While you can slurp Sixpoints smooth, citrusy Sweet Action or spicy Righteous Rye ale at better alehouses around town, you must beeline to the Bowery to sample the Red Hook brewers latest nectar. This eve at DBGB Kitchen & Bar at 5 p.m., the Sixpoint crew will unveil the Belgian-style Grand Cre, a mad-scientist impulse made real.
A proprietary grain bill was fermented with Belgian beet-rock candi, then inoculated with a quartet of yeast strains that devoured the fermentable sugars like Pac-Man to pellets. The potion was bottled back in February 2007 and aged for nearly three years, resulting in a sublime, wine-strength (12.4 percent ABV) knockout. Just 20 cases of Grand Cre were concocted, and theyre only available at Daniel Bouluds downtown haunt. (A ten-ounce pour costs $12.) In addition to Grand Cre, tonights bash features an additional half-dozen Sixpoint concoctions (including the rare Bolshoi Russian imperial stout), paired with DBGBs snappy, flavorful sausages and dessert. Decadent? Darn straight. Thankfully, New Years resolutions don't apply till Saturday.