Beer Preview: Sixpoint The Crisp
Time to take the plunge into another beer. This is another one that has been sent to me by the brewer’s reps for my comment.
Sixpoint Brewery was start in 2004 in Brooklyn, by Manhattanite Andrew Bronstein and Wisconsinite Shane Welch. The two met while classmates at the University of Wisconsin. Welch, a former homebrewer, formulated recipes while Bronstein made the investment for a small brewery in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood. From supplying kegs only, they went to canning beers in 12-oz. tallboys in 2011. In 2012, they began distributing to the Chicago market.
The business was acquired in 2018 Artisanal Brewing Ventures, which already owned Southern Tier and Victory Brewing. The beers are being promoted now after a “refresh” of their labeling.
The Crisp has been one of Sixpoint’s primary flagship beers. It’s a Bavarian-style Pilsner, brewed with Tettnanger and Hallertau, sourced directly from farmers in Tettnang, Germany. 5.4% abv.
The beer pours with a thick foamy head, over a very clear pale lager body. I can smell a nice Noble hop load in the can, and as the foam settles in the glass.
The taste has hop bitterness right out front. Light malts are a little but bready, with a dry lager beer taste. This beer is somewhat lighter than other Pilseners I’ve been enjoying locally, Which makes this one easy-drinking.
It’s a nice one to put away after a dinner or yard work.
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