Rochester Mills Teams Up with Local Roaster to Brew
 Woodward Bold Coffee Milkshake Stout


Auburn Hills, MI – Rochester Mills Beer Co. & Production Brewery announce the 2017 release of Woodward Bold, a Coffee flavored Milkshake Stout brewed with locally roasted Detroit Bold Coffee Co.’s Woodward Ave. Blend coffee.
The latest in the series of flavored versions of Milkshake Stout, Rochester Mills most popular brew. A cup of local joe and a beer come together for an intricate and unique taste to be enjoyed any time of day. Woodward Bold pairs as easily with chocolate cake as it does with a hearty breakfast of steak and eggs. Fans can get their first taste at a beer release party on June 16th at the Production Brewery in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Tickets are available through eventbrite at
“Our Woodward Bold gets its solid foundation from using Milkshake Stout as the base, which imparts a smooth and rich malt character. Then we add the Woodward Ave blend coffee that is roasted to perfection, and equally smooth with just the right amount of smoky balance.” said Mike Plesz, Founder of Rochester Mills Beer Co. and Production Brewery. “We chose to collaborate with a local roaster, Detroit Bold Coffee Co, and we infused a special blend of their coffee using a cold press-extraction method. Detroit Bold Coffee Roasters is the right partner not only for their amazing coffee, but also because they’re local guys trying to make it in the Motor City just like us.”
Rochester Mills Woodward Bold (approximately 5 percent alcohol-by-volume) is a milk stout-style ale brewed with a proprietary blend of eight different malts, lactose, cocoa nibs and 100% Arabica coffee beans. The result is a beer that pours jet black with an off white to tan colored head. The fusion of roasted malts, lactose and rich, cold-brewed coffee result in layers of mildly bitter, dark chocolate and sweet caramel-like flavors.
Woodward Bold Milkshake Stout is available on draught to bars and restaurants across Michigan including the Rochester Mills Beer Co. in downtown Rochester and in select parts of Northern Ohio. Additionally, as with all of Rochester Mills’ core and seasonal beers made at the Production Brewery, Woodward Bold is packaged in 16 oz. cans, and available to stores where better beers are carried.

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 core brands, which include Milkshake Stout, Pine Knob Pilsner and Rochester Red Ale, along with their rotating IPA series and seasonal offerings, can be found flowing from more than 1000 taps at bars and restaurants across Michigan and Northern Ohio. More information can be found on their website at:

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