Did you know that the family farms around Grand Rapids and Kent County grow more apples than anyplace else in Michigan? Many of the varieties we grow are ideal for making hard cider – and that’s given rise to a number of excellent cideries across the area.
Cider Week GR celebrates the local cider scene with nine days of events and activities. (We just couldn’t fit it all into a seven-day week!) We’ll announce more details leading up to the celebration but here’s a sneak peek of what to expect:
Enjoy cider brunches, tap takeovers and other lip-smacking good times all around town, all week long.
The free Flights of Flavor pass enables users to earn points toward merchandise and charity by ordering special food and/or drink flights. Curing Cider Week GR, you can earn triple points for ordering cider flights!
The 18th annual Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition at DeVos Place crowns the world’s best ciders, May 15-17.
We’ll close the week with a public festival in downtown GR’s Rosa Parks Circle, featuring ciders from across the state plus local foods, live music and more.
Mark your calendars, cider lovers, you don’t want to miss this one!
In the meantime, you can satisfy your hard cider fix at these local cideries.
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