Rochester Mills Teams Up with Local Roaster White Pine Coffee to Brew up Crackalacka Coffee Milkshake Stout


Auburn Hills, MI – Rochester Mills Production Brewery announce the 2020 release of Crackalacka® Milkshake Stout, a coffee-flavored milk stout brewed with White Pine Coffee’s locally small-batch specialty roasted Crackalacka blend coffee beans.

The first in the series for 2020 of the flavored versions of Milkshake Stout, Rochester Mills’ most popular brew. Literally, a cup of local joe and a beer have come together for a pleasantly bold taste to be enjoyed any time of day. The Crackalacka blend pairs as easily with scones as it does with a hearty breakfast of steak and eggs. Craft beer enthusiasts can get their first taste at the Production Brewery in Auburn Hills, Michigan this weekend. Wholesaler distribution also begins this week across Michigan in 16 oz Cans and on Draft.

“Our Crackalacka Stout gets its solid foundation by using Milkshake Stout as the base, which imparts a smooth and rich malt character. We then add the Crackalacka blend coffee that is sourced and roasted in Lake Orion, MI. Their unique process ensures that the quality of the beans and the roast profile deliver a highly caffeinated and pleasing to drink cold-brewed coffee stout.” said Tom Hudak, Head Brewer at Rochester Mills Production Brewery. “We chose to collaborate this time with local roaster White Pine Coffee, who is just up the road from us, which made the collaboration process extremely convenient”.

Rochester Mills’ Crackalacka Milkshake Stout is a milk stout-style ale brewed with a proprietary blend of seven different malts, lactose, cocoa nibs and locally small-batch specialty roasted coffee beans from White Pine Coffee. 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. 

Crackalacka Milkshake Stout is available on draught to bars and restaurants across Michigan, Indiana and in select parts of Northern Ohio. Additionally, as with all of Rochester Mills’ core and seasonal beers made at the Production Brewery, Crackalacka Milkshake Stout is packaged in 16 oz. cans, and available to stores where better beers are carried.


The Rochester Mills Production Brewery, brewers of Rochester Mills Beer Co. brands for distribution, began as an independent 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 convenience stores, and specialty beverage merchants statewide. Additionally, their core brands, which include Milkshake Stout™, Rochester Red Ale and Juice Bigalow NEIPA along with their seasonal and limited release offerings, can be found flowing from more than 1000 taps at bars and restaurants across Michigan, Indiana and Northern Ohio. More information can be found on their website at:

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