Redstonewall Stout, Chargers and Apple Pie (Ale)!

Hello Nickel Beer Fans!

Our very popular Redstonewall Stout blend – aka Horchata Stout – is back on tap at the tasting room and you will be able to enjoy it down the hill at Hamilton’s in South Park tonight as well.  The beer is a blend of our award winning Stonewall Stout with Vanilla Cinnamon Mead (honey wine) from Redstone Meadery in Boulder, Colorado.  The blend has a huge cinnamon aroma with a lightly sweet and roasty finish with just a touch of honey flavor through the stout flavors.  It will be on tap all weekend and available for growler fills to-go.  At Hamilton’s tonight (Thursday the 9th) you will also find our regular Stonewall Stout on tap.

Right now we also have a Homegrown Habanero Red White and Brew IPA keg on tap with Habaneros from our garden.  I think it has a little more kick than the last keg we made but still with a great habanero flavor.  It might not make it through the weekend, but we do have more Habanero IPA to tap.  And though the Jalapeno Gold is out at the moment, I am in the process of making more so it should be back on tap soon.

Sunday the 12th we will be showing the Chargers v. Raiders game at 1 pm.  Harry Dz BBQ will be stopping by again after the Farmer’s Market around 2:30 pm.  He might be coming by Saturday as well – check our Facebook page for updates at  And we have a limited number of chipotle and jalapeno Nickel Pickels left, get them while you can .  On Friday the 10th we will be showing the USA v. Ecuador soccer friendly at 4pm.

Monday the 13th is Columbus Day and a holiday for some.  So for those lucky enough to get the day off, we will be opening up early at 1 pm so that you can come up and enjoy the brewery.  In the evening we will have the 49er’s v. Rams at 5:30 pm and Carmen’s will be delivering food again – we’ll put the order in between 5:45 and 6 pm.  If you have never tried the Prime Rib dinner at Carmen’s, get there on a Friday or Saturday when they are cooking it up, it is delicious.

Wet Hop Festival

We will have both our wet hop brewed beers at the Wet Hop Festival at O’Brien’s this weekend.  In addition to draft kegs of both Star B Fresh Hop Pale and ZP Fresh Hop IPA, O’Brien’s will tap a cask of ZP Fresh Hop IPA that is dry hopped with Star B Ranch Nugget and Columbus hops at 5 pm on Friday the 10th.  I will be there to watch the USA v. Ecuador game and tap the cask – and also enjoy a pint or three.

The Wet Hop Festival will feature more than 40 beers all brewed with hops fresh off the vine over three days, Friday – Sunday, October 10th, 11th and 12th.  For directions to O’Brien’s and more information, visit:

In addition to our wet hop beers at O’Brien’s, you can find our Apple Pie Ale on tap at West Coast Barbecue and Brew in La Mesa –

Looking Ahead

Next weekend the Chargers host the Chiefs on Sunday the 19th at 1 pm.  They then have a short week and travel to Denver to take on the Broncos at 5:25 pm on Thursday the 23rd.  We will be staying open until the end of the Chargers game.

I have a new IPA brewing with a new hop I have not used before named Tahoma.  It is dry-hopping in the fermentor right now and should be ready in another week or so.  A fresh batch of Stonewall Stout is also coming up which will mean more Chocolate Vanilla Stonewall.  We’ll also have a nitro keg of Stonewall coming back soon.  And next week I will be brewing our first Belgian-style beer, a Tripel, just in time for Thanksgiving.  And we will have some beer around town for San Diego Beer Week in November.

That is your Nickel Beer news for now.  We’ll see you soon for a great Julian-brewed beer.  Cheers, Tom

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