Responders AleAmerican (Blonde) Session Ale - 4.1 %ABV, 12 IBUs
Light on the palate and crisp from start to finish, Responders Ale demonstrates the fundamental importance of premium ingredients. Choice English barley, a touch of wheat and mild bittering provide the foundation for this light-bodied beer whose story is not light on fortitude. We honor and give thanks to our emergency responders. $3 from every case and $5 from every keg will be donated to the National Fallen Fire Fighers Foundation.
Blues' Golden Ale
Golden Style Ale - 5.9% ABV, 15.5 IBUs
Balanced layers of flavor. The crisp and clean finish of Blues’ Golden Ale makes it the perfect complement to any meal. 16 Mile names this golden ale for The Delaware Blues who fought in almost every battle of the Revolutionary War. Also pictured on our label, a monument in their honor is located Outside of Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware.
Amber Sun AleAmber Style Ale - 6.1% ABV, 27 IBUs
Roasty finishing malts, balanced with just enough bitterness provides a traditional amber ale that is dark red to the eye, but not heavy on the palate. 16 Mile names this premium amber ale for the famous sunsets found at the Breakwater Lighthouse located off of Lewes Beach, Delaware.
Tiller Brown Ale
English Brown Ale - 6.1% ABV, 13 IBUs
Demonstrates the robust flavors of chocolate and coffee. Muddy brown coloring and mild bittering provide a rich, smooth flavor profile; a proper reward after the harvest is over. Rich in agricultural history, the harvest is a critical part of life in Sussex County, Delaware, that spans the entire year. This beer celebrates those who feed their communities.
Inlet India Pale AleAn English-style IPA – 6.1% ABV, 80 IBUs
Aromatic hops accompanied by bold flavors of citrus; crisp and refreshing from start to finish. Connecting the Indian River Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian River Inlet provides fishermen and seafarers alike coastal and off-shore adventure. When stormy weather abounds, strong currents and large swells test the skills of local surfers.
Old Court AleDark Pale Ale - 6.1% ABV, 35 IBUs
An American ale that reserves its right to be different. A bit lighter in body, Old Court provides a citrusy hop aroma and caramel finish. 16 Mile names this ale for Sussex County’s original courthouse, which has been serving judicial needs since 1791. Today it stands on South Bedford Street just south of The Circle in historic Georgetown, Delaware.
Off The Grid Brews
Brews that are self-sufficient in their respective stories and not reliant on the rest of our brews. These recipes are made with a unique story in mind and will inspire your palates.
Off The Grid Brew #1 - Peter's Deptford Addiction
Brew Date: 6 June 2013
ABV% 9.6, 55 IBUs
- The Russian Imperial Stout is a beer of world renown. Its use of dark malts and high alcohol are a reminder of the beer's origins. The origination of this beer started with Peter the Greats visit to England in the late 1690's. It was in a house he rented in Deptford, England where he acquired a taste for this legendary brew. The house, owned by the writer John Evelyn, was subjected to the destructive treatment of Peter the Great that was no doubt fueled by the high alcohol contents and general partying nature of the Russian Monarch and his entourage. Peter wanted to have this style of beer shipped to St. Petersburg, Russia however, the original shipment of this bold stout ended with a spoiled batch. Those problems were remedied when English brewers made a bigger beer with higher alcohol content to survive the long trip. When Catherine the Great wanted this bold beer in the 18th century, the Empress went to the John Courage brewery in London. It is from this brewery and original recipe where Peter's Deptford Addiction received its inspiration to recreate one of the most famous of styles. The recipe used by 16 Mile has its pedigree back to the times of Catherine the Great and its creation pays homage to the great English brewers that literally made beer "fit for a Queen or a King."
Off The Grid Brew #2 - Night Stalker Stout
Brew Date: 3 October 2013
ABV% 10.0, 55 IBUs
- This particular beer does not fall into the normal categories we have (core, Collaboration Brews for a Good Cause, or Heraldry Series), but it was a beer we had to do. During the opening of our Taphouse in Newark, Delaware I met a person who was a crew chief for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment based out of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Most of you who are familiar with the movie Blackhawk Down are familiar with the helicopter crew and pilots who figured prominently in the movie. That crew and those pilots played in the movie are representative of the 160th. The 160th (also known as the Night Stalkers) supports the aviation needs of US Special Operations forces all over the world.
