VIDEO – Amy sits down at our pub with the founder of Six Point Craft Ales in Brooklyn New York, Shane Welch. Shane talks about the difficulties of starting up a brewery, from the basics of securing product on a shoestring budget, to a fire that nearly put Six Point out of business. With plenty of hard work and community support Six Point Craft Ales has been able to build themselves up into a great success story, as recently noted in the New York Times.

Of course, Amy and Shane also talk beer – and about the future plans for Six Point Craft Ales. It was a pleasure chatting with Shane and sharing some of their great brews, we look forward to visiting the new brewery one day soon – of course we will share the visit with you right here, on here for the beer!

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  1. brewauthority (NY Brew Authority)

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    Always interesting to get the inside scoop RT @HereForTheBeer Six Point Craft Ales – Interview with Founder Shane Welch [link to post]

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  2. Frank

    That guy gave the worst interview known to man. Could he have been less enthusiastic. He is like the Ben Stein of brewing.

    But love you Amy, keep on rockin!

  3. Tim Brady Listing Owner

    He was certainly camera shy! I have to say, it was a lot of fun hanging out with Shane – I think he was just timid on the spot in the interview – we did have these giant new lights that I had set up… We are working out the kinks :) Thanks for watching though and we appreciate the feedback.

  4. Shane C. Welch

    Actually I am very enthusiastic and passionate about what I do – appearances can be very deceiving!

  5. Amy

    Having spent more then just that interview with Shane, it is very clear that he is very passionate about his brewing and about what sixpoint will become. The first time I had Six Point Craft Ales was five years ago and I have always considered them one of my favorite breweries. The beer ROCKS! Personally I was not disappointed at all when I met Shane he is calm, and certainly soft spoken, but most clearly passionate about his product. Cheers & thanks for watching!

  6. Tim Brady Listing Owner

    Thanks Mark! I have been “re-branding” the site – glad to see you liked it. We are trying to take the site to the next level in 2010. We are enjoying your Mexico adventures – Cheers!

  7. Shane C. Welch

    My Dad always told me, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Thanks Pops! :-)

  8. Brad Chmielewski

    Good interview, could of used a little more energy but I learned a lot of great stuff about 6 point (which I never heard of) and also some of the troubles that a small business faces.

    Keep up the great work!

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    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.” by Lawrence Peter Berra.

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