Recap of SOWco De Mayo at Vander Mill Cidery


Vander Mill has hired a true culinary pedigree Justin Large as the Chef and Culinary Director for its Spring Lake and upcoming Grand Rapids restaurant.
Published in Cideries News

fork fest article

Fork Fest brought over 40 different local food vendors to the Romence Garden & Greenhouses on Lakeside Dr. in northeast Grand Rapids for an evening of food, beverage, and fun. Admission include unlimited helpings to food samples ranging from small portions to whole plate-fulls while drink tickets for purchase provided attendees with a selection of beer from Brewery Vivant which included the seasonal Pumpkin Tart, hard ciders from Vander Mill such as Totally Roasted with cinnamon roasted pecans, and Fenn Valley wine.
Published in Fall Events

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SOWco De Mayo is a brand new event this Spring at Vander Mill Cidery in Spring Lake. The outdoor patio is open, and what better way to celebrate than having a whole pig burial roasting right outside the mill? With tickets only $10 in advance (or $15 at the door,) attendees were able to enjoy live music, and a variety of food along with Vander Mill’s signature hard ciders, beer, and wine and even a few specialties.
Published in Spring Events

Vander Mill has stepped it up once more for this year’s annual Fall celebration Vander Fest. Warm weather cooperated with a great lineup including some of Lakeshore’s best breweries, a dozen cideries, great food options, and amazing live music complete with laser show consistent with the best of previous year’s celebrations but also offering plenty new.
Published in Fall Events

West Michigan Beer Rallies Behind Independent Beer Tasting Class

When it comes to Beer Class season, people often ask me how it got started, and who is putting it on.
Published in Summer Events

Vander Mill Cider Completes $600,000 Expansion and Begins Canning Hard Ciders

Renovated Café & Tasting Room and Expanded Menu Also Offered
One of the Midwest’s largest craft cider producers – Vander Mill Cider & Winery – is introducing a new line of canned ciders. Earlier this year, Vander Mill completed a 3500-square-foot, $600,000 expansion at its facility in Spring Lake. This includes the addition of fermentation equipment and a canning system, which will produce 1800 16-ounce cans per hour. In all, owner Paul Vander Heide estimates his 2013 production to top 100,000 gallons.
Published in Cideries News

More Than Twenty Brewers  Announced for ‘Michigan Bier Celebration, a taste of  Oktoberfest’ Frankenmuth, Michigan  July 21, 2012

More than twenty brewers will participate at The Michigan Bier Celebration, a taste of Oktoberfest, to be held at the Harvey Kern Pavilion in Frankenmuth, MI on July 21, 2012 from 1-11 p.m.
Published in Summer Events

Vander Mill launches Rewards Days and new menu with kick off party

Vander Mill Cidery held a rewards kick off party on Saturday, May 12th. Don't have a rewards card? No problem, because Vander Mill went well out of their way to hook everyone up with food, fun, and discounted cider and merchandise. And yes, the new beers debuted earlier this year were readily available on tap (along with a variety of hard ciders.) This event was the first of several planned “rewards days,” and also served as the inaugural sign-up day for future events.
Published in Brewery Events

Spring Lake's Vander Mill Cidery has something new to offer this year: beer!

Debuted at Winter Beer Fest in February with temperatures in the low 20s; and now, just a few weeks later with West Michigan temperatures aproaching 80 degrees, Vander Mill has already begun expanding hours and making the new beers (as well as hard ciders and apple wines,) available to be enjoyed in their cider garden.
Published in Brewery News