CIDER DESCRIPTIONS AND ONE-OFFS
We are continually pushing the boundaries of cider making and challenge the typical cider profiles. Some of these ciders are crafted in small runs and are available in limited supply for a short time. Please note this is a comprehensive list of all the ciders we have made. Our daily offerings may be different due to availability and seasonality.
The poblano peppers used in this cider are sweet and smokey, imparting flavors reminiscent of raisins and plumbs. The crisp apple allows the peppers to retain their distinctive, gentle heat. Your palette won’t know what hit it!
Fresh pressed raspberries provide a perfect balance between natural sweetness and acidic tartness. This cider is slightly carbonated, and true to the fruits it’s born from.
A UK variety introduced to the U.S. in the early 1700’s. This cider has a very rich, dried fruit aroma, big flavor and full body of apricots and apples with balanced acidity, followed by a nice tannic and alcohol warming finish.
A barrel-aged cyser with select Michigan apples, local wildflower honey and time spent in Revolution Brewing Straight Jacket barrels offer your palate an enticing fusion of apple and honey with a warming finish.
Apple blueberry cider. When creating products from Michigan fruits, it seems natural to include Michigan blueberries. They add nice fruity flavor to our cider.
Like all of our ciders, this one is not too sweet or overpowering.
Our classic apple with blueberry cider with no added sugar for a dry, more blueberry tasting cider.
Bon Chretien, or “Good Christian” is the original name given to the modern day Bartlett Pear. Its French origin dates back to 1483 and the days of King Louis XI. Today, this variety is the most prevalent pear in the United States. Bon Chretien is fermented using all Michigan Bartlett pears. It is semi-dry and lightly carbonated, with clean and subtle notes of pear.
A tribute to John Chapman, better known as “Johnny Appleseed”. It is made with four types of heritage apples including: Winesap, Baldwin, Northern Spy and Jonathan. It is a semi-dry cider with a clean fruit flavor and slight carbonation.
This cider is made using a variety of American heritage apples including Winesap, Baldwin, Spy and Jonathan. This cider is aged in white oak barrels to give slight hints of wood, vanilla and tannin. Light carbonation lends to a complex fruit flavored cider with a semi-dry finish.
CHAPS & LEDERHOSEN
Chapman’s Blend dry-hopped with German Hallertau Blac Hops.
Dry Michigan cider blended with Balaton cherry juice for a refreshingly tart cider that is sure to make you smile. Vander Mill is proud to present the official beverage of LaughFest.
Semi-sweet blend of cranberry juice, hard cider and rosemary.
CYSER VAN DOOM
From the depths of your fears, we bring you Cyser Van Doom. Pure cider fermented dry with Michigan honey to 8.5% alcohol is where it all begins. Post fermentation, this cyser is aged in barrels with a dark history. First used to age some of the finest bourbon and second age in Imperial IPA. After six months, Cyser Van Doom encompasses the fine qualities of all. Rich, dry and complex.
FOUNDERS KEEPERS CYSER
Apple cider fermented with Michigan Honey and aged in bourbon barrels for one year. Semi-dry cyser with honey and floral notes.
Hard cider made with Michigan basswood honey, orange blossom water, and infused with nitrogen for a lush, flavorful blend of apple, honey sweetness and light citrus finish.
A refreshing balance of bright ginger bite and peach sweetness, neither of which will over power your face. Pair it with food, or crush it on its own, this cider is crisp and clean from start to finish.
Silver medal winner at the International Cider Competition in San Sebastian, Spain in November 2019. Cider aged in white American oak. It has an herbal dried fruit nose with warm dark red fruit and a robust finish.
GREEN MILL CYSER
A collaborative cyser made with Greenbush Brewing Company. Michigan apple juice and wildflower honey provide an experience at once sweet and dry, while aging in Greenbush’s Delusion barrels lends a distinct bourbon character.
Our traditional hard cider is a semi-sweet cider. We use a unique blend of Michigan apples to balance acidity and fresh apple flavors.
This specialty cider is soft and fragile, with a sharp sweetness. The balance of pink peppercorns and hibiscus highlight the rich berries and mild tart. This semi-sweet cider is sure to make you fall in love.
Best in Show winner at the International Cider Competition in San Sebastian, Spain in November 2019. An effervescent and refreshing semi-dry cider infused with orange peel, star anise, and green cardamom.
Best in Class winner at the International Cider Competition in San Sebastian, Spain in November 2019.Perfectly balanced semi-sweet cider featuring hibiscus, ginger juice, and coriander for a refreshing experience.
This is the winner of our Christmas party contest. Hard cider blended with mango juice and then dry hopped with citra hops. Semi-sweet mango and citrus fruit flavors and aroma. Semi-sweet, unfiltered.
MANGO-CITRA BA (BARREL AGED)
This is the winner of our Christmas party contest. Hard cider blended with mango juice and then dry hopped with citra hops. Semi-sweet mango and citrus fruit flavors and aroma. Semi-sweet, unfiltered fermented in an oak barrel.
Midwest apples meet Belgian wit yeast, creating an unfiltered farmhouse cider full of character. Distinct orange peel and coriander enhance the flavor, bringing warmth full of zest and spice.
MSG: MANGO SIMCOE GOODNESS
Mango Simcoe Goodness is the quintessential summer drink–bright, refreshing, and crushable. Mango juice is added to our cider during fermentation, which allows the sugars in the juice to ferment to dryness while retaining all of the delicious mango flavor. Then we dry hop with a generous pile of Simcoe hops. The result is a thirst-quenching, flavorful cider worthy of your summertime quest for great taste.
Opposites attract in this seasonal specialty. Our hard apple cider provides a base of unmatched fruit and acidity, while Columbus hops unveil an earthy bitterness.
Puff is a collaborative barrel-aged product between Vander Mill and New Holland Brewing Company. This cyser is fermented with Michigan wildflower honey to complete dryness and then aged in New Holland Dragon’s Milk barrels for 8 months. The richness from the stout, and depth of the barrel flavor make this product very complex. A hint of the honey and acidity of the cider round out the profile.
75% California Rosé, 25% Hard Apple
American wheat pale ale brewed with 15% fresh apple cider. Excellent summer choice.
the naked farmer
This zero brix (sugar) cider is unfiltered for a full-bodied look at what pure Michigan apple juice can be.
A blend of golden heirloom apples which include Grimes Golden, Golden Russet and Gold Rush. This blend is aged in Missouri white oak barrels for eight months which adds notes of oak and tannin to this crisp, dry cider.
Beginning with our traditional hard apple cider we then steep candied pecans. We make our own cinnamon roasted pecans that bring vanilla, cinnamon, and nuttiness to this product, which makes for a truly unique cider.
Vandy is the answer to the old adage of An Apple A Day… It’s a cider that blends the crisp and clean flavor of fermented apples with the fresh harvest of those just pressed.
The mint and lime concoction you don’t need to serve on the rocks.
YELLOW BRICK RHODE
This light-bodied summer heritage release is characterized by both the historic Rhode Island Greening and modern Gold Rush apple. Soft tannin complexity was afforded over the near year this cider spent in American white oak barrels. Notes of pear, fresh cut apple and spices are quite refreshing.