Already internationally acclaimed for its craft beers, Grand Rapids is now earning recognition for its fast-growing production of hard ciders.
Quality ciders start with quality apples, and we have one of the world’s best apple-growing regions right in our backyard. Michigan is one of America’s top three apple states – and more than half of all Michigan apples are grown on the Fruit Ridge, a unique land feature 10 minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids.
Local cideries capitalize on this abundance to create an astonishing variety of fresh, crisp, thirst-quenching flavors. You can enjoy them in cidery tasting rooms and many local restaurants in addition to finding them on store shelves.
Grand Rapids may be known as Beer City USA, but that’s not the only drink in town. With overflowing apple orchards and crisp fall weather, craft cider flows as strong as the Grand River. Unlike its