Michigan is famous for its beer. Understandably so. We have Founders, Short’s, Bell’s, and more. Grand Rapids has even earned the nickname “Beer City.” However, some of the best hard ciders in the country are also Michigan Made.
Over the last few years, I’ve become a massive fan of hard cider. I’m to the point where I’ll take one over a beer, at this point. Don’t judge me! They’re sweet, crisp, and refreshing. I also feel like I can drink more than two without getting full, unlike beer. Lucky for me, and other fans of hard cider, some of the best comes from the Mitten State.
Michigan Is A Cider Mecca
People will come from all over the country to enjoy Michigan Made hard ciders. I certainly can’t blame them. From Metro-Detroit to the U.P., you can find tasty ciders all across the state. With the way these cider companies are growing, our beer reputation could soon be gulped down.
Additionally, Michigan has tons of Cider Mills that you can visit and enjoy fresh cider (sometimes hard), donuts, and scenery. It’s a big part of our culture in the Fall, and not every state enjoys this activity like we do. They don’t realize what they’re missing out on.
With so many options to choose from, it was tough narrowing it down to five Michigan Made hard ciders. However, after much blood, sweat, and tears I was able to do it. I’ve done my best to try as many local hard ciders as possible, and in the end I’m proud of the list. I would stand by all of these as a recommendation, and enjoy them myself.
Having said that, many great options were left on the cutting room floor. Virtue Cider is one of the most recognizable examples of hard ciders from Michigan. I’m sure you’ve seen their cans around. Unfortunately, they didn’t make the list…and they’re delicious! So, you know the final five are going to be delicious. Okay, enough waiting. Let’s get to the list!