Instead of rereleasing one of its most popular beers of 2013, Sixpoint Brewery is adding to it to make a new version.
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based brewery will be releasing 4Beans, a 10 percent ABV imperial porter brewed with Madagascar vanilla beans, cacao beans, coffee beans and Romano beans. The new beer is an evolution of its 3Beans imperial porter (10 percent ABV) released in 2013, which as it’s name implies, incorporated three different beans: cacao beans, coffee beans and Romano beans. The new beer is part of Sixpoint’s Mad Scientists Series, which began in 2010 and includes beers that have “a dynamic blend of art and science, at the intersection of craft and chemistry.”
In 2014, the brewery released a beer under the 4Beans name which came in at 9.6 percent ABV and was brewed with vanilla beans, a coffee infusion, cacao nibs, toasted Romano beans, coconut sugar and sarsaparilla root. That incarnation was released exclusively for the annual Beer for Beasts event, with proceeds given to the Humane Society of New York.
According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the new release will be packaged in 12-ounce cans. A post from a Sixpoint branded account on Beer Advocate indicates that 4Beans will be packaged in four-packs and will be released in August. An email sent to the brewery for additional details was not immediately returned.