CiderCraft Magazine: 5 Blueberry Infusions to Kick-off the Upcoming Summer post image

  by Hannah Kivi   It’s the end of April and domestic blueberries are officially in action. Most of the southern states will begin harvesting next month and, before we know it, the superfood will be in its peak season of June through July. As we begin dreaming of sandals, barbecues and long warm evenings, ... [Read more]

Gluten-free travel: Asheville, N.C. post image

  Take a tour   Get a firsthand look at one of Asheville’s craft cideries by scheduling a tasting at Urban Orchard Cider Co. and Bar in West Asheville. This family-owned and operated business gets its apples from Hendersville, N.C., and makes its cider onsite using a variety of yeasts to give each one a ... [Read more]

Food & Wine: Best Places to Drink Cider post image

#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]

Local Cideries Celebrate Fall Fruit, Industry Growth and CiderFest NC post image

Photography: Jeff Anderson, Marketing & Creative Director

Mountain Xpress, Edwin Arnandin   Beer may still be the alcoholic beverage of choice for the majority of Asheville-area drinkers, but the rapid growth of the local cider scene has Bold Rock Hard Cider co-founder Brian Shanks and his industry colleagues in high spirits regarding its future.   “It’s very exciting times, really,” he says. “It’s ... [Read more]

Urban Orchard Digs the Apple, Cidery Grows in West Asheville post image

When Urban Orchard Cider opened about three years ago along Haywood Road in West Asheville, the beer scene that way was just coming together and groundbreaking hadn't even started at the big New Belgium brewery only a mile away on the French Broad River.   Now New Belgium is turning out beer; another brewery, Archetype, ... [Read more]

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