Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TASTING TABLE: NEW YORK

A Brooklyn Star Turns Four: Celebrate Sixpoint's birthday with a new beer and a month-long party
If Brooklyn had an official goodwill ambassador, it would be Sixpoint Craft Ales, the Red Hook brewery that turns four this month. Though still a toddler by microbrewery standards, Sixpoint has already produced some of our favorite local brews—Sweet Action, Bengali Tiger and Righteous Ale among them.
For Sixpoint's fourth anniversary, its brewers have crafted yet another great creation. The just-released Dubbel Trubbel is a dark Belgian ale flavored with cocoa nibs from Williamsburg chocolatier Mast Brothers. With notes of banana and rich chocolate, this 9.6% ABV brew is strong and just the thing for a party.