Nickel Brook Announces Four Funk Lab One-Off Beers for Summer 2017

BURLINGTON, ON – Following quickly on the launch of its Funk 101: Summer School mixed pack featuring four sour and funky beers, Nickel Brook Brewing has announced details of four new limited edition beers from the Funk Lab Series that will be released in coming weeks.

The four beers, with release dates and descriptions, are as follows:

Proud As Funk (June 17th): Named in honour of the the LGBTQ community celebrating Pride this month, this beer is “a Flanders Blend of red and brown sour ales, aged for two years in oak barrels, blended, and then matured for an additional three months in the fermentor.”

With Glowing Hearts (June 23th): A “Cherry Golden Sour” brewed for Canada’s 150th birthday, it’s described as “Nickel Brook’s house golden ale aged for two years in oak, before spending four months on Montmorency cherries, then bottle conditioned for an additional two months.”

Bastardized: Apricots (July 7th): An “Apricot Summer Stout” that is “light and fruit-forward at only 24IBU, this stout spent thee weeks on Apricot puree from Oregon, lending a distinct summer vibe.”

Redshift (July 14th): Named after “the scientific phenomenon of when light from an object increases in wavelength and shifts to the red end of the spectrum”, Redshift is “a Cherry Dark Sour, with funk and tart characters, distinct chocolate malts and a dark red fruit backbone.”

All of the new Funk Lab beers will be available in bottles at the Nickel Brook retail store in Burlington on the dates noted above. A limited number of kegs will also be produced and made available on tap at select craft beer bars in Ontario.

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