Enjoying Michigan Hard Cider
There are a number of companies from now making Michigan hard ciders, fruit wines and more. This section is still under construction, and will include more listings in the future.
For a great summary of products available, please see this excellent story written by Sandra Silfven The Detroit News:
Links to some of the hard cider makers listed in this Detroit News article:
Almar Orchards Maker of Misteguay Creek hard cider:
Motor City Brew Works Offering a dry style of hard cider for sale on tap in the brewery only:
Blackstar Farms Makers of hard cider, wonderful wines, distilled fruit brandies and more:
Uncle John's Fruit House Winery Maker of a farmhouse fermented cider, perry, fruit wines and more:
Kalamazoo Brewing Company (Producer of Bell's beers) - Makes a "cyser" which is made from organic apple cider mixed with local honey and fermented For sale only at Bell's Eccentric Café.
More (not listed in the article) producers of hard cider or related products:
Cascade Winery Grand Rapids Hard cider production by late fall 2005
Kuhnhenn Brewery & Winery Warren Hard cider launch June 2006.
Robinette's Apple Haus Grand Rapids Launching their new hard cider.
Round Barn Winery Baroda Makers of Michigan wine and distilled fruit products, now developing hard cider.
Retailers and restaurants who have or currently carry one or more Michigan hard ciders and/or related products (some listed in the Detroit News article):
Whole Foods Market Troy
Merchant's Fine Wine Dearborn
Coach Insignia Restaurant at the Renaissance Center - Detroit
Restaurant Villegas - Okemos
More listings to come!
Note: Due to the seasonality of some of these businesses, and the seasonality of hard cider products, it is important that you call first to check availability!