October 16, 2017

Uncle John’s Cider Launches New Products

For many, it is impossible to travel along US-127 in St. John’s, Michigan, without making a stop at Uncle John’s Cider Mill. Whether heading to cheer on the Michigan State Spartans, testing your luck at Soaring Eagle Casino, or embracing the change from summer to fall, visiting Uncle John’s is well worth it.The picturesque white barn, surrounded by thousands of apple trees (7,500 to be exact), … [Read more...]

Greg Hall Sees a Higher Calling For Cider

Everyone wanted the brewmaster to stay. Greg Hall was 45 and savvy enough to help Goose Island Brewery through the transition after Anheuser Busch purchased the brewery for $38.8 million in 2011. Plus, Goose Island was consistently successful, and with new money and ideas injected, the possibilities were endless. But Hall didn’t stay. He left Goose Island and surprised everyone by becoming a … [Read more...]

Northern Michigan Hard Cider Production Expands

Nestled along a scenic country road in Michigan's "little pinkie" is a simple barnlike building with a tandem bike displayed over the doorway. Inside, there is a surprise waiting for visitors to Leelanau Peninsula wine country: a tasting room featuring something different -- Michigan hard cider.Tandem Ciders founders Dan Young and Nikki Rothwell, a married couple, began selling cider in … [Read more...]