Hello Nickel Beer Fans,
So here we To Go Beer again. In compliance with state and county orders, our tasting room will be open Thursday thru Sunday for To Go Beer, Merchandise and Gift Certificates. We also will be running a Growler Give Away Special for the rest of the month and a special on Gift Certificates. Oh, and we have lots of amazing beer on tap for you to enjoy!
We will be doing weekly Growler Give Aways for the rest of December. For any purchase over $20 you get an entry into the weekly drawing. If you post about your purchase and tag @nickelbeerco at while you are at the tasting room, we will give you a second entry! You can use the growler fill for your self or get it as a gift certificate for a special someone in your life.
And we will be running specials on Gift Certificates. Any gift certificate purchase of $50 or more will be 10% off the entire month of December. They make great stocking stuffers or you can just gift it to yourself – I am sure you deserve it.
Great Tap Line Up – Barrel Aged Goodness
We have a great line up of beer right now that includes several vintage and barrel aged beers. We have both a 2017 keg and a Red Wine Barrel Aged version of our North Star Tripel. The red wine barrel came from our neighbors at Blue Door Winery and it had the winery’s Petite Sirah in it. There are really noticeable grape aromas and flavors and a distinct red wine barrel tannin/oak note in the finish.
For you dark beer fans we have our regular and Bourbon Barrel Aged Constantine’s Russian Imperial Stout. This award winning stout packs quite a punch after aging in a Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel. The dark roast notes of the stout intertwine beautifully with the barrel and spirits flavors.
And one of our more unique barrel aged offerings is a sour Red Wine Barrel Aged Cider collaboration with our friends from the now closed Julian Cider Works. The cider has plenty of fresh apple acidity and bite with a nice balance of barrel notes that do not overpower it.
Normally these beers would not be available to go due to our limited quantity, but here is a silver lining of the shutdown for you – we can ONLY sell them To Go.
Of course we have many of our regular offerings like Jalapeno Gold, CC O’Neill’s Irish Red and Warrior Contribution. And we still have lots of Wet Hop beer including the recently release Hop Country Estates Pale made with San Diego grown hops and the unique Nebula Red made with Cashmere hops from Michigan.
Down the Hill
While many of the locations we used to sell beer at have limited their operations we do have beer on tap available to go at a few places down the hill if you can’t make it up to Julian. In La Mesa both West Coast Smoke and Tap House and Garden Kitchen carry our beer and both have great food. O’Brien’s in Kearny Mesa also has our beer on tap – check them out for great beer themed holiday meal ideas.
That is your Nickel Beer news for now. Thank you very much from all of us for the support during this difficult year. We look forward to sharing a beer with you all again very soon. Happy Holidays! Cheers, Tom