16 Mile

16 Mile Brewery

The 16 Mile Brewing Company name harkens back to the late 1700’s when Georgetown, Delaware was still known as Pettijohn’s old field, a rather isolated town, centrally located in Sussex County. The area was “16 miles from anywhere” in the county and was the best place for farmers, merchants, and politicians to meet to conduct official business.

Georgetown replaced Lewes as the County Seat when numerous petitions were sent to Delaware’s General Assembly requesting that the move be made to accommodate all county residents. Today, 16 Mile stands for bold session ales brewed in the county seat of Georgetown.