Sixpoint Craft Ales

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Sixpoint 5 Beans, an exotic spin on the imperial porter

Sixpoint 5 Beans

Sixpoint 5 Beans, the next iteration of the brewery’s “bean” nomenclature, is headed to shelves.

The New York based brewery started the “beans” series with 3 Beans back in 2013, a Baltic porter brewed Stumptown Coffee Beans, Mast Brothers cacao beans, and Romano beans in the beer’s mash. The final beer was aged on toasted oak.

Then came 4 Beans, which brought vanilla beans into the fold as bean number 4.

Sixpoint 5 Beans has joined the family lineup, featuring cacao, coffee, romano, and vanilla beans, plus one more – black cardamom. The oily, smokey pod adds an exotic flair to this already strong ale.

We gathered 5 BEANS from the bazaar to create a cultural phenomenon; a melting pot of cacao, vanilla, coffee, and cardamom creates our original Turkish inspired porter. It’s Mad Science.

Sixpoint 5 Beans is available in 12 ounce cans starting in late October, 2016.

Style: Baltic Porter (w/ Romano Beans, Vanilla Beans, Cacao Nibs, Coffee, Black Cardamom.)
Availability: 12oz Cans
Debut: Late-October, 2016

10% ABV

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Sixpoint Tesla, where science history meets beer

Sixpoint Tesla

Sixpoint Tesla, a “hop-charged lager,” hit markets in a limited release. The name actually honors scientist Nikola Tesla, widely known for his innovations in solar and hydroelectric power as well as alternating currency electricity.

Sixpoint Tesla is a clean lager, super-charged with American hops.

Think the juicyness of big doses of American Hops, with that clean snappiness of a cold-fermented, meticulously-lagered beer.

Sixpoint Tesla rings in at a 7.1% ABV in Sixpoint’s usual slim 12oz cans.

Style: Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut:
September, 2016

7.1% ABV

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Sixpoint Puff, a hoppier Resin

Sixpoint Puff cans

If you love the brewery’s hoppy beer Resin, then you will really love Sixpoint Puff. The beers are closely related.

The relationship between Sixpoint Puff and Resin is personal one… they start as the same beer. Imagine pulling Resin from the tank at the brewery in New York. Now think of that same beer, but with an extra round of dry-hopping. You now have Puff.

If you love Resin, imagine tasting it straight from the tanks. That’s what PUFF is – an un unfiltered pour from the tanks, with an extra dose of dry hops before it hits the can and keg. How sweet to be a cloud -floating in a tank of Resin! It’s Mad Science.

Sixpoint Puff is meant to be consumed within 100 days of the date code on the can. (Rule of thumb for every IPA for that matter.) Available in 12 ounce cans for a limited time.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans.

Debut: June, 2016

9.8% ABV, 108 IBUs

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Sixpoint Abigale, Their First Canned Belgian

Sixpoint Abigale

The latest can drop from Sixpoint Abigale, aka A-BIG-ALE, their first canned Belgian brew.

Expect to find classic dark fruit flavors from the Belgian candi sugar used mixed right in with non-traditional piles of American hops finished off with traditional Belgian yeast.

Now, more than a decade since our first Belgian experiments, we dug through old brewing records and recipes, consulted with monks (over beers), and revitalized the formulation. A-BIG-ALE emerges from the catacombs, captured in 12 oz slim stained-glass cans and on draft across our network.

Sixpoint Abigale is available now in 12oz slim cans across the brewery’s entire network.

Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans
Release: March, 2015

8% ABV, 52 IBUs

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Sixpoint Planning 24 Ounce “Silo” Cans

Sixpoint The Crisp 24 oz

The can population is growing exponentially, and I don’t hear anyone complaining.

Craft breweries have adopted everything from the 12, 16, and the 19.2oz cans. Sixpoint, which already has the slim can, is poised to make a foamy splash with the 24oz “Silo” can.

Artwork has surfaced for a 24oz can design for The Crisp, Sixpoint’s German-style pilsner. For those really bad at math, that’s a full 2 ounces more than the ever popular bomber.

Ball Corporation (One of the largest aluminum can makers) produces a 24oz can, alongside a 25.4oz and 32oz option in the category. The 24oz is seen on the left.

Ball Can Sizes

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Sixpoint Global Warmer Headed For Cans

Sixpoint Global Warmer

By the looks of it, Sixpoint Craft Ales (Brooklyn, NY) last released a beer dubbed Global Warmer around 2008. Even then, it was draft only. This edition is about 7% ABV, a little over 2% lower than the last release.

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.

Style: Winter Warmer
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Arrival: TBA

7% ABV

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Sixpoint Apollo Returns

Summer draws closer with the return of Sixpoint Apollo. Brewmaster Jan Matysiak trained at Weihenstephaner Institute in Germany, a brewery well know for hefeweizen. The result is one of the best wheat beers you will find in a can.

The unmistakable flavor of a Bavarian Wheat, but with a clear golden brilliance and a Sixpoint twist. An entirely unique canned offering for the sun-worshipping ale lovers.

Style: Kristalweizen
Availability: 16oz cans
5.2% ABV, 11 IBUs