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Amy’s Top 10 most-anticipated places for Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2018

August 9, 2018

Feeling the Heat: West Michigan restaurant industry grapples with labor shortage

July 9, 2018

A struggle to find staff willing to work for minimum wage is forcing one pizza shop in Grand Rapids to shift from offering a dine-in … Read More >


EXPANDING THE PIE: Council includes broader representation from state’s craft beverage sectors

June 25, 2018

Council includes broader representation from state’s craft beverage sectors
An update to Michigan law is bringing a more equitable approach to how license fees from … Read More >


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

May 17, 2018
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CIDER WEEK IS IN FULL SWIG

May 15, 2018

Grand Rapids is celebrating cider this week with Cider Week.

Tap takeovers, cider-and-food pairings at local restaurants and breweries, cider tours, and a festival are … Read More >


Q&A: Paul Vander Heide, Owner of Vander Mill LLC

February 21, 2018

Vander Mill owner Paul Vander Heide has helped put Michigan cider on the map. The growing Grand Rapids-based hard cider producer makes more than 250,000 … Read More >


Q&A: Paul Vander Heide, Owner of Vander Mill LLC

February 19, 2018

Vander Mill owner Paul Vander Heide has helped put Michigan cider on the map. The growing Grand Rapids-based hard cider producer makes more than 250,000 … Read More >


Cider Association Elects 2018 Board of Directors Welcomes Paul Vander Heide of Michigan as New President

February 7, 2018

Portland, OR–The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) elects new directors and officers each year at their annual meeting which takes place during CiderCon–the … Read More >


Ron Funches returns to Laughfest

January 29, 2018

Gilda’s Laugh Fest continues to expand and draw top talent to Grand Rapids.

This year’s lineup includes Trevor Noah and John Mulaney and features the … Read More >


Hard cider maker distributing statewide

October 19, 2017

A local hard cider maker is expanding its partnership with a statewide beverage distributor.

Imperial Beverage will now represent Vander Mill in all counties throughout … Read More >


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 >


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