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Cider + Mead Profiles

B. Nektar Sets New Standard for Mead with Unique Libations
8 months ago

B. Nektar Sets New Standard for Mead with Unique Libations

In its eight years of existence, B. Nektar Meadery has grown steadily, upgrading from fermenting in carboys and 55-gallon food-grade drums to producing up to 150 barrels of liquid a …
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Vander Mill Shifting its Presence to Grand Rapids
10 months ago

Vander Mill Shifting its Presence to Grand Rapids

Just a couple miles east of the infamous Michigan Ave hill, Vander Mill Cider has created a new home away from home. It is safe to say they have upgraded, …
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Taproot Cider House: A Central Root In Craft Community
11 months ago

Taproot Cider House: A Central Root In Craft Community

Tap·root (ˈtapˌro͞ot,-ˌro͝ot/) noun: a straight tapering root growing vertically downward and forming the center from which subsidiary rootlets spring.

In other words, the central root of the system. Taproot Cider …
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Cellarmen’s brings fermentation, hardcore metal to Hazel Park
1 year ago

Cellarmen’s brings fermentation, hardcore metal to Hazel Park

HAZEL PARK, MI – If you hear loud music coming from 24310 John R, you can be sure the four bearded men inside the building are hard at work brewing …
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Farmhaus Cider Co. rejuvenates abandoned farm property
1 year ago

Farmhaus Cider Co. rejuvenates abandoned farm property

HUDSONVILLE – Farmhaus Cider Co. Co-Owner John Behrens had one thing in mind when he bought his late grandmother’s abandoned farmhouse and the surrounding property: preservation.

“There’s not a lot …
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Grafting traditional cider in the American rootstock: Schaefer Cider Co. takes root
2 years ago

Grafting traditional cider in the American rootstock: Schaefer Cider Co. takes root

The Schaefer family has been growing in the apple business since 1855. Last year, their commercial farm produced 300,000 bushels of apples. As is the case with most commercial farms, …
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B. Nektar gives the Michigan mead scene some bzzz
2 years ago

B. Nektar gives the Michigan mead scene some bzzz

Mead isn’t mainstream. It’s where beer was in the early 1980s, when breweries like Sierra Nevada and Bell’s Brewery were just getting started. Michigan, however, has one of the hottest …
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Sietsema Orchards seeks to rebrand cider for summer
2 years ago

Sietsema Orchards seeks to rebrand cider for summer

GRAND RAPIDS — Many people — perhaps the majority — don’t begin thinking about cider until the leaves start to turn. That spicy, apple-cinnamon flavor is quintessentially autumnal. You wouldn’t …
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