My conversation with the crew chief went on for about an hour. As some of you already know, I worked in the field of counterterrorism for the US government for roughly 10 years and, as such, felt at home speaking to him. As our conversation ended he suggested I contact the Night Stalkers Association to see if there was a way we could collaborate. The Night Stalker Association (www.NSA160.com) is charged with, among other things, rendering assistance to worthy members of the 160th orphans by means of loans and/or gifts, camaraderie and personal assistance. I subsequently contacted the President of the Association and former Deputy Commander of the Unit, Vincent Reap, to see if an opportunity existed.
After several emails and telephone conversations, he accepted the proposal and the work on the recipe began. We intended to make a beer that represented elements of the 160th have flown worldwide. We wanted to make a bold beer to represent the unit and the missions they are generally charged with but also take into account the environments they thrive in. So the decision to make an imperial stout was the most logical choice for the following reasons:
Next, we took ingredients from around the world where they reside and operate. The first ingredient symbolizes where the regiment is based in Kentucky. This will be done by soaking oak spires in a case of Lexington Bourbon and adding this during the pre-fermentation stage to contribute to the body of the stout. Next, we wanted to add ingredients to represent the countries they performed missions in. We added green cardamom (a citrusy spice) and ginger during the boil and dry hopping stages to impart a subtle flavor and aroma. These spices are commonly used in foods from places like Somalia and Afghanistan. Finally, we added honey during the post fermentation stage. Honey farming has taken place in Iraq for thousands of years and it nicely rounds out the astringency of the black malts used in this imperial stout.
The stout was brewed on October 3, 2013 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Battle in Mogadishu, which inspired the movie Blackhawk Down. This stout will take roughly 30 days to mature and will come to market in early November. All told, this beer will be 10.0% ABV with 55 IBUs and proceeds go to the Night Stalkers Association.
I want to thank you for help us tell the story of this beer and our history. Given my history, this beer is special to me as it is a tribute to those who do not seek recognition for their duties and serve in silence.
Off The Grid Brew #3 - Bridge Brown I.P.A.
Release Date: 01 March 2014
ABV& 6.1, 51 IBUs
This fun blend has become a popular pour in our tavern in the brewery tour area over the last couple of years. We make a 50 / 50 mix of our highly rated Inlet English style I.P.A. and our award winning Tiller Southern English style Brown Ale. So once we decided to blend production batches we needed a name. So after a long search we came up with Bridge Brown I.P.A. This grabbed multi-levels of the story from bridging between Tiller to Inlet in the name and styles, to the Indian River Inlet’s beautiful new bridge opening last year, to the bridge between the north and south of our state (pictured above) we have worked to built with the brand over the years, to the land and sea theme of the two beers.
This beer creates a custom style we do not offer in year round bottle selection. Bridge offers something unique for bars, restaurants, or growler stations to sell as special, but at a core price point. If a customers falls in love with this beer you can create it home by buying the two 6 packs and blend it. We are not the first to do this, our story is similar to Yuengling’s Black & Tan made from a mix of the Porter with Lord Chesterfield that was popular in their tavern and final became a production sku in the mid 1980’s.
There are Black I.P.A.’s in the market, even White I.P.A.’s, but very few beers listed as a Brown I.P.A. So this beer offers to add a new style for our customers to share with their customer’s palates.
Last, why blend? First not all beer blends, only a few do well. When they do, they do the same thing that happens when you blend wines. They soften out the hasher elements of the two and create a mellower taste that still has all the flavors of the two styles.
We hope you enjoy this tasty blend. We will be making Bridge Brown I.P.A. periodically throughout the year when we can fit it into the schedule and on the popularity of its demand.
Mile Stones Batch #1
Brew Date: 17 February 2014
ABV% 4.7, IBUs 42
The new beer series created for Two Stones Pubs in Newark, Wilmington, and Kennett Square by 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown, Delaware.
Two Stones commitment to building and educating the customer on the craft revolution has made them one of the top beer gastro pubs on the East Coast. 16 Mile Brewery’s growing reputation for highly rated core and limited edition brews has continued to grow rapidly with this 5 year-old brand. These two companies have helped build Delaware’s reputation as one of the nation’s best beer states. It was only a matter of time before the two stories would meet in a great beer.
The beginning of 2014 saw the meeting that lead to a beer created by 16 Mile for Two Stones that would come out quarterly. We took our highly rated Inlet I.P.A. and created a lighter version that would weigh in at 4.5% ABV, yet all the hops, so a hot new style of what is called Session I.P.A. Then--a unique twist--we decided to put in seasonal ingredients for each quarter’s story. The base beer is the same but each season would get its own flavor on top of it, and would come out on the 16th of the month.
MileStones, Batch #1 We added Irish Whisky since it was coming out in March right next to St. Pat’s Day. To be fair and maybe pay tribute to troubles past, we put equal amount of Jameson, the Catholic whisky, and Bushmills the Protestant whisky, and aged them on American Oak. As a final touch, we added 60 pounds of fresh, Delaware honey to pay tribute to our Spring coming with the birds and bees, after a long cold winter.
