Sixpoint new formulations/packaging

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  1. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,379) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

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  2. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York

    The first wave of *new* formulations will have a best buy code dating of November 2017 (canned May 2017). There will continue to be incremental improvements and iterations as always - but this first wave of releases will represent the most significant changes.
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  3. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,379) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Thanks for understanding what I meant because now I see I typed "can dating site" for some reason lol. I could only imagine what that would be.
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  4. FriedSlug

    FriedSlug Poo-Bah (2,554) Feb 20, 2012 North Carolina

    We've been out of Sixpoint in Raleigh for a while after that initial shipment so I hope the new formulations come flooding into town soon. They all sound great but I have to admit I loved my cream ale. I will definitely try the blonde though.
  5. DavidHume

    DavidHume Zealot (582) Mar 25, 2013 Virginia

    Is there somewhere where the best by dates are correlated with can dates? I love your beer, but I'm hesitant to buy a hoppy beer when the best by date is five or seven months in the future, since I have no idea when it was actually canned, and that could be indicative (from past experience) of a beer that was canned five or seven months beforehand if the best by date is one year.

    Excited for the new formulations, though!
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  6. Mattybuchs

    Mattybuchs Aspirant (233) Mar 15, 2015 Vermont

    I'm excited to try the new unfiltered recipes since I already enjoy their current lineup. I've been partial to Sixpoint since my girlfriend and I were treated very well by an employee at their brewery in Brooklyn.

    As someone who works at a local bottle shop, I can appreciate the can dating window in the packaging so customers don't need to break a six pack box for freshness concerns.

    ISO: Unfiltered Resin
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  7. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (4,006) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I for one appreciate very much the double dates. I've long believed that was the solution to dealing with both the ordinary flavorful beer drinker and the beer geeks like me who obsess over freshness. :wink:

    PS--Can of Puff in the fridge to try for the first time Sunday for my thoughts about the flavors and aromas of the beer in the long running New Beer Sunday thread.
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  8. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (4,006) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    They will be putting both dates on the bottom of the can.
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  9. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Savant (991) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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    Heading back to Virginia next month and definitely going to stock up on Sixpoint. Still mad I can't get them here in Georgia.

    Looking forward to tasting the revamped versions of some old favorites. Especially Resin and Bengali!
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  10. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York

    One of the most significant changes is we took the feedback from @JackHorzempa and others to provide the necessary information for our fans - all beers now have a "canned on" as well as a "best by" date on the package....

    In an interesting twist though, the information is not on the package itself, but rather on the can which is visible through a "sight glass" on the bottom (a cutout of the cardboard wrap). This allows us to have a clean aesthetic on the outside package, and show the customer of the important information below.

    More info coming soon...

    @Ranbot @keithmurray @tkdchampxi @Ilovelampandbeer @HorseheadsHopHead

  11. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (334) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    That sight glass of the bottom of the can is genius. I can't tell you how many times i've flipped around 6 packs of craft beer cans in boxes looking for where the best by date is. Looking forward to trying the new recipes...especially Sweet Action with Huell Melon...sounds like summer!
  12. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (280) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Wow, these sound like great improvements! I love the current iteration of Bengali, but is sounds like a little more tropical hop presence is in the newer formulation. Sounds great as I haven't had a Sixpoint beer yet where my mind immediately went to "tropical". Bengali was already the closest in my opinion. So it should be really good.

    The new dating system seems great. Nice to be able to just use the cans but have that visible through the packaging. @Sixpoint Were there any material concerns about package tearing during shipping or handling due to that cutout being on the bottom?
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  13. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York

    There absolutely was, but during the initial testing rounds we have shown that the package has the necessary integrity to hold up without tearing, even during temperature/humidity fluctuations. We'll keep a close eye on it though.
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  14. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Crusader (769) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa
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    Exciting. I like the fact you are listens to this bunch of idiots on the Internet! :wink: :grinning:
  15. mschrei

    mschrei Poo-Bah (2,459) Jul 4, 2014 Illinois

    @Sixpoint - any chance you will ever distribute in Illinois again?
  16. ressletr

    ressletr Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2005 California

  17. syppr

    syppr Initiate (38) May 19, 2011 Florida

    Mr 6, Any talk about 12 packs? SN, Stone, and Founders seem to do well with that, and I would think Pilz, Sweet Action, and Bengali might be worth consideration. It's usually a substantial price advantage to the consumer per can. All those new formulations will for sure pass my lips in the future, and, BTW, Puff this year is outstanding. Nice bite.
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  18. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York

    good news on that front - later this year we'll make an announcement on our first-ever "larger" format of cans (here's a hint: its not a 12-pack) :-)
  19. syppr

    syppr Initiate (38) May 19, 2011 Florida

    More ounce per bounce, perhaps? If so, you'll need to start peddling those IPA glasses. You guys always try to please, and although I don't love them all, I haven't snapped a bad brew yet.
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  20. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,538) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Hey, I resemble that remark!:wink:

