Hello Nickel Beer Fans!
Just a quick update this week to tell you about some upcoming beers and our Super Bowl plans. Every year we host a pot luck party for the big game. We’ll start putting out snack items at 2 pm and the game kicks off at 3:30 pm. Show up any time and bring something to share. We’ll have both big screen TVs going and if you are not interested in the game the weather will be pleasant and I am sure that there will be plenty of folks playing washers.
On tap we will have our Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Filthy Paws Porter pouring on nitrogen. It is smooth and creamy with a very nice whiskey flavor that does not over power the beer. We will also see the return of Pickel Weisse on Friday. This is our 4% Berliner Weisse wheat beer blended with pickel juice from our house made Spicy Garlic Dill Pickels. To say the flavor is unique would be an understatement. It is your beer chaser and pickel back all in one (and it is amazing with Bloody Mary mix which will have available).
Coming soon we will have the Fix It IPA on tap just before President’s Day weekend. On Friday the 17th we will be tapping a keg of our Sour Apple Pie Ale. This is a blend of barrel aged sour ale with our Apple Pie Ale. I use the base beer for the Apple Pie Ale – with no apple juice added – to make the barrel aged sour. It ages for one year in the barrel before blending. This year we have two sour barrels going to blend into next season’s Apple Pie Ale.
The final weekend of the month we will tap a keg of Tom and Perry on Friday the 24th. Tom and Perry is a collaborative effort with Julian Cider Works using pears from the brewery property blended with honey and local apples. The last keg went so quickly that we will only be serving 5 and 9 oz glasses to try and help spread it out a little bit. Don’t worry, we made much more this past year and the 2016 harvest batch should be ready in the near future. Julian Cider Works already has some of their 2016 harvest ciders on tap and they are tasting great.
Down the Hill
I am bringing kegs of the Pickel Weisse down to Monkey Paw and Hamilton’s this week. I am not sure when they will be on tap but as soon as I confirm that the kegs are pouring, I will post it on our Facebook page.
We will have another keg of Larry’s Place IPA at West Coast Barbecue on Saturday, February 11th for the pub’s 5th Anniversary celebration. If you did not see the very nice write up on the beer and the man behind it by Brandon Hernandez, please check it out here: http://www.westcoastersd.com/2017/01/27/beer-of-the-week-nickel-larrys-place-ipa/.
And while I am on the subject of Nickel Beer in the media, you can see us on Savor San Diego at the KPBS website. The show did a whole episode on Julian and visited us along with Julian Cider Works, Volcan Mountain Winery and Jeremy’s on the Hill. Find the video at: http://video.kpbs.org/video/2365929199/.
If you are looking to find a place to stay up here, or somewhere to eat or take a hike – check out the Julian Chamber of Commerce website. It has lots of information on Julian and the surrounding area and the Chamber office has lists of campgrounds, hiking spots, biking trails, etc.. Find it at: http://www.visitjulian.com/.
That is your Nickel Beer update for now. We’ll see you soon for a great Julian brewed beer. Cheers, Tom