(828) 505-7243 (South Slope)
Urban Orchard Cider Company - West Asheville
Tasting Room, Food and Beverage Service & Distribution
210 Haywood Road, Asheville NC 28806
Urban Orchard Cider Company - South Slope (Downtown)
Tasting room, Production Hub, and headquarters
24 Buxton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
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URBAN ORCHARD CIDER LOCATIONS
South Slope Location (Downtown)
The South Slope location is the main headquarters for Urban Orchard Cider Co. production that offers a comfortable and unique educational atmosphere for its customers to enjoy one of Asheville's most quality craft beverages.
Free parking across the street
at South Slope (downtown) Location
South Slope Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 2pm – 9pm
Fri - Sat: Noon – 11pm
Sun: Noon – 9pm
West Asheville Location
The West taproom is our flagship location where it all began. Cider enthusiasts can expect a variety of choices including three staple options of our own rotating seasonal batches and ciders from around the country and world.
Free Parking Available at West Asheville location.
West Asheville Hours:
Mon: 2pm - 10pm
Tues - Thurs: 2pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: Noon – Midnight
Sun: Noon – 10pm
Hospitality and Events
Marketing & Creative
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Can I take Urban Orchard Cider home with me?
A: Absolutely! Urban Orchard Cider Co. is not currently canning or bottling product, but does offer 32oz growlers to-go from the tasting room. Pricing and availability varies based on the rarity and cost involved in production. Your friendly U.O. server can help decide which style is perfect for you and let you know which are currently available. Growlers have a $3 deposit that is 100% refundable or exchangeable during your next purchase. We do not fill growlers from other businesses or personal containers. We are responsible for very specific labeling requirements and proper sanitation. Offering our growlers satisfies all governmental regulations and allows you to purchase our cider to-go in a timely manner. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you appreciate our dedication to providing our customers with the highest quality products with safety as a priority. Feel free to bring in those forgotten/saved Urban Orchard Cider Co. growlers in for a refill or full refund anytime.
Q: Are furry friends welcome in the tasting room?
A: Urban Orchard Cider Co. loves the furry sidekicks! The tasting room has an adjacent deck and “green space” that is best suited for drinking with your well behaved pal. The “green space” is equipped with small bags and trash receptacles for accidents. Please be respectful of the not so furry visitors as well.
Q: Where else can we drink Urban Orchard Ciders?
A: Great question! There are quiet a few bars/restaurants/breweries that offer our delicious craft ciders. For the most current list of U.O. customers, follow this link: If you would like to see our craft ciders at your favorite watering hole, we recommend asking for our products there and hopefully they will do the rest. The squeaky wheel gets greased...
Q: Do you offer tours?
A: Yes and no... The cidery is located just beneath the tasting room and is a working cidery most every day. There are special days that Urban Orchard Cider Co. conducts tours, such as Customer Appreciation Day. Follow the Urban Orchard Cider Co. Facebook page to get special tour dates. For those looking to schedule a tour, Asheville Brewery Tours is currently the only other option and they will be happy to set something up for you.
Q: How do we host a private event at Urban Orchard Cider Co.?
A: For special events and/or to reserve the cider bar for your occasion, email Katy Luquire at katy.UrbanOrchardCider@gmail.com. Urban Orchard Cider Co. has hosted everything from wedding rehearsal dinners to large business meetings and hope to work with you very soon. The cidery is a fun and different alternative to the boring ol’ board room/meeting space. Invite your crew and let us do the rest.
Q: Can I order a keg as a private customer?
A: Heck yeah you can! Urban Orchard Cider Co. can accommodate your craft cider needs in either 1/2 barrels (15.5 gallons) or 1/6 barrels (5.15 gallons) in most current styles offered. Deposits (cash/check) are required and at least one week notice is preferable. Flagship ciders are a safe bet, but for the specialty offerings, please contact us as soon as possible to check available options. There are two routes you can take when placing an order: 1) Email orders@UrbanOrchardCider.com 2) Call or stop in the cidery tasting room to place an order.
Q: How long has Urban Orchard Cider Co. been around?
A: Urban Orchard Cider Co. officially opened on October 30, 2013. Yep, that is Halloween Eve. For this reason, we celebrate our anniversary on or close to Halloween every year with a huge costume party. There is always free entry, entertainment and the ever-famous “Fire Flight”! The “Fire Flight” consists of six, five ounce pours of chili infused ciders from the Urban Orchard Cider Chili Series. Everything from a hint of spice with jalapeño, to a blazing heat from the world’s spiciest chili, the Scorpion pepper. Asheville’s best Halloween celebration for sure.
Q: I see you hang beautiful Asheville artwork. How do I get my art in the tasting room?
A: Yes, we do love our Asheville artists. As you may already know, there are quite a few artists in our progressive mountain town. Urban Orchard Cider Co. gladly hangs artwork with zero commission, but there may be a waiting list. Email Bar General Manager, Katy Luquire (katy.UrbanOrchardCider@gmail.com) with your interest in showing your creative works, including sizing and examples.
Q: What types of apples do you use?
A: Urban Orchard Cider Co. sources all apples from the nearby Hendersonville, NC. The blend is a balanced variety of sweet/dessert-style apples and those bitter/sharp apples that you taste in the drier styles of our ciders. All ciders that we make are from the same blend. We do this intentionally to showcase the vast difference that our yeast selection makes in the final product.
Q: Do you filter your ciders? If not, how do you get them to be so pretty?
A: Urban Orchard Cider Co. does not filter any of our ciders. The crystal clear finish is achieved through a one year maturation process, aging. While not the most profitable system, it does allow us to keep our craft ciders unfiltered and enhance the melding of flavors process. We do it for the love of great cider.
Q: Do you use high-fructose to sweeten like some other cider companies?
A: No way, no how, never. You will notice that our craft ciders are only as sweet as the juice from a pressed apple can be. This is simply because we begin with fresh-pressed apple juice and back-sweeten with the same. That said, Urban Orchard Cider Co. offers a selection of craft ciders that go as far as Bone Dry, where very little to zero back sweetening is needed. A final product, whether it be in food or beverage, is only as good as the ingredients you begin with. Western North Carolina is fortunate with the local ingredients that are available and are what drive our seasonal craft cider styles.
Q: Where do I direct my media questions/requests?
A: Direct all media needs to Marketing and Creative Director, Jeff Anderson at jeff@UrbanOrchardCider.com