Hopster Cask, Mead Blends and Charity Brew Day!

Hello Nickel Beer Fans!

I have a few quick updates from our last email.  This weekend we are going to tap both of our mead (honey wine) blends done with Redstone Meadery.  The Leap of Passion Mead/IPA blend did not make it through the weekend last time we tapped it so I have blended up nearly a full keg for this weekend in hopes that it will last longer.  It is a blend of our 100% German-hopped Leap Day IPA and Redstone’s Passion Fruit Mead.  The result has both IPA and honey wine flavors with layers of fruit and melon woven in.

Also on tap this weekend will be Redstonewall Stout – a blend of our Stonewall Stout with a Vanilla Cinnamon Mead.  The blend reminds me of Horchata with big cinnamon and vanilla aromas and just the right amount of sweet roast in the finish.  Look for both of these unique beers to be on tap by 4 pm on Friday the 20th.  This time I expect both to last through at least Monday.

Brew at Nickel

Have you ever wanted to participate in a brew day at a brewery?  Well now you can.  We are partnering with the Volcan Mountain Foundation for a charity brew day.  The brew day will be Sunday, June 12th and it will run from roughly 9 am until 1 pm.  We will be brewing a new, as of yet unnamed beer to release in July at a special party with the Volcan Mountain Foundation.  Participants will get to be involved in all aspects of the brew day and lunch will be provided.  When the beer is finished you will get a 64 oz growler to go and an invite to the VIP release party.  The cost is $100 and all of that money goes directly to the Volcan Mountain Foundation.  You can sign up at the Volcan Mountain Foundation website: http://www.volcanmt.org/events/fundraiser/brew-day-nickel-beer-company-tom-nickel.  It is limited to 8 spots and already 4 have been sold so if you are interested, please sign up soon.

Stay tuned for the announcement of what we will be brewing.  The release party will be Saturday, July 9th at 5 pm.  You can sign up to be a part of the release of this new beer at: http://volcanmt.org/events/fundraiser/vmf-nickel-beer-company-vip-release-party.

Last Sips

Tonight, Thursday the 19th, O’Brien’s Pub in Kearny Mesa will be tapping a cask of Hopster Douchebag Double IPA with Mosaic Hops at 5 pm.  I just brewed a new batch of Constantine’s Russian Imperial Stout and when it is ready we will be selling growlers to-go.  Look for Tahoma IPA on tap next week by Wednesday the 25th.  Our annual Penalty Shot Pale will be out by June 1st, just in time for the start of the Copa America Centennario taking place in the USA.  And speaking of annual brews, Weekender Wheat is coming up next in the brew schedule and will be on tap in early June.

We will be pouring beers at the San Diego International Beer Festival at the San Diego County Fair on June 17th-19th.  You can find out more about the fest and get tickets at: http://sandiegobeerfestival.com/.  I will be on the FM 94.9 Rock and Roll Happy Hour promoting the festival on Friday, June 3rd from 7-8 pm.  Look for the popular Taco Cart to be serving up fantastic street tacos on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.  And we just res-stocked all of our brewery merchandise including hats, sweatshirts, tank tops and t-shirts.

That is your brewery news for now.  We’ll see you soon for a great Julian brewed beer.

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