For A Good Cause
Collaboration Brew #1 - Delaware Oyster Stout
Brew Date: 30 January 2012
ABV% 6.1, 12 IBUs
- This is an Oyster Stout style, at 6.1% ABV. There were over 100 fresh oysters from the Delaware Bay picked a couple days before by the East Point Oyster Company and hand delivered, were added to the boil. Then we added our twist with Cherry wood Smoked Malt, to give a smokey bacon nose and taste to the beer. The charity is the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary www.delawareestuary.org. The Partnership is part of the Delaware Bay Oyster Task Force, which is working to restore osyters in the Delaware Bay. The guest collaborator was George Hummel. George is a respected name in these parts. His grandfather was the brew master at the orignal Philidelphia Brewing Company. He has written a book "The Complete Homebrew Beer Book." He is Recognized Beer Judge and has taught courses at local universities. His shop, Home Sweet Homebrew http://homesweethomebrew.com/ is Philly's original home brew store going back to 1986. He also writes columns for a number of beer rags including Mid-Atlantic Brewing News. He had even done collaboration with other local brewery Nodding Head, which won a gold at GABF. The first kegs will be tapped at the 75th annual Oyster Eat here in Georgetown, which is a fundraiser for the local firehouse (which we help host). Then March 1st the kegs will be offered up for sale with our distributor partners.
Click Here to view the Delaware Oyster Stout Press Release
Collaboration Brew #2 - Eastern Chefs' Brew (E.C.B.)
Brew Date: 28 June 2012
ABV% 5.4, 26 IBUs
- This is an E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter) style ale, which is brewed with fresh & dried Black Figs, fresh roasted whole & cracked Coriander seeds, fresh ground & roasted Sumac at 5.4% ABV. We will get the ingredients from local farmers and even some of the chef's backyards. The charity will be Meals On Wheels - Delaware, http://www.mealsonwheelsde.org/. The guest brewers will be local chefs from Rehoboth Beach: Jay Caputo of Espuma & Cabo, Gretchen Hanson of Hobo's, Hari Cameron of a(Muse), Lion Gardner of Blue Moon, Danielle Panarello of Eden and Jam, Sean Xiong of Confucious. The gourmet chefs have come by and brew the beer together as one kitchen, at the end of June. The culinary collaboration group they have formed is called RICI (Rehoboth Inspired Chef's Initiative). This brew is new to the collection, and gives us #4 in the series. This idea was born during a meeting with one of the chefs on how to bring our worlds even closer--we could not pass that up. We hope now to make this an annual beer we will do with them, but we will make a different, unique recipe each time. The beer will be release din mid July, and the last keg will be tapped at the annual fundraiser for Meals On Wheels - Celebrity Chef Beach Brunch in the fall in Dewey.
Collaboration Brew #3 - Hot Fudge Sundae Stout
Brew Date: 1 August 2012
ABV% 5.2, 14 IBUs
- Hot Fudge Sundae Stout — This a Cream Stout style (on steroids), and this triple scoop at 5.2% ABV. Imagine sweet, chocolate beer with 40lbs local sweet & tart cherries Fifer orchard) added to the brew with nutty, pure cocoa nibs (25 lbs.) and real Indonesian vanilla beans. We will be working with Kings Ice Cream in Lewes & Milton. www.kings-icecream.com to make a small batch of Wicked Sundae Stout ice cream from our wort to be used in beer dinners and promos. The charity is one close to our heart since it is on the label of one of our beers. We will be raising money for the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation. The foundation is the only preservation & education organization dedicated to saving the First State's historic lighthouses. Now for the exciting guest collaborator--Pete Slosberg, one of the pioneers and mavericks that started the craft revolution. Pete's Brewing Company was formed in 1986 with his collection of Pete's Wicked Brews. Pete's was sold after a billion bottles of beer and being on the Inc magazine 100 fastest growing private companies in the country 3 years in a row. He was also one of the fathers of the beer dinner that has become everyday now. Pete also started Cocoa Pete's Chocolate Adventures. This beer comes from Pete's vision after taking his 91-year-old dad for a hot fudge sundae. Pete will be coming out from California to celebrate his dad's 92 birthday in early August. This Sundae Stout came out in early September.
