Vintage and Barrel Aged Beers this weekend at Nickel Beer Company!

Hello Nickel Beer Fans!

Happy New Year!  We have a great weekend of Julian brewed beers for you.  We are tapping some vintage and barrel aged beers for the holiday weekend – and we will be opening up early on Monday the 20th for MLK Day.  There are some new food options at the tasting room (yes, this means pickles!)   We have a Super potluck coming up in February and a special beer release on the 1st that honors the work Home Depot does for Veterans.  Read on for all of the delicious details….

Rare Beer Weekend

On Friday afternoon (the 17th) we will be tapping 3 beers from deep in our cellar – 2015 Kupfernickel Barleywine, 2015 Bourbon Barrel Aged Kupfernickel Barleywine and 2019 Rum Barrel Aged Constantine’s Russian Imperial Stout.  We recently did a full inventory of the cold box and decided to tap a few gems that we found along the way.  These beers will be very limited in quantity but as a special treat for this weekend, we will be offering 32 oz grumblers to-go of these three rare beers.  Get some while you can!

And for your snacking pleasure we are happy to announce that Nickel Pickels are back in stock at the brewery!  These spicy garlic dill pickels are made at O’Brien’s in Kearny Mesa and they have a one of a kind flavor.  If just eating pickles is not enough for you, we will also have our Pickel Weisse beer on tap which is made with 1 gallon of pickle brine in each keg!  We’ll also have Beer Cheese and Crackers available in addition to chips and beef jerky to munch on.

Blood, Sweat and the Super Bowl Potluck

On Saturday, February 1st we will be releasing Blood, Sweat and Orange IPA to honor the work that the Home Depot Foundation does for Veterans.  This past summer the Poway Home Depot led a team of nearly 100 volunteers to do work at the Inner North Star PTSD Retreat Center here in Julian.  The Center provides no cost retreats to female Veterans and First Responders suffering from PTSD (  The Home Depot Volunteers spent the day on a dozen different improvement projects on the grounds of the Retreat Center and this beer is our way of saying to thank you to them.  It is an IPA with local Blood Orange zest and juice added into it.  Join us on the first to enjoy this delicious beer and to say thank you to the men and women who helped donate their time for the benefit of our Veterans and First Responders.

The very next day we will be hosting a Super Bowl Potluck.  Super LIV kicks off at 3:30 and we will start the Potluck at 2 pm so that everyone can get a big plate of food before the game – and more importantly the good commercials – starts.  You don’t need to be a fan of the teams involved to have fun on this day.  We will be showing the NFL Playoff games this coming weekend on Sunday.

That is your Nickel beer news for now.  We are starting to do some more distribution down the hill now.  Look for Nickel Beer at places like Hamilton’s Machete Beer House, Garden Kitchen, Tiger Tiger, Rose’s Tasting Room, West Coast Smoke and Tap House, The High Dive, Blind Lady Ale House and O’Brien’s.  If you work at a bar and restaurant and would like to carry Nickel Beer on tap – please reply to this email and let us know!

Thank you for all of the support in 2019 and we look forward to serving you even more great beer in 2020!  Cheers, Tom

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