flatmatt (80) Northville, Michigan | October 24, 2011| Updated July 24, 2016
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 7/10
- SELECTION 10/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 6/10
- OVERALL 14/20
Visited the taproom for the first time. Pretty nice place, and I’m surprised how great their beers are. Was somewhat crowded; I think they could make a little better use of the small space, even if just by having a few folding chairs in the corner to add to the tables when needed. Beers are very limited, very small batch right now; they usually run out of a couple beers over the course of the weekend. But the two I had were really good.
Previous review of the Cider Mill (retail location): I added this as a place a couple years ago, but I didn’t rate it at the time since I hadn’t been there in person since I was a kid. Anyway, this place has grown since then. Definitely still a family place to go, with picnic tables and lots of playground equipment outside. Not sure if you can drink their alcohol on site though; I’d venture to guess you can’t. Inside the main building there’s the main counter with several registers and, off to the side, the wine and cider tasting bar. Several varieties of Michigan wine, some with other fruits, and currently three alcoholic ciders, two of which have fruit added. Of course the main attraction for most people is the (non-alcoholic) apple cider and donuts. It’s nice to see this local business doing so well, and their "hard" cider has started turning up on tap at places in Plymouth and Ann Arbor.