At its core, West Michigan’s hard cider is a-peel-ing and the industry is fruitful

Cider Week GR is happening now to May 19 in Grand Rapids. The city is also hosting the annual Great Lakes Cider and Perry Competition – the largest competition of its kind in the world, says Paul Vander Heide.

Vander Heide is the owner of Vander Mill LLC of Grand Rapids, which makes more than 250,000 gallons of cider a year to sell in a number of Great Lakes states. Vander Heide is also president of the United States Association of Cider Makers, and he joined Stateside to tell us about the business.  READ MORE…

Be In The Know

Get updates on new cider flavors, product releases, merchandise, and updates on Vander Mill events and happenings in West Michigan.

Thanks for signing up, don't forget to stop in and have a cider.