Dedicated to the Craft

Our beer is our testimony. At 1623 we believe a great beer is worth a thousand words, we’ll keep it short so you can get back to yours. Conceived by head brewer and co-founder Zac Rissmiller, our goal is to bring Colorado flavors to the East Coast. We proudly produce year-round what we believe to be, the necessities; IPA, Hefeweizen (both available now), Dry Irish Stout, and Pilsner (coming soon)—simply put, clean and complex innovations of the tried-and-true styles we can’t get enough of.

 
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Hefeweizen

German-Style Wheat Ale

5.61% ABV, 14 IBU

Availability: Year-round 6-packs & draft

This Old World-style Wheat Beer is crafted in authentic German tradition with ingredients that highlight the malt influences of Southern Bavaria. This refreshing ale is pale in color, with a pillowy mouthfeel that finishes bright and dry. Our Hefeweizen is distinctively German with prominent banana and clove flavors.

“I learned my craft emulating the patient, dedicated approach to the process that traditional German brewers take. This Hefeweizen is my way of paying homage to the Bavarian roots of our industry. Through exacting and tireless efforts to maintain the highest standards of quality, I believe we have achieved the style characteristics and flavor profiles for the most discerning Hefeweizen palate.

I'm proud to make beer that exemplifies my roots— I hail from German heritage and I’m honored to carry on the tradition of making a beer style that I love so much.”’

-Zac Rissmiller

 
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IPA

India Pale Ale

5.16% ABV, 70 IBU

Availability: Year-round 6-packs & Draft

A Colorado IPA if there ever was one, with a strong malt backbone that balances a bold, clean hop presence from New World varieties. This approachable ale is pale in color and an easy-drinking.

“In my home state Colorado there are 1,000 ways to make an India Pale Ale, and for me it all starts with water. They don’t call ‘em the Rocky Mountains for no reason— whether we’re brewing in Colorado or Maryland, we match our water profile to the water in my backyard.

From there we chose a Denver-cultivated yeast strain that imparts huge mango aroma and 2-row barley that we mash at a slightly higher than average mash temperature to strengthen the beer’s malt backbone. And finally, the hops. Mosaic and Citra hops are the stars in this IPA. We balance with bittering Apollo hops and filter for clarity so this beer sparkles. Visibility for days— just like the Colorado sky.”

-Zac Rissmiller

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Pilsner

German-Style Pilsner

5.2% ABV, 20 IBU

Availability: Year-Round 6-packs & Daft

We love Pilsner for its simplicity. We brew ours with German-grown Pilsner malt, Magnum and Saaz hops– and water and yeast of course. Clean, dry, and refreshing. That’s it, that’s all.

“We’ve all heard the phrase, “Keep it simple”. At first glance, Pilsner is simple, some might even call it boring….right? It’s the most challenging beer to craft. It’s your liquid resume as a brewer. Clean, crisp, clear, almost malty with a high hop presence. I hope you enjoy ours

-Zac Rissmiller

 
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Dry Irish Stout

Dry Irish Stout

5.75% ABV, 30 IBU

Availability: COMING SOON

We drink dry Stout all year long, or at least we want to. That’s why we crafted this medium-bodied, dry-finishing Irish-style Stout. This beer has notes of roasted coffee to warm up cooler days, and smooth drinkability to wash down summer nights.

“The history of the Stout beer style fascinates me. It started as a drink for porters, hence the name Porter. These porters were low alcohol, sweeter beers— chocolatey and malty. Porter evolved as taste preferences did and drinkers craved heartier, more robust, stout flavors. Since then brewers have added oats, chocolate, lactose, and oysters (both the ocean and the Rocky Mountain varieties), fruits, nuts (see what I did there?), and many other adjuncts. Stout will always be a classic Style.”

-Zac Rissmiller

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