Rochester Mills Announces Return of the 12 Days of 
Milkshake Stout

Popular Holiday Progressive Tap Takeover set for December 1-12 Across Michigan


Michigan craft beer lovers, get ready to celebrate the holidays with the return of the 12 days of Milkshake Stout featuring beers from Rochester Mills Beer Co. The brewpub in downtown Rochester joins more than forty other select premium craft beer bars and restaurants throughout Michigan as a host location for this progressive tap takeover event, December 1-12, 2016. Admission is free and open to the public, ages 21 and up.

The progressive tap takeover event will feature (12) twelve specialty and limited edition varieties of Milkshake Stout, Rochester Mills’ best selling beer brand. Each night a new variety of stout will be tapped and stay on draft until the keg runs out. The “Flavor of the Day” will not be revealed until its tapped.  Rochester Mills representatives will be onsite on select nights handing out brewery swag at as many locations as possible. Guests have the opportunity to receive an invitation to a future beer release party at the Rochester Mills Production Brewery in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

“What began as a crazy idea to take twelve different versions of our Milkshake Stout to twelve bars over twelve days a few years back has grown into a holiday tradition,” said Rochester Mills Vice President of Brewing Operations Eric Briggeman.

Given the popularity and consumer demand for some of these beers, Rochester Mills released limited runs of select versions in 16 oz cans available in four-packs throughout the past year. Now, just in time for Christmas, they will be releasing a limited holiday edition 12-pack featuring one 16 oz can of each beer featured in this year’s 12 Days of Milkshake Stout promotion.

The 12 Days of Milkshake Tap List (NOT in order of release) and Holiday 12 pack contents:

  • 6 – Bourbon Barrel Aged Milkshake Stout
  • Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake Stout
  • 10 – Imperial Milkshake Stout
  • 9 – Chocolate Orange Milkshake Stout
  • 8 – Santa’s Breath (Peppermint Milkshake Stout)
  • Vanilla Latte Milkshake Stout
  • 2 – Turtle Dove (Chocolate Caramel Pecan Milkshake Stout)
  • 3 – Bananas Foster Milkshake Stout
  • 5 – Blueberry Pancake Milkshake Stout
  • 7 – Chocolate Cheesecake Milkshake Stout
  • 4 – German Chocolate Cake Milkshake Stout
  • 1 – Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Milkshake Stout

Locations hosting the 12 Days of Milkshake Stout include:

For more information, call 248-377-3130 or log onto


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 Dubbel Fisted Belgian Dubbel, Tongue Tied Cherry Sasion, Oktoberfest Celebration Lager and Red Velvet Ale, can be found flowing from thousands of taps at bars and restaurants across Michigan and Northern Ohio. More information can be found on their website at:


The original Milkshake Stout is a sweet stout with 5.5% alcohol by volume. The combination of seven different malts, along with a low hop level (IBUs: 20) creates a deep dark beer featuring rich, sweet roasted flavors. The addition of lactose (milk sugar) adds complexity, body, and a residual sweetness lending a smooth creamy texture to this full-flavored brew. Once a Seasonal offering at the pub, the beer is now prominently featured year round and is the top selling Rochester Mills brand.