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!

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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Introducing the Uber Family

We are tripling the taste by adding two new full-time fruit sour beers to our Uber family of fruited Berlinerweisse beers, and releasing all three in a new 500mL premium format. Along with triple gold medal-winner Raspberry Uber, we will be launching Pineapple and...
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Introducing the Beer Down To A Science Podcast

When you spend enough time with people, your conversations inevitably turn to what everyone is watching, listening to, and reading. Netflix binges and new albums are always up for debate, and podcast recommendations are always welcome. 99 Percent Invisible, This...
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Time To Start Your Cellar

Spring is here, and with it comes warm weather and crispy, crushable beers. Of course, that doesn't mean you need to forget about your favourite big, boozy brews. Now is the perfect time to start setting some bottles aside to age in your cellar. To help you get...
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Design Our Next Shirt!

From beautiful bottle shots to hilarious cartoons, our Instagram feed is filled with some amazing fan art. Now, we want you to put that creativity to work and help us design our next T-Shirt. We’re giving you a blank slate to show us what “Beer, Down to a Science” means to you.

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Five Things You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching and there is much more to March 17 than just leprechauns, shamrocks and drinking green beer (which we do not support or endorse in any way). Here are five facts you may not know  about St. Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick himself wasn’t...
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