Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ridge Cider Co. Celebrates Grand Opening Weekend In Grant

Written by  Dan VanderKooi
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Ridge Cider Co. is West Michigan’s newest cidery to open and is located in Grant right on M-37 and 136th St. in Newaygo County. The Grand Opening / Blossom Fest celebration was held on May 16th with smoked pulled pork and hard cider plus live country rock from Lansing’s Bear Creek Brothers.
Ciders available for the opening weekend included:
  •  Sprung: Citrus/Spiced cider
  • Roots: Ginger cider
  • R.H.A.C.: Hopped cider
  • Cones: Juniper berry cider
  • Peach Ridge: Peach cider
  • Porch Sittin: Vanilla Cinnamon cider
  • RaschBerry: Raspberry cider

Ciders “on deck” include ciders with cherries, strawberries, and blueberries as well as a caramel cider and a Cyser honey mead/apple cider. The cidery uses a blend of their own fresh apples to produce their cider. Fresh unpasteurized cider is also available for home cider makers wanting to make their own hard cider. Bar snacks are currently available at the cidery including pretzels, chips & dip, and a hummus board. An expanded “farm to table” food menu is in the works

Ridge Cider Co. is currently self-distributing their kegs with limited availability. The cidery is also hoping to be able to release their cider for bottled distribution in the near future. In the meantime, be sure to checkout the tasting room in Grant and don’t forget that the cider is available in growlers to go with a full line of additional merchandise including hats and t-shirts. Ridge Cider Co. opens at noon 7 days a week with hours until 8 PM Monday through Thursday, 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday, and until 6 PM on Sundays.


Dan VanderKooi

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VK has been following the Michigan Craft Beer scene since before Oberon has been available in 6-packs. Besides making the rounds at all the local craft breweries and beer bars, Dan also supports the local music scene, reads crime fiction, and enjoys playing volleyball with his wife and friends.