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Great Notion West-Side Outpost Slated to Open Early 2020
Portland, OR, October 1, 2019 – Great Notion Brewing & Barrel House (GNB), best known for its hazy, fruit-forward IPAs and “culinary-inspired” sours and stouts, today announces the company has signed a lease at 230 NW Lost Spring Terrace, Ste 10 in Cedar Mill, right on the borderline of Portland and Beaverton. The goal is to officially open right after the New Year 2020 but with a small pop-up tent to let locals get a taste of GNB prior.
“So many of our customers work at Nike, Intel and Columbia, but have a hard time getting to our Alberta and NW locations with all the traffic these days,’ says cofounder Paul Reiter. “We wanted to make it easier for people out in Beaverton and Hillsboro to be able to try some of our juicy IPAs and flavorful beers like Double Stack and Blueberry Muffin, but not give up any distribution rights or become a distributor ourselves.”
Great Notion’s Beaverton space will feature 20 taps, a slimmed down food menu to still be determined and also have beer to-go. The location is 2000 sq ft indoors with roll up garage doors leading to a beautiful elevated stone beer garden.
“We really like the Timberland shopping center because it doesn’t have that old strip mall vibe” Ryan O’Connor, VP of Operations says. “The wood, stone and metal really echoes our Alberta and NW 28th locations.”
The landlord has pre-approved a pop-up beer garden tent to open for business while the interior build-out is getting underway. Great Notion hopes to open the pop-up tent on weekends starting in November.
For more information to come, please follow @greatnotionbeaverton on Instagram.
ABOUT GREAT NOTION BREWING
Great Notion Brewing (GNB) is a brewery started by three friends and neighbors in Portland, OR. The
brewery offers hazy, fruit-forward IPAs and “culinary-inspired” sours & stouts. GNB has won numerous
Gold and Silver medals, including accolades at World Beer Cup, GABF, Best of Craft Beer Awards,
and Oregon Beer Awards, as well as the 2018 #1 IPA in America from Paste Magazine. GNB has two
brewpubs in Portland: GNB Alberta at 2204 NE Alberta St. and GNB NW at 2444 NW 28th Ave with a
taproom coming soon in Beaverton. Please visit www.greatnotion.com for more information or the
social networks @greatnotion.
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.