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A Beer Flows From Brooklyn: Your Guide to Sixpoint Brewing Company’s D.C. Launch Week

Early last month, I tantalized your taste buds with tales of Sixpoint Brewing Company's imminent arrival in D.C.  The time has finally come. The Brooklyn-based brewery will be bringing their beer into the District starting this week, and it's entering D.C. with a series of launch parties across the city.

The outfit bringing Sixpoint to town is Legends Limited, a Baltimore-based craft beer importer and distributor. Its reps have done an excellent job spreading Sixpoint standard offerings like Righteous Ale, an India pale ale made with rye, and The Crisp, a well-hopped lager, as well as specialty releases such as Old Krusher barleywine and several unique one-off's from the brewery's Mad Scientist series across the city. So plan on having multiple nights out to take full advantage of the week's festivities.

Tonight, founder Shane Welch and fellow Sixpointers Terence McNicholas and Jeff Gorlechen will host a progressive launch party at Pizzeria Paradiso's Dupont Circle location from 5 to 7 p.m. and at Meridian Pint from 7 to 9 p.m. Details on these and other welcoming events below. An asterisk notes a beer that will be available exclusively at that venue during launch week.

While you're out there trying Sixpoint's wide variety of quality brews, don't forget to admire the packaging. Welch's first love was design, and it shows.

CALENDAR

Monday, September 12
- Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont (12 drafts)
- Meridian Pint (8 drafts)
- Red Derby (4 cans)

Tuesday September 13
- The Bier Baron (4 cans + 2 drafts)
- Thunder Burger (4 cans + 1 draft)

Wednesday September 14
- Scion (5 drafts & free hors d'ouvres)
- The Big Hunt (4 cans + 3 drafts)

Thursday September 15
- ChurchKey (7 drafts + 2 casks)
- Star and Shamrock (4 cans)
- D'Vines (4 drafts for growler fills)

Friday September 16
- The Black Squirrel (4 cans + 3 drafts)
- Jack Rose (4 cans + 1 draft)

Saturday, September 17
- Smith Commons (2 drafts)

EVENT DETAILS

Monday at Pizzeria Paradiso: All 12 Sixpoint drafts will be $3 a pint from 5 to 7 p.m. Founder Shane Welch and fellow Sixpointers Terence McNicholas and Jeff Gorlechen will be present.

Beer List:
*Spice of Life India Pale Ale w/ Chinook
*Bark Red Session Ale
*Little Wisco Kolsch-style Ale with flaked corn
*Growler Dark Mild Ale
*Mad Scientist #4 Hibiscus Ale
*Old Krusher Barleywine
*Brevity Belgian Wit
*Little Buzz Honey-Infused Ale
*Filling Station Belgian Pale Ale
Brownstone Signature Brown Ale
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale

Monday at Meridian Pint: The party, including founder Shane Welch and his crew, moves to Meridian Pint from 7 to 9 p.m. All eight drafts will be on special for half price.

Beer List:
*Mad Scientist #3 Doppel Sticke Germain-style Ale
*Spice of Life India Pale Ale w/ Cascade
*Gemini Double India Pale Ale
*Otis Nitro Stout with Flaked Oats
Crisp Lager
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale
Righteous Rye Ale

Tuesday at The Bier Baron: All beers will be on draft and cost $5 a pint from 6 to 8 p.m. No reservations necessary. The event will be in the upstairs bar.

Beer List:
*Autobahn West Coast Style India Pale Ale
Brownstone Signature Brown Ale
Crisp Lager
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale
Righteous Rye Ale

Tuesday at Thunder Burger: All beers will be on draft except for Crisp and Righteous Ale, which will be in cans. All beers will be $6 all night with a half-off special from 6 to 7 p.m. for happy hour.

Beer List:
*Bills Burger ESB (Extra Special Bitter)
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale
Righteous Rye Ale

Crisp Lager

Wednesday at The Big Hunt: This event features three drafts and Crisp, Bengali Tiger, Sweet Action, and Righteous in cans. All beers will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. Contact the Big Hunt for pricing details.

Beer List:
*Frankie's Pale Ale
*Spice of Life India Pale Ale with Amarillo
Mad Scientist #6 Wet-Hopped India Pale Ale
Crisp Lager
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale
Righteous Rye Ale

Wednesday at Scion: Scion will be pouring $4 drafts of all Sixpoint beers from 5 p.m. until close. They will also be serving complimentary hors d'oeuvres that pair with the beers.

Beer List:
*Meatball Shop Red Ale with 30% Wheat Malt
Crisp Lager
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale
Righteous Rye Ale

Thursday at Church Key: ChurchKey will present the first two casks of Sixpoint beer to the District and pour seven different Sixpoint drafts. The event starts at 4 p.m. and there is no admission fee. All nine beers will be priced individually in full glasses and in 4 oz. tasting pours.

Beer List:
*2 surprise casks

*Mad Scientist #5 Belgian Golden Ale infused with Shiso
*Vienna Pale Ale
El Barrio Hopped Brown Ale
Crisp Lager
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale
Righteous Rye Ale

Thursday at Star and Shamrock: The bar will have four Sixpoint beers available in cans all night. Call Star & Shamrock for pricing details.

Beer List:
Crisp Lager
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale
Righteous Rye Ale

Thursday at D'Vines: D'Vines will be pouring free samples and $8.99 growler fills from 6 to 9 p.m.

Beer List:
Mad Scientist #6 Mad Scientist #6 Wet-Hopped India Pale Ale
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale
Righteous Rye Ale

Friday at Jack Rose: All beers will be available starting at 6:30 p.m.. The offerings will be in cans except for Signal, which will be on draft. Contact Jack Rose for pricing info.

Beer List:
*Signal India Pale Ale with Smoked Malt (draft)
Crisp Lager
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale
Righteous Rye Ale

Friday at Black Squirrel: All beers will be on draft all night starting at 5 p.m. Flights will be available, as well as chef Gene Sohn's version of "Jumbo Slice"–a different slice that pairs with each of the Signal, Belgian IPA, and Catch & Brass. Members of the Six Point brewing team will be around to meet and greet.

Beer List:
*Belgian IPA
*Catch & Brass Pale Ale
El Barrio Hopped Brown Ale
Crisp Lager
Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
Sweet Action Cream Ale
Righteous Rye Ale

Saturday at Smith Commons: This event follows the H Street Festival and runs form 7 p.m. until close. Contact Smith Commons for pricing info.

Beer List:
Oyster Stout (American Stout brewed with oyster shells)
Spice of Life India Pale Ale with Cascade

Photo by Tammy Tuck

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  • d’vines

    Correction:
    $8.99 64oz Growler Fills On 2 Drafts:
    FBTG: Bengali Tiger India Pale Ale
    FBTG: Sweet Action Cream Ale
    FBTG 32oz Mad Scientist #3 NOT #6 $TBD

    (4) 4Packs are $9.99

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