If you’re looking for a place to try out some great beer, pair it with great food and do both of those things in a great environment, get yourself over to Pour in Lancaster this evening for their 4th annual Sixpoint Social.
Barely 10 years old, Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery has made a name for itself as one of the better craft brewers on the East Coast, expanding from local to regional to (nearly) nationwide – nowadays, you can find those attractive, design-forward Sixpoint cans from Oregon to Florida.
(Sixpoint, by the way, has been a great advocate for the growing trend of using cans instead of bottles to package craft beer. If you’re still can-skeptical for some reason, check out the FAQ at sixpoint.com for a solid list of reasons why you should change your thinking.)
Tonight’s tasting at Pour features plenty of Sixpoint beers, but no cans. You’ll be able to sample five Sixpoint drafts, each of which can be paired with a selection from a special menu by Chef Anthony Davis. Lee Noble, Pour’s certified cicerone, will be hosting at the bar.
So what’s on tap? Well, you can try Jammer (Sixpoint’s newest summer offering – technically a Gose, but much less sour than that style usually implies); Otis (a solid, well-balanced oatmeal stout); The Crisp (an outstanding take on a traditional Pilsener); Bengali IPA (formerly Bengali Tiger, one of my personal favorite IPAs of all time); and Resin (a stunning double IPA with a rich, piney taste and an almost sticky mouthfeel).
Samples are free; full drafts are regular price. The event runs from 5-7 p.m.