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    Cideries in Grand Rapids

    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.

    Cidery Highlights

    The Peoples Cider Co. This small-batch cidery features a variety of traditional, barrel-aged hard ciders made with local ingredients.

    Sietsema Orchards and Cider Mill. The tasting room at this family farm offers handcrafted ciders on tap and by the can or bottle.

    Vander Mill. Cider brewery and taproom five minutes from downtown offers handcrafted ciders, a delectable food menu and live entertainment.

    Ciders on Tap

    Black Heron Kitchen & Bar. Michigan-focused eatery features upscale contemporary cooking and a smartly curated cider tap list.

    HopCat. Named America’s Best Brewpub, this downtown favorite also offers a rotating selection of hard ciders, on tap and by the can or bottle.

    Stella’s Lounge. GQ Magazine says it serves America’s Best Burger, which pairs perfectly with the draft and can ciders available here.

    Soft Ciders

    Hill Bros. Orchards & Cider Mill. Award-winning non-alcoholic cider is made fresh on this 170-year-old family farm.

    Klein Cider Mill & Market. Family-owned farm on the Ridge serves up fresh-made cider plus just-picked produce and fall family fun.

    Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery. This century-old family farm has operated a soft cider mill since 1971 – and also offers hard ciders, wines and baked goods.