Bar and Tap Room in Asheville NC


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]

    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]

  Special Report Video: The New Brew A new type of brew is growing roots in the mountains, and it may be even more at home than beer. Cider is the fastest-growing sector of the alcoholic beverage market, according to numerous industry reports. And the large, mass-marketed cider producers in the US are quickly gaining ... [Read more]

Back at Urban Orchard Cider Co in Asheville, truly the best cider in the area if not the world, is their Sweet English. I am reliably informed it will be available in cans very soon but there is corrosion testing that needs to be carried out. Corrosion gets everywhere, if only we knew how to ... [Read more]

Asheville, NC Extreme elevations and more than 100 species of deciduous trees give the Blue Ridge Mountains one of the most vibrant leaf seasons worldwide. For a novel perspective, try Asheville’s newest canopy tour adventure, a mountaintop thrill ride 350 feet above the forest. Other area adventures include biking, hot-air ballooning, and river floating trips ... [Read more]

Urban Orchard is Beer City USA’s most unique drinking establishment. Dozens of places in town offered fantastic craft beers and great local wine, but there are scant few cider bars in the nation and no others like it in North Carolina. This was a first for both of us. > I’m not going to lie, ... [Read more]

We love cider…good cider that is. Especially the fun, interesting and experimental kind we found at Urban Orchard. Not much beats a nice crisp, cold and just ever so slightly sweet cider on a hot day. And considering cider used to be more common than wine, we’re obviously not the only ones that think so. ... [Read more]

Will this be the summer of cider? We think so. Last year, American hard cider production surpassed craft beer growth, climbing to a $172 million market share. Compare that 2009’s paltry $35 million cider market, and you’ve got something to celebrate. Bars across the country are indeed raising a glass. But why cider in the ... [Read more]

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