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This featured column exhibits the thoughts and fermentations of friends of Sixpoint, members of our community, and folks who love beer. If you would like to be considered as a guest columnist, please email us at openmic@sixpoint.com

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Son of Resin: Home-Brood

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Dan Reeve is a professionally trained graphic artist, cigar writer, beer aficionado and home brewer from Columbus, Ohio. After becoming enamored with Resin, Dan created a clone of the brew. We struck up a conversation on twitter, sent Dan some goodies, and he sent a bottle our way. It was the sincerest form of flattery, and the beer was sincerely tasty. More »

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Open Mic: Stan Hieronymus

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Author & Blogger Stan Hieronymus at the 2013 Hop Harvest

So what if the history of “fresh hop” beers might be 1,200 years old or only 20? So what if the science behind what makes the aroma and flavors of “fresh hop” beers different is not at all clear? So what if we have to put the term “fresh hop” in quotation marks because it’s not exactly clear what that means? More »

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Why We Love Small Batches

Why We Love Small Batches

We have nothing against pints… usually. But sixteen ounces can be a lot of beer in certain situations (don’t get us started on the boot, which is larger than Erica’s head and heavier than a newborn). We just happen to like things on the smaller side. That’s why when we started teaching people how to make beer, we did it on the one gallon scale instead of the ubiquitous five gallon setup. More »

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A Friend to Fromage and Beer

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Whenever I sample a new cheese, I end up asking myself what would best serve as an ideal accompanying beverage.  While for most newly-inaugurated Cheese-heads out there, wine seems the obvious choice, there’s a lot to say for pairing cheese instead with beer.  I linked up with Sixpoint to answer the question – which craft cheeses play nice with the many flavors of Sixpoint?  Please  indulge me while I get a little “cheesy” here:

What if you were to imagine a backstory for your favorite beer just like the way you create stories about strangers on the street?  Who would that beer be and what sort of life would it have?  Who would its best cheese chum be and where would you want it to live? More »

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Treat Your Growler Right!

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Perhaps you’ve seen it at your local bar: a brown-tinted jug being filled by the bartender straight from the draught lines. Maybe you’ve given the system a try to take home a few pints of your favorite beer as well. Growler programs — in bars and craft beer stores — are growing at an alarming rate. But if you choose to partake in them, there are a few things to know and understand.
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There’s More to Beer than Beer

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“There’s more to beer than beer.” That was our slogan for our first-ever beer fest—the Art of Beer Festival—that we hosted in Boston, way back in 2003. We dropped it on the back of all of the fest tees, too. A concept born from several beers at one of our late-night “business meetings,” we thought we were being clever, but many struggled with its meaning. More »

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Local Kid Pontificates, Complains About Stuff

Mike Tumbarello

I have to say, the best part of the whole craft beer revolution (and believe me folks, this is indeed a revolution) is the way that Beer just snuck in through the window last night and murdered Wine in cold blood. Killed him right there in his fancy bed, ruined his silk pajamas. ‘Cause for real, wine sucks. More »

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Upcoming Events

  • NYCTAPER Unofficial CMJ Showcase at Cake Shop
    12:00pm October 23, 2014
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    The NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party is happening on Thursday October 23, 2014 at Cake Shop. Show is free and Sixpoint drink specials all night! Doors are opening at Noon! Here is the schedule. 06:15pm: PURLING HISS 05:30pm: MAINLAND 04:50pm: PALEHOUND 04:10pm: AMANDA X 03:30pm: RIVERGAZER 02:50pm: THE KICKBACK 02:15pm: PRETTIOTS 01:40pm: WHISKEY BITCHES 01:00PM: BEACH DAY FB INVITE: http://www.facebook.com/events/1471451349803256
    The Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, NY, NY
  • Barcade's 10th Anniversary Night featuring Bolshoi! x 2
    2:00pm October 23, 2014
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    Please join us on Thursday, October 23rd as we help our friends from Barcade celebrate 10 years of classic arcade games and craft beer! This is sure to be epic!! We're opening early for this one! Event starts at 2pm. We pulled the very very last keg of the 2006 Bolshoi! out of our walk-in box and it will be served alongside the Batch we made for them last year. It's hard to say that anything won't ever happen again, but this is one of them! Here's the rest of the draft list, too. Allagash Bourbon Black 2011- 7.5% ABV - Belgian Strong Dark Ale Avery The Beast 2011 - 16.2% - Belgian Grand Cru Bear Republic Tartare Rouge - 6.0% - Wild Red Ale Bell's Sweet Potato Stout - 6.1% - Got marshmallows? Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 2007 - 10.6% - The classic - aged 7 years at Barcade! Bruery Smoking Wood - 13.0% - Smoked wood? Yes! Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold 2010 - 9.0% - Belgian Tripel Cigar City Fight the Power - 5.5% - Sour Apple Cider Climax Barcade Anniversary Abbey - 8.0% - Abbey Dubbel brewed exlusively for Barcade's 10th anniversary! Coney Island Geektoberfest 2009 - 10.0% - Strong Ale Dogfish Head 120 Minute 2007 - 21.0% - A massive IPA Firestone Walker 15th Anniversary 2011 - 12.5% - Strong Ale aged in oak barrels Fisherman's Pepper II - 7.0% - Barcade exclusive Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout (cask) - 6.0% - Served IN A PUMPKIN!!! AGAIN!!!! Founders KBS 2012 - 11.2% - Breakfast stout aged in bourbon barrels Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws - 11.5% - American Barleywine Harpoon Baltic Porter 2009 - 9.5% - The blackest of black North Coast Old Rasputin 2004 - 8.9% - Russian Imperial Stout - aged 10 years (TEN YEARS!!!) at Barcade!! Rogue Old Crustacean 2009 - 11.3% - Classic Barleywine Sierra Nevada Jack and Ken Ale 2010 - 10.2% - Jack McAuliffe guest brewed Barleywine Sixpoint Bolshoi 2006 - 10.5% - Last keg from the original batch Sixpoint Bolshoi 2013 - 10.5% - New batch, re-brewed last year for YOURS TRULY only! Victory Harvest Session IPA (cask) - ?% - Only one in NYC
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  • Sixpoint Presents Rock Shop Brooklyn CMJ Showcase
    7:30pm October 23, 2014
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    Sixpoint is throwing a CMJ showcase at The Rock Shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn on 10/23. Join us for an evening of great music from some of the greatest emerging bands in the country. Admission is free and we'll have discounted Sixpoint beer on tap all night! And here's the lineup: 11:30 Pageantry 10:45 Somebody's Darling 10:00 Roll the Tanks 9:15 Not Blood Paint 8:30 Fictionist 7:45 The Lovehowl
    The Rock Shop, 249 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY