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]

Members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance Partner with Our VOICE post image

  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]

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