At every stage in the design and operation of 16 Mile Brewing Company, we have based our decisions on core beliefs that promote economic development, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. We believe that part of our social responsibility includes helping local organizations that preserve the history of Sussex County.
For the first year of our operation, we chose to support the "Restoration of Georgetown's 1st Firehouse" through the sale of our 16 Mile t-shirts. For each t-shirt sold, we donated $1 to the Historic Georgetown Association for this specific project.
The Delaware burn camp is an organization provided to help young burn victims through their time of injury and recovery. Proceeds from t-shirt sales and our 1st annual Summer Jams Fest-of-Ale went to help this organization help these young victims. http://www.delawareburncamp.com/
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a not for profit organization created to lead the effort to remember and honor the nations fallen heroes. The organization helps fire departments and families of fallen firefighters cope with their loss. $3 from every case and $5 from ever keg of Responders Ale will be donated the the NFFF to help their cause.
Kicks off our "Collaboration Brews For A Good Cause" campaign. This is a series of three limited release batches throughout the year brewed with different brewers from throughout the country and maybe even the world. These will be only available on draft in our tasting room or at a limited number of restaurants and bars in our distribution area. $5 From each Keg in this series will go to a predetermined local cause.
Delaware Oyster Stout - The first in our Collaboration Brews series is an Oyster Stout brewed with George Hummel. George is a respected name in the craft beer industry. He has written a book and many columns including one for Mid-Atlantic Brewing News. He also owns Home Sweet Homebrew in Philadelphia. The Stout is brewed with over 100 fresh oysters picked from the Delaware Bay and uses a Cherrywood Smoked Malt to add an almost smokey bacon nose to the beer. $5 a keg from this brew is going to the Partnership for the Delaware Bay Estuary. They are working to re-seed the bay with oyster beds.
Hot Fudge Sundae Stout - Brewed with Pete Slosberg, One of the pioneers that started the craft beer revolution. Pete, founder of Pete's Brewing Company, will be joining us from California in August to help brew this beer for an early September release. This Cream Stout with be brewed with nutty, pure cocoa nibs, real vanilla and local cherries. We with be working with Kings Ice Cream in Lewes, DE as our charity connection and partner in making a batch of Sundae Stout ice cream from our wort. This brew will support a program we are setting up that will bring fresh ice cream to local hospitals and nursing homes, run by Kings Ice Cream.
Riverfront Docks Maple Porter (Working Title)- This Maple porter will be brewed with Iron Hill Brewery And Restaurant from Wilmington DE. The recipe for this brew is still in the works, however were looking at the possibility of using fresh maple syrup, local hops and roasted chestnuts. Proceeds from this brew will go to support a local Soup/Food kitchen in Wilmington.