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Reaching back 200 years: Peoples Cider brings tradition to Grand Rapids
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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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Seeking out America’s best: a first-person look at GABF
2 years ago

Seeking out America’s best: a first-person look at GABF

Three days of glorified beer drinking and before you know it the winners have been announced.

Yes, the Great American Beer Festival is a haven for beverage enthusiasts and producers …
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Vander Fest evolves for fifth annual celebration
2 years ago

Vander Fest evolves for fifth annual celebration

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — The evolution of Vander Fest brought the event to new territory on Saturday.

Now in its fifth year, the annual craft cider and beer celebration hosted …
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Virtue takes advantage of climate to produce dry, complex ciders
2 years ago

Virtue takes advantage of climate to produce dry, complex ciders

Virtue Cider has its work cut out.

On a nice 48-acre chunk of property in Fennville, the cider maker is trying to lead a change in perception about the fermented …
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