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We first discovered Tandem Ciders in 2016 on a spring break trip to Leelanau Peninsula in Western Michigan. Not to be deterred by the spring snow (and the lack of GPS), we found ourselves at Tandem’s quaint farmhouse tasting room, which has an English-pub feel.
In the years since, Tandem has increased its distribution in Chicago, and we’ve had the chance to chat with Dan Young on several occasions, including at the most recent Cider Summit in Chicago in February 2020. Dan and his wife Nikki Rothwell have been producing ciders at Tandem for over a decade, “reimagining” locally produced fruit into award-winning beverages. Their dedication to supporting Michigan growers and continuing the Midwest cider renaissance is apparent. We are excited to share more of Dan and Nikki’s story through this Cidermaker Q&A.
Read more about our conversation with Dan and Nikki here: Cidermaker Q & A: Tandem Ciders