Rochester Mills Expands Distribution to Florida

Rochester Mills

Rochester, MI – Rochester Mills Production Brewery is pleased to announce it has begun distributing select beers from its portfolio in Florida by partnering with Gold Coast Eagle Distributing Company and Pepin Distributing who will represent the company’s brands in the Sarasota and Tampa marketplaces, respectively.

“We are extremely pleased to be bringing our brands to the sizable Florida beer market,” said Mike Plesz, Founder of Rochester Mills Beer Co. and Production Brewery. “We were pleasantly surprised to discover the number of fans we already had here. But it makes sense,” he continued. “Countless Michiganders have migrated, vacation, retire and seasonally commute as snow birds to the Sun Shine State and now they, along with everyone else here, can enjoy our quality, craft beer from the Great Lake State.”

The new market expansion is happening while the company increases its distribution closer to home with a bigger presence in Ohio.

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing Company and Pepin Distributing will distribute multiple Rochester Mills’ brands, including Milkshake Stout, Rochester Red Ale and Pine Knob Pilsner packaged in full pint 16 oz. cans and in kegs for draft accounts.

Rochester Mills  expects to announce additional partnerships in the Florida market throughout 2015.


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. More information can be found on their website


Gold Coast Eagle Distributing is a beverage wholesaler based in Sarasota, Florida and Pepin Distributing is a beverage wholesaler in Tampa, Florida. They each provide outstanding products, quality sales calls, timely deliveries and superior customer service. They carry extensive selections of craft, imported, and domestic beers.