Hello Nickel Beer Fans!
It is time for the national holiday that is not recognized as such – Superbowl Sunday. We will be hosting a potluck party again this year from 2 to 7 pm for the game. We’ll have the game on both big screens and I will be clearing out extra space in the brewery to set up tables for food. Please bring a dish to share. We will have plates, bowls, napkins and plastic ware. We will have a few spaces for cords if you bring something in a warmer. The potluck was a lot of fun last year and we are looking forward to it again. The weather on Sunday is calling for sunny skies with temperatures in the low 60s.
We have two new beers coming out in the next two weeks. Next week we will be releasing Double Dubbel Belgian-Style Quad on Friday, February 6th. The beer is medium brown in color, 9.7% alcohol and full of dark caramel and fruit notes. It is part of the year long campaign called Beer To The Rescue to help raise awareness of Lupus. My good friend and local beer writer Brandon Hernandez was diagnosed with Lupus and he has organized Beer To The Rescue to help raise funds for the Southern California Lupus Foundation. We will be pouring the beer at the tasting room and at O’Brien’s Pub (along with some Tripp’s Tripel) on the 6th. We will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the Double Dubbel to the So Cal Lupus Foundation.
I am also aging some of the Double Dubbel in a run barrel to release this fall as Double Dubbel Animal Style. For more information on the the Beer to the Rescue campaign, check them out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/beertotherescue.
Our new double IPA, Gowabunga, will be released on Thursday, February 12th. It was brewed in honor of my late friend Charlie Gow who be put to his final resting place at sea on the 12th. Charlie loved his hometown San Diego IPAs so I have made sure that there is no shortage of hops in this 8 and half percent beer. It is a blend of Columbus, Simcoe, Mosaic and Cascade hops. Right now the beer is still in the fermentor but it already has big peach and melon notes with a very floral aroma. For those that liked the Hopster, this beer will be right up your alley. I am also working on a Ghost Pepper Chinook keg that should be ready early next week – check the Facebook page to see when it is on tap.
That is your Nickel Beer news for now. Remember, we are open 6 days a week – every day but Tuesday. We’ll see you soon for a great Julian brewed beer. Cheers, Tom