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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

  • Buckets O' Trivia
    7:30pm July 28, 2015
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    Sixpoint Brewery presents Tuesday Trivia Night at Berg'n. Every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Berg'n will be featuring $25 buckets of Sixpoint cans (Bengali, Sweet Action, Crisp). Each bucket comes with 5 delicious beers that are specially designed for fire off those synapses which are directly responsible for your ability to recall facts that are of no use to anyone except people who want to win a tour of the Sixpoint Brewery!

    A monthly grand prize winner gets a private brewery tour (the team with the best cumulative monthly score wins!). For month of August, the July 28 trivia contest will be included.

    There will also be Weekly Sixpoint prizes and Berg'n gift cards! If this sounds like it will be too much fun, that's because it will be!
    Berg'n, 899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY
  • Beer, Blogging and Banter Meet Up
    6:00pm July 29, 2015
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    Spend an evening hanging with fellow bloggers, techies, fashion entrepreneurs and friends hosted by trendsetting social platform Preeline at the Bed-Stuy boutique Sincerely, Tommy. Expand your network and get inspired!
    Sincerely, Tommy, 343 Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216, United States