Everyday Adventures: Rockmill Brewery
This weekend, Tyler and I visited Rockmill Brewery as a sort of re-do anniversary date and it was absolutely perfect. Rockmill is located in the middle of farm country, and the brewery itself is actually a beautiful old farmhouse re-designed into the most welcoming brewery I’ve ever been to. They have a patio with a fire pit that is lit up at night, and as you make your way inside, a cute white dog greets you at the door. Every room in the house is open for customers and it was fun to check out all the different rooms—each with a very unique, rustic feel. We chose a spot by the window on a big, brown leather couch and had the corner all to ourselves.
We sampled their five beers for just $10, which was enough for us both to have a good buzz. We decided to order a bottle of our favorite to split, as the bottles are served as pints. I loved that all of their beers are more fruit and spice infused. I thought all of the beers had a unique taste and it was a nice change from a lot of other breweries that emphasize IPAs (which I never enjoy).
We chose the Saison as our favorite, but were extremely impressed with all of the five samples. We did have a bit of trouble getting through the Cask Aged Tripel, which is a golden ale aged in whiskey barrels. It had a really strong whiskey taste, which was very unique and yummy, but strong. I couldn’t even finish my sample.
They don’t serve food unless it’s a special event so we brought our own crackers and cheese and happily snacked all afternoon.
Another part of what makes Rockmill so lovely is the grounds. The brewery sits near a small pond and several trails through the woods. There is also a tiny chapel—no bigger than my office at work on the inside—as well as an old swinging bridge [more pictures to come after I finish up my next roll of film]. Thankfully, I wore my Converse and was able to trek through the woods no problem. Tyler enjoyed climbing on all the huge, old trees scattered throughout the property.
We want to go back ASAP, and vowed to come at least once a season. We think it would be beautiful in the fall as the leaves change colors and incredibly cozy in the winter, as the farmhouse has lots of woodwork, fireplaces and comfy seating options.
Hope y’all had a great weekend–tell me about your favorite breweries!
P.P.S. I wrote a guest entry with more details about the beers we tried over at Yeast, Love & Hoppiness. Check it out there!