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Rochester Mills Beer Co.

Rochester Mills Beer Co.Rochester Mills Beer Co.

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 365
Beer Avg: 3.62

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very good

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.59%
$$ - reasonable

[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

310 Water St.
Rochester, Michigan, 48307
United States
phone: (248) 650-5080

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Photo of Drk93TT


4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$

Drove out here from about an hour away tonight to have some brew and dinner. The parking lot/enterance are pretty odd, but its whats on the inside that counts right? haha once you open the door to the building its awesome.

It turned out to be happy hour... which included half off appetizers and 3$ Pints :0 This was a BONUS !

Very impressive. Absolutely loved the place.

Walk into a huge room with a ton of tables and with several pool tables in the middle. Also has big windows you can walk up to and check out the brewing equipment, lauter..mash tun.. and all the fermenters.

Impressive lineup of beer from light ale to red to a very very good Milkshake stout which I bought a 4 pack of after dinner!

Ordered a appetizer first, the fried macaroni with blue cheese dip, was outstanding. Crispy and cheesy. very good.

Had a turkey rueben for dinner, also amazing. Could have had more turkey on it though. We also had a cup of the beer cheese soup which was great.

Our service was TOP NOTCH. Not sure who Fietsam is, thats what the servers name was on the bill... was that his actaul name? I dont remember lol. Great service regardless. Will be back for sure!

11-16-2013 00:41:54 | More by Drk93TT
Photo of HisBoyElroy


3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $

Recently went to this brewery for some birthday beer with my girlfriend. Tried 10 beers and 1 cider. They had a very good porter, and an excellent Barrel Aged Scotch Ale. The service was very good. The waitress was very friendly and seemed to be having a good time. Would have liked faster service, but it is a very busy and very big brewery. We had eaten dinner at home, so we only order appetizers. The spinach artichoke dip was amazing. For an all around good experience, I definitely recommend checking this place out.

07-29-2013 18:58:04 | More by HisBoyElroy
Photo of king75


3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Atmosphere- This place has a cool atmosphere being located in an old mill. The architecture of the building is really nice and this brewery is pretty big. Beautiful hardwood floors and wood beams throughout almost feels like an old railway station. Beautiful building. There is always a descent crowd here being near a university there is always a college crowd but there are also a lot of regulars that go there after work.

Quality/ selection- They have a solid selection of at least 10-15 beers on tap and they always have taps that are rotating/changing regularly. The quality of the beer is not going to blow you away better than some breweries worst than most. Their ESB, Red, and milkshake stout all have decent flavor but lack body and complexity. I would rate these three beers around a B-.

Service- is not too bad. The bartenders I have dealt with have been friendly and have allowed me to try numerous samples before deciding what I want to fill a growler with.

Overall, this brewery is worth the visit if you are in the area but is not worth traveling from out of town for. IF you want to try their beer try a good beer shop in Michigan and pick up some of the beers that they can if you like it go to the brewery. On the plus side they do offer growler fills for $6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This place is great if your just starting to dabble into craft beer or if you have a friend that has not tried craft beer yet. This place was a jumping off place for me getting more into craft beer.

07-24-2013 02:05:42 | More by king75


3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25 | $$

Food is good. Clam Chowder is excellent. Beer...nothing special. As an artist for over 10yrs and homebrewer/home chef, I expect a bit more from my brews. They lack creativity and complex flavor profiles. I'm sure Ill get trashed from this review but I would rather be honest and no one is paying me to write this lol. Right Brain, Founders, New Holland, DBC, Grizzly Peak ect... are far better choices when it comes to pleasing the palate.

06-04-2013 16:15:17 | More by KCEPHOTO
Photo of Kerrie


4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

One of my favorite places to go when I'm in the area. I've always liked the atmosphere of the place; it's very large and very open, and sometimes they have live music. You can see the brew tanks (forgive me if that's not the proper term), too.

The quality has always been top-notch. I've never had a bad beer or meal here. The service is also great considering how large it is. My glass never stayed empty for long.

The selection is quite large. Lots of food options (all of which I've tried have been great) and a lot of beer options. They usually have a rotating stout, their Water Street Wheat (amazing after a bike ride, you're the type to bike the trails nearby and then stop in for a pint) an IPA, a red, and a few more that I've yet to have the opportunity to try at this point.

