Nickel Brook Relaunches Burlington Brewery as The Funk Lab


BURLINGTON, ON – Nickel Brook Brewing has announced that with production of its mainline brands now shifted to the brewery in Hamilton that it co-owns with Collective Arts Brewing, its original brewery in nearby Burlington has been transitioned to a “full-time funk and sour beer facility” known as The Funk Lab.

According to a press release, “The Funk Lab is dedicated to brewing small-batch funk and sour beers using rare and wild yeast strains, as well as barrel-ageing beers such as fan-favourites Cuvée and Winey Bastard.”

The transition also means that two previously limited brands – Uncommon Element Brett Pale Ale and Brett Saison – will now be available year round, alongside a rotation of seasonal and one-off brands such as a Cucumber-Lime Gose and Uber Raspberry Berliner Weisse.

To celebrate the relaunch, Nickel Brook will be holding a Funk Lab tap takeover next Monday October 3rd at Bar Hop (391 King St. W., Toronto), starting at 5:00 PM for industry and media invitees, and 7:00 PM for the general public.

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