a sensual mix of silky chocolate, lush raspberry, and velvety rose. Watch out - you’ll be kissing everything in sight with this amorous elixir in your system.

    Mamut
    (11.6% abv) $22/4pack
    Laissez les bons temps rouler! We’re going wild in the spirit of Mardi Gras with Mamut, an imperial stout with marshmallows, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, and a hint of cinnamon. Toss some beads our way!

    Fruit Monster: Mango Pineapple
    (6% abv) $20/4pack
    Fruit Monster is back to cause some mayhem, this time with a marvelously tart blend of mango and pineapple. It’s scary good.

    Baby Superstar
    (4.5% abv) $17/pack
    Maybe you are easing your way into February, or maybe you are looking for a more sessionable hazy for upcoming sports ball viewings. Superstar’s little sister is brewed with the same fearless blend of Mosaic, Simcoe, Galaxy, and Vic Secret, just with a more mini abv.

    Overglow
    (7% abv) $20/4pack
    Overglow is the result of two of our favorite IPAs joining in harmony. Over Ripe with its mangosteen fruitiness meets the West Coast hoppiness of Afterglow. It's transcendent.






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    Blue Raspberry Fluff

    Blue Raspberry Fluff
    (8.5% abv) $20/4pack
    We’ve spun up a fresh batch of our cotton-candy inspired tart ale series with all the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of the real thing. Blue Raspberry Fluff is a sticky sweet froth of blueberry, raspberry, vanilla, and cotton candy flavors that brings the carnival to you.

    And sporting a fresh look for the occasion is another new member of our character crew, Ignatius L.L. Fluffenheim (age 37, from Molalla, OR). Ignatius is an avid attendee of the carnival circuit, and he can never quite satisfy his overdeveloped sweet tooth. Friendly, easy-going, and always down for a good cuddle, this flocculent fellow loves to change up his ‘do to suit his shifting moods. He may be a nice guy, but his manners are a little lacking at times - he has a tendency to slobber as he gobbles his sweet treats, and you might notice that his stare lingers just a little too long.



    Psst! If you live in WA, we are looking good to go live with shipping in your state on Monday! We just about have all the details squared away, so keep an eye on your inbox and our social media channels early next week!

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    Dine-In Update

    Service restrictions have loosened up a bit in Seattle, and we've received lots of questions about the status of dine-in service at our Georgetown and Ballard locations. Good news - we hope to open for limited indoor seating at our Ballard location by the end of the month! We are hiring and training up an excellent staff to get ready for service, so it won't be long now. The jury is still out on whether or not we will have our kitchen up and running by that time, but more updates on offerings and reservations will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

    We will not be opening Georgetown for seating for the foreseeable future due to less-than-stellar interior air flow. We will still be open for to-go beer and app order pickups, however.

    Our Alberta beer garden will be suspending outdoor seating and all tap pours effectively immediately, as we are moving into the coldest, wettest part of winter. Again, we will remain open for to-go beer and app order pickups!

    No updates to share just yet for NW and Beaverton, but we are looking forward to gathering with you all as soon as it is safe to do so!









    The groundhog may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but luckily we're here to keep you warm with tasty brews. We'll see you next week!
     
  7. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
    Society Trader

    (To quote a song I quite like)
    It's like a party in my mouth...and everyone's getting sick
     
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  8. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

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    WA Shipping Now Available!

    The wait is finally over! Starting TODAY, get all of your favorite Great Notion beers delivered directly to your door anywhere in the state of Washington. You will now have access to all in-stock beer and merch, and you won’t have to miss out on all the raddest upcoming drops, all without ever leaving the comfort (and safety) of your home. Here’s what you need to know before you place your first shipping order:


    Shipping is a flat rate of $20 per case (up to six 4packs). Merch ships free with beer orders over $100, so make sure to browse our merch shop before checking out!


    Someone 21 years of age or older must be available to sign for delivery, although the recipient named on the order does not need to be present. However, please be sure to update your name and address in the app before placing your order - we process orders very quickly, and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to make changes once your order is placed!


    We use UPS Ground Shipping, so while orders placed to states outside of Oregon will not arrive next day, you can expect to have your beer in your hands before too long. You will receive detailed tracking info from UPS as soon as your order leaves our facility. If you use AppleID to login to your account, your tracking information will be forwarded from the auto-generated private relay email connected to the app to the email address associated with your AppleID. You cannot change the email address linked to your Great Notion account, but you can contact us at shipping@greatnotion.com with any questions about tracking information.


    Don't live in Washington? We are hard at work getting even more states adding to our shipping zone in the coming months. And if you are in Oregon, Nevada, or Anchorage, Alaska, you are already able to have beer shipped directly to you!


    We don’t want to bore you with the details, so check out the app to place your WA, NV, OR, and Anchorage, AK shipping orders today! You can visit our shipping FAQ for more information about our shipping policies, and you can contact us at app@greatnotion.com or shipping@greatnotion.com with any questions that haven’t been covered.





    *Just a heads up - if you enter your non-OR address, the app will still display Oregon as the state in the checkout screen. Don’t worry though! Everything is going through correctly on our end, so your order will make it to you soon. We’ll have this issue fixed shortly!
     
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  9. paulypringles

    paulypringles Dec 11, 2014 Oregon
    Society

    Thanks for the continued posting in here of our newsletter @John_M ! Hope you all have been staying safe, healthy and properly hydrated.
     
  10. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    Today's update (from 2/12/20).


    Happy Friday, everyone!
    Our shipping zone is expanding again, this time to WA!
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Washington State Shipping!

    The biggest news of the week: we are now shipping state-wide in Washington! In case you missed the details earlier in the week, here are some things to know before placing your first order:

    -Shipping is a flat rate of $20 per case (up to six 4packs). Merch ships free with beer orders over $100, so make sure to browse our merch shop before checking out!

    -Someone 21 years of age or older must be available to sign for delivery, although the recipient named on the order does not need to be present. However, please be sure to update your name and address in the app before placing your order - we process orders very quickly, and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to make changes once your order is placed!

    -We use UPS Ground Shipping, so while orders placed to states outside of Oregon will not arrive next day, you can expect to have your beer in your hands before too long. You will receive detailed tracking info from UPS as soon as your order leaves our facility. If you use AppleID to login to your account, your tracking information will be forwarded to the email address associated with your AppleID from the auto-generated private relay email connected to the app. You cannot change the email address linked to your Great Notion account, but you can contact us at shipping@greatnotion.com with any questions about tracking information.

    Check out the app to place your WA shipping orders today! We are also shipping in Oregon, Nevada, and Anchorage, Alaska. You can visit greatnotion.com/shipping-faq for more information about our policies, and you can contact us at app@greatnotion.com or shipping@greatnotion.com with any questions that haven’t been covered.

    *Just a heads up - if you enter your non-OR address, the app will still display Oregon as the state in the checkout screen. Don’t worry though! Everything is going through correctly on our end, so your order will make it to you soon. We’ll have this issue fixed shortly!