The food is always delicious and the portions are huge. I love the garlic bread that comes with the pasta dishes- it's the size of half the plate.

Overall, very good and well worth the price. I can't wait to bike the trails again this summer and stop in again.

05-09-2013 18:56:46 | More by Kerrie
Photo of RobWilson


4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$

I spent a few weeks working near Troy and this was by far my favorite place to eat. It helps that they have good beer and friendly bartenders!

They do samples and you get to pick your beers from the menu. They did not provide any sort of reminder of what I ordered. All of the beers I have had there were done to style and very tasty.

The food is good and the menu suggests beer pairings. The bar is full of locals who are very friendly with each other.

You can buy some swag at the bar, I could not find a specific shop. I managed to get a pint glass and that was my goal.

10-24-2012 02:43:02 | More by RobWilson
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

Reviewed on 6/20/2010.

An interesting little brewpub based in a historical old mill. I came here on a Sunday afternoon and got to sit outside, which was very pleasant. The service was great. There were ~10 beers on tap and the ones I tried were quite tasty. The food was ok (the descriptions make the food sound better than it is...I got the Shepherd's pie which was actually pretty good but my boyfriend got the sesame chicken which was not good at all...so it is hit or miss). A low key, chill kind of atmosphere and good beer to boot. I had a great time here!

12-23-2010 21:29:54 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of beerguru15


4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I've gone to Rochester Mills a few times while in the area, most recently past weekend. The overall atmosphere is enjoyable, with quite a few tv's, a nice view of the brewing equipment and a perfect place to go and have a beer while visiting with friends, coworkers or others at the bar.

I've had quite a few types of beer from Rochester Mills including a Cream ale, their wit, porter, milkshake stout and Oktoberfest. All were enjoyable and recommended.

Each time I've been there, I've had good service, the waitresses have all been attentive, had knowledge of the beer they were serving and always helpful. You can't go wrong there.

Rochester Mills has a nice selection of different styles of beers, and it seems like each time I've gone there are always something new. They have a few quest tap and do well with seasonals also, making just about beer drinker happy.

The food is also quite good. This past saturday we had their pepperoni pizza, and I've had their goulash plus various sandwiches before. Always enjoyed eating there.

Overall, a great place to go and is one of the sure stops my friends and I make when in the area.

09-18-2010 03:40:54 | More by beerguru15
Photo of gotweid


4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Located in downtown Rochester. This place is converted from an old warehouse. It has brick walls and wood floors, a high ceiling and is very large. They have a wide variety of good food, great service, pool tables located down some steps in the middle of the establishment. The tables surround the pool table area and they have a very long bar. The best part is the beer. They have a huge selection of many makers and varieties. I always order the breer the Rochester Mills brews and have enjoyed and recommend them all. The only drawback is when the place gets full it holds a lot of people so it can get loud. Recommend it and enjoy taking the family or meeting friends there.

01-12-2008 23:01:22 | More by gotweid
Photo of berserker256


4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

This joint is owned and operated by the same people who own Royal Oak Brewery. And as soon as I walked in the place with my wife I could see a lot of similarities. It looks and feels very much like the Royal Oak Brewery but it's up in Rochester.

There's a warehouse-converted-to-a-brewery-bar type of feel to it. I like that. It spacious. Great atmosphere and location. Feels upscale but is actually quite reasonable. As far as I can tell, the menu is exactly the same as the Royal Oak brewery. Large variety at reasonable prices. Very friendly and good-looking waitresses.
The beer menu was similar to ROB's as well. So I asked the waitress if the beers had the same recipes with different names. She asked the brewmaster and he said NO.

I thought the Paint Creek Porter tasted like the Pappy's Porter at ROB and that's why I asked. But then I had the I.P.A. and it was WAY different from the Pleasure's I.P.A. at the ROB. The wheats are different as well.

I like Rochester Mills but there's not much reason for me to go there seeing that the very similar Royal Oak Brewery is about a mile and a half from my house.

11-06-2007 18:35:06 | More by berserker256
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Rochester Mills Beer Co. in Rochester, MI
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.