Rochester Mills to Release Tongue Tied Cherry Saison

Rochester Mills Tongue Tied Cherry Saison

Rochester, MI – Rochester Mills Beer Co. & Production Brewery announce a 2016 seasonal release of Tongue Tied Cherry Saison, a Belgian style wheat ale set for April 4th.

Tongue Tied Cherry Saison was introduced as a draft only release last year. Due to the popularity of the beer and the investment in can labeling technology, Tongue Tied will now be available for enjoyment during the Spring and Summer seasons on draft and packaged in 16 oz. aluminum cans across Rochester Mills’ full distribution network beginning April 4. Fans can get an early taste of Summer at a beer release party on March 19th at the Production Brewery in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

“After the overwhelming success of Tongue Tied last year, even with its limited release, we knew we had to bring this one back,” said Mike Plesz, Founder of Rochester Mills Beer Co. and Production Brewery. “Tongue Tied is the perfect beer for days spent sipping pints on the patio, a thirst-quenching beer as the days get longer and hotter.”

Inspired by an award winning saison (farmhouse ale) recipe, Tongue Tied Cherry Saison (6.2 percent alcohol-by-volume) is a traditional Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with over a thousand pounds of both tart and sweet Michigan cherries. An unfiltered, slightly creamy ale with a pale reddish amber color and nice luscious white head. The distinctiveness of unmalted wheat is enhanced by the addition of lemon, orange peel and coriander, which provides herbal spiciness to this refreshing, pure Michigan Summer ale.

Tongue Tied Cherry Saison Summer seasonal will be available on draught at bars and restaurants across Michigan including the Rochester Mills Beer Co. in downtown Rochester and in select parts of Ohio and Florida. Additionally, all of Rochester Mills’ seasonal beers will be packaged in 16 oz. cans, beginning with Tongue Tied, and available at 99 Meijer stores in Michigan starting in April 2016.


  • March 19th, 7pm: Tongue Tied Release Party at Rochester Mills Production Brewery
  • April 4th: Public release of Draft and Cans in Michigan and parts of Ohio and Florida
  • April: Rotating Rochester Mills Seasonal added to Meijer store’s beer selection beginning with Tongue Tied Cherry Saison

About Rochester Mills Beer Co. & Production Brewery:

Rochester Mills Beer Co. has been one of the top producing brewpubs in Michigan since it opened in 1998. The pub is a full service restaurant and offers a diverse beer menu with eleven different styles of beer consistently available as well as a number of reoccurring seasonal offerings. The Rochester Mills Production Brewery, brewers of Rochester Mills Beer Co. brands for distribution, began as a 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 convenient stores, and specialty beverage merchants statewide. Additionally, their five core brands, which include Milkshake Stout, Pine Knob Pilsner, Lazy Daze Amber Lager, Cornerstone IPA, and Rochester Red Ale, along with four rotating seasonal offerings that now include Newton’s ALEchemy, Tongue Tied Cherry Sasion, Oktoberfest Celebration Lager and Snow Dazed Winter Ale, can be found flowing from more than 1000 taps at bars and restaurants across Michigan, North West Ohio and parts of Florida.

Rochester Mills Beer Co. is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild.