Our Story


The Rochester Mills Beer Co. opened its doors in 1998 and began brewing a wide selection of handcrafted Lagers & Ales for the residents of Rochester, Michigan and the emerging craft beer enthusiast in the surrounding communities. The brewpub is located on Water Street, just two blocks east of Downtown Rochester’s Main Street in the historic Western Knitting Mill. Preserving the original character of the building, the brewpub features original hardwood floors, columns, beams and exposed brick walls. The Pub’s menu features a broad selection of eclectic American cuisine, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. From delectable appetizers, fresh salads, pizzas and pastas to delicious entrees and unique sandwiches, the menu has something for everyone, even the kids. Special amenities include an outdoor patio, pool tables, and live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. In 2012 they expanded operations and opened a Production Brewery just five miles down the road in Auburn Hills to take the beers beyond the brewpub. Today you can find the beers of Rochester Mills on draft and packaged in 16 oz. cans across Michigan and beyond.

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The Pub (Where it Began)

The Rochester Mills Beer Co. Brew Pub opened in 1998 in Downtown Rochester. Located in the historic Western Knitting Mill, the brewery is located on Water Street, just two blocks east of Main Street.…
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Production Brewery

The Rochester Mills Production Brewery, LLC (RMPB) is a microbrewery located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit located approximately 20 miles North of Detroit city center. RMPB was founded by Mike Plesz…
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Our Team

Join our Team Interested in joining the brew crew at the Rochester Mills Beer Co. or Rochester Mills Production Brewery? We are always in the market for hard working, fun and energetic  individuals that want to…
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Western Knitting Mill

The City of Rochester, Michigan has a rich historical heritage that began shortly before the village was formed, when the real growth in the area began with the formation of the Western Knitting Mill.…
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