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Michigan cider takes over Traverse City pub
4 years ago

Michigan cider takes over Traverse City pub

TRAVERSE CITY — 7 Monks hosted one of its infamous tap takeovers on Tuesday. this time featuring 20 different hard ciders from throughout the state.

I enjoyed a flight of …
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7 Monks to host the largest cider tap takeover in Midwest
4 years ago

7 Monks to host the largest cider tap takeover in Midwest

TRAVERSE CITY — Whether you like it sweet or dry, fruity or woody, 7 Monks will have a cider for you on June 11 at its Michigan Hard Cider Takeover.


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Vander Mill completes expansion and begins canning ciders

SPRING LAKE — One of the Midwest’s largest craft cider producers, Vander Mill Cider & Winery, has introduced a new line of canned ciders, following a $600,000 facility expansion.

As …
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VanderFest: Hard cider, easy drinking
5 years ago

VanderFest: Hard cider, easy drinking

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — Summer lingered this year but has finally gone, and with it the season’s beer festivals.

But no matter. On Saturday, VanderFest 2012 offered Michiganders the perfect …
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VanderFest ushers beer and cider collaboration
5 years ago

VanderFest ushers beer and cider collaboration

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — With an expanded brewery and winery lineup plus more food options, VanderFest returns to West Michigan this Saturday.

The third annual event combines the best of …
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Northern Natural Blueberry Apple Hard Cider

6.5% ABV, Bottle

Appearance: Dark red tone, which I expected with a blueberry brew. Small head. Aroma: Strong blueberry and apple smell. Taste: Somewhat of a dry, tart apple taste …
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Celebrating the world of cider

We talk with Paul Vander Heide, owner of Vander Mill, about the second annual Vander Fest. The event, which drew roughly 400 people, celebrated both hard cider and beer, …
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Vander Fest melds beer and cider

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — Cider collided with beer Saturday as Vander Mill hosted its second annual beer and cider festival.

Vander Fest serves as both a beer and hard cider …
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