It’s not a distillery, but Sixpoint Brewery played an important role in the resurgence of Brooklyn’s homegrown drinking culture. Opened in 2004 by experienced homebrewer Shane Welch, Sixpoint began in a small garage in Red Hook, long before the distillers in the area hit the scene. By now, you likely recognize the brewery’s logo, a combination of the nautical star and the six-pointed brewer’s star that emblazons the trademark slim cans.
DON’T MISS THESE BEERS: Sixpoint’s core beers—Sweet Action, Bengali, The Crisp & Resin, Jammer and Alpenflo—are its bread and butter. But the brewery is determined to remain true to its original attitude of homebrewing experimentation with small batches and brewery can releases.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Though you can’t tour the facility at the moment due to renovations, you can find Sixpoint brews near you by using the Sixpoint mobile app.