Notch Brewing (2019)

Discussion in 'New England' started by M-Fox24, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. LukieBL

    LukieBL Initiate (111) Jun 10, 2015 Massachusetts

    Went to the Biergarten in Essex weekly this summer and have gone to Appleton farm this fall

    Is usually only 2 beers that are on and I’ve only seen Czech lager, dog pony and Zwickle
     
  2. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    By Czech lager do you mean Notch Pils?

    Sounds like it's just their regular year round line-up available at stores.
     
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  3. bla211

    bla211 Initiate (111) Mar 17, 2015 New York

    Probably ‘The Standard’, that’s the Czech Pils they’ve had on recently
     
  4. LukieBL

    LukieBL Initiate (111) Jun 10, 2015 Massachusetts


    Sorry yes, the Pils. I have not seen the Standard at these events unfortunately.
     
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  5. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I was gonna say, outside of the actual tap room I don't think I've ever seen The Standard on tap.

    In fact, I don't think I've ever seen anything other than their Session Pils, Left of the Dial, Zwickel, or Dog and Pony Show on draft around Boston.

    At least not for a few years.
     
  6. WolfsburgVW

    WolfsburgVW Disciple (302) May 21, 2013 Maine
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    Likely a leftover from Pils and Love, but Novare Res has The Standard on tap currently.
     
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  7. rhino88888888

    rhino88888888 Initiate (117) Dec 12, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I've seen a couple of cask ales from Notch at Olde Magoun's and Row34 in the past year, but otherwise that sounds about right.
     
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  8. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    When was Pils and Love?

    I was at Novare for Zwanze but didn't see it on tap. I would have had a draft to cut through all the acid from the sours.
     
  9. WolfsburgVW

    WolfsburgVW Disciple (302) May 21, 2013 Maine
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    Was on July 20th. They had a pretty large selection of kegs from a number of breweries that attended the event. I'd imagine this keg of The Standard was simply set aside after that weekend to tap when they felt like it.
     
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  10. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Savant (975) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Just more good news -

     
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  11. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (186) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    I think I speak for the masses when I ask that anyone who spots the Standard on draft somewhere in the wild please report here immediately . I wish I didn't live so far away from Salem.
     
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  12. mrmattosgood

    mrmattosgood Initiate (128) Nov 6, 2010 Monaco
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    I saw the ig post with poth a helles landbier and a rauchbier in tanks. That’s good.
     
  13. Brian_Lynch

    Brian_Lynch Initiate (120) Nov 18, 2014 New York

    Novare Res....probbb not gonna help you....
     
  14. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (186) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Yeah that is farther, but thanks. Let's see if I can persuade the Mrs. for a Portland trip.
     
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  15. bla211

    bla211 Initiate (111) Mar 17, 2015 New York

    I see cans around Somerville fairly often (I know that’s not draft)
     
  16. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (186) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Also thanks, but that is far from me as well. I guess I may have to make a trade post.
     
  17. braineater

    braineater Initiate (126) Dec 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    A few kegs trickle out to distro from time to time, but it's not a regular thing. We've poured a few Salem-brewed beers (Voll Projekt Helles Spezial, DDH IPA, Raw Power) at Brewer's Fork in the past year. I was definitely offered kegs of The Standard at some point.
     
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  18. ChrisLohring

    ChrisLohring Initiate (100) Jan 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    We just took delivery of new lagering tanks, and these will help us get more distro of draft lager in the greater Boston area starting in December. First up will be Černé Pivo, our Czech black lager. We also have German gravity cask (stich fass) nights around Boston with one of the German lagers we brew in Salem.

    We sent a few pallets of kegs of the Standard Czech Pils & Zwickel beer to Maine, not sure how much is left, but we'll be shipping more soon.
     
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  19. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (186) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Any Chance you can send some kegs out to Central MA?
     
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  20. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Or my apartment?
     
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  21. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (130) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    The picture on Notch’s IG account from yesterday afternoon showed a huge line to get into the taproom. Is that typical for weekends up there in October? I know October in Salem is big with tourists. Wife and I will be in Salem today, and she is graciously allowing me a stop at Notch “if I behave”. But she may change her mind if she sees a line like that. What other options do I have? I know there is a Beer Works, but not super excited about that choice.

