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Let’s face it: Thanksgiving in New York City is always a hot mess. Whether you’re hosting wide-eyed in-laws in your tiny apartment, lugging armloads of artisanal treats onto a sardine tin-style MetroNorth train or attempting to coordinate four consecutive Friendsgivings spanning three different boroughs, it’s enough to make even the most temperate of urban dwellers turn to drink. This Thanksgiving, after days spent dodging dopey parade-goers and ‘bow throwing Whole Foods shoppers, give thanks for...
The core of Sixpoint's portfolio is mostly packaged in six-packs of slender 12-ounce cans, including Resin, a monstrous IIPA that, with its excellent drinkability despite a staggering ABV (9.1), has helped to legitimize the style's boundless—and, at times, absurd—envelope-pushing by American brewers. While Resin is a mainstay in my refrigerator (especially if a quicker conduit to inebriation is desired), also seducing my palate from the brewery, and not only because of their scarcity, is its crew of limited draft-only beers...
Oh, to be a brewer--days spent stirring bubbling, fragrant vats, nights perched over pints of your own creation. Sound like living the dream? For many, it does. Brewing beer on a professional scale is seen as the ultimate aspiration for hoards of enthusiasts, from award-winning homebrewers to rookie hobbyists and even discerning drinkers. But for Sixpoint Brewing Manager Heather McReynolds, it’s just another day at the office. The 30-year-old native of Gainesville, Florida has been...
For the first time since 2011, New Yorkers will be forced to get through the fall without Sixpoint’s Autumnation, a beer that was technically categorized (on the internet, anyway) as a pumpkin beer despite containing (to my palate, anyway) no real sign of the big dumb orange vegetable that wreaks havoc on the beer world each year. It was, for all intents and purposes, an IPA, and a very good one at that. Autumnation's defining...