Great Notion Aguas Frescas (Strawberry, Watermelon, Hibiscus)
If you haven’t noticed yet, all of the beers coming at you this week are designed for crushing outdoors with your favorite people, and maybe even around a grill (or, just by yourself indoors with a book also works – we won’t tell.)
Aguas Frescas is the wild card of the week bringing fruit and sour beer together with flavors of Oregon strawberry, watermelon, and bright acidic hibiscus flowers. Aguas Frescas is our take inspired by the namesake beverage that makes friends with just about any taco out there.
Great Notion Brewing is a project started by three friends; Andy Miller, James Dugan, and Paul Reiter. All three guys met each other out of coincidence, they live on the same street in North Portland. Andy and James met each other while home brewing in 2010, and began developing recipes and building a friendship.
Together they have 25 years of brewing experience with medals in the National Homebrew Competition for fruit lambic and Double IPA. Paul Reiter has a degree in business and finance with a focus on start-ups and creative enterprise .
In April of 2014, the boys finally got together and shared some home brew. On this night they enjoyed a Stout with hand smoked Vienna malt, a 3 year old Peach Sour, and a 10% double IPA. It’s fair to say, on this night, Great Notion Brewing was born.