With a passion for hops
and the patience for sours

Welcome to a world of bears, beers and bigfoots.

Great Notion Brewing (GNB) is a brewery started by three friends and neighbors in Portland, Oregon. We offer hazy, fruit-forward IPAs and “culinary-inspired” sours & stouts. 

GNB has won numerous Gold and Silver medals over the years, 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 three current locations in Portland: Alberta, NW and Beaverton. We sell our beer direct to beer drinkers from our own taprooms in draft and cans to-go. 

Our barrel program offers award-winning American sour ales aged for 9-24 months in oak barrels. A portion of our sour ales are blended with Oregon fruit like pinot noir grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries. Freshly emptied Bourbon barrels age our imperial stouts on ingredients like roasted coffee, vanilla beans, chocolate, and maple syrup.

Our brewpubs serve creative Northwest food delicacies such as flavorful seafood dishes, award-winning fried chicken sandwiches, house-smoked BBQ, imperial kale caeser salads and more. 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, who took chances, tried something new, and shared their experience.

The Great Notion cofounders are: James Dugan, Andy Miller, and Paul Reiter.  Our brewpubs are led by longtime Chef and friend Ryan O’Connor. 

bottoms up from the GNB crew

For large party or event reservations, please email events [at] greatnotionpdx.com.