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!

Breaking down beer codes: ABV, IBU, & SRM

When you first started to get into craft beer, you may have begun to notice acronyms such as IBU, SRM, and ABV. These acronyms are actually very easy to understand and can be useful by offering you more information about your favourite craft beers. They can help guide...
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How To Pair Beer with (Legal) Weed

With legalization across Canada, we’re diving into pairing craft beer and marijuana. With a better understanding of the different strains and terpenes out there, we can pick the perfect beer to responsibly enjoy with your next toke. 

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What Is a Table Beer?

Our newest Funk Lab release is Florida Forensics, a Blood Orange Table Beer. So what is a “table beer”, exactly? Is it made out of tables? How many tables are in each bottle? Can you drink it at the counter, or on the couch instead?

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Lost In Orbit Session IPA Has Landed

What happens when you spend too much time in space? You start to feel weightless, of course. We blasted a New England IPA into the Stratosphere and when it finally came down, it was practically floating. At a crisp and crushable 4.5%ABV, but packed with tons of dry-hopped citrus hop aromas and juicy hazeboi flavour, this is the perfect Session IPA for passing the time while drifting through the final frontier. 

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Podcast – Episode 5 with Julian Morana (Birreria Volo, Keep6, Cask Days)

We paid a visit to Toronto's Birreria Volo to sit down with Giulian Morana to chat about his father's legacy, the origins of the Volo empire, how he helped evolve it with his brother Tomas, and their plans for the future. Plus we dive into the insane growth of Cask...
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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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