By now, you know this blog is mostly about booze, but considering it's Memorial Day weekend, let's take a break and talk about beer. There was some big news in the craft beer world earlier this week when Redhook brewers Sixpoint Craft Ales announced its release of four beers in 16 oz. can format. After six years of being only available on draft, the opportunity to have a take-home version of The Crisp, Bengali Tiger IPA, Sweet Action and Righteous Ale excited many fans of the brand. In fact, Sixpoint announced today on Twitter that its wholesalers in NYC and Massachusetts have already sold out for this week. "Trying to ship more for next... will be tight," reads Sixpoint's latest tweet.
In the meantime, you can head to Whole Food's Bowery Beer Room for a tasting of the cans today from 5 to 8 p.m. If you want to try your luck, here's a list of stores in NYC selling the initial round of Sixpoint cans. They are going for about $10 per four-pack.