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    Upcoming Drops

    RBG
    (9% abv) $20/4pack
    Celebrating the life and contributions of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG is a tart ale that packs a powerful punch of raspberry, blueberry, and guava. Proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to the ACLU in recognition of Ginsburg’s time as general counsel for their Women’s Right Project.

    Jammy Pants: Strawberry and Raspberry
    (7% abv) $20/4pack
    A fresh crop of Jammy Pants, brimming with sun-ripened raspberries and strawberries, brings the berry patch to you in spite of the blustery winter weather. You can practically feel the warm sunshine on your face and the dusty path beneath your feet as you sip this sweet summery nectar.

    Skywatchers
    (8.2% abv) $20/4pack
    In the dark of night, celestial bodies light up the sky. Ponder the infinite mysteries of the universe with Skywatcher, a hazy IPA brewed with Galaxy, Citra, and Strata hops.

    Super Glow
    (8.1% abv) $20/4pack
    Superglow completes our triad of tranquility. Channeling the force of Citra, Amarillo, and Centennial hops, this West-Coast style DIPA will invoke nothing but peaceful feelings.

    DDH Plump
    (7% abv) $20/4pack
    DDH Plump scurries back next week. This hazy IPA is plumped up with a Citra and Mosaic double-dry-hopping, and the resulting brew delights with pungent aromas of pineapple, orange sorbet, and mango.



    It's shaping up to be a snowy weekend! We are closing all locations early today, at 5pm. If you placed an order today (2/12), we are extending our pickup window through close of business on Sunday. Hours may change as conditions worsen, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.

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    Alberta Drop

    The After Party
    (9% abv) $20/4pack
    It's always a colorful scene at the after party, and this DIPA is no exception! Dry hopped with Strata and Nectaron, this one will get the party started!

    Pink Cookies
    (7.7% abv) $20/4pack
    This pastry style IPA was brewed with loads of flaked oats and Amarillo hops. We get notes of cake batter, vanilla, and pink cookies. *lactose free

    Emporium of Imagination
    (8% abv) $20/4pack
    A jumble of delights awaits you with this West Coast Double IPA brewed with Idaho 7 and Vic Secret hops.

    Mellow Yellow
    (7% abv) $20/4pack
    Laid back and relaxed, Mellow Yellow is a hazy IPA brewed exclusively with Oregon grown Amarillo hops.



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    Distro Alert

    Friends in Washington DC and Virginia: keep your eyes peeled for GN beers in your neighborhood! We sent some of our favorites your way, including Groundhog Day, Purple Lemonade, Super Baked and a little bit of RIpe. These should be hitting shelves before too long, so make sure to get them while they last!






    The weather is looking dicey in our neck of the woods, so keep warm, keep safe, and we'll see you next week!
     
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  11. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    The Friday update (as of 2/19/21)

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    Happy Friday, everyone!
    GN Ballard is blazing the path for reopening.
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Upcoming Drops

    Mango Super Invader
    (9% abv) $20/4pack
    Blast off to another dimension with this DIPA! Mango Super Invader is a close encounter with a host of Citra and Galaxy hops and a mess of out-of-this-world mango.

    Peanut Brother
    (9% abv) $22/4pack
    Smile on your brother and share a glass of this imperial stout. Packed with peanut butter and rich chocolate, Peanut Brother is one beer you’ll love to pieces. *contains nuts *contains lactose

    Baked (Berry Hazelnut)
    (6% abv) $21/4pack
    Lou-Anne is back with more goodies! Baked with lots of love, this pie-inspired tart ale blends a trio of berries (blueberry, boysenberry, and Marionberry) with hazelnut, cinnamon, vanilla, and a hint of milk sugar. *contains lactose *contains nuts

    Paradisio (Mango, Coconut, Lime)
    (7.5% abv) $22/4pack
    Party hardy with another installment of Paradisio. Succulent mango, tart lime, and tender coconut mix it up in this bright, festive concoction. Hop to it and get your brew on!

    Guava Mochi
    (7% abv) $20/4pack
    For even more fruit, you’ll want to snag some Guava Mochi, a thick and juicy fruited IPA brewed with toasted rice and fermented with milk sugar, guava, and vanilla. This tropical treat is just as good as its namesake confection. *contains lactose

    Mandala
    (7% abv) $18/4pack
    Man(dala)’s search for meaning comes full circle in this hazy IPA w/ Nelson Sauvin, Strata, and Galaxy hops.

    Skywatchers
    (8.2% abv) $20/4pack
    In the dark of night, celestial bodies light up the sky. Ponder the infinite mysteries of the universe with Skywatcher, a hazy IPA brewed with Galaxy, Citra, and Strata hops.

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    Winter Weather+ Shipping Update

    Whew! This past week has been a doozy. We are relieved that we made it through and are starting to thaw out, but our thoughts are with those who are still dealing with damage, power outages, and injuries, both in in Oregon and in the rest of the country.

    Our taprooms are back to regular business hours (12-7pm) - thank you for remaining flexible as we have had to move around drops and extend pickup times!

    Shipping orders were also delayed by a few days as UPS worked to catch up on their backlog of packages, but luckily all orders should be scanned and updated by now, and your beer is on its way! If you still don't see any movement on your tracking information, drop us a line with your order number at shipping@greatnotion.com and we'll see what we can find out.

    *Please note when placing orders that UPS makes pickups once per day in the afternoon, and they do not deliver on the weekends. If you place your order after 4pm (or 2pm for Washington shipping), it will be picked up the following day. Next-day delivery is NOT guaranteed.



    Oregon Shipping Update

    Sad news this week - after some confusion with the existing statute, it turns out we can only ship out two cases of beer per month, per household to those in the state of Oregon.

    New legislation is in the works to increase this limit to five cases per month, so keep your fingers crossed that SB406 gets beer added & passed soon!

    If you do order more than two cases per month until the new law is passed, we unfortunately have to start cancelling & refunding orders.


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    Ballard Opening

    As restrictions are starting to ease in Portland and Seattle, we are finally beginning to think about re-opening our taprooms for service!

    First up is Great Notion Ballard - starting on 2/24 (next week!), we will start offering limited indoor seating. Reservations can be made here starting on Monday, 2/22, and you must have a reservation to be seated. Our kitchen will remain closed for now, but we will be offering draft beer pours along with cider, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Until we fire up food service, you may bring your own food provided you pack it in and pack it out.

    Parties are limited to six people from two separate households. While we will eventually be able to welcome guests of all ages, until our kitchen is open, seating is restricted to those 21 and up.

    We will be keeping our garage doors open to maximize air flow, so make sure to dress for the weather! It will likely be chilly while we wait for Spring to arrive.

    Georgetown will not reopen until the weather warms up for beer garden seating. No news on our Portland taprooms for the moment, but we are keep an eye on the situation and hope to share more in the near future!
     
  12. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    The Friday update (2/26/21)


    Happy Friday, everyone!
    Next week's releases have us pondering the arcane mysteries of our favorite libation.
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week, including beer, Jammy Pants truffles, #RBG, and more!



