Five Points


Some breweries appear to open almost by accident, their beers sent out into the world on little more than desire and self-belief: Five Points is not one of those breweries. The man behind it is Ed Mason (once owner of the late, lamented Mason and Taylor) and everything about Five Points (like the cute bottle caps, for example) suggests attention to detail is one of his strong points. The beer is similarly well thought-out: the likes of Hook Island Red and Five Points Pale are designed to appeal to the growing breed of drinkers who want a big whack of hops and balance in their beer.