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To our loyal Spring Lake customers

October 22, 2020

It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the sale of our original facility in Spring Lake. This Fall will be our 15th and … Read More >


Wait….Aren’t you just a cider place?

June 18, 2020

 

Well, the very simple answer is NO! It is true, we are well known for our world class ciders made at our facility in Read More >


What is the safest way to dine out? We think that we have the answer.

June 18, 2020

 

I was having a conversation with a friend recently regarding how much our lives and habits have changed since COVID-19.  Alden said it best Read More >


What COVID procedures to expect when visiting Vander Mill.

June 18, 2020

 

Going out for dinner and or drinks has changed for all of us due to COVID-19.  At Vander Mill we strive to give our Read More >


10 places that prove Grand Rapids is the craft beverage capital of the U.S.

February 13, 2020

Grand Rapids has the well-earned nickname “Beer City USA” (its first brewery was established in 1836), but this Midwestern city’s penchant for craft beverage extends … Read More >


Agriculture Forum: Michigan on tap at CiderCon

February 4, 2020

CiderCon 2020 hit the streets of Oakland, California, earlier this week.

The country’s annual cider (hard cider) conference hosted more than 1,200 cider makers, suppliers, … Read More >


Copper & Kings Launches “Northern Soul” Michigan Apple Brandy

November 7, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. announces its latest unique barrel-finished, pure copper pot-distilled American apple brandy, “Northern Soul,” a limited … Read More >


Beverage Association Names President

April 8, 2019

A business owner in the area is the new president of a statewide beverage association.

The Michigan Cider Association is now under the leadership of … Read More >


Craft hard cider adds value, diversity to Michigan’s agricultural community

January 31, 2019

It wouldn’t be autumn in Michigan without a visit to the apple orchard or cider mill. From caramel apples and apple pies to apple butter … Read More >


Beer Buzz Vander Mill Totally Roasted Offered at Binny’s

November 20, 2018

Vander Mill Totally Roasted

6 Pack of 12oz Cans

$9.99

How about a break from beer? Vander Mill uses handmade cinnamon roasted pecans and whole … Read More >


Craft hard cider adds value, diversity to Michigan’s agricultural community

November 12, 2018

It wouldn’t be autumn in Michigan without a visit to the apple orchard or cider mill. From caramel apples and apple pies to apple butter … Read More >


This Is Why Red Delicious Apples Suck So Hard

August 22, 2018

The Washington Apple Commission describes the Red Delicious on its website as “the world’s favorite snacking apple,” but all schoolchildren who have ever thrown one

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

August 9, 2018
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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 >