Nickel Brook Brewing Co. has announced plans to build an exciting new facility to allow for the continued growth of their core and specialty brands. The decision to build a new, state-of-the-art brewery is a result of Nickel Brook’s exponential growth, with sales doubling every year since 2012. This new facility is planned for the Niagara wine region, while still maintaining the Funk lab facility in Burlington. Ryan Morrow will remain on as Nickel Brook’s Brew Master, and Patrick Howell will continue as the Head of Barrel Management.
With the construction of this new brewery, Nickel Brook will be able to keep up with increasing demands for its products in Ontario, across Canada and around the world. The company is also keen to expand its award-winning barrel-aging program, and to bring in new tools and technologies that will allow its brewing team to explore new possibilities in craft brewing.
With the move to this new facility, Nickel Brook will be moving out of the current Hamilton facility, selling its stake in Arts & Science to Collective Arts. Nickel Brook will continue to brew its core brands and seasonal beers in Hamilton for the next two years while the new facility is constructed.
“The new brewery we’ve envisioned is going to be a place where people will want to spend the day, and where we can brew even more exciting beers than we’re already making” said President John Romano. “The Arts & Science partnership was a good way for both us and Collective Arts to expand production capacity, but our long term vision is to offer customers a full craft experience where they can enjoy fresh Nickel Brook beer along with amazing food, education, events and more. This facility will allow for all of that.”
While still in the early stages, the team has plans for a sizable barrel room, separate funk and ‘clean’ facilities, foeders, a proper tap room and events space, restaurant and more. Further details will be announced as the project progresses.
Nickel Brook Brewing Co. was founded by brothers John and Peter Romano in Burlington, Ontario in 2005. They expanded operations to Hamilton, Ontario when they co-opened the Arts and Science Brewery with Collective Arts Brewing in 2013. They are committed to using only the finest natural ingredients from around the world, and brew them in small batches for the highest standard of quality. Nickel Brook continues to be an award-winning Ontario craft brewery that constantly strives to push the boundaries of brewing culture.