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    Upcoming Drops

    Brujita
    (8% abv) $22/4pack
    Brujita is back with a cauldron full of her enchanting potion. This bewitchingly tart DIPA is conjured from a magical blend of blueberry, blackcurrant, and vanilla, with a touch of milk sugar to finish it off.

    Love and Ritual
    (7% abv) $18/4pack
    The history of brewing extends back into the deepest mists of human experience. From sacred practice to modern machines, the secret of great beer lies in careful attention and loving observance of time-honored traditions - along with plenty of creative rule-breaking, of course! To celebrate what we love most about beer, we are bringing back Love and Ritual, a hazy IPA with Citra, Sabro, and Nelson hops.

    Luminous 05
    (6% abv) $20/4pack
    Prepare to be dazzled by the awesome power of Luminous 05. This sour IPA is a divine blend of passionfruit, dragon fruit, vanilla, and milk sugar that will open your eyes to new realms of flavor.



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    Our first barrel aged stout in two years is going to drop soon and we are giving first dibs at grabbing it all to our Whistlepunks! If you are a Whistlepunk or Timberbeast as of TODAY at noon, make sure to check your inbox (for the email address linked to your app account) later this afternoon for all the juicy deets on this super exclusive brew and how to score your allotment!

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    DIY Jammy Pants Truffles

    We have long admired the stunning confectionary creations of our friend @ladylivvvy, who crafts gorgeous truffles using Great Notion beer (seriously, check out her amazing work!). She was kind enough to share a simple recipe with us so that we can all take a crack at some beer truffles of our own:

    Jammy Pants Truffles
    Ingredients:
    -8oz/1 cup dark chocolate
    -1/4 cup heavy cream
    -1/2 cup jammy pants


    1. Reduce beer by 50% on stove (about 10 mins on medium heat)

    2. Boil cream

    3. Pour cream and beer reduction over chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes

    4. Stir or whisk until smooth. If chocolate doesn't melt all the way, microwave for 5 second increments until you can stir them away

    5. Pour onto baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm enough to roll into balls (about 1-2 hours)

    6. Remove from fridge. Use a spoon or melon baller to scoop roughly equal portions. Use palms to roll into balls

    7. Roll in cocoa powder. Freeze dried strawberry powder is used here for extra pizzazz, and you can also roll them in a variety of things like coconut, chopped nuts, sprinkles, etc.

    8. Pair with a fresh can of Jammy Pants, and eat within 3 days for optimal enjoyment!

    Make sure to stock up on the latest batch of Jammy Pants while it lasts, on the app or in-person, and whip up some truffles for yourself this weekend!



    Do you have a recipe or craft of your own to share? If your handiwork uses Great Notion beer, stickers, labels, coaster, or anything else, we want to see it. Tag us on Instagram @greatnotion and use the hashtag #gncommunitycraft, and show the world your magnum opus. We will repost and feature some of our favorites!


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    Thank You!

    Our Ruth Bader Ginsburg tribute beer, RBG, received a huge outpouring of support from all of you, and we are incredible grateful. RBG is of course delicious, but more importantly, the proceeds from this beer enabled us to pass along a donation of $10,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union in memory of the late Supreme Court Justice who worked tirelessly to advance the cause of gender equality. A huge thank you to everyone who purchased this beer!



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    Distro Alert

    We loaded up some pallets of the good stuff and sent them out into the world this week! If you are in New York, eastern Pennsylvania, the Bay Area, or Sacramento, keep your eyes peeled for GN cans at a watering hole near you.





    Rustle up some homemade truffles, do some good deeds, and we'll see you next week!
     
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  13. raticus

    raticus Apr 25, 2016 Idaho
    Trader

    Feel free to start distro to idaho whenever you guys are ready. Love your stuff.
     
  14. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    I don't have any involvement with GN so I can't speak for them. However, based on the info I keep seeing in their emails, it appears they're gradually expanding distribution and increasing the areas where they'll ship. So my guess is that it's probably only going to be a matter of time before GN becomes available in Idaho.
     
  15. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
    Trader

    I wasn't able to find any info on GN website so hoping to get some answers/help here.

    Is the Ballard location tap only or are there cans available to-go as well?
    If no to-go cans available at Ballard, is GN readily available in the Seattle area at craft beer stores? Any store that sells singles? Thanks in advance.
     
  16. HopBroker

    HopBroker Jun 5, 2015 Washington
    Trader

    GN is not available in any beer stores in Washington. You must order by the 4 pack through their app, then pick up within 2 days at Ballard or Georgetown locations. It is not sold to-go as a walk-up option, but it is effectively the same by just ordering in their app before you walk up to pick it up. Both Ballard and Georgetown are pick-up locations, Ballard either has already or is opening soon for limited in-house drinking, but I think a reservation is required.

    Let me know what other questions you have. Like John_M I am not affiliated with GN, I just participate in drops here and there and read every weekly email they send.
     
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  17. HopBroker

    HopBroker Jun 5, 2015 Washington
    Trader

    I will make a small amendment to this comment ^ Occasionally, Chucks Hop Shop will get great notion cans, but it's pretty rare and now-days there's really no point since you can buy the same thing directly from GN.
     
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  18. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    The weekly Friday update (from 3/5/21)

    Happy Friday, everyone!
    Double Berry Shake OG returns and some exciting new beers make their debut!
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Upcoming Drops

    Pot of Gold
    (12.5% abv) $35/4pack
    Pot of Gold arrives just in time for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities. This luscious imperial stout is a 50/50 blend of stouts aged for 17 months in bourbon barrels and a fresh batch of our go-to stout base. With the addition of vanilla, coffee beans, and milk sugar, the resulting beer is rich yet balanced, allowing the adjuncts to shine without losing the barrel character. Sláinte.

    Double Berry Shake
    (9% abv) $22/4pack
    The PNW got its first glimpse of spring this week! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the return of sunshine than to brew up a fresh batch of Double Berry Shake. Oregon's favorite marionberries and dollops of vanilla come together in this deeply delicious confection. Tart, sweet, and oh so rich, this tart ale is the perfect compliment to a sunny day.

    Double Blueberry Cheesecake
    (8.5% abv) $22/4pack
    Double Blueberry Cheesecake is the latest spin on our shake series, loaded with all the delectable goodness of a gooey slice of its namesake dessert. Get a slice for yourself next week! *does not contain lactose

    Aura
    (7.5% abv) $18/4pack
    We love the energy emanating from this haze. This trippy IPA was dry-hopped with the three C's: Citra, Cascade, and Chinook.

    Jammy Pants: Black Currant, Boysenberry and Guava)
    (7% abv) $20/4pack
    You know one berry is never enough for us here at Great Notion, so we are also bringing back Jammy Pants: Blackcurrant, Boysenberry and Guava. Curl up in your softest, coziest pants and wait out the rest of the rain with a glass of Jammy Pants in hand.

