About

Great Notion Brewing is a 7 BBL brewery and tap room in Portland, Oregon located at 2204 NE Alberta #101 (next to Pine State Biscuits). We focus primarily on juicy New England-style IPA’s and creative sour ales, though you'll also find a variety of beers on fresh fruit, and stouts with maple, coffee & chocolate.

Our barrel program is hosted both in on-site and off-site locations where our American sour ales age for 9-24 months in oak barrels and clay amphoras. A portion of our sour ales are blended with Summer Oregon fruit like peaches, apricots, strawberries, and cherries. Freshly emptied Bourbon barrels age our imperial stout on ingredients like roasted coffee, vanilla beans, chocolate, and maple syrup.

When it comes to brewing creative craft beer, we realize the immense talent within this city. We’ve been inspired by many, in Portland and beyond. We wouldn’t be here without the brewers who came before us, those who took chances, tried something new, and shared their experience.

The Great Notion cofounders are: James Dugan, brewing & marketing, Andy Miller, brewing & operations, and Paul Reiter, finance & strategy.  The creative and delicious food menu at Great Notion Brewing was created by our chef and long time friend, Ryan O' Connor. We'll see you soon!