We blinked in January and December came in a flash!
We started off the year with a Boiler Blowdown… no really! The boiler kicked so our brewers kicked into high gear with our Pistachio and Pomegranate Sour, Boiler Blowdown. This delicious Turkish delight inspired brew was a favorite for sure!
In February, we got to celebrate turning 3 years old! We cannot believe how quick time has gone, but the past 3 years have been a blast… and 4 is right around the corner.
We got to partner with several amazing organizations throughout the year as well… Taste of Carroll presented by Carroll Hospital, #BrewStacheStrong to raise awareness to brain cancer research, along with PinkFling by BridgingLife for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Just a few of the more than two dozen organizations we sponsored, donated to or shared our space with in 2023.
Beer releases continued throughout Spring and Summer. Lei’d Back, Buck*t List and our seasonals like Everything But The Seeds and Märzen to center stage. Not to mention the countless number of seltzers we crafted and you crafted this year!
Our taproom prides itself on the many events we can hold in addition to serving great beer! Maker’s Markets are always a hit – and we even had a Farmer’s Market this past year. In August, we hosted a Mini RenFaire that was a blast featuring performers, vendors, and lots of fun.
Our good friends at Lib’s Catering brought the heat with our first taproom beer dinner and even coordinated amongst their restaurant group in the same day. You can even have your private event catered by Lib’s!
Have you had our Italian Pilsner, Alla Vostra?? Cosi Bueno!!! We brought it back this year and are very excited to have it become a year-round brew added to the lineup!
Just because the year was ending, didn’t mean we were finished. The brew team won a gold medal for our Strawberry Salted Margarita Gose, Strobbery! Safe to say we ‘robbed’ 1st place. Before the year ended we had to release another sour to honor that of course! We released a tasty Marionberry Pie Sour, In Pie We Crust. This was brewed with Marionberry Puree and Graham Crackers… need I say more? Yum.
All in all, 2023 was a great one! 1623 Brewing Co. is happy to be serving great beer to great customers. We are excited for what 2024 has in store. Cheers to another great year of brews in the taproom and throughout Maryland!