Great Notion Brewing launched its app last year, and it’s a beaut. The idea here is to get customers to order Great Notion beer directly from the app for pickup or home beer delivery in Portland and shipping within the great state of Oregon (and now beyond). The GN App is also an excellent mobile application to explore the virtual world of Great Notion — its beer brands, label characters, latest drops and the ability to earn points and move up in the Timbercrew. I fiddled it with this morning, and it’s a slick portal with enough interactive elements and great visuals to keep customers scrolling and coming back.
Now, Great Nortion has just released its third iteration, and now the app includes a lumberjack-themed video game, expanded shipping and delivery zones, gifting options and overall improved functionality and speed. To the press release!
“At Great Notion, we strive to Keep Beer Fun! Whether it’s through crazy flavors like Fluff (a cotton candy-inspired beer), our space-forest themed beer boxes, or by dropping our very own video game!” exclaims co-founder and CEO Paul Reiter. “Too often, beer can get boring or nerdy. We want to engage not just those beer aficionados but regular folks who want to be inspired and have fun. Especially after 2020 – we all need it!”
The game, called The Climb, is only available for iOS users right now, but apparently it’s the first of three interactive features currently in the works. It brings to life GN character Victoria Lane and lets players virtually climb trees and earn points as they progress. It’s the perfect, I don’t-want-to-work-on-a-Monday phone distraction. Plus, snagging all those points in the Great Notion App allows users to advance in levels and receive exclusive perks and rewards. Android users can expect to see more on the games front in the coming months.
Local and nationwide delivery
The app update will expand Great Notion’s local delivery and nationwide shipping zones. Shipping in Oregon and Washington began earlier this year and is now expanded to include Ohio, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Vermont, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Nevada, and Anchorage, Alaska. A new partnership with Doordash allows GN to expand the delivery zone to include Seattle, allowing for more flexibility with scheduled delivery windows, and no minimum order for customers. Through the partnership, Portland and Seattle beer fans within a 10 mile radius of any of the five GN taproom locations will soon be able to order beer and have it delivered same-day.
Many GN beer fans will be pleased to now be permitted to assign a designated proxy for pick up when placing their order, an option that has previously been unavailable to customers. In addition to designated proxies, V3 of the app will also allow users to send beer as a gift to anyone of age within the designated shipping and delivery zones.