November 30, 2023

St. Ambrose Cellars’ X.R. Cyser

Bottoms Up
By Anna Faller | Nov. 5, 2022

What do you do when life hands you honey? For beekeepers Kirk and Sharon Jones, the ownership team behind Sleeping Bear Farms, the answer is make it into mead—and cider and occasionally beer and wine. Enter: Beulah’s St. Ambrose Cellars. Established in 2010, what began as an at-home operation has emerged as a fortress of all things fizzy, replete with flavors for every palette (not to mention the 18-hole disc golf course). The crème de la caramelized crème, however, is the taproom’s iconic X.R. Cyser. Featuring fermented Star Thistle honey blended with local apple cider—that’s what separates cysers from meads—this bestseller is finished with maple syrup and plenty of apple pie spice. Enjoy one with a charcuterie board or in a seasonal Royal Apple cocktail. Grab yourself a 10-oz pour for $6 at St. Ambrose Cellars. 841 S. Pioneer Rd., Beulah. (231) 383-4262. Or, use their online locator ( to find your closest X.R. Cyser stash. 


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