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Philosophy

Whether it is a Craft Ale, Crisp Lager or Cycliquid - each of our beers is a unique Sixpoint creation. The fountainhead of our creativity is not confined to the shackles of "style guidelines" because style simply has no guidelines. Style is boundless, amorphous, restless.

Philosophy

We do not reverse engineer our formulations, but instead "proverse" engineer them. Before there is a description, there is an intent, and the intent produces a concept, and the concept manifests itself in a formulation. But we've listened to our fans, and since they've asked for more help deciphering our creations, we've offered names of styles many beer fans are familiar with. However, whichever beer style a Sixpoint most closely resembles, each creation is distinctly its own.

Take, for instance, Sweet Action. What is it? Is it a cream ale? Well not really, because it is brewed with elements of a Hefe-Weizen. So it is a Hefe-Weizen then, right? Well, no... because it has a hop profile similar to a Pale Ale. All right, well what is it then? It is Sweet Action. That's what it is.

Ok how about the Diesel? It's a Stout, right? Yes it has echoes of a stout... lots of roast barley, with a thicker and more robust body than a Porter. But it has the hop profile of a Cascadian Dark or "Black IPA." So what is it then? It's the DIESEL. Nuff said.

Trying to recreate a classical style is like an archer trying to hit the bullseye on a stationary target. But Sixpoint does not practice traditional archery - we practice horseback archery. This means we aim and release while in motion, and we are aiming at a target that might be moving as well. Over time tastes change, and our knowledge and perception as brewers change too. So as we move through time galloping on horseback, we adjust for all of the variables to find the perfect trajectory...

We understand the role of labeling for organizing information, so we've included it on our packaging, but remember that it has no role in the creation of our beers. Instead, we gather our inspiration from what a beer could be... then pull back and aim to hit the bullseye of that potential.

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  • CHARGED.fm Willow Wood Music CMJ Showcase
    12:00pm October 24, 2014
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    Willow Wood Music & Atypical Beasts Agency are teaming up to present an official CMJ showcase at The Delancey on Friday, October 24th. This day party will be an event not to be missed! With music on all three levels of the venue throughout the day, there will be food and drink specials along with an amazing lineup of bands and musicians from all over the world. ** Thanks to our sponsors, the first 100 guests will get a free Sixpoint beer and shot of Ilegal Mezcal! ** Sponsored by: CHARGED.fm, Sixpoint Brewery, Lomography, Ilegal Mezcal, Prohibition Bakery & Four Roses Bourbon. RSVP ON CHARGED.fm TO ENTER: www.charged.fm/CMJ2014 The first 30 CMJ badges will be honored. WILLOW WOOD STAGE (Basement) 12:30 PM – Night Idea 1:30 PM – Bailiff 2:30 PM – Horse Thief 3:30 PM – Future Loves Past 4:45 PM – Yassou Benedict 6:00 PM – CYMBALS ATYPICAL BEASTS STAGE (Ground Level) 1:00 PM – Towers (T0W3RS) 2:00 PM – New Myths 3:00 PM – Taymir 4:00 PM – Gold Lake 5:15 PM – Native America ILEGAL MEZCAL ACOUSTIC STAGE (Roof Deck) 1:00 PM – Della Grove 1:45 PM – Quinn Tsan 2:30 PM – Brian Robert 3:15 PM – Duquette Johnston 4:00 PM – Sanders Bohlke 5:00 PM – Johnny Lewis
    The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, Brooklyn, NY
  • Siren Sounds Presents Official CMJ Showcase at Spike Hill
    7:00pm October 24, 2014
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    Siren Sounds Presents Official CMJ Showcase with Max Jury, Northern American, The Rooks, and more at Spike Hill, Friday, Oct. 24th (7pm-2am) Join us at Williamsburg's own Spike Hill for a night of great live music and delicious beer provided by Sixpoint! Doors are at 7, the show is FREE! Featuring performances by: Max Jury The Teen Age The Rooks Northern American goodbyemotel Ron Gallo Camden The Foreign Resort Featuring Sixpoint Beer Specials: Sensi $3, Sweet Action $3
    Spike Hill, 186 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY