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!

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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Raspberry Uber Popsicle

Although our Raspberry Uber is a super summer thirst quencher as-is, we thought we’d take it up a notch by creating popsicles! These popsicles have a big raspberry punch and are perfectly fizzy and light. Their bright red colour is sure to be a real eye catcher at...
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Uncertainty Principle NO.1 has arrived!

The stunning result of two years of brewing and ageing, Uncertainty Principle NO.1 was definitely worth the wait. This complex brew is what you get when you combine beer science and a passion for experimentation. The first of three barrel aged sours coming your way...
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New Podcast Episode – Yeast & Fermentation w Escarpment Labs

The newest episode of the Beer Down To A Science Podcast is now live! On this episode, Matt, Cole and Head Brewer Patrick traveled to beautiful Guelph, Ontario to meet the mad scientists behind beer's least-understood ingredient. The microbiologists of Escarpment Labs...
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In A Galaxy Far, Far Away Sour IPA is Here!

May The Fourth Be With You! We may be a bunch of beer nerds around here, but to be honest we're also just kinda nerdy about everything. So when we realized that May 4th AKA Star Wars Day was falling on a Friday this year, we knew we had to brew up something special....
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