From the beginning of our orchard in 1852, our family made hard cider for their own enjoyment. In 2019 we began creating a variety of ciders to share, exploring the many variations that the apples can provide. We also explore the synergy between our apples and other Michigan grown fruits, herbs and hops. We specialize in dry ciders where the apples shine through, no matter what additions we make.
We have 11 ciders on tap. You can enjoy a flight, a pint, or fill a howler or growler to take home with you.
In 1852, when Parmer Phillips settled our farm, this was the frontier. He chose a spot on the north slope of a ridge of land, with the Maple River running through the north edge of the farm. An orchard was started immediately, and over time it became clear that he had selected great fruit growing land. We currently grow 34 varieties of apples to use in making our ciders.
We let the apples shine through to provide their pure expression, and a naturally gluten-free beverage. Most of our ciders are made in a natural, dry style. We explore combinations of apples with other fruits we also grow like peaches and plums, as well as the bounty of fruit grown in Michigan like cherries, blueberries and cranberries. We also explore other combinations with herbs and hops to create a variety of tastes to excite the palate.
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3000 Vine Street, Lansing, Michigan 48912, United States
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Ciders made with only apples
Farmhouse Cider - A blend of modern and heritage apples with an emphasis on Northern Spy. Fermented dry, and conditioned for months before packaging. The blend of apples, featuring Northern Spy, brings a distinct apple aroma, a nice touch of acidity, and subtle complexity to the cider. Notes of white peach and white wine can be found throughout.
Table Cider - A blend of modern and heritage apples with an emphasis on Spigold. Fermented dry and conditions for months before packaging. The blend of apples bring and invitin aroma, bright acidity and create a balanced perceived sweetness to this dry cider. Notes of stone fruit and mineralogy create a refreshing cider that goes well with many different food pairings.
Heritage Cider - made with the original apple varieties first planted on our farm in 1852: Northern Spy, Baldwin, Tolman Sweet, Steele Red, Snow & Rhode Island Greening (temporarily replaced with Granny Smith). Unique heritage blend, honoring the history of apple growing on our farm
Ciders made with another fruit added to apples
Plum Cider - Our own Italian plums are pitted, chopped and added to the secondary fermentation in this dry cider. This creates a bold colored cider that showcases the different fruit flavors our plums can bring to a dry cider.
Cranberry Cider - Michigan cranberries are added to the secondary fermentation of this dry cider. This cider is light pink, and has a subtle but rounded dry cranberry finish.
Blueberry Cider - Michigan blueberries are added to the secondary fermentation of this dry cider. Beautiful blue color with floral, woody blueberry notes.
Cherry Cider - Michigan Montmorency and Balaton cherries are added to the secondary fermentation of this dry cider. A light pink to amber color and an invigorating cherry aroma and flavor make this a great compliment to the apple cider base.
Peach Cider - Michigan peaches are added to the secondary fermentation of this dry cider. The peaches sneak into the aroma and flavor the the apple blend by creating subtle but refreshing peach notes.
Cyser is cider where honey is added to the fermentation. This cyser starts with our blend of heritage and modern apples, plus our Italian Plums, with local honey, and fermented dry. The honey added some subtle floral character to contrast with the apples & plums.
Plum Cider - Whole plums were added to the primary fermentation, then the cider was blended with cider that was aged in a white wine barrel. Subtle plum flavors with a hint of oak character.
Plum Orange Cardamom Cider - Whole Italian Plums were added to the primary fermentation. After fermentation was complete and the cider was conditioned, we added fresh organic orange zest and freshly ground organic cardamom to the cider before packaging. These 3 ingredients all play off each other while adding their own complexity and layers to the dry cider.
Blueberry, Plum, Rhubarb Cider- Michigan blueberries and our own plums and rhubarb were added to this dry cider during secondary fermentation. All three bring their own characteristics to this distinctive combination.
