From Our Editors
Nickel Brook has been one of the leading players in the Ontario Craft Beer movement since its founding in 2005. Taking the lead from their motto “Beer, Down to a Science” the brewers combine premium ingredients, DIY creativity and a depth of technical expertise to create world-class beers. Nickel Brook Brewery's award-winning core brands, Cause & Effect Blonde, Naughty Neighbour APA and Head Stock IPA, continue to grow as some of the most popular craft beers in Ontario. At the same time, they have a huge selection of seasonal and one-off specialty beers that give brewers the freedom to try their hand at anything new that strikes their fancy. Guests can expect something original, unique and delicious coming out of the tanks. In 2016, Nickel Brook Brewery transformed their original Burlington brewery into the Funk Lab, a facility dedicated solely to small-batch funk and sour beers. The largest of its kind in Canada, they strive to be industry leaders in exploring how unique yeast and bacteria strains can elevate craft beer to new heights of flavour. They also boast a massive barreling program, aging beer in over 400 whiskey and wine barrels, evoking further depth and complexity. Through all of these channels and techniques, Nickel Brook has crafted a reputation as one of the most exciting breweries in the country.