Collaboration Brew #4 - Riverfront Dock Porter
Brew Date: 26 October 2012
ABV% 6.1, 19 IBUs
- The latest "Collaboration Brew For A Good Cause" from 16 Mile Brewery. A rich, smooth porter derived from English brown and crystal malts. As you lift your glass, your nose is welcomed by the subtle warming aroma of maple... and then enter the fresh blueberries we crushed at the brewery - they arrive midway down your palate with twinges of sour and tartness... you are now properly prepared for the next pull. As this 'made-for-chilly- weather' brew warms your glass, the aroma and flavors will be released more and more - patience properly rewarded. Celebrate the small victories, enjoy and make memories with friends. From yours at 16 Mile... Cheers
- Riverside Dock Maple Porter — Th is an English Porter style at 6.1% ABV made with fresh dark maple syrup, and blueberries from Hammonton N.J. We are working again with King's Ice Cream to anted edition maple ice cream from the wort. The oca charity-line aware HIV Consortium www.delawarehiv.orE,,. The money will go directly to assist the people our state. The guest collaborator is Brian Finn, the head brewer at Iron Hill Brewery in Wilmington. Iron Hill www.ironhillbrewery.com, is a series of 9 brewery / restaurants located in DE, PA, and NJ. They were started in 1996 in Newark. They have won a ton of award including a bunch of golds at G.A.B.F., making them one of the most respected brewpubs in the country. What makes this ale unique is we brewed the beer there on a Thursday and then brew the same beer here on Friday. The only difference will be each of us will use our "house" yeast in the beer, and our waters. It is launch mid-November.
Collaboration Brew #5 - Delaware Oyster Stout, PART 2
Brew Date: 16 November 2012
ABV% 6.5, 12 IBUs
- A special encore performance of our first "Collaboration Brew For A Good Cause." Delaware Oyster Stout, Part 2 is the second batch our first ever Collaboration Brew. At 16 Mile, we believe special tradition deserves special beer, and so Part 2 was brewed as a special release to be enjoyed at the brewery's Delaware Day celebration on December 7th. This classic dry stout features cherry wood smoked barley.. .a little smoke sends a hint of bacon to the nose and leaves a campfire taste on the finish.., now enter the oysters... you just might taste a bit of brine - that hint of saltwater washes in from our local bay, as whole fresh Delaware Bay oysters were added during the boil. Also, we doubled the oysters on this second batch for two simple reasons: 1) to bring a bit more prominence to the oyster flavor in the brew, and 2) our friends From WZBH 93.5 The Beach along with a few lucky listeners joined us for an afternoon snack, so we had to have plenty to go 'round. As each of our Collaboration Brews involve a select charity, a portion of Part 2's sale proceeds will benefit The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary - among other good deeds, these folks help keep the oyster beds healthy - a sincere Thank You For that undertaking. George Hummel, the famous beer writer, served as our guest brewer and assisted us in creating the original Delaware Oyster Stout recipe... George, we'll see you soon for a pint or two of Part 2, and a handful of brewed oysters... until then, find time to celebrate good beer with good people and make great friends... Come see us soon at 16 Mile... Cheers.
Collaboration Brew #6 - Post-Apocalyptic Porter
Brew Date: 3 January 2013
ABV% 6.7, 20 IBUs
- December 21, 2012 marked the end of the 5,000 year-old Mayan calendar. Many anticipated the apocalypse. 16 Mile and RICI brewed up its own small-batch folklore on January 3, 2013, in celebration of the non-cataclysmic events. The first of 4 Collaboration Brews for 2013, Part-Apocalyptic Porter will benefit RICI-Rehoboth inspired Chef Initiative, and the Delaware Food Bank. Cheers to local charity. Your nose and taste buds stand to be delighted by this 3-headed monster... catch the citrus from the orange zest and fresh orange. So you sense some heat - hell yeah... spicy, equatorial heat thanks to dried Guajillo and cayenne peppers. And then 'the smoother' enters the room - that chocolate haze that stays - yes, its presence is welcome. Grand Guayacan extra dark cocoa mediates the flavor competition occurring between the orange and peppers. All flavors linger well after the swallow.. your tongue is left eerily dry. Next pull ready and required. 16 Mile and RICI encourage you to enjoy this brew and consider our belief that time is indeed short - regardless of who calendar you follow. So find some friends and enjoy the delicious, culinary-inspired brews from RICI and 16 Mile.
Collaboration Brew #7 - Long Ben E.S.B.
