Middletown brewery releases new canned beer, plans traditional-style Oktoberfest

The founders of Rolling Mill Brewing Company, which recently released its third canned beer, said they are working to remain focused on the revitalization of Middletown and its adjoining communities.

The new addition to the canning lineup of the business at 916 1st Ave. in Middletown is Anti-Federalist, a dry hopped American Pale Ale coming in at 5.4 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) and 49 IBUs (International Bitterness Units).

The beer was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson and many colonists who sought to restrict the concentration of power in an overly powerful central government. Its release aligns with Rolling Mill’s plan to get its product into the hands of craft beer customers, especially those searching for a gluten-free beer.

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“We routinely have customers in the taproom who are shocked to find out that our beer is gluten-free”, said co-founder and manager Megan Laubach.

Co-founder and brewer Josh Laubach said the brewery’s strict adherence to using dedicated gluten-free grains and Rolling Mill’s custom process allows it to make “great tasting beer for all, not just those with dietary restrictions.”

Its two other canned beers are Two Goldens, an American Lager, and Ten-09, a German Pilsner.

The company’s co-founders said they plan to release additional beers later this year and hope to expand their reach in the Cincinnati and Dayton markets.

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Both Megan and Josh Laubach suffer from restrictions related to food: She’s allergic to wheat, while he has Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that is triggered by the consumption of gluten.

“For us, making beer ourselves was our only way to enjoy the many different beer styles in the craft market,” Megan Laubach said.

Launched in December 2016, Rolling Mill Brewing Company is a local, family-owned company that gets its name from the continuous strip rolling process designed in Middletown many years ago.

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The Laubachs said they want RMBC to reach a sustainable production level that allows them to service the growing demand for craft beer and those with gluten/wheat restrictions in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton markets.

Hosting events such as Mill Fest is one way the brewery works to drive business into the city’s historic downtown, they said.

The family-friendly event, a traditional-style Oktoberfest that celebrates German heritage in Middletown, is scheduled for Oct. 5. For more information visit www.rollingmillbc.com or visit them on Facebook and Instagram.

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