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What's in a name? The name "Sixpoint" is by no means an insignificant nomenclature - it is connected to a symbol that has been synonymous with the craft of brewing going back centuries. Since at least the year 1300, brewers adorned their barrels and breweries with a six-pointed star. By the 1500s, the star became the official insignia of the Brewer's Guild, one of the first trade guilds of Europe. The star symbolized the purity of the craft, and folklore claims the six individual points each represent six different critical elements of the craft itself: grain, water, hops, yeast, malt, and the brewer.

Some say the six-pointed brewers' star has its roots in alchemy. Below is a diagram illustrating the component parts of the brewers star, as related to brewing and alchemy. These elements include fire, the masculine element of action and determination, portrayed by a triangle facing the heavens. There is also the second masculine element of air which signifies communication and intelligence. It is also a triangle, facing upward, but with a horizontal line symbolizing the clouds at the top of the mountain.

These two elements are ascending and are governed by the principal of levity. The feminine element of water is represented by a triangle facing the earth - like the rivers that flow to the lowest grounds. Earth is the other feminine element that is represented by a triangle pointing downward with a horizontal line representing the surface of the earth. These two elements are ruled by the principal of gravity. Combined these four elements represent the Great Work in alchemy, which means harmony, balance and peace. In other words, a symphonic flavor sensation of natural elements composed as tasty brews!

At Sixpoint Brewery we acknowledge the history of the craft, while forging ahead to create new styles. The forging ahead is symbolically demonstrated in our logo, where the ancient brewer's star has been influenced by the nautical star to create an entirely unique creation, the Sixpoint Brewery star. Our original brewery, located one block from the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is rife with maritime history. The nautical star was a navigational device for seagoing travelers during their nighttime voyages. Just as the stars navigated them to their destination, the Sixpoint star navigates you to good beer.

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Upcoming Events

  • Eli Cannon's 6th Annual Charity Beer Fest
    4:30pm August 3, 2015
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    Our 6th Annual Beer Fest is coming and you aren't going to want to miss out. This year we will be having our fest to support the Middlesex Coaltion on Housing and Homelessness. This is a great cause that takes care of many people in our area and we are happy to be working with the this year.

    Alright, let's get to the details, they will constantly be being updated and added so join the event to stay tuned!

    Some great food truck will be coming to the event so make sure to come hungry! Thanks to:
    The Whey Station
    Bear's Smokehouse BBQ
    The Steam Machine. Ted's Steamed Cheeseburgers Food Truck
    Mercado
    And of course for dessert NoRA Cupcake Company

    They are providing some great food to go along with an already great list of Breweries that are coming. We will keep adding breweries as we get more commitments, and also we will add what they are bringing when we know.

    Tickets were sold out a month prior last year so make sure to get them early!!
    Eli Cannon's Tap Room, 695 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457, United States
  • Buckets O' Trivia
    7:30pm August 4, 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