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LANSING — A series of bills could open the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council to members from the distilling, craft beer and other alcoholic beverage segments.

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After more than a year of construction, Vander Mill LLC will open its new taproom, restaurant and hard cider production facility in Grand Rapids on Monday.

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While new bills seek to grow the membership of an agriculture industry council funded by licensing fees from Michigan alcoholic beverage makers, the changes still exclude one key sector and its supply chain from the group

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Cider producers in West Michigan and nationwide could have an easier time making and labeling their products under federal legislation that was signed into law on Dec. 18.

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The Fennville-based maker of hard cider launched in 2011 with a massive PR blitz focused mostly on its high-profile founder, Chicago brewer Greg Hall, whose family had just sold its Goose Island Beer Co. to Anheuser Busch LLC for a reported $38 million. At the time, Hall promised to make exceptional products and to turn Michigan into a Napa Valley type region for hard cider.

Published in Beer and wine

Imagine spending time and resources to develop a product only to find out that you won’t be able to describe it on the label in a way you think best resonates with consumers.

Published in Agribiz

Michigan’s growing base of craft hard cider producers have joined forces in a new industry association that aims to improve the supply of raw materials and drive awareness of the beverage among consumers.

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