Rochester Mills Announces Barrel Aged Series – Limited Release of Variety Four Pack available in 16 oz. Cans and on Draft

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(ROCHESTER, Mich) – Rochester Mills Vice President of Brewing Operations, Eric Briggeman announces the debut of the Rochester Mills Barrel Aged Series, a limited edition of barrel-aged versions of four of the most popular beers from their Production Brewery in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

The four beers that were chosen for this series include Rochester Red Ale, Michigan Maple Brown Ale, Imperial Milkshake Stout and last year’s Winter Seasonal Ale. For this release, the beers have been renamed “Righteous, Euphorious, Magnificent & Splendiferous”, respectively. All of the beers were aged for varying times in Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Oak Barrels. The cans of the Barrel Aged Series have been produced in limited quantities, with only 5,000 variety four packs containing one of each beer. They will be available through select retailers statewide in Michigan, Northern Ohio, the West Coast of Florida and, of course, at the Brewpub in downtown Rochester. The collectable can variety four packs will also be available on a first come, first served basis for a one day only purchase event (Friday, October 28th, 2016 beginning at Noon) in the Rochester Mills Production Brewery tasting room, where all four will served on draft – giving patrons an opportunity to try them before they buy them.

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“We wanted to allow head brewer Tom Hudak and the team at the Production Brewery the opportunity to embrace the process of barrel-aged experimentation,” explains Eric Briggeman. “As a growing Michigan craft beer brand we have focused primarily on producing consistent core beers, and the opportunity to produce rare beer offerings in small batches was limited to tap takeovers, festivals and special pub events. With the Barrel Aged series we have dedicated additional resources to allow these beers exposure to a broader base of craft beer lovers.”

Rochester Mills Production Brewery’s wholesale distributor partners have already begun adding the variety four pack to their inventory and the brewery expects the cans to hit the retail shelves later this week.

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Rochester Mills Beer Co. has been one of the top producing brewpubs in Michigan since it opened in 1998. The pub is a full service restaurant and offers a diverse beer menu with eleven different styles of beer consistently available as well as a number of reoccurring seasonal offerings. The Rochester Mills Production Brewery, brewers of Rochester Mills Beer Co. brands for distribution, began as a startup brewery in Auburn Hills, MI in 2012, quickly becoming one of the top craft beer producers in the state. Their Lagers and Ales packaged in 16oz. aluminum cans are currently featured in grocery stores as well as independent and franchise convenient stores, and specialty beverage merchants statewide. Additionally, their five core brands, which include Milkshake Stout™, Pine Knob Pilsner, Lazy Daze Amber Lager, Cornerstone IPA, and Rochester Red Ale, along with four rotating seasonal offerings that now include Newton’s ALEchemy, Tongue Tied Cherry Sasion, Oktoberfest Celebration Lager and Snow Dazed Winter Ale, can be found flowing from thousands of taps at bars and restaurants across Michigan, North West Ohio and parts of Florida. More information can be found on their website at:


Date: Friday, October 28th, 2016

Time: Noon – 8pm

Address: 3275 Lapeer West Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326

Admission: Free

Cost: $18 per Four-Pack of 16 oz. cans


Batch No.: 510

Base Beer: Rochester Red Ale (Irish Red Ale)

ABV: 6.8%

IBU: 19

Proprietary 5 Malt Blend: Pilsner, Dark Crystal, Biscuit, Aromatic and Wheat

Featured Hop(s): Magnum and Michigan Mt. Ranier


Batch No.: 481

Base Beer: Michigan Maple Brown Ale (Brown Ale)

ABV: 7.7%

IBU: 22

Proprietary 6 Malt Blend: Pilsner, Aromatic, Dark Crystal, Munich, Brown and Chocolate Malt

Featured Hop(s): Magnum and Michigan Mt. Ranier


Batch No.: 458

Base Beer: Imperial Milkshake Stout (Milk Stout)

ABV: 9.0%

IBU: 24

Proprietary 7 Malt Blend: Pilsner, Chocolate, Brown, Black, Biscuit, Special B and Roasted Barley

Featured Hop(s): Magnum and Michigan Mt. Ranier


Batch No.: 502

Base Beer: 2015 Winter Seasonal Ale (Imperial Amber Ale)

ABV: 9.0%

IBU: 30

Proprietary 5 Malt Blend: Pilsner, Munich, Wheat, Crystal and Black Malt

Featured Hop(s): 100% Michigan Chinook