Beer for Breakfast at Great Notion Brewing

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Great Notion Brewing has quickly became known for its East Coast-style hoppy beers, as well as its dessert-and breakfast-worthy beers like Double Stack and Blueberry Muffin. For the first time, Great Notion will open for a special breakfast-themed beer and food pairing fest featuring its own and guest beers and small breakfast plates on Sunday, September 25th, from 9am until 1030am and 11am to 1230pm. Tickets are $50, all-inclusive, and limited to 75 per seating.  Tickets are online now at

Featuring Double Stack (an imperial stout with coffee and maple syrup) and Blueberry Muffin (a Berliner Weisse dry-hopped with actual blueberry muffins), the brewers will devise four more beers that pair with the ante meridiem. Think flavors like mimosas, belinis, and, no doubt, bacon. The guest beer lineup will include “Porridge,” an oatmeal pale ale with cinnamon and raisins made by brand new Scout Brewing; a chili beer from a beloved-though-unnamed Oregon brewery in the vein of a Bloody Mary; and a Tepache mimosa from Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. Two California breweries heralded for their coffee infused beers—San Diego’s Modern Times and San Francisco’s Cellarmaker—are also sending exceptionally rare kegs.

Food-wise, this ain’t no doughnut buffet. #BeerforBreakfast will include a breakfasty riff on Great Notion chef Ryan O’Connor’s empanadas. To ensure attendees have their carnivorous or vegetarian dietary needs met, patrons will have to select from the omnivore or vegan tickets available online in advance. (The vegan option is truly vegan, but gluten-free requests cannot be met.) Other delicacies in this plated feast include a mini-Cristo (Monte Cristo), beer-infused oatmeal, yogurt parfait, and of course buttermilk pancakes or corn cakes for starters. Coffee from Great Notion’s roasting partner Clutch Coffee Roasters is included. The brewpub will open for regular business at its normally scheduled time at noon.

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: