Sixpoint was born out of an 800-square-foot garage in Brooklyn, New York City, in 2004 by award-winning homebrewer-turned professional Shane Welch, who had amassed over 1,000 individual recipes.

Sixpoint was founded in 2004 (though we like to say it was born at the dawn of civilization, but that’s a story for another time…) in the rough and tumble neighborhood of Red Hook, BKLYN. It was the first production brewery since prohibition to successfully start, survive, and grow in NYC! Dozens would follow….

The brewery’s name is derived from the ancient six-pointed brewers’ star, which had symbolically adorned the walls and equipment of ancient breweries since the Medieval period. Sixpoint’s motto is “Beer is Culture,” to highlight the human trajectory — the earliest human civilizations were founded upon the cultivation of cereal grains for making beer. Sixpoint aims to perpetually inspire the art, creativity, and collaboration generated through beer by acknowledging the history of the craft, while forging ahead to inspire culture in a modern setting.

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