    Juice Jr.
    (6% abv) $18/4pack
    Masses of Mosaic hops impart subtle tropical notes in this classic hazy IPA. A fresh batch of our flagship, Juice Jr, is ready for porch-drinking season.



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    Alberta Beers

    March is coming in like a lion, with some ferociously good beers from our Alberta brewery:

    Twisty
    (6% abv) $23/4pack
    This tart smoothie-style ale was brewed with a massive amount of strawberry puree, blueberry puree, and a touch of lemon. *Twisty straw not included.

    If You Give a Crow a Cookie
    (11% abv) $23/4pack
    This thick imperial stout has rich notes of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, and the light ginger addition makes this big stout surprisingly drinkable.

    Mangossi
    (8% abv) $22/4pack
    This unique tart ale was inspired by a popular Indian beverage called Mango Lassi. Our interpretation was brewed with loads of flaked oats, milk sugar, mango puree, and conditioned on vanilla beans.

    Cosmico
    (6.2% abv) $16/4pack
    This is a classic Pilsner recipe dry-hopped with Oregon-grown Amarillo hops from Crosby Farms.


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    New Canning Line

    It’s a big week over at our NW brewery with the installation of our shiny new canning line! We are excited to get our beer packaged faster and better so we can get it out the door and into your fridge. Our beer release schedule may be a little lighter this week as we get everything up and running, but we’ll be cranking out plenty of bangers soon!



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    Whistlepunk Update

    If you reached the Whistlepunk or Timberbeast level on the app by noon on 2/26, you should have received a couple of emails from us about the upcoming barrel-aged stout release. While the release of this beer has been postponed, you can still reserve your allotment until we set a new release date. If you did not receive our survey last Friday, give us a shout at app@greatnotion.com and we’ll make sure to get that sent to you asap!

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    Back in BVT

    Our gradual taproom reopening continues, and Great Notion Beaverton is all set to welcome dine-in guests once more! Starting on March 8, GN Beaverton will be offering draft pours and sandwiches, and seating will be first-come, first-served - we will not be taking reservations at this time. Our dining room will operate at 50% capacity, with outdoor seating also available as weather permits. Parties are limited to groups of six or fewer, but kids are welcome! Dogs can also join in the fun outside on the patio, as long as they are well-behaved and friendly. Remember that we will continue to require mask-wearing when moving around the taproom or interacting with staff, and we will still be cards-only.

    We will start by offering a trio of mouthwatering sandwiches, including:

    -House-smoked pulled pork shoulder and shaved pork loin, piled high with Harvarti cheese and Carolina Gold BBQ sauce (also made in-house)

    -Thinly sliced top sirloin, white cheddar, grilled rapini, and Mama Lil peppers with house Maple Ancho hot sauce

    -Grilled zucchini, eggplant, and red peppers with olive spread, arugula, and Ledge Bier tomato jam

    All sandwiches are served on a Dos Hermanos Dutch Crunch roll and are accompanied by a house pickle and a side of chips.




    We'll be back with more notions this time next week, and we hope to see you in Beaverton soon!
     
  19. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    The weekly update from 3/12/21

    Happy Friday, everyone!
    A triple threat of tart ales drops in the week ahead, with two Triple Shakes and Blueberry Muffin!
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Upcoming Drops

    First up, a double-header of triple shakes!

    Triple Strawberry Marshmallow Shake
    (10% abv) $22/4pack
    Keeping it mellow with mallow! We are bringing back the marshmallow by popular demand, this time in triple form. Triple Strawberry Marshmallow Shake is a tart ale with fragrant strawberry and fluffy marshmallow for pleasantly sweet sipping.

    Triple Cherry Raspberry Shake
    (10% abv) $22/4pack
    Crammed full of fresh fruit, Triple Cherry Raspberry Shake is a fruited sour ale saturated with zingy cherry and raspberry and suffused with subtle vanilla. And coming in at a deceptively smooth 10% abv, it will be sure to shake up your day.

    Blueberry Muffin
    (6% abv) $20/4pack
    The tasty treat that can’t be beat – your favorite tart ale, Blueberry Muffin, returns! With plenty of blueberry and a bit of milk sugar, you won’t want to miss your chance to get your mitts on these muffins.

    Aura
    (7.5% abv) $18/4pack
    We love the energy emanating from this haze. This trippy IPA was dry-hopped with the three C's: Citra, Cascade, and Chinook.

    Pineapple Juice Invader
    (7.5% abv) $18/4pack
    Let the perfume of sweet pineapple invade your senses as you quaff this fruited version of our Galaxy-laden Juice Invader IPA.



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    SoCal Drop

    Hey Friends in LA and San Diego! Be on the lookout for some GN brews hitting your neighborhoods soon. We just sent down a bunch of favorites, including DDH Plump, Mandala, Paradisio, Luminous 05, and even a few elusive Alberta beers! Check our tags on IG to see which of your local watering holes scored the goods.

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    50K App Users!

    This past week marked a momentous occasion - the Great Notion App gained its 50,000th user! To celebrate this milestone, we are gifting one lucky user with an extra 10,000 app points. Want to level up to get first dibs on this summer’s barrel-aged stout drops? Trying to cop this year’s Timberbeast rewards? Check out our Instagram post here to enter! Just tag two friends new to Great Notion who you know would love the app as much as you do, and once you do, you'll be entered to win! The contest will run from Friday afternoon through noon on Monday, when we will randomly select one winner from the bunch.

    The next version of our app is so close to completion, and you will definitely hear more news from us on that front in the coming weeks. Look out for expanded same-day local delivery with DoorDash, extra Checkins, games, AR, bug fixes, and more! We have also been hard at work on ideas to make your points go even further in upcoming versions of the the app. We will be adding even more perks in the future, including a leaderboard for all-time highest earners and an instant-gratification shop just for points (throwing it all the way back to our childhoods, Chuck E. Cheese-style)!

    Thank you so much for your support over the past 10 months with the app! We are proud of how far we have come, and we are going to keep on making the app the best it can be with your help. As always, we welcome your feedback and ideas, so tell us what you hope to see in the second year of the Great Notion App!

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    Georgetown Reopening

    Great Notion Georgetown is open for taproom pours once again! In addition to our usual to-go beer and app pickups, we are excited to host guests for in-house drinks and break in our taproom properly! Before you stop by, here are a few things to know:

    -At this time, seating is first-come, first-served - we will not be taking reservations.

    - Groups are limited to six people from no more than two households, and all members must be 21+.

    -Our garage door will remain open for maximum airflow, and some tables will be located on the patio, so be sure to come dressed for the weather. The outside tables are covered, but expect to feel a few raindrops in inclement weather.

    -You may bring in your own food, provided that you pack it in and pack it out.

    -Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome!



    Come by for a beer soon, and we'll see you next week!
     
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  20. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    This weeks update (from 3/19/21)



    Happy Friday, everyone!
    Fresh beers - including the newest Smoothie! - and fresh merch to celebrate the coming Spring!
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Upcoming Drops

    Mellifluous
    (6% abv) $23/4pack
    You asked, we answered. Mellifluous is a smoothie-style tart ale with a languorous blend of strawberry, raspberry, banana, apricot, and blood orange. Turn on, tune out, let the smoothies flow.

