Collective Arts & Nickel Brook open their brewery doors Nov. 14

Collective Arts and Nickel Brook to throw an Open House & party to celebrate public launch of brewery in Hamilton, Ontario

HAMILTON, ON, Oct. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Kick back with some cold ones at the most historic beer building in Hamilton: after 23 months of planning, building and commissioning, Collective Arts and Nickel Brook are finally ready to show off the inner workings of their collaborative brewery, located at 207 Burlington St. E.  Described as their 'shared kitchen,' the brewery will support the long term growth of these two independent craft brewers. To help commemorate its public launch, the brewery will host an Open House and launch party Saturday, November 14th.

The Open House portion will run from 12PM - 4PM. Craft beer lovers and curious neighbours alike are invited to come down to the brewery to enjoy some quality beer,  art and music by emerging artists, and delicious fare from Hamilton's finest food trucks. The two brewers will also debut a special collaboration beer for the event.  Admission to the Open House is free, with beer and food available at hospitable prices. Guests can tour the facility, learn about the brewery process from the brewing team, and fill their beer 'Passport' with samples from the two breweries. Due to capacity restrictions, those interested in attending can secure free tickets for entrance into the Open House via and  

Later on that evening starting at 7PM, the brewery will turn up the music and turn down the lights to celebrate the two-year adventure of the two brewers and the rebirth of brewing in Hamilton. The night will highlight the brewery's commitment to becoming a destination not just for creative beer making, but for culture-savvy beer lovers, artists and musicians. The musical lineup is not to be missed and will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the evening will be $15

About Collective Arts Brewing Ltd.
Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots beer company founded in 2013 by Matt Johnston and Bob Russell. Collective Arts fuses the creativity of craft brewing with the inspired talent of emerging artists, musicians, photographers and filmmakers. In short, Collective Arts stands for ART + BREWING. Each of the Collective Arts beers are a work of art inside and out, starting from some of the most well crafted beers to the limited-edition works of art on the bottles presented as a numbered series. Each series lasts only months and is intended to stimulate, delight and inspire drinkers while generating further awareness and appreciation of artists. To-date, they have curated 7,500 artist submissions, featured 418 works of art and music on our labels and paid $83,600 to these artists. / @CollectiveBrew

About Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Nickel Brook, founded in 2005 by John Romano & Peter Romano, is an innovative craft brewery dedicated to pushing the limits of craft brewing and celebrating the 'Miracle of Science.' Emphasizing the importance of science in brewing, their brewers have dedicated countless hours to perfecting their craft and the processes they use. They use only the finest, natural ingredients, sourced both locally and internationally, and brew them in small batches for the highest standard of quality. Nickel Brook is proud to be a community focused company that actively partners with local organizations to give back to the community as often as possible. Whether it's a charity gala for Joseph Brant, or brewing a collaborative beer for breast cancer awareness, Nickel Brook is always willing to step up and lend a helping hand. / @NickelBrookBeer

SOURCE Collective Arts Brewing Ltd.

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