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What is the Mad Scientists Series?

To consider oneself a brewer takes a dynamic blend of art and science. This blend is uniquely calibrated to each individual brewer, as some brewers see the practice of brewing purely as a rigorous exercise of science. Movements are mechanical, and combinations are calculated. On the other hand, some brewers believe artistic inspiration is the ultimate guiding hand. For them, science is merely a reference point. Inspiration is through improvisation, and passion is the only premeditation.

At Sixpoint, the foundation has always been built upon solid bedrock of science. This foundation necessitates an understanding of zymurgy, organic chemistry, thermodynamics, analytic chemistry, and plant biology. These are the tools in our arsenal to understand the scientific phenomenon of cause and effect while brewing - without an understanding of these realms, we would merely be amateur gamblers. However, even with a complete grasp of these endeavors, our craft brewery would be incomplete. It would have no pulse. Because the quintessence of our creativity transcends the physical and quantifiable realm... it is Mad Science.

So yes, we do find the physical world fascinating. And guess what? We also find science to be infinitely stimulating! And yes, we love our chemistry set, and reading vintage brewing journals and obscure old texts in translation about brewing science. But at some critical point, all of this knowledge simply becomes inspirational fuel shoveled into the furnace of a raging inferno - a furnace that turns chemistry into craft, and turns the mechanical into Mad Science.

Mad Scientists Series

The Mad Scientists Series is a perpetual commitment to this cause, and an ongoing allegiance to our formative approach to brewing. In our first six years of brewing, we generated over 200 unique styles of beer. As certain styles became more popular, we were required to brew them more often, which crowded out the capacity to maintain our prolific creativity. However, we refused to relinquish our creative spirit, and the passion of Mad Science became forever memorialized in December of 2010 with the establishment of the Mad Scientists Series. Every two months, we generate a unique style of beer in the spirit of our formative years - a dynamic blend of art and science, at the intersection of craft and chemistry. This is Sixpoint Brewery, and this is Mad Science!

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Upcoming Events

  • C.R.E.A.M Release Party
    9:00pm EST February 6, 2016
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    P.R.E.A.M., 2131 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, United States
  • Whole Foods Market Really Big Football Game Week-long Celebration - BOWERY OG Edition
    12:00pm EST February 7, 2016
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    We are thrilled to once again be celebrating a Really Big Football Game at Whole Foods Markets throughout NYC! Continuing a tradition that began in 2007, each location will be selling growlers of draft-only offerings, plus all of our six- and four-packs!

    Swing by to meet some members of Team Sixpoint - sample the beers for free and take home your favorites! Collect 'em all and trade with your friends!

    The celebration concludes on game day at the Bowery Beer Room - the place where it all began - with these three beers for your growler-filling pleasure:

    1. Double Sweet Action (9% double cream/blonde ale, an extreme version of our flagship, Sweet Action. Double the Malt! Double the Hops! Double the fun!)

    2. Sesher Ale (5.3% classic American Pale Ale. Slammable beer featuring a nice malt backbone with plenty of juicy hops.)

    3. Goat Mutorcs (7.2% spiced porter based on an old homebrew receipe from Charlie Papazian. Features molasses, juniper berries, serrano peppers)
    Whole Foods Market Bowery, 95 East Houston Street, New York, NY