New York’s Sixpoint Brewery is building on the successful UK launch of its core range with the introduction of two new speciality beers and one new all-year-round brew — just in time for Independence Day.
The beers are:
• Jammer — 4% ABV gose. A refreshing, tart brew, balanced with a fruity coriander aroma and a touch of sea salt. Available in 355ml cans until September.
• Righteous Ale — a 10.5% ABV barrel-aged rye ale made with three types of rye malts and smoothed out in both Bourbon and Rye whisky barrels. Layered and complex, it has with flavours ranging from spicy rye to maple to vanilla. Available in 355ml cans until September.
• Alpenflo — a 4.9% ABV Helles lager using all malt, 100% two-row barley and Tettnanger hops sourced from family farms in Bavaria. Bright and clean, it is available in 355ml cans and 30-litre kegs all year round.
These beers represent the start of a new programme by importer Heathwick to release speciality, limited-edition formulations from Sixpoint every two to three months. They will be available alongside Sixpoint’s core range of The Crisp, Sweet Action, Bengali and Resin.
Graham Richardson, general manager at Heathwick, said: “Sixpoint is one of the top selling beers in the New York metro area and we’re seeing many of the city’s facets being replicated in the UK market.
“Following a successful launch earlier this year, the time is now ripe for Sixpoint to build on its US provenance here in the UK and offer consumers what they’re looking for: a premium quality, authentic, American craft beer range that’s new, innovative and different.
“With the launch of the new speciality styles, Sixpoint will be available in six high-quality beer styles in total, giving the consumer a much greater opportunity to enjoy their range of products.”
Max Nevins, vice-president of marketing at Sixpoint, added: “We’ve been sending over some of our favourite beers to the UK for years, but it’s awesome to be able to ship our limited beers over and show off the full, dynamic range.
“Righteous, Alpenflo and Jammer are a direct result of our new product development team’s efforts since brewmaster and chief product officer, Eric Bachli, came on board in September.
“Jammer is light and tangy, Righteous is super rich and complex, and then Alpenflo is a certified classic German Helles that’s been getting rave reviews. We’re amped!”