18 September 2013

Before Canvitational, Get To Know - Sixpoint

Canvitational is only ten sleeps away!  We wanted to get to know each of the participating breweries a little better, so we sent out a six pack questionnaire to each of them. Now, we get to share their answers with you. 

Next up is Pete Dickson, head brewer at Sixpoint Brewery in Brooklyn, NY. 


Sixpoint opened in 2004 in a 800 square foot garage located in Red Hook, a then rundown neighborhood of Brooklyn. They are big into the history and culture of beer - you have to check out their Beer is Culture page- and their logo is derived from the Brewer's Star. Sixpoint doesn't care too much for the labeling of beer styles; they strive to brew beer that cannot be defined.

Be sure to checkout Sixpoint and the following beers at the event.

Sweet Action - 
The original Sixpoint style- hard to define, but perhaps that's why people love it. Part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale- all Sweet Action.

Resin - A beer that celebrates the extraction of hop resin for a concentrated yet balanced brew.

Righteous Ale - Made with Rye malt to provide a signature and distinct earthy character. Seasoned and dry-hopped with herbal and citrus hops. Truly Righteous.

Now, we'll hand it over to Pete:

1. What music do you hear most often on the brew deck?  

 Queens of the Stone Age, Led Zeppelin, Them Crooked Vultures... 

2. What's your brewing mission? What are you trying to accomplish with your beer?

High quality brews made practically & pragmatically.

3. How many beards can be found in the brewery on any given day?

In a house of three, you'll shall find two beards. - But I suspect it would be three if Heather had facial hair... And I'm pretty sure she's happy that she doesn't. ;-)

4. Which beers outside of your own do you enjoy? What beer do you wish you came up with? Why?

I'm constantly trying new beers. There's so many craft brews to try, it's hard to not ask for what is new to you. I haven't found I beer yet that I wish I had made first. Part of what makes a beer so great is where and when you have it for the first time and see what it's all about. Making it yourself - you would have already seen behind the curtain. I think it would spoil the pleasant surprise a little.

5. What's your go-to shift beer after a long day brewing?

What ever is on the kegerator! ;-)

6. What do you drink when you aren't drinking beer?  Are you on #teamradler?
Water & Wine. What's a teamradler?!


Thanks, Pete!  We look forward to seeing you in Indiana!

What is the Canvitational?
On Saturday, September 28th, 2013, the inaugural CANvitational will enlighten patrons to sample craft beer from award winning breweries from across the USA, enjoy local Indy eats provided by food trucks and music (DJ Helicon and DJ Action Jackson), in an urban downtown atmosphere.

Tickets are available and the event will feature some familiar breweries, as well as many out of state.  You can find more information about them and the event at http://canvitational.com/.

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