Hello Formerly Quarantined Beer Lovers!
After nine long weeks I am happy to announce that Nickel Beer will be opening today. We will be open 2 – 8 pm on Friday, 12-6 pm on Saturday and Sunday and then 12-5 pm on Monday. Per county guidelines, you will need to wear a mask and make a food purchase in order to have a pint at the brewery. We will still be selling beer in 32 oz and 64 oz growlers and we have both 5 and 15 gallon kegs available to go.
We do have some new beers on tap despite the shutdown. We have both Banner Grade IPA and the hulked up version Bruce Banner Grade Double IPA on tap. We brewed Gold Strike Kolsch with Julian Beer Company in honor of Julian’s 150th Anniversary. The original brewery in Julian in 1888 was opened by German immigrant Frederick Meyerhoffer so we thought this light German-style ale would be an appropriate tribute.
And we have our new First Ryesponders, made with Amplified Ale Works with ingredient donations from Skagit Malt and Hops Bauer. The beer is a Rye IPA brewed with Nelson and Vic Secret hops. A portion of the proceeds will go to support retreat programs for First Responders and Health Care Workers at the Inner North Start PTSD Retreat Center here in Julian.
Down the Hill
As for our sister locations, O’Brien’s in Kearny Mesa will also be open this weekend – 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday and then also closed on Monday for Memorial. We are still figuring out next week’s hours for there as well. West Coast Smoke and Tap House in La Mesa will be opening for dine in tomorrow, on Saturday from 12-8 pm and then they will open the same hours on Sunday. They too will be closed on Memorial Day.
Both O’Brien’s and West Coast have Nickel Beer available for growler fills with a food purchase as does Garden Kitchen in La Mesa. Look for Banner Grade IPA at O’Brien’s and West Coast and our new First Ryesponders IPA at O’Brien’s and Garden Kitchen.
I would like to say a big thank you to all of the employees and to the folks who have been patronizing the brewery these last two months – your support means the world to us. We are hopefully through the worst of this and I know that we all will act responsibly to ensure everyone’s safety.
We look forward to seeing you soon for a great Julian brewed beer! Cheers, Tom