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Fall Kicks Off with Vander Fest
2 years 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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Farmhaus Cider Co. rejuvenates abandoned farm property
2 years 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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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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