Be The Brewer This Sunday and Food Delivery on Weekends!

Hello Nickel Beer Fans!

I’ve got some new beers to tell you about and we are now having food delivered every Saturday and Sunday to the brewery.  You will be able to find some Nickel Beers down the hill this month including at the San Diego International Beer Festival.  And you have a chance to join me in the brewhouse this Sunday to help support a great cause.  Here all of the tasty details….

On Tap

This week our German-style Hefeweizen, Weekender Wheat, returned to the line-up.  This cloudy, 4.5% alcohol wheat beer is perfect for summer with aromas of banana and freshly baked bread.  It is light, refreshing and easy to drink.  It is on tap now and I expect to carry it on tap until the fall.  For you hoppy beer fans the new Dog Year IPA brewed for the Toronado’s 7th Anniversary is on tap and tasting great as is the popular Hopster Douchebag Double IPA.

On Saturday the 6th we will be pouring a keg of Chocolate Vanilla Stonewall Stout.  It has been a while since I have made one of these kegs so I do not expect it to last too long.  One of the reasons we are tapping it is because I will be brewing a Vanilla Oatmeal Stout on Sunday the 7th and you could be there to help – but more on that later.

The Candied Apple is now delivering food to the brewery every Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 5:30 pm.  The special brewery menu features pizzas, sandwiches and salads.  We have menus posted around the brewery.  The Candied Apple also has great pastries and apple pies.  Come hungry and thirsty to the tasting room this weekend.

Also in Julian this weekend you can enjoy our beer at the Historical Society’s Wine, Beer and Cheese Tasting at Wynola Pizza on Sunday evening from 5-8 pm.  We’ll have four beers there including Stonewall Stout, Julian Pale Ale and Weekender Wheat.  There will be cheese and snacks along with local wine.  Cost is $25.  Jeremy’s on the Hill is bringing back Fried Chicken Fridays paired up with a pint of Nickel Beer.  The chicken is delicious and goes perfectly with a pint of our beer.

Be The Brewer This Sunday!

This Sunday we are making a collaboration beer to help raise money for the Anza Borrego Foundation.  I will be making a Vanilla Oatmeal Stout on Sunday the 7th and you can be in the brewhouse with me to make the beer.  The Anza Borrego Foundation will be doing a VIP Tapping Party for the beer release on Saturday, June 27th.

The brew day this Sunday will start at 9 am and end by 2 pm.  Lunch will be included and you will get a ticket to the VIP Tapping Party and a growler of the beer to take home.  During the brew day you will be able to learn about the entire brew process and help make the beer.  For more information and to sign up to help support the ABF, please visit: and click on the Brew Day Fundraiser up top.  This link will also take you to the sing up for the VIP Tapping Party and other ABF events including the Hikes and Hops with the Volcan Mountain Foundation in July.

Down The Hill

Tonight, Thursday the 4th, we will be tapping a cask of Hopster Douchebag Double IPA at O’Brien’s Pub in Kearny Mesa.  The cask is dry hopped with Mosaic hops.  In addition to lots of hops, the pub will be doing Nickel Beer Brat specials.  And every burger at O’Brien’s comes a Nickel Pickel on the side.  We’ll also have beers at O’Brien’s on Wednesday, June 10th as part of 3 brewery event also featuring Alpine and Rip Current.  Look for Dog Year IPA, Hopster Douchebag, nitro Stonewall Stout, Weekender Wheat and our first ever keg of nitro Habanero IPA 342 all on tap.  Get more info on O’Brien’s at:

Next week West Coast Barbecue and Brew in La Mesa will be hosting our beers on Thursday the 11th.  West Coast will have a cask of Hopster Douchebag and draft kegs of Dog Year IPA, nitro Filthy Paws Porter, Weekender Wheat and Highland Brown.  There will be Nickel Beer Brat and Nickel Pickel food specials all night.  Check out West Coast’s 28 tap beer selection online at:

We will have 3 beers on tap at this year’s San Diego International Beer Festival at the San Diego County Fair on June 19th, 20th and 21st.  The festival runs for 5 sessions over the 3 days and will feature more than 350 beers from around the world and all over the USA.  We are sending Jalapeno Back Country Gold, Volcan IPA and Stonewall Stout.  For complete times and ticket info, please go to:

Finally, you will find our beers out at Menghini Winery for two great local events.  June 13th is The Dance with bands and dancing all day from 2 – 10 pm.  We’ll have Devil’s Copper on tap and there will even be beer from Societe Brewing Co.  The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the headliner.  Get more info and tickets at:  Then on June 20th, we will have a full line up of beers including Back Country Gold, Weekender Wheat and Devil’s Copper at the Julian Blues Bash –

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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