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Fremont Brewing set to release this year’s version of The Rusty Nail


“Sorry folks, the wait for Rusty is going to be a bit longer. We are postponing the release of The Rusty Nail until our Urban Beer Garden re-opens. ” – Fremont Brewing.

See our post about the closure.

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Fremont Brewing releases this year’s version of The Rusty Nail on Thursday at 6:00 PM. You can order it online starting at that time, hassle-free, with a two-bottle limit per person. Order your beer online and then pick it up anytime at the Urban Beer Garden. No lineup required! Take your time: Fremont will hold your order for you until the end of July.

Note that the ordering website is not yet live, but at 6:00 PM on Thursday it will be.

Here’s the announcement from the brewery:

The Rusty Nail. This year’s version of The Rusty Nail will go on sale Thursday, June 18, at 6PM at The Rusty Nail begins life as The First Nail, an oatmeal stout of epic proportions with brewer’s licorice, smoked barley, and pale malt and is then aged on cinnamon bark. She becomes The Rusty Nail after spending 15 months in 12-year old bourbon barrels. The Rusty Nail pounds your palate, challenges your perception of all that you’ve known of beer, and leaves you wanting … another sip.

The Rusty Nail will be sold online (Thurs 6/18) with pick-up at the Urban Beer Garden starting on Sunday, June 21. We welcome you to purchase 2 bottles per person, per day. Please remember when picking your bottles up that they are reserved for you and we’ll hold them for you until the end of July. There is no reason to line-up, and we expect you to continue using your best social distancing skills.



  1. They had an employee test positive. Shut down to sanitize the entire taproom and beer garden.

    From them:

    Today June 16th, one of our Urban Beer Garden employees tested positive COVID-19. This employee is asymptomatic (e.g., has no symptoms), immediately notified us, and has placed themselves in self-quarantine. We know our employee’s last shift at the Urban Beer Garden was on Tuesday, June 9th and our employee showed no COVID-19 symptoms, had an acceptable temperature when they reported for their shift and wore PPE including a mask and gloves; and used social distancing and sanitation best practices while working their shift.

    While it is impossible to know when our employee contracted COVID-19, out of an abundance of caution for our community and employees, we are taking immediate action and closing both the Urban Beer Garden and our production facility to allow for immediate testing of all Fremont Brewing employees and for a full sanitation of all Fremont Brewing facilities.

    We are actively seeking medical counsel to make sure we’re taking the strongest measures possible to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. We’ll re-open when it is deemed completely safe and prudent to do so. Please check our website and stay-tuned to social media for updates and news regarding re-opening. We appreciate your patience. Please direct any questions to [email protected]

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