After a long wait, homebrewers-turned-professionals James Dugan and Andy Miller are getting closer to opening their passion project, Great Notion Brewing. The brewers
are have applied to take ing over The Mash Tun Brew Pub liquor license and business and move their unique brewery into its Concordia location on NE Alberta St.
If all goes to plan, beverage production will likely begin later in the year after licensing raw materials are firmly in place. Expect seating for about 150 people with the standard darts and pool fare, along with an outdoor patio and bocce court. But as we all know, bocce won't bring all the boys to the yard. Not in Portland. Only fine, well-crafted beer will. According to an interview with Serious Eats, Great Notion plans to focus on barrel-aged sours and drinkable IPAs, along with bolder experiments such as brewing with wild yeast gathered from the woodlands of Oregon and a beer series fermented in 60-gallon clay pots lined with beeswax.
"The goal is to create a regional sour ale which represents our local terroir. How cool would that be to drink a beer aged in Oregon clay, coated with Mt. Hood beeswax, and fermented with yeast collected in Portland?" said Dugan.
— Jonathan Hall