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16 Mile Brewing Company, Inc. opened its doors in July 2009 to the public. It is owned and operated by Brett McCrea and Chad Campbell. The 16 Mile Brewing Company name harkens back to the late 1700’s when Georgetown 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. (For more information see “16 Miles from Anywhere: A History of Georgetown, Del., by William J. Wade.) [+]