The People’s Cider Co.
Jason Lummen pressed the apples at a local farm for his first batch of cider in 2002. After enjoying the success of those initial rounds of five gallon batches Jason purchased his first fifty-gallon fermenter; which his wife welcomed into the kitchen of their one-bedroom apartment in Heartside.
As years passed his friends and family had the opportunity to taste the cider Jason was producing. Encouraged by their accolades and having been fortunate enough to have had time immersed in a European cider drinking culture, Jason developed a dry drinkable cider that is a fresh take on craft beverages in West Michigan.
In June of 2011, on his son’s first birthday Jason incorporated The Peoples Cider Company with the goal of creating a premium dry cider.
The People’s cider has been available on tap at places like White Flame Brewing Company in Hudsonville, The Last Chance Tavern and Grill, Georgio’s Pizza, Hopcat and Harmony Brewing Company.
Proprietor Jason Lummen is working to be able to have a new tasting room, on Jefferson Avenue between Bartertown and Black Eagle Trading Post open soon and expanding distribution outside of Grand Rapids.