  21. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,538) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    It is in the linked information but I want to 'highlight' the aspect of:

    "Over the last three years we’ve cultivated relationships with hop farmers, traveling directly out to the fields to get our ingredients. What does this mean for you? We choose from the best plots to get the juiciest cones, have access to new ingredients, and can collaborate with farmers on the perfect harvest times."

    That is some serious effort by the Sixpoint team (@Sixpoint) and I greatly appreciate this!

    Cheers to Sixpoint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  22. zstef99

    zstef99 Initiate (58) Dec 25, 2008 New York

    Sixpoint does it right when it comes to both the PR and the product. Looking forward to trying these "new" beers... especially Sweet Action.
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  23. OntheLambic

    OntheLambic Aspirant (266) Jan 9, 2015 Connecticut

    Can't wait to try Sweet Action, sounds perfect with the Summer weather right around the corner.
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  24. Tracker83

    Tracker83 Zealot (510) Jun 26, 2012 Michigan

    Please come back to Michigan!
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  25. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (3,431) Jan 18, 2003 Wisconsin

    I really liked the Crisp, so looking forward to the new iteration! I drank a ton of that while on my spring vacation in FL.
  26. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,379) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    16 oz cans? 24 oz cans?
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  27. dagimp

    dagimp Initiate (124) Nov 18, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Thanks a bunch Sixpoint. The double date on the cans is a great idea. I always loved early Bengali and Sweet Action on draft (pre canning days for Sixpoint). Those beers seemed to have more flavor. Not sure whether it was because they were unfiltered as the article insinuates, or because they were in NYC and really fresh! Either way, you're headed in the right direction. Can't wait for this year's Global Warmer!
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  28. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,379) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    I'm very stoked for the new version of crisp. I love noble hops. Especially that it's canned
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  29. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,957) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Excited to try these, and also to see the mad science of that can holder design.
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  30. BradenMK

    BradenMK Aspirant (279) Sep 24, 2012 Alaska

    You make me want to revisit every one of them. Every write up sounds like massive steps forward, especially for Sweet Action and the Crisp. And I just know that Resin is going to be outrageously flavorful. The move with the canned on and best by dates so clearly marked through the packaging is a masterstroke.

    Beer is the only reason I'm sad that I'm in Ketchikan, AK all summer. :flushed:
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  31. EastHarris

    EastHarris Initiate (46) Jan 9, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Nice work! You guys are actually LISTENING to what's important to customers. Thank you!

    When can we see some pictures of these beers in a glass??
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  32. MissFeisty

    MissFeisty Initiate (96) Dec 18, 2012 California

    I :rolling_eyes:'d at the over usage of the word "juicy".
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  33. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Aspirant (217) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois

    So @Sixpoint, when is Chicago going to finally get distribution again?
  34. LeVin86

    LeVin86 Initiate (26) Mar 7, 2016 New Jersey

    I liked the current version of Puff quite a bit, more so than last year's. Would be really interesting to try the new Resin and the new iteration of Puff as well, looking forward to it.
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  35. emannths

    emannths Aspirant (231) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    This is so perfect.

    Btw, did you test your best-by dates under refrigerated or room temperature conditions? It's bit confusing how to interpret the combo of "best by" and "keep refrigerated" when shopping at a store that keeps its stock at room temp.
  36. SCW

    SCW Poo-Bah (1,692) Jul 25, 2004 New York

    The beers will "hold up" until the best by date without refrigeration, but the flavor/aroma/taste will not be as optimal as if it were refrigerated during that time.
  37. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (2,435) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    Please pour all these beers directly into my mouth using a funnel.
  38. woodchipper

    woodchipper Meyvn (1,213) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut

    My wife is thrilled. She's the biggest Crisp fan out there.
    She went in the local store last night and asked for Crisp because it wasn't in the usual spot. The guy she asked proceeded to explain the announced changes and she was proud to say she had already read about it here.
  39. Badfish

    Badfish Initiate (88) Sep 6, 2013 Tennessee

    Sexy design and innovative packaging!
  40. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,041) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Any chance of new packaging for Jammer (like 12 packs:wink:), and how about a release date? I swear it was out in April last year.
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