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The Scoop on the Certified Cider Professional Program

August 29, 2017

The cider industry has taken a big step forward this year with the release of the Certified Cider Professional (CCP) program. Developed by the United … Read More >


VANDER MILL CHEF SERVES UP NEW MENU

August 28, 2017

Chef Peter Davidson has been overseeing the Vander Mill Grand Rapids kitchen for less than a month, but he is already incorporating some new ideas … Read More >


Chef moves to Vander Mill after closing his Ada cafe

August 1, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — After shuttering his popular Ada restaurant Saburba, Peter Davidson has moved to Vander Mill where he is the executive chef at … Read More >


Let’s Do Brunch: Eggs, pancakes and bloodies galore

April 7, 2017

Brunch is no longer just a late breakfast for lazy folk.

No — this weekend tradition is a sacred event dedicated to early morning drinking … Read More >


Vander Mill, Long Road Distillers partner to produce brandy, apple-based spirits

March 2, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS — Vander Mill LLC and Long Road Distillers LLC have struck a partnership to further capitalize on the growing market for craft spirits.… Read More >


LaughFest partners with hard cider maker on ‘official beverage’

March 1, 2017

A local cider maker has blended up a special beverage for the city’s 10-day comedy festival.

LaughFest said yesterday it collaborated with Vander Mill to … Read More >


Vander Mill, Long Road Distillers partner to produce brandy, apple-based spirits

February 24, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS — Vander Mill LLC and Long Road Distillers LLC have struck a partnership to further capitalize on the growing market for craft spirits.… Read More >


Federal tax changes benefit craft beverage producers

February 6, 2017

Changes to the federal tax code implemented at the beginning of the year could alleviate burdensome financial and bureaucratic rules for many craft beverage makers. … Read More >


10 Hard Ciders You’ve Never Heard of, But Need to Try

January 26, 2017

When it comes to booze, people think beer, cocktails, or wine. Those aren’t the only choices though, and some people may get bored with the … Read More >


Fork, Knife and Pint: Why breweries are stepping up their food game

October 6, 2016

When planning his new kitchen, Rockford Brewing Company owner Seth Rivard knew, first of all, what wasn’t going to work.

“We’re not just buying a … Read More >


Orchard is sweet on cider apples

October 4, 2016

Vander Mill’s Paul Vander Heide, left, and Dan Dietrich, one of the owners of Ridgeview Orchards, discuss the 20 acres set aside for production of … Read More >


8 Must-Try Midwest Ciders for Fall

September 19, 2016

The Midwest is widely considered to be one of the premier areas of the country for farming apples. With hundreds of varieties grown annually, it’s … Read More >


GRBJ: Restaurant pairs French cuisine, cider at annual mixer

September 19, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Paul Vander Heide is confident the best meal in Grand Rapids on Sept. 27 will be at Vander Mill.

It will … Read More >


5 places to dine and avoid the action of Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize

September 19, 2016

Almost half a million people are expected to descend upon downtown Grand Rapids for the ArtPrize international public art competition during its almost three-week run … Read More >


Cider and Networking at ACG Western Michigan Mixer

August 31, 2016

Ideas flowed freely along with the cider, when young middle-market professionals gathered in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Aug. 10 for a tour of Vander MillRead More >


Cider Can(didates) for Summer Adventuring

August 18, 2016

Summer is a time of friends, fun and cold booze. If it’s hiking, boating, picnicking, going to the tailgate or getting outdoors in any other … Read More >


Revue’s ‘Best of the West’ 2016 Winners: Drinking

August 2, 2016

Congratulations West Michigan: You’ve added fuel to the hype train.

The Best of the West results for the best beer, hooch and other drinking-related Read More >


Navigating a shifting market

May 31, 2016

As the craft beverage industry matures, it’s attracted new entrants who may be more concerned with making a quick profit than with the quality of … Read More >


VANDER MILL SHIFTING ITS PRESENCE TO GRAND RAPIDS

May 6, 2016

Just a couple miles east of the infamous Michigan Ave hill, Vander Mill Cider has created a new home away from home. It is safe … Read More >


Michigan taps into blossoming trend pairing cider and food

April 27, 2016

The joy and genius of what happens when apples are elevated beyond snack food sits unassumingly on the Vander Mill taproom menu, listed third among … Read More >


Vander Mill’s new GR facility features taste and capacity An ambitious menu and ramped-up production differentiate cider-maker’s new home.

April 25, 2016

Paul Vander Heide is excited about his culinary team at the newly opened Grand Rapids location of Vander Mill Cider.

The owner of the cider … Read More >


Cider mill opens French Country cuisine restaurant in Grand Rapids

April 20, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Vander Mill is joining Grand Rapids’ expanding craft beer scene with a hard cider brewery and a tap room that serves … Read More >


Hard cider maker opens restaurant and bar

April 18, 2016

A hard cider maker in the region is opening a restaurant and bar in town tonight.

Spring Lake-based Vander Mill will open its new restaurant … Read More >


Vander Mill Ciders gears up for grand opening of new facility, tap room in downtown GR

April 14, 2016

After one year and $4 million of investment in the purchase and renovation of the old B&B Beer Distribution Co. building at 505 Ball Ave. … Read More >


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Kick your holiday weekend off right- with a full belly and cooler, that is! Come on down to Vander Mill GR for our "Now and Later" special: spend $25 or more on dine-in food at our tap house and get 25% off you're ciders to-go. ALL WEEKEND LONG!! ...and please, have a safe, happy and respectful Memorial Day Weekend.

Start the week off right. . . . .