The Creative Beers of Beer for Beasts

Michael Donato, August 20, 2014

If you had to make me choose a favorite brewery, I might just choose Sixpoint. It's local to NY, they make terrific beer, don't adhere to styles, are available at Citi Field for Mets games -- and create awesome events like Beer for Beasts.

This year's event benefiting the local humane society is on September 13th at The Bell House in Brooklyn. In addition to tasty street cart food and musical entertainment by Biz Markie there will be dozens of unique one-off beers, in additional to a hardy selection of Sixpoint's regular lineup, that will never be seen or tasted elsewhere. That means dozens of beers to try that you'll never see again, and these are hardly common brews. Most of them push the envelope on creativity and bring tastes you rarely find outside of experimental homebrew. The difference is these beers are created by a professional brewery, which brings a quality and excellence to them well beyond your random homebrewer tooling around in his basement. 

In previous years I've had beers made with Hawaiian Punch, beers with Mexican chilies, sweet potatoes, 10 different hop varieties, lime, a tribute to Thin Mints, Old Bay seasoning, and on and on. There are less risky experiments too of course; ales with lager yeasts, wine grapes, extra hops in traditionally malty styles, or countless style crossovers. 

I unfortunately won't be able to attend this year's event, but that didn't stop me from perusing some of the beers they've listed in advance and be jealous of those that will make it.

  • Perseph Honey Ale: A pomegranate honey Blonde worthy of myth

Love the pun, and this sounds like a very flavorful blond.

  • Sriracha Ace: Red jalapeños and roasted garlic added to a Red Ale base

Some people will put Sriracha on anything won't they?

  • Dr. Doofenshtout: Chocolate peanut butter malted Milk Stout inspired by the mad scientist from Phineas and Ferb

Tribute to a children's television show, which is perfect considering why I can't make it this year.

  • Adambier: A twist on a malty ancient German recipe that uses experimental Mandarina Bavaria hops

Experimental hops? sign me up.

  • 4BEASTS: A beastly Porter brewed with 12 gallons of maple syrup in honor of our furry companions

I love maple. I wonder how 12 gallons of it comes through. 


A great brewery making great beers for a great cause. What more could you ask for?

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