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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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Upcoming Events

  • Pacific Standard's 7th Birthday Party
    7:00pm September 24, 2014
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    On Wednesday the 24th starting at 7 pm, we'll celebrate Pacific Standard's (belated) 7th birthday and as usual it'll be epic. We'll have a bunch of rare/new/generally excellent Sixpoint beers. Also, with each Sixpoint beer purchased, you'll get a raffle ticket which will put you in a drawing for amazing prizes. Here are the details, beers first: --4Beasts (the 2014 Beer for Beasts beer!): A brand-new, beastly porter brewed with 12 gallons of maple syrup in honor of our furry companions. --Sensi Harvest: A brand-new beer! Juicy wet hops carefully selected by the Mad Scientists make SENSI HARVEST a unique delicacy available only at harvest time. --Old Redhooker: Rare! An American barleywine made only from high-gravity first runnings. 9.6% ABV. --Crisp: For those who'd like something lighter. What do you get when you fuse old world craftsmanship with new, clean, & bold flavors from right raw materials? The Crisp. It's Mad Science. --Otis Stout (nitro): Sixpoint's classic smooth, creamy oatmeal stout with a light sweetness and dry finish. Full roasted flavor without a touch of harshness, made available specially for us on nitrogen pour. The raffle prizes will include: --Grand Prize: A private tour of the Sixpoint brewery for up to 8 people! --Ten second prizes: Sixpoint and Pacific Standard merchandise, including t-shirts, gift certificates, pint glasses, beer cozies, and whatever else we dig up from our cellars. In addition, brewery reps will be on hand and we'll have our usual happy hour prices until 8 pm, so come early to get the best deals and the specialest beers before they run out!
    Pacific Standard, 82 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY