Nickel Beer 3rd Anniversary Weekend!

Hell Nickel Beer Fans!

It is hard to believe as I write this that the brewery is turning 3 years old this weekend.  To celebrate, we will be releasing Constantine’s Russian Imperial Stout aged in a Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel.  We will have the regular version of our gold medal winning Imperial Stout plus a Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Version.  The non barrel aged version and Bourbon barrel version will both be tapped Friday afternoon and we will put the Rye Whiskey version on tap when we open at 11 am on Saturday.  All 3 versions will be on tap all weekend.

In addition to massive stouts, we will have a great line up of beer for the weekend including 4 IPAs – Golden Nugget Wet Hop IPA, Tahoma IPA, Volcan IPA and Pride of Chops IPA.  Right now, we have a Habanero version of the Golden Nugget IPA that has a near perfect level of heat and pepper flavor.  Our Pearfect Apple Pie Ale is tasting great and it is made with pears grown on the brewery property.  And the very popular Jalapeno Gold will be flowing all weekend.

The fall color is simply gorgeous right now, especially along Highway 79 by Lake Cuyamaca.  I highly recommend the drive.  If you don’t like the sharp turns, try the Sunrise Highway through Laguna.  The road is much straighter but also provides great bursts of color.  It almost feels like fall up here with temperatures in the mid to low 60s with cold nights.

Thanksgiving Week

We will be open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday the 24th, from 4-7 pm.  Leading up to Thanksgiving we will be opening a little earlier at 1 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the 21st-23rd.  Friday and Saturday we will open at 11 am.

Sunday the 27th we get a special treat for the Chargers v. Texans game at 10 am.  We will open at 9:45 am for the game and Buffalo Bill’s will be delivering breakfast for us!  We will place the order between 10:15 and 10:30 am and it should be at the brewery just after 11 am.  We will have the Ballast Point Bloody Mary Mix which goes great with the Jalapeno Gold.  There will also be some OJ on hand if you want to try a Cider Mimosa.  When we know the food menu I will post it up on our Facebook page at:  Expect a combination of breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos and classic breakfast items. I can not tell you that the game is going to be good, but the food and drink sure are.

Looking Ahead

On Friday, December 16th we will be pouring beer at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum’s Ales and Rails Ugly Christmas Sweater Beer Fest.  I grew up going to the Model Railroad Museum and we support this festival every year.  It will be from 6-9 pm and you can get more info and buy tickets at:

Look for our annual Tripp’s Tripel to hit the taps soon.  Other upcoming brews you can look forward to include Filthy Paws Porter, Fix It IPA and the return of the Hopster Douchebag Double IPA.

That is your Nickel beer update for now.  Thank you for all of your support during these past three years – Lindsey and I truly appreciate.  We will look forward to raising a glass with you soon to toast to many more great years – and beers – ahead.  Cheers, Tom

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