With humble beginnings as a cider mill in 2006 with a 5,000-square-foot building, Vander Mill began distributing their cider products in 750 milliliter glass bottles in 2008 and in draft barrels.
Now, three of the mill’s varieties – Hard Apple, Totally Roasted and Blue Gold (formerly Apple Blueberry) – are being distributed in cans to area convenience stores, groceries, bars and restaurants. Currently, more than 600 retail outlets and 400 pubs in Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio carry Vander Mill ciders.
“We are going to continue our focus on innovation and creativity with our ciders,” Paul Vander Heide, Owner, said. “But we wanted to take a few of our core products and make them more accessible to customers.”