Monday, January 05, 2015

Vander Mill Cider Plans For Expansion In 2015

Written by  Aimee West
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Vander Mill has decided to embark on the best kind of goal for 2015, they are re-purposing the old B & B Beer Distributing Facility in Grand Rapids.
Vander Mill Ciders is asking the city to approve renovating the existing 42,000 sq.ft. building into a 3,300 sq. ft. hard cider production and tap room. A hearing is set for 1:50 pm, Thursday, Jan 22 to request the permits needed for hard cider production and sales, on-site alcohol service and live entertainment. The rest of the space would be used for production and warehousing of raw materials and finished goods, according to plans on file.

Vander Mill owner Paul Vander Heide wrote on the city application. "We will be pressing apples, fermenting cider in large stainless steel fermentation tanks and packaging ciders in both bottles and cans.” He also mentioned that “The tap room has been designed in a way that will allow the consumer to view the entire production process via large glass windows.”

With space for on-site parking for both employees and customers this will soon become a jewel of the area. Vander Mill also plans to hire people for food service, production and administrative jobs.

We are excited to see the expansion of Vander Mill Cider and can't wait to see what the rest of 2015 brings to them.

Aimee West

Aimee West

Is new to the craft beer scene but always willing and wanting to learn more.