Rockmill Brewery

Mayor: Dogbrick (2) | Taps: 2 | Bottles: 5
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones  (313) Buffalo, New York | September 1, 2013
Amazing place about 30 minutes from downtown Columbus. Located in a farming area. Beautiful location, huge beautiful grounds. Tasting room Is in a house that feels like an Aspen ski house. Beautiful wood, great bar. Comfort at its extreme. Owner was as nice as possible, gave us a tour of brewery. Had the barrel aged tripel on tap, which was phenomenal. Also bought a bottle of a new 10% Saison. Beers were very good. Bought a bunch to go. A must stop if you’re in the area
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
thebaldwizard  (7) Ohio | February 7, 2016
Rockmill is in my hometown, and is set apart by the gorgeous grounds and buildings that house the brewery. It’s the most unique brewery I’ve been to. Amazing wooden architecture with comfortable seating that is spread out on the inside into separate areas. The staff is always incredibly kind. The beer is decent, but not a stand-out. And they don’t offer food. Nonetheless, this place is worth a trip if you’re in the area for the experience it provides.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu  (585) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 17, 2014
Located off the beaten path, Rockmill is a bit different than the breweries I’m used to visiting. There are a few separate buildings on the property, and the tasting room is in a roomy lodge-like structure with a mezzanine. The bar itself is cozy, and there are tables and chairs scattered throughout. The server was super friendly. There are only 3 taps, so most of the pours are from bottles themselves. Pours are reasonably priced, both as full or small sizes, but the bottles are pretty expensive. The beer is all excellent, though. Their standards were all available, along with a couple seasonals and a new release. I think they do some bread and cheese plates, but I never saw a menu for it. Overall, a really cool place. I’ll be back.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (858) Columbus, Ohio | May 19, 2014
Rockmill Brewery is located on a picturesque farm on Lithopolis Road a couple miles off 33. Parking is available in front of a garage and apparently anywhere else you can find it.

The exterior of the tap room is covered with shady lush foliage, and has a patio outside as well as some other niche seating areas that offer views of the lake and surrounding scenery. Inside the farmhouse opens to a tasting room and bar, with multi level rooms devoted to seating, merch and a kitchen. There is a bar along the left with a couple taps behind it. Lots of rustic decor including horse-themed artwork.

Rockmill only has a couple beers on draught, including Petit Saison and Siason Noir on my visit. The rest of the Portfolio is available in bottles for on site consumption or to go. Flights of 4 are available as well.

Service at the bar on an early Saturday afternoon was good. The bartender was very knowledgeable about the beers and attentive throughout my visit.

I did not have food on my visit, but the menu of bread, cheese and charcuterie looked good.

Overall I am glad I finally made the drive to this brewery, they have good beers and the idyllic setting makes for a great experience.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm  (121) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 17, 2013
Beautiful property, inside and out. Extremely kind and hospitable staff. Only have their own beers available, but it’s some of the best American made belgian brews I’ve ever had. Food served was delicious, high-end and gourmet. It’s a bit of a drive to get there from where I am, but Rockmill is definitely a very memorable experience. Very impressive all-around.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JStax  (561) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | November 2, 2012| Updated December 12, 2013
Stopped in on a Friday afternoon, shortly after they opened at noon. The building looks like it shares a driveway with a house and could probably be mistaken for that if one didn’t know any better. My wife and I were the only people in the tasting room until we were about ready to leave. The person behind the bar was very friendly and knowledgeable about the beer she was serving. She was the mother of the brewer and said the brewery was a family operation. The ambiance of the building was awesome. It’s probably the coolest brewery I’ve ever visited. They do only carry their own product, but it is all very good. They have a couple floors of seating along with their bar and patio. If I lived in the area, this is one place I’d have to visit often. Such a relaxing environment. The only real downfall I can see with this place, is their bottle prices, but all things considered, they’re probably fair. If you go with the flight, you can’t go wrong at $10 for a sample of their five beers. The bread they brought out with their samples was delicious as well. I don’t think they have a restaurant side of things currently, but if they ever do, I would have high hopes.

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