Sunday, April 22, 2012
Next time you’re in a crabby mood, Tandem Ciders in Suttons Bay, Michigan has the cure: The Crabster, a handcrafted hard apple cider that is at once surprisingly smooth and tart. It’s made with nine dessert apples for a refreshing taste, and there’s an earthy element from—I’m guessing—an added selection of wild crab apples from the Leelanau peninsula. I don’t typically drink ciders because they seem a bit too much like liquid candy, but the Crabster had some wooden flavors that knocked down the sweetness. I need to get up north and score a case for summer porch drinking. In the meantime, short of driving to Suttons Bay, I believe Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids is the only place in Michigan selling the Crabster. Thanks to my friend Chris Siciliano for hand-delivering a bottle. Read his review of Tandem Ciders at the Buzz: Siciliano’s Market News & Notes.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Surrounded by four of America's Great Lakes, Michigan has more shoreline than any other state, and each of its shores has its own unique landscape, from forests to beaches to giant walls of sand.
—via High Five Threads