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1623 Brings Home a Silver Medal for Syrupstitious!

As part of the Baltimore Craft Beer Festival, hosted every year by the Brewers Association of Maryland, the Maryland Craft Beer Competition sees entries from over 50 Maryland breweries with over 300 unique styles of beer. Judged across 20 separate…

1623 is proud to be voted BEST in Carroll’s Best 2022!

1623 Brewing Co. was voted BEST Brewery, BEST Coldest Beer, and BEST Happy Hour with honorable mentions for BEST Patio/Dining, BEST Night Spot, and BEST Bingo! Come experience 1623 for yourself to find out why we were voted BEST in Carroll…

A stout endorsement for finding the heart of the right beer at 1623 in Eldersburg

Mike McKelvin of 1623 Brewing Co. recently appeared on the Baltimore Positive podcast hosted by Nestor Aparicio to talk beer and how 1623 got its start. Use the list of chapter markers below to find some key content that might be of interest. Introduction…

Governor Larry Hogan and staff enjoy fresh brews and the Core Four Variety Pack at 1623 Brewing Company

On August 4, 2022, 1623 Brewing had the pleasure of hosting Governor Larry Hogan and staff at 1623 Brewing Company.  The governor spent a full-day in Carroll County culminating with some fresh brews at 1623 and our newest addition, the Core…

BridgingLife’s annual Taste of Carroll event

1623 Brewing Company was honored to be selected as the host site for BridgingLife’s twenty-third annual Taste of Carroll in-person fundraising event. Along with more than 80 sponsors and 700 attendees, the event has become a premier networking…

1623 Brewing Company + R&D Eats – The craft collaboration you’ve been craving!

1623 Brewing Company proudly announces the permanent residency of R&D Eats! R&D @ 1623 will launch May 4, 2022. The creative cuisine of Rich Sullivan will join the lineup of 1623 brews for happy hour and food service 5 days a week,…

Raising a Glass to Carroll Hospital & BridgingLife

1623 Brewing Company's owners Mike and Sandy McKelvin are re-writing the rules of craft brewing with a business that puts community first. As seen in Carroll Hospital's 2021 Annual Report, 1623 Brewing continues to build relationships with the…

The Man with a Plan… and a Plan B

Mike McKelvin (graduate from McDaniel College ’88) has a knack for starting businesses right before the world falls apart. But with a little planning, a lot of heart, and a passion for community, he brought a new family-owned brewery to Carroll…

McKelvin’s Cypress Reserve Irish Red Ale is Back!

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Due to popular demand, your favorite Irish Red is back! Grain from Ireland, trees from Georgia and brewed in Maryland. You’re not gonna want to miss out on this one! Check out our Beer page to learn more.

1623 Brewing Company Unveils New Branding Package

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Website, Logo, Labels Updated as Company Expands its Maryland Operations July 1, 2021 – (Eldersburg, MD) – 1623 Brewing Company announced today that it is updating its look and increasing its web and social media presence through a host…

New Cans… Same Beer!

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1623 is starting to transition into it’s new look! We are still providing you our delicious four core beer options — Pilsner, IPA, Hefeweizen and Stout — but the can in your hand may look a bit different!