Great Notion Brewing Announces Multi-year Partnership with Portland Trailblazers
(Portland, OR) – Northwest-based brewery Great Notion (GNB), known for its innovative mobile app, “culinary-inspired” brews and fun forest-characters, is excited to announce a multi-year partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers.
GN’s award-winning flagship IPA, Ripe, will be available in 16oz cans at Moda Center during Blazers’ games, on draft at Great Notion’s five tap rooms and through shipping, local delivery and pick-up to-go through the brewery’s mobile app. The special new Moda Center-exclusive Ripe label will feature GN’s iconic skeleton character Moss gracing the label playing basketball on cans all season-long at the Moda Center.
“We’re huge fans of Rip City, and we’re stoked to partner with the Blazers and share our Ripe IPA with fans. Like the Blazers, we’ve taken the lead on using cutting-edge technology to create an awesome fan experience. For example, we’re the only brewery in the world to have a really dope mobile app that allows customers to buy our beer through shipping or local delivery, plus have our own video game and other hidden easter eggs.” says co-founder and CEO Paul Reiter.
The unique partnership also includes co-branded merchandise with GN’s skeleton Moss, including new hats, tee shirts and crewneck sweatshirts. Furthermore, Great Notion customers have the potential to receive access to exclusive discounts on tickets to Blazers games.
“Our goal is to Keep Beer Fun,” continues Reiter. “We do this by continuing to introduce innovative flavors and beer styles to our fans, as well as in the marketing. Partnering with the Blazers takes this fun and excitement to a whole new level.”
“Great Notion is a staple in Portland beers and a perfect fit as a partner with the Trail Blazers,” said Chris McGowan, President and CEO of the Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter. “Their one-of-a-kind brand identity merged with our Pacific Northwest-rooted Trail Blazers brand will not only bring Rip City fans great beer, but a partnership like you’ve never seen.”
Great Notion will be kicking off the partnership at their NW 28th Portland location on September 19, from 1-4 PM where they will be showcasing Ripe IPA in the exclusive Moda Center-labeled cans.
ABOUT GREAT NOTION
Great Notion (GNB) is a brewery started by three friends and neighbors in Portland, OR that offers hazy, fruit-forward IPAs and “culinary-inspired” sours & stouts sold directly to customers through a creative new mobile app. GN 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. GN has 5 taprooms in the Pacific Northwest: @greatnotionalberta , @greatnotionnw and @greatnotionbeaverton in Portland, @greatnotionballard and @greatnotiongeorgetown in Seattle. Please visit @greatnotion to download the GN mobile app or for more information.