Brooklyn, New York’s Sixpoint Brewing launches in Portland next week with release parties for their cans and draft beer becoming available through Running Man Distributing. Already a popular brewery on the east coast they may be known to Portlanders for their collaboration 3 Bean Stout with Stumptown Coffee and owner Shane Welch’s regular appearances in town.
Founded in 2004 by Andrew Bronstein and Shane Welch in 2004 they initially sold only draft beer to local bars but after beginning canning in 2011 their beers are available all over the Northeast and have been quite popular. Sixpoint Brewing has great branding and packaging with sharp clean graphics and a signature slim 12oz can like you might get a Starbucks Frappuccino or a Red Bull in. I am happy to say that we will be getting all four of their year-round beers in cans: The Crisp Pilsner, Sweet Action Cream Ale, Bengali IPA and Resin Imperial IPA.
Running Man Distributing will also be bringing in some limited draft and seasonals like their Global Warmer Imperial Red and Lump of Coal Porter which just debuted at the Holiday Ale Festival.
Sixpoint co-owner Shane Welch spends a lot of time in Portland so distribution here seemed inevitable. Next week we will be lucky enough to have his presence along with his beers at a series of launch events around Portland.
12/16 Belmont Station
12/18 Horse Brass
All of these are meet the brewer/owner Shane Welch and all beers available on draft will be there with more info TBA.