CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nickel Brook Brewing Co., an Ontario craft brewery whose co-founder is never short of stories, is making Northeast Ohio its first U.S. distribution point.
John Romano is co-founder and owner, along with his brother Pete, of the Burlington, Ontario-based brewery. Its name is derived from John's children – Nicholas and Brooke.
The brewery's widening distribution comes about in part due to a brewery expansion to Hamilton, which can handle 40,000 barrels annually. Its Burlington brewery does 15,000 barrels. Esber Beverage in Canton will handle distribution, and Michigan and Western New York will follow, Dave Esber said.