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#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]

Urban Orchard’s Spicy Cider Syrup Over Ice Cream post image

Photo Credit: Jeff Anderson, Marketing & Creative Director

Urban Orchard’s Spicy Cider Syrup over Ice Cream by Christian Conahan   A sweet tooth is hard to deny. To sate this hankering, Urban Orchard Cider Co. in Asheville, North Carolina, has a sweet and sticky solution.   Pairing takes priority at this popular urban cidery, which brings cider to the thirsty and savvy masses ... [Read more]

Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World post image

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]

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