Cherry Republic | Glen Arbor
In the magical land of Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor reigns as our Motherland. It was in this sleepy village many years ago our company was born among sparkling lakes, deep forests, and the abundant cherry orchards of Leelanau County. The borders of our empire have expanded, yet Glen Arbor remains the place of our origin, where Bob Sutherland's dream of spreading cherry joy took root.
Today, those who make the pilgrimage to Glen Arbor encounter the charm and authenticity that has defined Cherry Republic from the beginning. Crooked pathways meander under cherry trees and through cheerful perennial gardens and lead to The Great Hall, where soaring timber frame beams evoke the spirit of a century-old cathedral. Stop in here to shop some of our 200+ cherry products and sample to your heart's content.
Across the path from The Great Hall resides The Winery, where offer complimentary tastings of 'Wine for the Tall and Pop for the Small.' Before or after tasting, head over to the Cherry Public House, where the whole family can enjoy inventive cherry-inspired lunch and dinner selections, 12 craft beers on tap, freshly baked pie, homemade cherry ice cream, and momentous shareable desserts -- all cherry, of course!
And no trip to the Republic is complete with trying your hand (or rather, your mouth) at our Olympic Sized Pit Spitting Arena. (Legend has it that Bob's 88-year-old Momma Mary holds the record for distance even to this day.) Play areas for kids young and old, along with plenty of indoor and patio seating make our Glen Arbor campus a true destination for visitors to Northern Michigan!
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Across the path from The Great Hall resides The Winery, where we have 'Wine for the Tall and Pop for the Small!' From red to white, sweet to dry, with or without bubbles, every wine we create has at least a touch of cherry in it. Some are all cherry, some are a blend of grape and cherry. The Winery also features a variety of hard ciders. Visitors can enjoy five complimentary tastings from our main menu, or dip into the reserve menu for just $7 and receive a free tasting glass. While you sample the wine, the kids can sample some of our seven cherry soda pops.
A morning spent climbing the golden sands of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can work up quite an appetite! Good thing visitors to Glen Arbor can pop into the Cherry Public House on Lake Street for a delicious lunch or dinner, along with homemade cherry pie and ice cream creations!
The Cherry Public House also features Cherry Republic Brewing Co.’s variety of ales, lagers, and ciders. Choose a unique cherry beer like Hoppy Bobby Pale Ale or Night Swim Sweet Cherry Porter, or you might opt for a flight of our traditional beers like Glen Light, Little Town Brown Ale, D.H. Day IPA, or Loaded Lug Premium Cherry Cider. All of our draft beer and ciders are available in growlers to go.