Rochester Mills Announces First Seasonal Release of 2017

Dubbel Fisted Cans

Dubbel Fisted Belgian Dubbel to be released in 16oz Cans and on Draught

(ROCHESTER, Mich) – Cheers to a New Year filled with beer! Rochester Mills Beer Co. and Production Brewery’s first seasonal of 2017, Dubbel Fisted Belgian Dubbel, is making its way into 16oz cans and to the taps at both the Brew Pub in Downtown Rochester and Production Brewery in Auburn Hills, Michigan January 6th, 2017.

Dubbel Fisted is a complex, rich, malty sweet beer with hints of caramel and toast. It presents a fruity aroma reminiscent of raisins, plums and banana with a whiff of clove and spice. The flavor profile of this beer is similar to its aroma with the addition of dried fruits. There is virtually no hop bitterness to this Belgian-style Dubbel. This is a medium bodied beer that pours a dark copper color topped by a creamy, dense, off-white head. Belgian candi sugar was used in brewing this beer, a traditional ingredient in stronger Belgian beers, to amplify its flavor and boost its alcoholic strength. The result is a beer that is higher in alcohol at 8.0% but it hides it well, meaning it is easy to drink and doesn’t have a harsh alcohol taste or heat.

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“This is Tom Hudak’s (Head Brewer at Production Brewery) recreation of the beer that he and Rochester Mills Beer Co. brew pub head brewer Forrest Knapp collaborated on as a pub exclusive seasonal offering two years ago” said Rochester Mills Vice President of Brewing Operations Eric Briggeman. “The Pub continues to be a proving ground for experimentation and creativity for our brewers. This beer in particular was so well received at the pub, it has now found its way into production. A process that is most likely to repeat itself for years to come.”

Dubbel Fisted will be available in retail stores in 4 packs of 16oz cans as well as on draft at better beer bars and restaurants across Michigan beginning in early January continuously through late March.