Thursday, June 10, 2010
16 Mile was founded in July of 2009 and this new brewery only has 3 beers in their lineup. Since I've had the pleasure of trying Amber Sun Ale also, that means that I have had every beer the brewery offers. I think this is the first brewery where I have actually tasted all of their beers.
I really like how this brewery emphasizes environmentalism and embraces its local history. The labels on the bottles each highlight something historic in Georgetown, DE.
Here's my summary -
Old Court Ale - This is everyone's favorite - a middle-of-the-road taste bud pleaser. It's billed as an American-style ale. On both ratebeer.com and beeradvocate.com they call it a pale ale, but it is definitely not that. This should be the craft beer drinker's first experience with the brewery in my opinion.
Blue's Golden Ale - This is their gateway beer or starter beer. People who get overwhelmed by the big beers of the craft world should try this light, refreshing beer. It's a golden ale and has some similarities to Budweiser or MGD, but with more flavor and uniqueness. It's also a great lawnmower/patio beer! (The ABV on this one is 6%, so people accustomed to their favorite macrobrew might find themselves unexpectedly buzzed.)
I'd like to thank David Hartogs for introducing me to Amber Sun Ale on his trip to Cincy. Drinking a good beer with friends always makes it taste better. I'd also like to thank 16 Mile for sending us Old Court Ale and Blue's Golden Ale. It was a nice treat.
Please tune in to our show in the next couple weeks to see our video reviews of Blue's Golden and Old Court.
***First image stolen from the 16 Mile website, Second image stolen from Chris Schmidt's patio***
Posted by agileh at 1:51 PM