    Juice Sr.
    (10.5% abv) $21/4pack
    The patriarch of the Lovejoy family, Juice Sr. is a venerable old Triple IPA brewed with Mosaic hops and wildflower honey. Mortimer Sr. ambles back early next week.

    Journey to Nectaron
    (7% abv) $18/4pack
    We traveled all the way to Nectaron and back to bring you this special IPA. Loaded with intense citrus and fruit aromas, this New Zealand hop variety showcases everything we love about hops.

    Climbing Ladders
    (10.5% abv) $17/4pack
    And now for something a little different! Climbing Ladders is an imperial brown ale with all the warmth you need on a rainy day. Crisp apple, sweet maple syrup, and a dash of cinnamon will cure what ails you.

    Momo
    (7% abv) $18/4pack
    Yo, yo, yo! We’ve got mo mo mo hops coming at you. Momo is a classic hazy IPA that we dialed up by double dry-hopping exclusively with Southern-hemisphere Motueka hops. Notes of tropical fruit and citrus abound!

    Patience…
    (11.7% abv) $25/4pack
    Pastrydamus is here, and he predicts darkness ahead - in the form of beer, that is. Patience… is part one of a two part collaboration with Ruse Brewing. This imperial stout was brewed with hazelnuts, cashews, coconut, and black sea salt for a bit of bite. Try the first installment next week, but don’t be too hasty - after a long slumber tucked away in our barrels, part two is the stuff of future dreams.




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    Join the Circus

    Another round of freaky delicious brews is in town next week!

    Oatswagen
    (8.5% abv) $22/4pack
    This tart ale is overflowing with creamy oats, juicy blackberry, and vanilla ice cream. Pop the top on your OW and enjoy the trip.

    Purpalicious
    (5.5% abv) $20/4pack
    This Gose-style ale was brewed with flaked oats, white wheat, sea salt coriander. The beer was conditioned on ube, a delicious purple sweet potato with notes of vanilla and pistachio.

    Spiritual High 5
    (5.75% abv) $16/4pack
    We conditioned this Pilsner on a citrus fruit known as Buddha's Hand, for a refreshing twist on the style.

    Supercalifragilistic
    (7% abv) $18/4pack
    Nothing atrocious about this pair of IPAs! We partnered with Haas to bring you an IPA brewed with a top secret, innovative hop product featuring Citra. This beer was broken into two parts. Supercalifragilistic is part one, and features the hop known as Citra.

    Expialidocious
    (7% abv) $18/4pack
    Expialidocious is part two, and features the hop known as El Dorado.

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    One Year Later

    When we took a look at the schedule a couple of weeks ago, we realized that the newest batch of Berry Pusher was brewed almost exactly one year from the day it first debuted on draft at the Alberta pub. Of course, this past week also marked the anniversary of the closure of bars and restaurants in Oregon and the beginning of COVID lockdown. Like all of you, we are feeling reflective about the past year and the incredible hardships faced by so many. For the first time in a long time, though, we are also feeling hopeful - things are starting to bloom and the sun is peeking out, which means winter is almost behind us! COVID numbers continue to decline, and everyday we hear news from friends and loved ones that they have received their long-awaited COVID vaccines. We will continue to play it safe to keep everyone healthy, but it’s definitely starting to feel like it won’t be long before we can all gather again in this brave new world.

    The anniversary batch of Berry Pusher arrives next week with buckets of strawberries and blueberries, accented with fluffy flaked oats and gobs of honey. For maximum enjoyment, we recommend finding a patch of sunshine and quaffing this nectar among the hyacinths and daffodils. (5.5% abv) $20/4pack

    And in the spirit of brighter days ahead, we hope you will raise a glass (of Berry Pusher, perhaps?) with us and toast the possibilities that the future holds.



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    Spring Merch

    Spring has sprung, bringing with it some shiny new Great Notion merch for the season!



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    Hoodie

    Our new hoodie is here to stave off the early Spring chill. We are ready for some brighter colors after the long winter, and the heathered teal body offset with contrasting accents is perfectly fresh for the season. A bright white drawcord and full-length metal zipper lend a minimalist spin, along with the classic Great Notion cross-axe logo on the reverse and our name embroidered on the front left breast. Available in unisex sizes S-2XL. Material is 90% cotton and 10% polyester. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. $50



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    JB Tee

    You love the juice, we love the juice, everyone loves the juice. Rep your favorite hazy IPA with this tee. Featuring a detail from our JB DIPA can art on the front and our classic cross-axe logo in goldenrod on the upper back, this deep garnet crewneck t-shirt is made from 100% cotton and is available in unisex sizes S-2XL. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. $22



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    Enamel Pins

    Gotta collect ‘em all! Our enamel pins series gets a major upgrade with the addition of Batsquatch Larry, Subharmonics, Super Over Ripe, and Fluff, along with a an old-school Alberta Street crowler. Sold as a set of five. $25



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    Tokin Tools

    Indulge in a little herbal relaxation with the help of this on-the-go kit. These handy booklets include fine hemp rolling papers, perforated tips, and die-cut stickers of Chad Eaton artwork to add some Great Notion flair anywhere you might need it. Printed and hand assembled in Portland, Oregon by our friends at Tokin' Tools. $6



    We'll be back next week with more GN news. Keep dry out there, and drink good beer in the meantime!




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  21. Reidrover

    Reidrover Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
    Society

    They got a Batsquatch pin!
     
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  22. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
    Society Trader

    I wish I could get a smoothie or milkshake but without the alcohol! It would almost completely fix most of my problems! And be a good post workout beverage!
     
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  23. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    Have you ever had a good "milkshake IPA" Dyan? I never have and so I'm wondering what they're supposed to taste like. Several breweries were pouring their version at the 2019 OBF, and I didn't like any of them. pFriem's was at least tolerable I suppose, but it's not a beer I'd ever want to order.

    Tired Hand's supposedly makes great ones, but the couple of times I stopped by the brewery, they weren't available (by all accounts they're very popular and sell out fast).

    Seems like the sort of thing GN might do well, but I have my doubts.
     
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  24. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
    Society Trader

    I think I've only had one, an Alvarado - Modern Times collab. I got talked I to it - I was abo It was really good but mainly because they added terpenes, so it was super dank. But apart from that, its a style I actively avoid. Fruit belongs in lambic, not IPA:-)
     
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  25. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    Today's update (4/2/21)


    Happy Friday, everyone!
    Get groovy with another smoothie this week.
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Upcoming Drops

    Mellifluous 2
    (6% abv) $23/4pack
    Mellifluous 2 is one smooth(ie) operator. This tart ale is a thick and luscious blend of strawberry, pineapple, mango, guava, and banana. No need to ask - this one is something special.

