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By Carol Viau- The Biltmore Beacon   Ahh, fall. It’s a time to enjoy refreshing coolness in the air — and all things apple — especially apple cider. A little history Cider been an American staple since the Pilgrims brought apple seeds and a cider press to the New World. Because water supplies were not ... [Read more]

Let The Ciders Flow Katie Toussaint The second location of Urban Orchard Cider Co. is now open in downtown Asheville at South Slope. Here are seven things to know before the official grand opening celebration. (1) The date of the grand opening The grand opening celebration is kicking off October 27 with live music featuring ... [Read more]

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Asheville's fast growing South Slope has a new resident. Urban Orchard Cidery has opened a second location in Asheville. It has a ton of ciders and some beer on tap at the tasting room on Buxton Avenue. Urban Orchard Cider Co. South Slope is open now, but a grand opening is set ... [Read more]

  With an expansion into a huge second location nearing completion and their fifth anniversary coming up, family-owned Asheville business Urban Orchard Cider Co. clearly has reason to celebrate. It’s practically impossible to liken Urban Orchard Cider Co.’s new location to their first—in fact, one might even say it’s like comparing apples to oranges. The ... [Read more]

ASHEVILLE, N.C.— Western North Carolina is quickly becoming a cider hub thanks in part to Henderson County’s rank as the top apple-producing county in North Carolina and the seventh-largest in the United States overall. About 150 orchards call the Hendersonville area home, and the abundance and variety of apples in the area feed the growth of ... [Read more]

In the artsy/boho/historic neighborhood of West Asheville (i.e., West Asheville is roughly analogous to East Nashville, and well worth a side trip). Billed as “one of only a handful of True Cider Bars in the nation”, they serve up craft ciders in a fascinating range of flavors – dry, sweet or sour, and brewed or ... [Read more]

#1 Urban Orchard Cider Co.   West Asheville’s family-owned Urban Orchard Cidery serves no less than eight of their distinct cider styles on tap at any time in a tap room located just above the production floor. Sourcing apples from orchards in nearby Hendersonville, the Urban Orchard crew has experimented with nearly 50 distinct recipes ... [Read more]

We’re back with an early summer installment of our exploration of women in cider. Recently, we hit the pavement and discovered two more rock stars of the cider world: Josie Mielke, co-owner and head cider maker at Urban Orchard Cider Co. in Asheville, North Carolina, and Misty Stallard, “head cideress” (as she calls herself) at ... [Read more]

  WLOS — ASHEVILLE, N.C. A partnership between one of western North Carolina's biggest industries and one of its biggest advocates joins together just in time for Sexual Assault Awareness month.   During the month of April, 13 breweries who are part of the Asheville Brewers Alliance will donate $1 for each pint sold to ... [Read more]

    The gluten-free aspect of cider is important to many consumers, said Leah McGrath, dietician for the Ingles stores. "There has been a huge increase in the awareness of gluten-free products." Some consumers "feel safe having something like a hard cider as an alternative to a beer."   Among them are Josie Mielke, owner ... [Read more]

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