Burlington, Ontario – Nickel Brook Brewing Co. is tripling the taste by adding two new full-time fruit sour beers to its popular Uber family of fruited Berlinerweisse beers, and releasing all three in a new 500mL premium format. Along with triple gold medal-winner Raspberry Uber, the brewery will be launching Pineapple and Peach variations in LCBO and licensed grocery stores this May, with a larger rollout to select Beer Stores later this summer.
“Last summer we played around with a ton of different local fruits with our sour Berliner base, and we had a lot of fun learning how different flavours expressed themselves in the beer,” said Funk Master Patrick Howell. “We’re very excited to be growing the Uber family on a larger scale and making these high-end artisan products available to a wider audience.”
The beers all express a dominant flavour of the real fruit added, balanced with the lemon zest and bright effervescence of the Berliner base. Raspberry and Peach evoke pure Ontario summertime, while Pineapple transports you to a tropical paradise.
The beers have also gotten a facelift, with new labels by local designer Dan Brandon. Brandon completely reworked the esthetic to highlight the fresh fruit in the beers and communicate the sophisticated yet subtle nature of sour Uber beer.
Raspberry Uber will begin hitting store shelves the second week of May, with Pineapple and Peach variations rolling out later in the month.