Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sixpoint Brewery

Sixpoint Brewery out of  Brooklyn NY made a rather lofty commitment to brew 40 new beers over the next six months. Here's how the announcement went down via their Facebook feed...."We're going to be releasing 40 *new* beers over the next 6 months - that's Sixpoint style. The process is already underway. Let's just say most of them are going to a certain event in support of furry animals. ;-) Many of these beers we hope to be collaborative - so if you want to brew a batch of beer with us at Sixpoint, send an email to and tell us your story....cheers". Sixpoint is currently renovating their facility. Whether that's to make room for the new production goals or, like most craft breweries these days, to just keep up with supply and demand, we really don't know. What we do know is that's Sixpoint's recent rise in popularity is a direct  result of their ability to produce high quality beers across a large number of styles. The brewery opened in 2004 in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn, in a renovated 800 square garage building. Shane Welch the visionary behind Sixpoint, left college to pursue his passion for brewing beer. On visit to Brooklyn in 2002, Shane decided Brooklyn was a perfect setting for the types of beers he wanted to produce. Since that time the growth of Sixpoint has been remarkable. Sixpoint currently has distribution in high profile markets like New York City, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Rumor has it that Sixpoint is also looking at Baltimore as their next market to conquer. The Brewery announced Tuesday that they will be releasing Diesel, their popular seasonal Stout, in 16oz. cans. Diesel is a full bodied American Stout with a robust roasted malt character, light grassy hop with a touch of citrus, and a toffee-like sweet finish. Sixpoint calls their Stout "Snooty Black and Near Opaque" Diesel comes in at 6.6% ABV and 60 IBU's. This beer is perfect match for the chilly holiday season.   Cheers!


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