Have you ever wanted to try a cherry-flavored beer? Well, this store is your one-stop-shop for cherry everything. Cherry Republic in Michigan is a tribute to all this red fruit has to offer — and the state's history with cherries is a sweet & delicious one.\nThis specialty store has six locations all throughout the mitt of Michigan: Glen Arbor, Holland, Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Charlevoix, and Frankenmuth — and each makes their products from Michigan's Montmorency Tart Cherries.\nYou probably didn't know that there are well over 200 products someone can make from cherries, including soda, wine, coffee, and even salsa! Of course, the jam is a staple of the store and it's considered some of the best in the entire state.\nEven if you're not in Michigan, you can order their delicious snacks and treats online. Their website has all of their products and even offers gift boxes; which could be the perfect present for a Michigander that's no longer living around here.\nTheir sugary sour patches are pretty darn addicting too.\nView this post on Instagram HAVE YOU TRIED THESE!?! 🔥 Some friends of ours showed these to us and I’m OBSESSED!! My recommendation for the day. 🤣 A post shared by Katie Mehlberg ❣️ (@ktmehlberg428) on Nov 12, 2019 at 7:44am PST\nAll of their stores have the cutest cherry red ball pit that's perfect for an adorable Instagram shot.\nView this post on Instagram hi! 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴 🔴🔴👧🏻🔴🔴 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴 A post shared by anna (@annawarsaww) on Jul 24, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT\nThe store had humble beginnings, with the owner selling slogan t-shirts out of his car and then creating his now-famous cherry cookies. The Glen Arbor flagship store has since expanded into almost every corner of the state.\nThe original store in Glen Arbor is way more than just a shop too. There's a beautiful garden with outdoor seating, gorgeous flowers, and a quaint & peaceful view of the surrounding nature.\nView this post on Instagram Just a block down the street is another favorite neighbor, one of Glen Arbor’s must-see stores, @cherryrepublic #glenarbor #leelanau #puremichigan #leelanauairbnb #sleepingbeardunes #glenlake A post shared by Clarity Guest House (@clarity_guest_house) on Aug 21, 2019 at 6:04am PDT\nThis original location even has a winery! They offer taste testings of some of the most unique beers and wines in 'The Mitt' — a nickname given to Michigan due to it being shaped like a piece of winter apparel (a mitten).\nThis is a true Michigan business and they focus on giving back to the community and keeping money within the state.\nThey've given over $2 million to nonprofits that help the state's environment and will hopefully keep the cherrie-ty flowing for decades to come.\nCherry Republic isn't the only small business thriving off of Michigan's favorite tart fruit. Every year, Traverse City hosts the National Cherry Festival.\nNext year the festival will be held on July 4-11 and will feature concerts, carnival rides, and of course cherries in every form you could imagine.\nClearly, Michigan takes its cherries very seriously; Cherry Republic is a delicious demonstration of that & is well worth the visit.\nView this post on Instagram It’s amazing what you can discover if you just take the time to look. 🍒 . . During our recent weekend trip to @traversecitytourism , Brad and I wanted to find someplace off the beaten path where we hadn’t yet spent time. Come to find...we’d never seen @cherryrepublic ‘s @visitglenarbor location—and what a gem to be found! 💎 On that quiet Sunday, we explored the multi-building campus with cherry ice cream cones in hand, enjoying the calm of the afternoon while also daydreaming of what the same setting must look like in the summer. ☀️ I’ve always enjoyed exploring #CherryRepublic’s other retail locations, but I tell ya what: This one has that extra touch of magic that makes it stand out among the rest.✨100% worth the drive to check it out. . Have you been? . (Thanks so much to @grandtraverseresort for inviting us for the weekend so we could play adventurers!) . . . #traversecity #glenarbor #glenarbormichigan #upnorthmichigan #northernmichigan #puremichigan #puremichiganders #michiganders #mittenlove #awesomemitten #cherryrepublic #cherryrepublicglenarbor #midwestmoment #midwestisbest #gtresort #grandtraverseresort #michigan #michiganlove #lovemichigan #igersmichigan #igersmidwest #michiganblogger #travelblogger #midwesttravel #travelwriter #midwesttravelbloggers #bradandjenintc A post shared by Jennifer • Wading in Big Shoes (@jenniferhbowman) on May 1, 2019 at 8:28am PDT\nAn overview of Cherry Republic can be found below.\nIf you're looking for more Michigan adventures, check out this rock island that feels like the floating islands of Pandora from Disney's 'Avatar', or get lost in a labyrinth of over 1 million books at this literary wonderland in Detroit.\nCherry Republic\nPrice: 💸💸\nAddress: 6026 A, 5109, S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636\nHours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; holiday hours may vary.\nWhy You Need To Go: Indulge your sweet tooth in delicious cherry goodies of all forms & support a local Michigan business!\nWebsite\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. 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