Brewing excellence since 1857. The ancient Mayans developed a long-count round calendar that ends ominously on December 21, 2012. This date is the inspiration for the name of this ale. Point - well made. Hand-crafted. Thousands of years ago the ancient Mayans of Central America developed a long-count round calendar that ends ominously on December 21, 2012. Some predict this symbolizes the end of time as we know it. Inspired by this mystery, we offer Point 2012 Black Ale to help contemplate this end of time or perhaps a new beginning. Dark, rich, roasty and complex, Point 2012 Black Ale is hand-crafted with Pale, Munich, and Roasted Malts with Cluster, Saaz, and Cascade hops for the robust flavor and finish. Enjoy - while there's still time. I guarantee - it's a Point well made. - John Zappa, Brewmaster. Visit the Stevens Point Brewery - continuing the tradition of great taste for 150 years. Back in 1857, the founders of the Stevens Point Brewery had a single-minded passion for making great tasting beer. Today, each hand-crafted Point Brand is still carefully brewed with nature's finest ingredients. Located in the heart of Wisconsin, the Stevens Point Brewery is one of the oldest continuously operating breweries in America. Come visit and become a part of the brewing process. Experience the same time-honored brewing tradition that started more than one and a half centuries ago.