Hello NickelBeer Fans!
It is hard to believe that it was six years that we brewed our very first batch of beer – which was Julian Pale Ale for the curious. We are going to celebrate the entire week with specialty beers on tap and new releases. We will be open regular hours every day except Thanksgiving when we will be closed. The tasting room will be staying open an hour later on Wednesday the 27th until 9 pm. We will then re-open at 11:30 am on Friday the 29th. Read on to find out about line up of vintage and barrel aged beers….
Today (Friday the 22nd) we will be releasing our 2019 North Star Tripel when we open. This 9% alcohol Belgian-style beer was brewed with 100% Polaris hops and fermented with the Westmalle yeast strain. It is light colored with a dry finish but a good body making it a fantastic food pairing beer. It is my perfect Thanksgiving Day beer.
And then by tonight we will be adding an incredible line up of vintage and barrel aged beers. We will be rolling out kegs of our 2014 Kupfernickel Rem Barrel Aged Barleywine, Respect My Aciditie Sour Ale and 2017 Constantine’s Russian Imperial Stout. The Rum Barrel Barleywine has a noticeable rum aroma and flavor with a velvety maltiness. For you sour fans, the Respect My Aciditie is the base sour beer we use to make our Sour Apple Pie Ale. It has a light amber color with a very well balance sour punch. And the 2017 Constantine’s is now more than two and a half years old.
I expect all of these beers to be on tap all weekend and through the holiday. If any of these three specialty beers do run dry though we have more great specialty beers to back them up including Red Wine Barrel Aged North Star Tripel, Rum Barrel Aged Constantine’s Imperial Stout and our Darkside of the Moonlight Imperial Honey Porter. Stay tuned to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NickelBeerCompany) to find out when these get tapped.
We have a new batch of our Nebula Red T Shirts in stock – be sure to check them out when you are next in the tasting room. We will have our Jalapeno Gold on tap along with a few of our wet hop IPAs made with locally grown hops from Star B Hop Ranch in Santa Ysabel. And look for our collaboration with Colby Chandler from Ballast Point – Crystal Pier Double IPA. This is the prototype beer that eventually became Dorado Double IPA.
It is supposed to rain on Thanksgiving Day and at the higher elevations there might be some snow around Mt. Laguna along Sunrise Highway. Please be safe out there during the holiday weekend.
Happy Thanksgiving and we look forward to seeing you in Julian to celebrate six wonderful years of Nickel Beer with many more to come! Cheers, Tom