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Saturday: 2:15PM. Gowanus, that smelly little stepchild of a neighborhood, was very much alive. Thirsty denizens in neon wristbands gripped four-ounce tasting cups and milled about the Bell House’s cavernous performance space. Some wandered out onto the food truck-lined sidewalk, where clusters of happy beer nerds feasted on piping hot Pizza Moto slices, Calexico tacos and tiny DUB pies. Inside, every tap handle in the joint bore the signature orange-and-black Sixpoint logo, and volunteers...
THERE IS NO BETTER TIME OF YEAR than the fall for drinking beer. Sure, there are people who will espouse the virtues of summertime drinking, what with the baseball games and backyard BBQs and all that, but this line of thinking is somewhat outdated, failing as it does to reflect the breadth of styles currently being offered by craft breweries. As temperatures begin to drop, and qualities like “refreshing” and “sessionable” become less important,...
Last weekend, hordes of thirsty beer nerds funneled in through the gaping garage door of Crown Heights bottleshop, Covenhoven. They were all there, souvenir cups in hand, to get their fill of some of the city’s latest and greatest draft beers. But this wasn’t your standard Saturday beer fest shit show. This was the New York Pro-Am Brew P.I.T. (Philosophy. Inspiration. Technique.), a friendly collaboration-cum-competition pairing local homebrewers with some of the five boroughs’ best...
The writing has been on the wall for a while, but now it’s official: Sixpoint will no longer be selling cans of Righteous Ale. One of their original year-round staples, along with Sweet Action, The Crisp, and Bengali Tiger, Righteous was left behind when the brewery began selling their core offerings in 6-packs of 12oz cans rather than 4-packs of 16oz cans. Sixpoint founder Shane Welch confirmed via email, “It did not make the conversion...