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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
3 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.

Creativity, experimentation helps boom of craft cider industry
3 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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Reaching back 200 years: Peoples Cider brings tradition to Grand Rapids
3 years ago

Reaching back 200 years: Peoples Cider brings tradition to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — This isn’t your ever so popular sweet apple juice with the word ‘hard’ thrown into the mix, these hard ciders that are easy to find.

Where did …
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Kuhnhenn remembers the past, looks toward the future
3 years ago

Kuhnhenn remembers the past, looks toward the future

Just off of the corner of Mound and Chicago in Warren, you will find the humble and hidden Kuhnhenn Brewing Company bustling at capacity most days of the week.

In …
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Michigan Cider Association forms amid growing cider market
3 years ago

Michigan Cider Association forms amid growing cider market

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — Knowing the quality of Michigan apples, Paul Vander Heide is investing in the superiority of Michigan fruit.

It’s not just buying apples from local farmers that …
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Sietsema Orchards shares success with community
3 years ago

Sietsema Orchards shares success with community

GRAND RAPIDS — Andy Sietsema is not one to toot his own horn — he even told us that. We had to drag out of him all the good work …
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Talking a growing craft: Ryan Burk of Virtue Cider
3 years ago

Talking a growing craft: Ryan Burk of Virtue Cider

MittenBrew sat down with Virtue Cider head cider maker Ryan Burk at the Downtown Market for a nice fall afternoon discussion.

While on the upstairs patio, Burk discussed cider, his …
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