    Double Blueberry Shake
    (9% abv) $22/4pack
    Don’t let the lingering springtime chill make you blue. Shake things up with next week’s batch of Double Blueberry Shake, a tart ale brimming with plump blueberries and fragrant vanilla.

    Peach Marshmallow Mochi
    (7% abv) $20/4pack
    The newest Mochi is a dreamy union of peach, marshmallow, vanilla, and toasted rice for a milkshake-style IPA that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.

    Stacks of Coconut
    (10% abv) $22/4pack
    Stack ‘em up - Stacks of Coconut is back, bringing a heaping helping of coconut to our favorite breakfast-inspired imperial stout. This beer is packed with maple syrup then conditioned on tender coconut and locally roasted coffee beans.



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    BC, CA & MN drops

    We've got tons of beer headed your way if you live in Vancouver, BC, Sacramento, the Bay Area, or Minnesota! Keep an eye out for some of your favorite GN beers in your area soon.

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    Shipping to KY, VA & DC

    Our shipping area grew a lot this week with the addition of Kentucky, Virginia, and Washington DC to the lineup! Get your favorite beers shipped directly to your door and never miss a drop again. Download the app and get to ordering now!

    Here’s what you need to know before placing your first order:

    -Shipping is a flat rate per case (up to six 4packs). Shipping is $25 to KY and $30 to VA and DC. There is no minimum order amount.

    -All three new areas are subject to legal limits on the amount of beer allowed to be shipped to each individual per month, so please do not exceed the limit that applies to you. Your order will be canceled and refunded if you order above the allotted number of cases in a month. New state limits are:

    KY - 10 cases per month
    VA - 2 cases per month
    DC - 1 case per month



    -All orders ship with UPS Ground. Once your order leaves our facility, it will take around five days to arrive at your address.

    -Next-Day delivery is not available at this time, and we are working with our developers to clarify the language in the app as our shipping area expands.

    -There is a bug in the app that autofills OR in the state field for all addresses. As long as you enter your address correctly, your order will go through just fine on our end.

    -Be sure to select the Shipping option when adding items to your cart (not Delivery).

    For those of you a little closer to home in Oregon, please be aware that we will continue to enforce Oregon state limits to comply with OLCC shipping rules. This means that no more than two cases of beer per month can be shipped to any given residence each month. If you order more than the two cases permitted in that timeframe, your order will be cancelled and refunded by our team.

    Make sure to check out our Shipping FAQ here for more information! You can also contact us at shipping@greatnotion.com with specific order questions or concerns.

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    Catch a Flight

    March marked International Women’s Day AND Women’s History Month, and we took the opportunity to catch up with a couple inspiring women in the industry on Catch a Flight with Pauly. GN's own Uncle Pauly sat down earlier last month with Kee Nelson and Lisa Allen.

    In episode 18 of CAFWP, Pauly and Kee Nelson from @keesloadedkitchen, one of Portland's most beloved food carts, chatted over a couple of beers. Kee shares the story of how she got started, her advice on continuing to hustle and succeed, and the importance of community involvement. Make sure you try Kee's cooking, it is fire!

    Later in episode 19, Uncle Pauly caught up with Lisa Allen, head brewer at Heater Allen, to discuss Lisa’s journey from the world of wine into brewing, Lady Behind the Glass (our upcoming Italian Pilsner collabo), and general woman-identified badassery in the beer industry. Brush up on your lager knowledge and check out Lisa’s brews at Heater Allen.

    You can tune in to these episodes of Catch a Flight with Pauly, as well as all of our past episodes, on our IGTV. We are always looking for cool folks to have a beer with, so let us know who you want us to catch a flight with next!





    Catch a flight and a little sunshine if you can, and we'll see you next Friday with more Notions!

    #keepbeerfun
     
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  26. HopBroker

    HopBroker Jun 5, 2015 Washington
    Trader

    Man they have been dropping the ball on this new app update, just like they dropped the ball on the beanies in 2020 Q4. The beanies were pushed back weeks and every update kept saying "stay tuned next week for an update about the beanies" . And then they did the same thing with the app, now they've stopped mentioning it altogether.

    On 12/22/2020 they sent me this message to me directly:
    "Hi there,

    Our next update will go live soon, and once it does you'll be able to unlock characters, play games, and more! Keep an eye out for news next month.

    Happy holidays!

    GNB"

    Then, on 1/8/2021 they included the following in their 3 notions update:

    "Our next major app update is slated for release soon (hopefully in February), so you'll see more information on new features here in the newsletter shortly."

    I know from personal experience that app/website work can often go over-budget and over-time, but I also know to not create expectations and set timelines that could be adjusted. IDK, I'm really not worked up over it, all they're doing is adding some games and stuff, but I have been looking forward to it.
     
  27. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    Today's update (4/9/21)

    Happy Friday, everyone!
    Our shipping zone continues to expand, and a SMOOOOOOOTH collabo is coming your way!!!
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Upcoming Drops

    Hot Fudge Saturday
    (9% abv) $22/4pack
    This imperial stout is even better than a mountain of ice cream with all the sundae fixings. Gooey chocolate, vanilla, and banana are all topped off with a drizzle of strawberry sauce. Don’t forget the spoons!

    Puffery
    (4.5% abv) $15/4pack
    We’re all puffed up with pride over this delicious new lager. The second installment of the Puffery series is a Japanese-style rice lager done right. Refreshing Saaz hops and delicate rice make for a light-bodied and perfectly crushable beer. We will be donating a portion of proceeds from this beer to the Portland Asian Health & Service Center in support of their efforts improving healthcare quality for our local AAPI neighbors.

    Orange Creamsicle
    (7% abv) $20/4pack
    The ice cream truck never brought you a treat quite as yummy as our Orange Creamsicle. Amarillo and Motueka hops, orange puree, vanilla, and milk sugar meet in this milkshake-style IPA for a sweet treat that brings to mind your childhood favorite.

    Patterns
    (8.2 % abv) $20/4pack
    This Double IPA unveils to us new and exciting forms from the patterns within. Brewed with Riwaka hops from a family farm in New Zealand, we're excited to bring this special DIPA back for a second round.

    Afterglow
    (7% abv) $18/4pack
    We're not sure if it's the rotating selection of bright hops or the crisp California Ale yeast in Afterglow, but this spin on a West Coast-style IPA keeps us feeling really good after each experience. This batch was brewed with a beautiful balance of Mosaic and Mosaic Cryo hops.

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    Baked and Stuffed

    Great Notion + Claim 52 = a match made in wacky craft beer heaven. We teamed up with our friends from Eugene to bring you Baked and Stuffed, the perfect intersection of GN’s pie-inspired Baked series and Claim 52’s dessert-style Stuffed beers. This over-the-top smoothie beer is a bonanza of tart raspberry, banana, marshmallow, graham cracker, and hazelnut. We maaaay have had the munchies when we dreamed up this concoction, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a banger! (5% abv) $23/4pack



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    Alberta Drop

    The latest act out of Alberta Street is straight fire!

