Sixpoint Ales has become a force to be reckoned with in the small world of Brooklyn beer brewing. But with growth comes challenges. A tipster recently told us that because of increased demand for their heady brews, Sixpoint has been forced to move a portion of their production to the Lion Brewery in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (see photo). Our tipster has even heard rumors that the move to PA means that New Yorker's may soon be "seeing Sixpoint six-packs on our bodega shelves." Eater reached out to Sixpoint so they could set the record straight.
Shane Welch puts the Sixpoint six pack rumor to bed, telling Eater that "there won't be any bottled Sweet Action (or other Sixpoint flavors) for a long, long, time...or maybe even ever, unless we do another crazy one-off of 100 cases hand-bottled in a homebrew style."
But he does say that demand is way beyond capacity, "and we have even maxed out the forward capacity at the brewery we have been utilizing over on Waverly Place", forcing them to figure out how to create the supply to meet demand. Hence the Wilkes-Barre move. Shane also tells us that they are considering two other options and that there is a "different and unique project on the horizon" but doesn't reveal any details. Just because Sixpoint is just a little less local for the time being, it's hard not to support the growth of the company.
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