Friday, September 19, 2014

[Metromode] How about them apples? Metro Detroit's craft cider industry

Photo by David Lewinski Photography.

It is officially fall, and in metro Detroit that means exactly one thing... well, one thing other than football.. cider season!

"Cider" used to strictly mean that particular kind of extra-special apple juice made from fresh-picked apples and pressed fresh for you inside an adjoining mill, sold by the gallon and served alongside hot cake doughnuts fresh out of the fryer, usually in a place where there are also U-pick orchards, a petting zoo with pony rides, and corn mazes. It is a Michigan tradition and a rite of passage, and one of the best things about Michigan's fickle four seasons.

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