BEERS

Our Beer

We take pride in our hand-crafted beers. We painstakingly monitor each of our beers from start to finish to ensure that we are consistently producing a quality beer time after time, from batch to batch. We want the beer you select to enjoy, to taste the same today, next week, next month, and next year. We're sure that you would want it that way too!

Blonde Ale

Description

The Nickelpoint Blonde Ale is in essence an ale for all.  Smooth, yet light to moderate initial malt sweetness finishing medium-dry with smooth alcohol becoming evident in the aftertaste. The Willamette (pronounced, wil-AM-et) and Liberty hop levels are subdued and balanced well with the sweetness of the malt, making it a refreshing ale similar to a pilsner (light lager).

History

Blonde Ale is a relatively recent development becoming more popular with its year-around drinkability and broader appeal to many taste palates.

Belgian Golden Ale

Description

Nickelpoint's Belgian Golden Ale is complex in flavor with fruity esters and moderate spiciness resembling the deep rich flavor characteristic of Belgian styles.  Belgian yeast strains produce these wonderfully complex layers of flavors often aided by warmer fermentation temperatures. Medium golden in color, the Belgian Golden Ale has a great looking white head and is high in carbonation bringing the rich flavor to the fore.

History

This style was originally developed by the Moortgat brewery after WWII as a response to the growing popularity of Pilsner beers.

India Pale Ale

Description

The Nickelpoint India Pale Ale is very much an English IPA with moderately high hop aroma of sweet citrus with pine notes at the end. Smooth, medium bodied mouth-feel with medium-high carbonation and higher ABV creates a beer very much reminiscent of the historic style – a clear differentiation from more hop-charged American varieties.

History

Hops and alcohol both act as antiseptics and protect beer from spoilage. The traditional IPA was originally brewed in England with higher hop levels and attenuation in order to survive the voyage from the British Isles to India without spoiling.

Martzen 

Description

Nickelpoint Oktoberfest is best characterized by a rich German malt aroma and a clean lager feel.  Brewed in traditional German tradition and comes with a deep orange-red color and a solid off-white head. Often described as smooth, clean and rather rich, the flavor is soft yet complex and elegant.

History

The origin of the Oktoberfest is credited to Gabriel Sedlmayr, based on an adaptation of the Vienna style developed by Anton Dreher around 1840, shortly after lager yeast was first isolated.

Brown Ale

Description

This is a traditional Northern English Brown ale with a ruby red to brown hue and an off-white to tan moderate head.  The Nickelpoint Brown Ale is well balanced with medium body and medium carbonation. The malty earthiness of the roasted barley is complemented by the subtle tones of the Fuggles (pronounced like snuggles) hops, making this a satisfying, easy sipping session beer.

History

Brown ales became popular among the working class in England during the early nineteenth century due to their need for heavy dark beers that provided sustenance and nutrition.

Porter

Description

This is a traditional Porter with malt aroma and mild roastiness.  A subtle smoke flavor and notes of coffee are in the finish.   Dark brown in color, the Nickelpoint Porter often glows with ruby red highlights under lights.  This beer has a medium body mouth-feel and is moderately carbonated. 

History  

George Washington, our beloved first president, reportedly made English-style porter his drink of choice, and kept his property well-stocked with it.

Scotch Ale aka "The Wee Heavy"  

Description

The Nickelpoint Strong Scotch Ale is deeply malty, with hints of oak and coriander for a true Scottish experience.  It is dark brown in color and often has ruby red highlights, like the Porter. Nickelpoint's Strong Scotch Ale (also known as the Wee Heavy) is fermented at cooler temperatures than most ales, and with lower hopping rates. The sweetness of the malt and moderate carbonation belie the fact that this is a high gravity beer boasting in the neighborhood of 9% ABV.

History

Hops were not native to Scotland and were expensive to import, so they were not used extensively in Scottish ales. Spices like coriander were used in their place or in conjunction with a low hop rate.

Belgian Dubbel  

Description

Nickelpoint's Belgian Dubbel embodies a complex set of flavors with rich malty sweetness containing hints of caramel and toast.  Moderate fruity esters and a little spiciness rounds out the flavor profile of this full bodied beer.  It is deep reddish in color with a ruby hue under light and comes with medium-high carbonation.  Belgian Dubbel is bottle-conditioned or refermented in the bottle as some may say – very much in accordance with Trappist tradition for a true Trappist-style experience.

History

Dubbels originated at monasteries in Belgium in the Middle Ages, and was revived in the mid-1800s after the Napoleonic era.

CONTACT US

506 Pershing Road

Raleigh, NC 27608

ph:  919-916-5961

info@nickelpointbrewing.com

 

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