Sixpoint Brewery will be releasing the last cans in their current taproom this weekend. After that, the brewery is taking a release hiatus until they move into their new brewery and taproom in Gowanus in Brooklyn, New York.
That taproom has seen 26 can releases. 65 new beer releases. This weekend, Sixpoint wraps it all up with three special releases.
On October 26th, Mega Raspy, The Mayor, and Double Oaked Master Blend will be available
- Mega Raspy – A “mega” edition inspired by the previous Raspy releases. Mega Raspy is described as an “insane” berry medley that is a big 10% ABV
- The Mayor – Imperial IPA, brewed in honor of Mark Speigel, the “Mayor of Sixpoint” that has been to nearly every Sixpoint release. Mark passed away last year. A hazy IPA with Idaho 7, Galaxy, Mandarina, Simcoe, and Centennial.
- Double Oaked Master Blend – Brewed in collaboration with Jameson and the Caskmates Program. A 14.5% double aged imperial stout.
All three releases will be available in 12-ounce cans on Saturday, October 26th started at 11 am.
Sixpoint Hi-Res, the brewery’s imperial IPA, is head back to shelves this week.
By now you should be familiar with Sixpoint Resin, the brewery’s “snappy, bitter” IPA. A carefully fomulated homage to hops. Hi-Res is a deeper dive down the hoppy rabbit hole, with a heftier recipe (in alcohol at least), drawing so much more of its flavor from late hop additions.
A full golden body, and a flavor profile driven by mango and passionfruit notes make Hi-Res a bittersweet ode to hops, and perfect for smooth sipping.
An IPA that hop lovers shouldn’t miss. SIxpoint Hi-Res is available in 12 ounce cans and draft, seasonally.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: January, 2017
10.5% ABV, 111 IBUs
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.
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.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: September, 2016
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
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
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.