The Gate had a Sixpoint Can Brunch on Sunday, with $2 cans (the web site is incorrect on price) and bagels. Who cares about the bagels, I said, they have the Gemini on tap! Their Bengali Tiger has long been one of my absolutely favorite beers, and the Gemini is a double Bengali Tiger. Perfect. I don’t think I’ve had it since the first time I tried it, at another Sixpoint event at Pacific Standard in 2008. I loved it then and love it even more now. So delicious, I could drink it all day. Only downside is its 10.6% ABV. They also had the Sixpoint Mad Scientist #4 (listed as #20 on the site), part of a series of experimental beers. This one was a hibiscus ale. It was interesting, but I only tasted it since it’s very rare that I find the Gemini.
People are so excited about the new Sixpoint cans, that they were drinking the $2 specials all over the bar. I could not understand this. Sure, it’s great and makes Sixpoint portable, but come on. They had some fantastic rare beers on tap, and people would rather save $.50 per can compared to the store than have some amazing rarities on tap? Oh well, different strokes. And more Gemini for me.