Regular Meeting

The second tuesday of every month @ 6:30 is our regular monthly club meeting. If you are a home brewer and are looking for some help/collaboration with some like minded people, please come out and join us! We meet monthly at the Rochester Mills Production Facility in Auburn Hills.

BigBrewDay 2018

Homebrewers,

We will be holding the Mills Big Brew a week before the AHA Big Brew Day, as we have been doing since 2012. This will allow homebrewers to join us for “The World’s Largest Big Brew”, and then be able to brew with their own club on May 5th. The Mills Big Brew will be held at the Rochester Mills Production Brewery in Auburn Hills on April 28, 2018. There is NO COST for this event and we will be accepting 125 entries.


Mills Big Brew history

Year Batch Gal
2012 73 591
2013 122 1012
2014 105 814
2015 98 748
2016 123 996
2017 106 836
Total 627 4997

On June 9th, we will invite everyone back to the brewery for a people’s choice competition of the beers brewed during the Big Brew.

Our sponsors have donated five malts and nine hops varieties that will be available for you to use on Big Brew Day (you can also bring your own ingredients).

Malt is being donated by Cargill Malts (Pilsner) and Rochester Mills (Vienna, Wheat, Crystal 70-80L, Aromatic).

Hops are being donated by Hopsteiner (Bravo, Calypso, Denali, Lemondrop) and Top Hops Farms (Cascade, Cashmere, Chinook, Mt. Ranier, Tahoma).

Registration is through a google form at:
bigbrewday.com

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent out within a week and will include information on logistics for Big Brew Day.

Hope to see you on April 28th!

Annual Holiday Party

Our annual club holiday party will be at the PRODUCTION FACILITY on Jan 6th 2018.  We will start around 6PM, eat at 7PM and be out the door by 10pm.
The club will be providing Turkey and Ham. We ask that you please bring a dish to pass.  Home brews are also welcome including jockey boxes and kegs.
We will also do our normal gift exchange.  Please bring something beer related in the $20-$25 price range. 
Date: 01/06/2018 (Sat.)
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm EST
Location: Rochester Mills Production Facility

Big Brew Wrap up

Homebrewers,

Thank you for joining us for the Mills Big Brew today!

The final tally today was 106 batches / 836 gallons brewed onsite, making it the third largest Big Brew ever / anywhere (after our 2013 and 2016 events)!

Mills Big Brew history:

Year Batch Gal
2012 73 591
2013 122 1012
2014 105 814
2015 98 748
2016 123 996
2017 106 836
Total 627 4997

None of this would be possible with the full support of Rochester Mills for letting us take over their brewery for the day and for all the logistics they provide us; the Pontiac Brewing Tribe for organizing and running the event; and Cargill Malts, Top Hops Farms, and Hopsteiner for supplying the malt and hops.

If you have pictures or stories that you’d like to share, please use:

https://www.facebook.com/rochestermillsbrewery/

Instagram: #rochestermillsbeer, #millsbigbrew

twitter: twitter.com/Rochmillsbeerco

We’d like to invite you back to the brewery for the Big Brew Review, a chance to share your beer with other homebrewers and compete for the chance to spend a day brewing with the team at the Rochester Mills Production Brewery. We’ll also have malt, hops, and beer for the top three brewers.

The agenda for June 3rd.
12:00 Doors open
12:00-1:00 Check-in for competition
1:00-3:00 People’s Choice voting
3:30 Competition winner announced
4:00 Event ends

The Tap Room will be open to the public from 4pm to 10pm.

All brewers wishing to participate in the competition should bring 24 bottles, 4 growlers, or a keg of their beer brewed on April 29th. If you’re bringing a keg, you need to bring CO2 and a tap. Note that in previous years, beers that were poured by the brewer (or their designated representative) tended to score better than beers that were just left on the tables (“self-serve”).

If you don’t want to enter your beer in the competition but still want to share it with others, feel free to bring some. Please take home any leftover beer and empty bottles/growlers, we have plenty here already.

See you on June 3rd!

Big Brew Day 2017

We’ll be holding the Mills Big Brew a week before the AHA Big Brew Day, as we have been doing for the last 5 years.  This will allow homebrewers to join us for “The World’s Largest Big Brew”, and then be able to brew with their own club on May 6th. The Mills Big Brew will be held at the Rochester Mills Production Brewery in Auburn Hills on April 29, 2017.
There is NO COST for this event but we will only be accepting 125 entries.

Register at BigBrewDay.com