Brew Date: 13 May 2013
ABV% 5.96, 27.25 IBUs
- The Brew Crew: top chefs of northern Delaware representing fine establishments like Two Stones, World Cafe Live, Ulysses, Chelsea Tavern, Home Grown, Ernest & Scott, Cantwells, Toscana, Krazy Katz, Two Fat Guys, & Stone Balloon Winehouse. Selected Charity: Meals On Wheels Delaware — providing hot, nutritious meals to Delaware's seniors for more than 30 years. Learn more or volunteer at mealsonwheelsde.org The Brew Collaboration Brew for a Good Cause #2 of 4 for 2013. The brew's backbone is an Extra Special Bitter recipe developed by 16 Mile and Copper Dragon Brewery of Yorkshire England. The brew team dumped chunks of fresh pineapple, mango, and some "tropical" hops into the mash—that's right, well before the boil to impart tropical flavor and aroma. Also, as Long Ben was fermenting away, we added pineapple and mango juice, as well as an elderberry slurry for a bit of tartness. The final touch was dropping in oak spires which had been soaking in white runt made by Zach King & Co. at Delaware Distilling Company in Rehoboth and spiced rum to add some tropical heat to this summery brew. The driving theme for this brew was to bring to life a famous pirate from this part of our world. John Avery served in the British Navy before becoming a buccaneer. Avery landed in Rehoboth after fleeing the British, where he settled on 300 acres and also where he was eventually buried. Avery was known as she "King of Pirates" and "Long Ben" among his seafaring peers, and our Brew Crew created Long Ben E.S.B. to pay tribute to the brew Avery would have taken off his ships that sailed up from the islands. Enjoy a pint or two of Long Ben ESA and take a quick trip to the islands—fresh rum and tropical fruits—all embraced by this crisp, refreshing British ale. Enjoy this journey in a pint--Cheers
Collaboration Brew #8 - Gnarly Nectar
Brew Date: 13 August 2013
ABV% 4.35, IBUs 16.63
- The brew crew is a collection of DJ's and listeners of a popular local radio station 93.5FM - The Beach, part of the Great Scott Broadcasting family. Selected charity is local animal shelter - SPCA Georgetown Humaine Society. The shelter is only a few blocks from our brewery and we are currently working with them. They are dealing with a tough time now as the only other shelter in the area is closing. The Collaboration Brew for a Good Cause, 3 of 4, the beers backbone is a blonde ale using all English malt. Then we added fresh blueberries and nectarines in the beginning and at the end of the brewing process. The Beach's morning show known as "The Worst Show Ever" hosted by Crank, Phoebus, and Sarah are long time friends of the brewery. The 16 Mile team are regulars on their show, and they challenged us to make a beer with them as part of our series. The Worse Show Ever headed the mission but all the other shows on The Beach became part of this beer. They held contests to pick the style, the ingredients, the name, to come brew with us, an art piece, and to come and be part of the launch party. This was a fun partnership since we had so many of our local's voice heard in every aspect of this creation.
Bringing English History to Life in a Pint
What is the Heraldry Series?
- Born from the imaginations of two creative regional breweries
- Cooper Dragon from Yorkshire, England and 16 Mile from Georgetown, Delaware
- Moments in English history identified by brewing ingredients, thus taking story telling in beers to a whole new level.
Recipe #1 - Battle of Waterloo Brew
Brew Date: 18 March 2013
ABV% 8.1, 17 IBUs
- Wellington's Army - Golden Malt from England
- Prussian Soldiers - North German Hops
- Battle Ground (Waterloo) - Belgian Yeast
- Napoleon's Army - Toasted French Oak soaked in Napoleon Brandy
Recipe #2 - Made in the Shade
Brew Date: 16 July 2013
ABV% 6.8, IBUs 79
- Blackened IPA - for the "Black Watch" Regiment
- Peat Smoked Malt - Added to put hint of Scotland in this English Ale
- English Oak - Added as an example of English Army
- 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Added to put that Scottish flavor to the English Army
Honoring the Royal High Lander 42nd Regiment, which was renamed the Black Watch after their time in India because of their dark tartan they wore. The British Army overshadowed Scottish participation in India.
Recipe #3 - 1872 Licensing Ale
Brew Date: 22 January 2013
ABV% 8.1, IBUs 43
- Imperial English Porter
The British Parliament set out to regulate the beer and tavern industry by passing the Intoxicating Licensing Acts. Breweries, patrons and pub owners were unhappy, and rebellion found its way to the streets. Brewers forged the rebellion by developing iconic beer recipes, one of which we have reproduced at 16 Mile. With the assistance of our colleagues in Yorkshire at Copper Dragon, our porter is an imperial at 8.1% ABV, and is brewed with sea salt, Gilbey’s gin, lemons, limes and juniper berries. 16 Mile brews this beer in celebration of the spirit of liberty that was not to be ignored during this tumultuous time. Cheers to the courage and strength of those who joined the protest to enjoy good beer.