    Root Beard Float
    (7.8% abv) $20/4pack
    We brewed Root Beard the first year we were open, and decided to bring it back with a twist. This beer tastes like the real thing, all the root beer flavors you'd expect, but finished with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream. This one will take you back. *does not contain milk sugar

    Hop Stash
    (7.5% abv) $18/4pack
    This IPA was brewed exclusively with El Dorado and Citra Hop Hash. This is our first time using it, and, ummm... I think I'm in love!

    After Party
    (10% abv) $21/4pack
    What should I bring to the After Party? I'm glad you asked, a triple IPA of course! Double dry hopped with Citra, Vic Secret, and Riwaka hops, this one will keep you going into the early morning hours.

    Munchies
    (10% abv) $20/4pack
    This imperial chocolate oat ale was inspired by freshly baked adult brownies. Fermented with loads of gooey brownie mix, buckets of oat milk, and some freshly harvested green....hops of course. So kick back and relax, it's always 4:20 somewhere. *does not contain thc

    Changing Seasons
    (7% abv) $20/4pack
    Settle into Spring with this refreshing India Pale Ale. Dry hopped with Galaxy and Motueka and finished with a touch of chamomile.

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    Shipping to NH, VT, and ND!

    Even more new states were added to our shipping zone this week, including Vermont, New Hampshire, and North Dakota! We will continue to expand to new states through the spring, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Nebraska. Spread to the word to all your beer buddies, download our app if you haven't already, and cop all the latest drops!

    Here’s what you need to know before placing your first order:

    -Shipping is a flat rate per case (up to six 4packs). Shipping is $20 to Oregon and Washington, $25 to other Western and Midwestern states, and $30 to the East Coast. There is no minimum order amount.

    -All new states (and Oregon) are subject to legal limits on the amount of beer allowed to be shipped to each individual or residence per month/year, so please do not exceed the limit that applies to you. Your order will be canceled and refunded if you order above the allotted number of cases in a month. See our Shipping FAQ for limits in your area. *limit to ND is four 4packs

    -All orders ship with UPS Ground. Once your order leaves our facility, it will take around five days to arrive at your address. Next-Day delivery is not available at this time, and we are working with our developers to clarify the language in the app as our shipping area expands.

    -There is a bug in the app that autofills OR in the state field for all addresses. As long as you enter your address correctly, your order will go through just fine on our end.

    -Be sure to select the Shipping option when adding items to your cart (not Delivery).

    Make sure to check out our Shipping FAQ here for more information! You can also contact us at shipping@greatnotion.com with specific order questions or concerns.





    Come by and hang on one of our patios this weekend, and we'll see you next Friday with more Notions!

    #keepbeerfun
     
  28. dcgunman

    dcgunman Jul 1, 2009 California
    Society Trader

    Is Great Notion going to ship to CA? I heard at one point it was in the works. But I thought I read that plan was scratched. So no shipping to CA?
     
  29. Brent212

    Brent212 Jan 13, 2014 California
    Trader

    Haven't heard that, but I'd be very happy if they did.
     
  30. SeaAle

    SeaAle Jun 24, 2012 Oregon

    Doesn't sound like it because California requires you to have a brick and mortar location in the State for home shipping. Who knows this might make GN open a tasting room somewhere in CA.
     
  31. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    This weeks update (from 4/16/21)



    Happy Friday, everyone!
    PA Shipping, Vanillazilla and Whistlepunk Love!
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Upcoming Drops

    Black Raspberry Fluff
    (8.5% abv) $20/4pack
    We’ve spun up a fresh batch of our cotton-candy inspired tart ale series with all the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of the real thing. Black Raspberry Fluff is a sticky sweet froth of black raspberry, vanilla, and cotton candy flavors that brings the carnival to you.

    Vanillazilla
    (11.6% abv) $25/4pack
    Developed in a top-secret lab (i.e. our NW brewery), Vanillazilla is a monster of an imperial stout. With the atomic power of coffee, coconut, and vanilla, this beer is coming to tear it up. You have no idea what’s coming...

    Onyx Eye
    (7% abv) $22/4pack
    See through the mundane to perceive new dimensions of flavor. Onyx eye is a tart ale that harnesses the depth of blackberry, blackcurrant, and elderberry with profoundly satisfying results.

    Queen of Fruits
    (6% abv) $20/4pack
    This new beer has us all aflutter. Queen of Fruits is a lively tropical tart ale teeming with a trio of colorful fruits: passionfruit, mango, and -the queen herself- mangosteen.

    The Sound
    (8.2% abv) $20/4pack
    Sustainability Sal sails back into town next week! One of our flagship Seattle beers, The Sound is a hazy DIPA brewed with a trifecta of delectable hops: Citra, Amarillo, and Vic Secret. Coming soon to a port near you.

    Ripe
    (7% abv) $18/4pack
    Ripe is back and ready to be plucked for your sipping pleasure. One of our most beloved flagships, this hazy IPA is bursting with hoppy Citra goodness. It’s been a while since we brought back this fan favorite, so we brewed up a new batch to quench your thirst!


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    She's a Lady

    Lady Behind the Glass
    (5.8% abv) $16/4pack
    While we love to push the envelope with all kinds of inventive concoctions, nothing beats the crisp perfection of of a well-executed pilsner. and few know their way around a pilsner better than our friends at Heater Allen, so we teamed up with Lisa Allen herself to brew Lady Behind the Glass. This Italian-style pilsner is clean and effervescent, with enough bitterness to appeal to many PNW palates. Dry-hopped with Motueka, Saaz, and Tettnanger, the bready malt aroma is balanced by earthy and floral hop notes. We will definitely be enjoying this one on the warm, sunny days ahead.

    This collab drops next week, and you can check out all the goings-on at Heater Allen on their IG page!



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    August West Barrel Brokers

    Whistlepunks & Timberbeasts, if you filled out our August West survey last month, be sure to check your inbox for an update on this long-awaited BA stout! You’ve been exclusively blessed with the ability to procure our first Barrel-Aged stout release in ages, a sick team up with the good folks @thebruery. We kept this one beautifully simple, adding only toasted pecans and vanilla beans and letting time do the rest. Even with its formidable 14.1% abv, the years have mellowed any alcohol burn, leaving a silky sweet finish that brings to mind the richness of a velvety nut butter.

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    Shipping to PA

    AYE YOOOOO Adrian! Move over, Rocky - Great Notion is coming to the Keystone State! Pennsylvania is the newest addition to our shipping zone. Click the link in our bio to download the app and get to ordering now!

    Here’s what you need to know before placing your first order:

    -Shipping is a flat rate of $20 per box, and there is no minimum order amount.

    -Shipping limits are tight in good old PA - customers are allowed up to three 4packs per person per calendar month. Please make sure to stay within this limit, as your order will be canceled and refunded if you order above the allotted number of 4packs in a month.


    -All orders ship with UPS Ground. Once your order leaves our facility, it will take around four days to arrive in Pennsylvania. Next-Day delivery is not available at this time - we are working with our developers to clarify the language in the app as our shipping area expands.