    Note to all the ghouls, goblins, ghosts, et al going to Salem today: please skip Notch so I can get in.
     
  22. AirBob

    AirBob Defender (661) Jul 15, 2014 Massachusetts

    Salem, especially the area around Notch, is super crowded through out September and October. I'd expect today to be especially crowded due to the weather and the MDA Witch Ride.
     
  23. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (130) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Good God. Full of tourists is an understatement. I will never set foot in Salem during Sept. - Oct. ever again. What a shit show. I knew it got busy up there, but it was about 10x more crowded than I anticipated. And truthfully, there really isn’t much to see. I’ve seen all the “attractions” before, and, well....Anyway, lots of out-of-state plates. Tons of New Yorkers. It has always amazed me that a 300 year-old government-sponsored injustice makes for a good tourist attraction. That’s just me. Can a guy just get a liter of delicious session beer! Throw me a fricken’ bone, Salem!
     
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  24. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (130) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    On another note Fodderstompf is quite nice.
     
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  25. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    So you made it inside?
     
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  26. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (130) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    No...but a friend of mine did get in and brought me a 4 pack. Tried one last night and enjoyed it.
     
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  27. mhull

    mhull Initiate (105) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts

  28. rhino88888888

    rhino88888888 Initiate (117) Dec 12, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I saw "a plot at the intersection of Soldier’s Field Road and Western Avenue" in the article and thought "Awesome! This is walkable from Harvard/Central!" And then I realized it's the *other* intersection of Soldier's Field Road and Western Ave. Still, a great location and a cool building. I'm glad it will be close to so many bus routes.
     
  29. yuppiescum

    yuppiescum Initiate (45) Jun 4, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I'm not familiar with this building - is it on the Boston side of the bridge to Arsenal Street Watertown?
     
  30. dubdrop

    dubdrop Zealot (581) Aug 6, 2012 Massachusetts
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    yes on the boston side- it's an old horse stable that has been boarded/vacant up for years. Great location (and only a 7 minute walk from my office).
     
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  31. Witherby

    Witherby Disciple (376) Jan 5, 2011 Massachusetts
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  32. mrmattosgood

    mrmattosgood Initiate (128) Nov 6, 2010 Monaco
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    It's closer than Salem from the Merrimack Valley, but barely ... Damn. I cleaned out my shed for those tanks for nothing.
     
  33. DucRacer900

    DucRacer900 Initiate (85) Aug 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Same, I live about 2 miles away and ride by that almost every day....dreams fulfilled!
     
  34. mcjlm

    mcjlm Initiate (29) Jan 20, 2019 Massachusetts
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    yeah this is walking distance from my office and i'm straight up chuffed.
     
  35. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I googled this and am I right that it's only about a half mile from Deep Ellum?
     
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  36. huuvola

    huuvola Initiate (133) Oct 29, 2005 Massachusetts

    No, more like a mile (and not the prettiest walk or bike ride -- involves crossing the Pike).
    https://goo.gl/maps/nPrn4Q6tg5JuWd9f6
     
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  37. rhino88888888

    rhino88888888 Initiate (117) Dec 12, 2013 Massachusetts
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    About halfway between Deep Ellum and Branch Line for those of us who navigate in terms of beer destinations. :-)
     
  38. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (523) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Group of friends: Hey, want to check out a new brewery this weekend?
    @huuvola: Nah, walk isn't pretty enough for me.
    Group: Why do we even talk to you?
    :wink:
     
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  39. huuvola

    huuvola Initiate (133) Oct 29, 2005 Massachusetts

    Don't attack my shitty walk cred! I once walked from Night Shift in Everett to Mystic in Chelsea. Compared to that, the trip from Deep Ellum to Future Notch is a stroll through an idyllic Berkshire meadow. :-)
     
  40. mcjlm

    mcjlm Initiate (29) Jan 20, 2019 Massachusetts
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    Also that hypothetical walk goes by Big Daddy's which has the best chicken parm in town.
     
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