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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.

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Upcoming Events

  • 10th Anniversary Celebration
    7:00pm March 4, 2015
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    We are in the midst of our 10th anniversary year and once again we are throwing our official hoedown at Kettle of Fish in Greenwich Village, who have been pouring a Sixpoint trifecta for almost all 10 years of our existence.

    In the "if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it" department, we will once again be offering complimentary Wisconsin Lasagne courtesy of Joseph Leonard and there will also be birthday cake. Please come help us celebrate!

    Oh! And beer! We almost forgot the beer! There will $5 dollar pours of Bengali IPA, Crisp Pilz , Gorilla Warfare Coffee Porter, Sweet Action Ale and Little Wisconsin Ale to along with cans of Resin and Hi-Res!
  • Brooklyn Public Library Gala After-Party
    9:30pm March 4, 2015
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    Get your groove on and do good for your Library! As the Gala wraps up, party with DJ Questlove on the decks, enjoy delicious desserts and imbibe tasty drinks (Sixpoint!) at the open bar. Wear your dancing shoes!

    Get your tickets here:
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-public-library-gala-after-party-tickets-15608576673?aff=website

    After-Party ticket holders can enjoy exclusive prix fixe dinners at the neighborhood restaurants including Meadowsweet, Briskettown/Delaney BBQ and Lodge. Just mention BPL’s After-Party when making your reservation and show your ticket when you arrive.
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