    -There is a bug in the app that autofills OR in the state field for all addresses. As long as you enter your address correctly, your order will go through just fine on our end.

    -Be sure to select the Shipping option when adding items to your cart (not Delivery).

    All new states (and Oregon) are subject to legal limits on the amount of beer allowed to be shipped to each individual or residence per month/year, so please do not exceed the limit that applies to you. Make sure to check out our Shipping FAQ here for more information! You can also contact us at shipping@greatnotion.com with specific order questions or concerns.





    Stay cool with a beer during this weekend's heat wave, and we'll see you next Friday with more Notions!




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  32. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Society Trader

    Today's update (4/23/21)

    Happy Friday, everyone!
    Help us name our newest character, the face of Onyx Eye!
    Here are your 3 Notions for this week...



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    Upcoming Drops

    Merriest Dankster
    (10% abv) $21/4pack
    Hop on the bus for a magical mystery tour of hops. This triple IPA digs even further into the labyrinth of dankness with a heavy dose of Simcoe, Columbus, Apollo, and Enigma. Only one question remains - are you on the bus or off the bus?

    Thumb Splitter
    (4% abv) $17/4pack
    This West-Coast Pale Ale may be sessionable, but we definitely didn’t scrimp on the jumbo hop flavor. Brewed with Mosaic and Simcoe, Thumbsplitter is shrimply irresistible.

    DDH Hissyfit
    (7% abv) $20/4pack
    Oh boy, we’re at it again with a new DDH hazy IPA. Discover the possibilities of Mosaic, Simcoe, and Riwaka all tucked into a super juicy, aromatic beer.

    Unbalanced Breakfast
    $20/4pack (6.5% abv)
    Your favorite tart breakfast ale is back! Fortified with a ton of blueberry puree, buckets of maple syrup, milk sugar, and a whole lot of whole bean coffee, this is a tasty treat that is just for grown-ups! It’s a delicious part of this (Un)balanced Breakfast.

    Double Raspberry Marshmallow Shake
    (9% abv) $22/4pack
    Keeping it mellow with mallow! We are bringing back the marshmallow by popular demand. Double Raspberry Marshmallow Shake is a tart ale with zingy raspberry and fluffy marshmallow for pleasantly sweet sipping.



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    Alberta Drop

    A bubbalicious triad of tart ales swoops on to Alberta Street next week!

    Oatswagen (Orange Edition)
    (8.5% abv) $20/4pack
    Overflowing with notes of vanilla ice cream, this tart ale is brewed with orange, oat milk and vanilla sugar. Pop the top on your OW and enjoy the trip through notes of fresh squeezed orange juice and creamy oats. *dairy free

    Split Open and Melt
    (5.5% abv) $23/4pack
    We took inspiration from a classic banana split for the latest smoothie-style tart ale. This treat was whipped up with Oregon strawberry, loads of banana puree, and finished with a generous helping of chocolate sauce. Melt, split open and melt.

    Sneaky
    (6% abv) $20/4pack
    This tart ale was brewed with sunshine in mind. Fermented with apricot, pineapple and lime.... and always ready for a good time!


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    Whooo are you?

    We really wanna know!

    Onyx Eye features one of our newest characters, but they are still as mysterious to us as the Inner Eye. We need your help to create an identity for this strange bird! Check out our IG post here to submit your most creative ideas, and be sure to include a name, age, hometown, and short bio. The person with the very BEST idea will win a half-case of Onyx Eye, one of our newest and raddest tart ales, for a penny (sorry, we're not allowed to give it away). We will choose ONE winner and post their blurb on Wednesday, 4/28, so get your thinking caps on this weekend!

    ***Winner must be 21+ to collect prize, and must be able to either pick up their beer from one of our taprooms in Portland or Seattle OR live in our shipping zone.



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    August West Barrel Brokers

    If you still haven't picked up your reserved cans, act fast! You have until close of business TODAY to pick up this super exclusive BA collaboration with The Bruery. Didn't get a chance to make a reservation? Keep an eye on your local taproom's IG stories on Saturday to see what we have planned for the leftovers!


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    Join the GN Fam

    The GN crew is growing! We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking beer lovers for a variety of positions in both Portland and Seattle, including Back of House and Shipping.

    In our Shipping Department we are seeking to fill multiple, entry-level positions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: driving boxes to our Vancouver warehouse (a clean driving record is required), stocking pallets for transport, and packing shipping orders. Part-time hours with shifts Wed-Sat with the possibility of growing into full time position in the future. Competitive pay. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and positions will remain open until filled. Interested candidates can send resumes to sales@greatnotion.com.

    We are also looking for line cooks to staff our kitchens at the Alberta and Ballard taprooms. Line Cook duties will consist of food preparation to chef’s exact specifications, setting up stations for the menu, and assisting the Kitchen Manager with their daily tasks. Both positions offer competitive pay with tips and great perks, including 50% off beer and merch. Check out our Poached listings for more information and to submit your resume!

    Alberta Line Cook

    Ballard Line Cook





    Send us those resumes, and we'll see you next Friday with more Notions!

    #keepbeerfun
     
  33. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Jul 25, 2010 California
    Trader

    Does anyone actually drink Great Notion up in the NorthWest? I don't think I saw 1 beer pic above..lol... Or do you guys just post pics in the WNWBAYDN thread?

    Puppy Love Session IPA. Surprisingly flavorful for a 5.4% crusher. Citra, Amarillo and Sabro hops.

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  34. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
    Society Trader

    Well, quite a number of people do, as they seem rather successful, having 5 locations now. Now, among the couple dozen folks who post in the NW portion of this forum, it seems as if their beers are an occasional buy, not daily drinking beer.

    And, this thread tends to lean towards being a news/updates/general discussion thread as opposed to chatting up every pour, which is what the NWWBAYDN thread is for.
     
  35. Reidrover

    Reidrover Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
    Society

    I like GN, but very spendy. I usually buy 1 can per week from my local taphouse.
     
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  36. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Jul 25, 2010 California
    Trader

    That is what I figured. Seems the NW crew mostly just post beer pics and discussion on the actual beer in the NWWBAYDN thread.

    Kind of different for the California Brewery threads, most beer discussion in the individual brewery threads. Well except for the Cal West Coast IPA thread and the Cal Lager thread...haha!!
     
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  37. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
    Trader

    This thread is normally just John copy and pasting the weekly Great Notion email newsletter.
     
  38. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Jul 25, 2010 California
    Trader

    Agreed. Down in the Sacramento/NorCal area, we usually get a distro drop every other week or so. Maybe I get a can or 2 just to mix it up.
     
  39. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
    Society Trader

    And my weekly bitching about their Dudespeak and generally ugly label art.
     
  40. atomicpunk5151

    atomicpunk5151 Jul 25, 2010 California
    Trader

    From afar...... I just assumed their labels were dead on for what everyone in Oregon looks like... either a Lumberjack or Bigfoot....:grin:

    But seriously their labels are VERY distinctive. You know it is Great Notion. They stand out in a crowded field.
     
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