Monday, October 17, 2016

Rochester Mills Barrel Aged Series Debuts On Shelves Soon

Written by  Paul Starr
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Rochester Mills Vice President of Brewing Operations, Eric Briggeman announces the debut of the Rochester Mills Barrel Aged Series, a limited edition of barrel-aged versions of four of the most popular beers from their Production Brewery in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The four beers that were chosen for this series include Rochester Red Ale, Michigan Maple Brown Ale, Imperial Milkshake Stout and last year’s Winter Seasonal Ale. For this release, the beers have been renamed “Righteous, Euphorious, Magnificent & Splendiferous”, respectively. All of the beers were aged for varying times in Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Oak Barrels. The cans of the Barrel Aged Series have been produced in limited quantities, with only 5,000 variety four packs containing one of each beer. They will be available through select retailers statewide in Michigan, Northern Ohio, the West Coast of Florida and, of course, at the Brewpub in downtown Rochester. The collectable can variety four packs will also be available on a first come, first served basis for a one day only purchase event (Friday, October 28th, 2016 beginning at Noon) in the Rochester Mills Production Brewery tasting room, where all four will served on draft – giving patrons an opportunity to try them before they buy them.

“We wanted to allow head brewer Tom Hudak and the team at the Production Brewery the opportunity to embrace the process of barrel-aged experimentation,” explains Eric Briggeman. “As a growing Michigan craft beer brand we have focused primarily on producing consistent core beers, and the opportunity to produce rare beer offerings in small batches was limited to tap takeovers, festivals and special pub events. With the Barrel Aged series we have dedicated additional resources to allow these beers exposure to a broader base of craft beer lovers.”

Rochester Mills Production Brewery’s wholesale distributor partners have already begun adding the variety four pack to their inventory and the brewery expects the cans to hit the retail shelves later this week.


Date: Friday, October 28th, 2016

Time: Noon - 8pm

Address: 3275 Lapeer West Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326

Admission: Free

Cost: $18 per Four-Pack of 16 oz. cans


Batch No.: 510

Base Beer: Rochester Red Ale (Irish Red Ale)

ABV: 6.8%

IBU: 19

Proprietary 5 Malt Blend: Pilsner, Dark Crystal, Biscuit, Aromatic and Wheat

Featured Hop(s): Magnum and Michigan Mt. Ranier


Batch No.: 481

Base Beer: Michigan Maple Brown Ale (Brown Ale)

ABV: 7.7%

IBU: 22

Proprietary 6 Malt Blend: Pilsner, Aromatic, Dark Crystal, Munich, Brown and Chocolate Malt

Featured Hop(s): Magnum and Michigan Mt. Ranier


Batch No.: 458

Base Beer: Imperial Milkshake Stout (Milk Stout)

ABV: 9.0%

IBU: 24

Proprietary 7 Malt Blend: Pilsner, Chocolate, Brown, Black, Biscuit, Special B and Roasted Barley

Featured Hop(s): Magnum and Michigan Mt. Ranier


Batch No.: 502

Base Beer: 2015 Winter Seasonal Ale (Imperial Amber Ale)

ABV: 9.0%

IBU: 30

Proprietary 5 Malt Blend: Pilsner, Munich, Wheat, Crystal and Black Malt

Featured Hop(s): 100% Michigan Chinook


Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.