Fix It Pale, Chargers and X-Mas Hours!

Hello Nickel Beer Fans!

We have lots of great beer on tap right now.  The new Fix It Pale is tasting great – the beer is 6.3% and full of Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, Crystal and Mosaic hop flavors.  It drinks more like an IPA than a pale in many ways, but it does not have the massive bitterness of a true IPA.  And it is named for our friend and handyman Fix It Paul, so you can understand why I have to call it a pale.  We have the Fix It on both regular draft and on one of our nitrogen taps right now.

I also just tapped a keg of the Kupfernickel Barleywine.  We blew through our first keg of the Rum Barrel aged version of this beer and now the non-barrel aged version is back on tap.  The regular version has more Centennial hop punch with a great finish.  And our first ever keg of Habanero Volcan is on tap with super fresh and bright pepper flavors and just the right balance of heat.  The popular Jalapeno Gold is on tap as well.

We have several new beers on the horizon.  Filthy Paws Porter will be coming out just before Christmas and Chinook IPA will be back on tap just after Christmas.  I have our second Belgian-style in the fermentor as well, a Belgian-style Quadruple, which is a dark strong ale.  And there will be one more batch of Apple Pie Ale brewed for the new year thanks to Stacey at Wynola Flats Produce who has Black Twig apples available still.  Wynola Flats is a great little produce and food shop (not far from Jeremy’s on the Hill) that is open Friday thru Monday.  In addition to great produce they have the best locally made chocolates – the salted chocolate caramels are my favorite.

Chargers and X-Mas Hours

We will be open late this Saturday (12/20) for the Chargers v. 49’ers game that kicks off at 5:25 pm.  I expect that we will be open until some time between 8:30 and 9 pm when the game is over.  I am working on having someone deliver food for the game – please check our Facebook page for an update at:  We will also be opening up early on Sunday the 28th for the Chargers v. Chiefs, which is the last game of the regular season.  Again, I am hopeful to have someone deliver brunch – check the Facebook page for details.

We are going to open up on Tuesday the 23rd and Wednesday the 24th next week in addition to our regular hours.  We will open from 1-6 pm on Tuesday and from 1-5 pm on Wednesday.  The brewery will be closed on the Christmas Day, Thursday the 25th.  We will then resume normal hours Friday at 11:30 am.  We are still figuring out our hours for New Year’s week, but we will for sure be open Thursday, January 1st and all throughout the 4 day New Year’s Weekend along with Monday the 5th.

Monday the 22nd will be the final Monday Night Football game between the Broncos and the Bengals.  We will be open at 2 pm on the 22nd and stay open for the game.  Carmen’s should be delivering dinner around 6 pm for one last Monday night.  We are going to continue to be open on Mondays year round but our new hours will be from 2-6 pm instead of 3-7 pm.  We will be staying open for the NCAA College Football Championship game on Monday, January 12th, 2015.

If you need to get any last minute gifts, we have 32 and 64 oz growlers and you can buy the empty growler with a gift certificate if you are not sure what you would want it filled with.  There is also a ton of brewery merchandise including shirts, hats, beanies and sweatshirts.  We have some new hat styles in stock including Fishing Hats and Camo Trucker Hats.

Finally, down the hill you can look for a cask of Fix It Pale along with a keg of Tripp’s Tripel on tap at West Coast Barbecue and Brew in La Mesa on Friday the 26th with both tapping by 4 pm.  I also dropped off a keg of Volcan IPA at O’Brien’s which should be on tap very soon (if it is not on tap already).

We would like to thank everyone on this list for your support of our brewery in its first full year.  Lindsey and I have enjoyed opening the brewery and we look to many more great years (and beers) ahead.  A very heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has made the brewery such a great place to hang out and enjoy a beer.  We are looking forward to a great 2015.

Cheers, Tom

Tom Nickel

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