Rochester Mills Beer Co. to Introduce Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Beers

Rochester MillsROCHESTER, Mich. — Rochester Mills Beer Co. and Production Brewery will introduce a series of bourbon-barrel-aged (BBA) beers based on select year-round and seasonal offerings. These BBA beers will be available at the brew pub in downtown Rochester, a handful of high-exposure events and sold exclusively on draft to bars and restaurants across Rochester Mills’ distribution footprint.

The first in the series will be a bourbon-barrel-aged (BBA) Snow Dazed Winter Ale. BBA Snow Dazed is a full-bodied winter seasonal beer with plenty of flavor and a good balance of malt and hops. Its dark brown color and higher alcohol content are the perfect combination for those long winter nights. After aging in bourbon barrels for 2 months, a distinct oak, bourbon and vanilla flavor experience is created adding to the beers delightful complexity.

BBA Snow Dazed will be released on Monday February 18th, 2013 in limited quantities across Rochester Mills’ distribution footprint and will be available at the Michigan Brewer’s Guild Winter Beer Festival in Grand Rapids, MI. The brewery expects to release at least two more bourbon-barrel-aged (BBA) series beers in 2013; BBA Milkshake Stout and BBA Rochester Red Ale.

“We have wanted to experiment with aging beers in barrels for some time, but it wasn’t until we opened our production facility did we have the means, resources and space to do it right, said Rochester Mills Founder Mike Plesz. “We are extremely pleased with how our first small batch bourbon-barrel-aged series beer turned out and are looking forward to expanding our offerings as we grow.”


Rochester Mills Beer Co. has been one of the top producing brewpubs in Michigan since it opened in 1998. The pub offers a diverse beer menu with eleven different styles of beer consistently available as well as a number of reoccurring seasonal offerings. In 2012 the Rochester Mills Production Brewery was opened and began producing select year-round and seasonal offerings that are distributed across Michigan on draft and in 16oz. aluminum cans.

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