About

History

While some historical records indicate Sixpoint Brewery was founded in 2004, the real birth of Sixpoint begins at the dawn of civilization. That is when the earliest societies began cultivating cereal grains to make fermented beverages, and the desire for excellence in the craft of brewing was forged. Even during the earliest civilizations, rich iconography had adorned various brewing vessels, and pictographs depicting the craft of brewing were rife with symbolism. One symbol has transcended and survived throughout the ages - the Sixpoint Brewers' star.

The Sixpoint Door

The idea of "Sixpoint" as a code of brewing has resiliently persevered over centuries of rapid human development. But it has not been a journey without struggle or conflict. The symbol was very prominent during the medieval period and up until the early 1900s, but its popularity and visibility started to wane within the last century. After 1950, Sixpoint was nearly snuffed out and one of the cornerstone crafts of our civilization was nearly extinguished. Was Sixpoint dead, or just dormant?

Shane C. Welch Standing near the Sixpoint Door

The shimmering light of the Brewer's star started to shine once again in 2004 with its reincarnation as "Sixpoint Craft Ales." This is when the Sixpoint Brew Crew not only resurrected the Sixpoint Brewers' Star, but also breathed life into a patchwork of brewing equipment within an 800 square foot garage in a then-dilapidated neighborhood of Brooklyn, NYC called Red Hook. The original creations of Sixpoint Craft Ales were a mash-up of professional brewing experiences, global brewery influences, and unbridled homebrew proliferation. Out of this modest maritime enclave hundreds of delicious craft brews were concocted and disseminated, and the star had been reborn.

The reincarnated star proved to have an attractive radiance. The historical traditions of craftsmanship that had been coursing through the veins of others also drew them to Sixpoint. Within years, a team of Sixpoint Brewers and Staff had gathered underneath the Sixpoint star, not knowing how they arrived there, but knowing they must keep the Sixpoint tradition alive.

Sixpoint Brewery: Founded in 2004; born at the dawn of civilization.

Tweet Action



Upcoming Events

  • Deflation Celebration at Whole Foods Columbus Circle
    5:00pm January 29, 2015
    add
    | map
    We are excited to once again partner with Whole Foods Columbus Circle for our annual Really Big Football Game extravaganza. This year's "Deflation Celebration" features nine different beers. In the interest of fairness and a level playing field, all 64-ounce growler fills and pitchers will be two dollars off and all 32-ounce growlers and in-store pints will be a dollar off as well. All growlers and pint glasses will be COMPLETELY FILLED.

    We look forward to seeing you once again this year. Rest assured, we will be playing by the rules.

    See you there! The line-up is below:

    Crisp Pilz
    Resin IIPA
    Sweet Action ALE
    Bengali IPA
    Beast Mode Porter
    Hi-Res IIPA
    Otis Nitro
    Righteous
  • Sixpoint Tasting at Total Wine Pembroke Pines.
    6:00pm January 29, 2015
    add
    | map
    Come on down to Total Wine Pembroke Pines and see why Beer is Culture and why our cycliquids are Mad Science!
    Total Wine & More, 15980 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027, United States