Rochester Mills Beer Company

The Story

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. 

In 2012 they expanded operations and opened a Production Brewery just five miles down the road in Auburn Hills to take the beers beyond the brewpub. 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.

Website: Rochester Mills Beer Company