The Rochester Mills Beer Co. Brew Pub opened in 1998 in Downtown Rochester. Located in the historic Western Knitting Mill, the brewery is located on Water Street, just two blocks east of Main Street. Preserving the original character of the building, the brewery features original hardwood floors, columns, beams and exposed brick walls. The menu features a broad selection of eclectic American cuisine, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. From delectable appetizers, fresh salads, pizzas and pastas to delicious entrees and unique sandwiches, the menu has something for everyone, even the kids. Special amenities include an outdoor patio dining area, multiple pool tables, and Live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. The Lazy Daze Lounge is available for private parties.
Like any good public house, Rochester Mills is host to many of life’s big moments for the residents of Rochester, Michigan and the surrounding communities. From baby showers and birthdays to wedding showers and rehearsal dinners, from homecomings and going away parties to retirement parties, and even the occasional wedding or just because it’s a Tuesday. Rochester Mills Beer Co. is pleased to help make some memories. Interested in having the Pub Cater your next event here our at your place? Click here for more information.
The Rochester Mills Beer Co. has grown to be one of the largest beer producing brew pubs in Michigan, consistently brewing over 1,500 bbl annually.
The Rochester Mills Production Brewery, LLC (RMPB) is a microbrewery located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit located approximately 20 miles North of Detroit city center. RMPB was founded by Mike Plesz and began producing beer for distribution in the Spring of 2012. RMPB is the exclusive producer of the Rochester Mills Beer Co. brands for distribution.
While the Brewpub has primarily been engaged in the brewing and sales of beer on premises (as well as putting out some fantastic food), the RMPB focuses on brewing beer on an industrial-scale with greater capacity, quality control and ability to package and distribute beer through a growing network of wholesalers. Our wholesale partners, in turn, distribute our beer through a variety of retail establishments, including bars, restaurants, casinos, entertainment venues, golf courses, as well as grocery, convenience and specialty stores.
The Production Brewery’s 46,000 square foot plant and offices are home to a 50 barrel (approximately 1550 gallon) “brew house,” which includes a mash tun, lauter tun, brew kettle, whirlpool, and hot and cold liquor tanks. The State of the Art system is capable of producing approximately 60,000 barrels of beer annually (and could exceed 100,000 barrels with modifications), so it is designed to accommodate our future planned growth. The brewery utilizes a Siemens Braumat control system, which automates much of the brewing process and creates efficiencies relative to the manpower needed to operate the brewery.
Producing craft beer of the highest quality has been the focus of our brewing team from the beginning. The investments we’ve made and are committed to make in our operations will ensure that Rochester Mills continues the proud tradition of beer brewing in Michigan.