Nickel Brook Brewing Co. - Craft Beer from Hamilton ON, and Burlington ON

Welcome To Nickel Brook!

Nickel Brook has been one of the leading players in the Ontario Craft Beer movement since 2005. We’ve consistently brewed Award Winning beers like Naughty Neighbour APA and Head Stock IPA, and a huge selection of seasonal and one-off speciality beers. In 2016, we transformed our original Burlington brewery into the Funk Lab, a facility dedicated solely to small-batch funk and sour beers. Our brewers combine all-natural ingredients, innovative new recipes and a depth of technical expertise to create amazing craft beer. We know Beer, Down To A Science. Click below to learn more about us!

Why you should use the right glass for your IPA

IPAs are all the rage these days thanks to their superior hoppy flavours and robust aromas; so it makes sense that you want to get the full experience when you drink one. A great way to enjoy everything that your IPA has to offer is to use the right glassware. We...
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New Podcast- Art and Design in the Beer World

Matt & Cole sit down with local designer and cool dad Dan Brandon to chat about how he got into beer can design, how labels have evolved in the craft beer world, and why subtle tweaks or massive changes to an existing brand can be a make-or-break situation. Plus,...
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Pineapple Uber Ice Cream Syrup

We're always looking for fun ways to incorporate beer into dishes, and dessert can be an elusive course to add beer to. That's why we were super excited to discover that our fresh and tart Pineapple Uber makes a great ice cream syrup! Tangy, sweet and most of all,...
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A Guide to Beer and BBQ Pairing

It's peak BBQ season and there’s nothing quite like standing over a full grill with a cold beer in your hand. Some people may be familiar with pairing food and wine together, but pairing delicious food with beer can be just as rewarding. Beer pairing can help enhance...
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Everything you’ve wanted to know about Gose, but were too afraid to ask

The best beer you’re only just starting to hear about, Gose (pronounced gose-uh), is quickly becoming one of the most popular styles of sour beer. An especially refreshing brew during the hot summer months, this classic beer is finally starting to get the attention it deserves.

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You Like Us. You Really Like Us!

Nickel Brook Brewing wins two medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship We are stoked to announce we won two awards in the U.S. Open Beer Championship. Out of 6,300 beers representing 117 different styles, from breweries around the world, we won bronze for two of our own:...
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It Came from Outer Space: Crop Circles has arrived!

Explore the final frontier with our latest Funk Lab release, Crop Circles! This beer is a bright and slightly tart kettle soured saison, made with the addition of Coriander, Cardamom, and Pink Peppercorns. Crop Circles has aromatic notes of bright spices and floral...
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Head Stock from the heavens

The following is an email message we received from one of our (new!) Nickel Brook Brewing fans about his discovery of our Head Stock IPA. What a lucky find!   "I work night shifts and usually finish work at 7am/8am. A couple weeks ago, I finished work and decided...
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New Podcast – Diversity and Representation in Craft Beer w Ren and Robin

In this episode, Matt & Cole site down with Ren Navarro and Robin Leblanc to figure out why craft beer is "so white", how a narrow view of craft beer consumers hurts everyone, and what more breweries and individuals can do to broaden the appeal of craft beer to...
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Behind the Beer: Wicked Awesome label by Dan Brandon

A lot of thought and creativity goes into each of our label designs-- and Dan Brandon is the artistic mind behind many them. In this video he walks us through his process and why he chose a panther for our Wicked Awesome IPA can. It's not easy to come up with a design...
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