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Fall Kicks Off with Vander Fest
1 year ago

Fall Kicks Off with Vander Fest

Grey skies and cooler temperatures couldn’t dampen the spirits of attendees at this year’s Vander Fest, the yearly celebration hosted by Michigan’s highest volume cidery, Vander Mill of Spring Lake. …
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Runners Enjoy Hard Cider After a Hard Run
2 years ago

Runners Enjoy Hard Cider After a Hard Run

ADA – The unseasonably cooler temperatures and persistent light rain didn’t keep people away from stepping onto the grounds of Sietsema Orchards and Cider Mill on Saturday. The Hard Cider …
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Spotlight on Michigan Cider: Blake’s Orchard’s Cider Dayze festival
2 years ago

Spotlight on Michigan Cider: Blake’s Orchard’s Cider Dayze festival

If the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true, then the people who attended the Cider Dayze fest in Armada can look forward to many, many …
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Creativity, experimentation helps boom of craft cider industry
2 years ago

Creativity, experimentation helps boom of craft cider industry

GRAND RAPIDS — Cider throughout the U.S. is booming. But in Michigan?

“It’s been pretty fast [growing] for a good three years running now,” said Paul Vander Heide, president of the …
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Seeking out America’s best: a first-person look at GABF
2 years ago

Seeking out America’s best: a first-person look at GABF

Three days of glorified beer drinking and before you know it the winners have been announced.

Yes, the Great American Beer Festival is a haven for beverage enthusiasts and producers …
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Vander Fest evolves for fifth annual celebration
2 years ago

Vander Fest evolves for fifth annual celebration

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — The evolution of Vander Fest brought the event to new territory on Saturday.

Now in its fifth year, the annual craft cider and beer celebration hosted …
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4,000 homebrewers take over DeVos Place during AHA conference
3 years ago

4,000 homebrewers take over DeVos Place during AHA conference

GRAND RAPIDS — We had a great time throughout the American Homebrewers Association’s National Homebrewers Conference held at DeVos Place last week. Below are links to all of our coverage, …
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VanderFest celebrates ‘Pints of Fall’ in cider, beer and more
3 years ago

VanderFest celebrates ‘Pints of Fall’ in cider, beer and more

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — Envision the best fall party you have ever attended.

Then add high-quality ciders and apple-infused brews from across the Midwest, local handcrafted food, a loud rock …
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