Our Italian plum cider, blended with Applejack barrel aged cider. A little hint of boozey barrel characteristics to complement the apples & plums
Hops added to Apple Cider
Hopped Cider - A dry cider base, dry hopped numerous times with Michigan Chasmere hops. The dry hopping process with this hop brings notes of tropical fruit, melon and flowers without the bitterness.
Hopped Cider - A dry cider fermented with a beer saison yeast and dry hopped at numerous times with Loral and Wakatu hops. The saison yeast brings lemon, orange, bubblegum and slightly spicy, floral characteristics to eat cider while the hops bring citrus, flowers and lime notes on top of it all. A complex yet approachable and enjoyable cider.
Hopped Cider - A dry cider, dry hopped with copious amounts of Czech Saaz hops and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops. Note of earthy sage, lavender, pine, and citrus can be found throughout the aroma and flavor of this cider.
Herbs & Spices
Lavender Cider - Michigan lavender gives this cider a full and enjoyable floral flavor and amazing aroma with a long flowery finish.
Ginger Cider - Fresh ginger gives this cider a pleasant ginger zip, without obscuring the apples.
Spiced Cider - Cinnamon, cloves, allspice and mace. Like hot spiced cider, but cool, dry, and refreshing with bubbles..
Hibiscus Cider - In celebration of Pride month, this dry cider is infused with hibiscus flowers. The hibiscus flowers contribute a very light pink hue and a flavor reminiscent of cranberries and pomegranates. Very refreshing, especially on a nice summer day.
Ciders aged with wood
American White Oak Aged Cider - A blend of heritage and modern apples aged with American White Oak.
Maple Wood Aged Cider - Maple provides a more subtle, smooth wood character than oak. If you're not a fan of oak, this might be for you.
French Oak Aged cider - All oak isn't the same, this French Oak gives some different spices notes.
Cider aged in various types of oak barrels
Applejack Barrel Aged Cider - A special blend of apples, fermented then aged in an Applejack barrel from Coppercraft Distillery in Holland MI.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider - A special blend of apples, fermented then aged in a Bourbon Barrel from American Fifth Spirits in Lansing MI.
Wine Barrel Aged Cider - A blend of heritage and modern apples, fermented then aged in a white wine barrel.
Semi-Sweet cider - A blend of heritage and modern apples, fermented dry, then back sweetened with Michigan apple juice concentrate. This cider gives you more of that sweet apple flavor.
Made from scratch in our on farm bakery
We do cheat on the donuts, we start with a mix, then add our own fresh cider, and more cinnamon and nutmeg, with a little crunch on the exterior and moist center, hand tossed in cinnamon sugar.
We do cheat on the donuts, we start with a mix, then add our own fresh cider, and more cinnamon and nutmeg, with a little crunch on the exterior and moist center, left unadorned.
Real butter shortbread, covered with lemon topping where we use lemon juice, lemon zest and lemon extract to get that amazing lemon flavor. Dusted with powdered sugar to balance out the tart lemon flavor.
A rich, fudge chocolate brownie, with a sprinkle of chocolate ships on top. A chocolate lovers dream.
Fresh buttermilk gives these a little tang, dried cranberries and that enjoyable flakey texture.
Vanilla sugar cookie, with lemon icing, topped with lavender buds. Our most popular cookie!
An old fashioned classic, molasses gives you a rich sweet base, enhanced with cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
All American classic, real butter and high quality chocolate make the difference.
Crunchy peanut butter for great peanut crunch
Some ask, why not raisins, 2 reasons, why not something different, and we grow cranberries in Michigan, but we don't grow raisins.
Butter shortbread with almond icing topped with sliced almonds.
Oatmeal, peanut butter and M&M candies
Baking chocolate & butter gives a real full on chocolate flavor.
Pastry crust made from scratch, and our own apples (Northern Spy or Ida Red) in a classic two crust pie.
Perfect size for two, our own apples (Northern Spy or Ida Red) inside made from scratch pastry crust,
Michigan Montmorency tart cherries inside made from scratch pastry crust with a lattice top.
Perfect size for two, Michigan Montmorency tart cherries inside made from scratch pastry crust with a lattice top.