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Fall Kicks Off with Vander Fest
2 years ago

Fall Kicks Off with Vander Fest

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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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Farmhaus Cider Co. rejuvenates abandoned farm property
2 years ago

Farmhaus Cider Co. rejuvenates abandoned farm property

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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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Runners Enjoy Hard Cider After a Hard Run
2 years ago

Runners Enjoy Hard Cider After a Hard Run

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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

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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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MittenBrew.com Under New Ownership
2 years ago

MittenBrew.com Under New Ownership

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MittenBrew.com readers have come to know us as a leading resource for information about the people, places, and events in Michigan’s thriving craft beverage scene.

This time the news we’re …
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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

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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

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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

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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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