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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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MittenBrew.com Under New Ownership
2 years ago

MittenBrew.com Under New Ownership

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

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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“It starts in the dirt:” How Crane’s Winery works to produce the best cider apples
2 years ago

“It starts in the dirt:” How Crane’s Winery works to produce the best cider apples

Not all cideries grow apples, but those that do have a unique control over the quality and inimitability of their product. They also have a lot more work to do …
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Tandem Ciders reaps the benefits of continued cider growth
2 years ago

Tandem Ciders reaps the benefits of continued cider growth

Dan Young of Tandem Ciders sits down with Pat Evans to discuss the growing Michigan cider scene, and to talk about the inaugural Michigan Cider Week.