Fresh Press

June Events

Happy Summer to everyone out there!
Here’s a list of a few awesome events and happenings going on this month!

Food Trucks Aplenty!

We’re open Friday the 17th AND Cattywampus is back! We’re open from 6-10pm.
Buena Gente is coming back as well to bring their Cuban delights to Urban Tree on the 18th.
Tex’s Tacos made a huge (and tasty) impression on us and we’re happy to bring them back on the 25th!

Events!

Cornhole starts on the 22nd and is every Wednesday so be sure to sign up before the deadline.
Our second yoga event is the 28th, tickets are on sale now, check out our event and high lunge over here!
Of course, every Thursday is Growler Night for 15% off growler purchases or fill-ups.

Food Pairings – Cheese

This week we delve into how well cider pairs with food. Just like wine, cider has many flavor palettes that can complement food like cheeses or meats. We’ll go through three of our ciders today and discover how they pair with cheese.

Our Classic Cider is bright and clear with a semi-sweet bouquet. I’m pairing it with a Caramel Washed Gouda cheese that, when combined with the cider, brings out a flavor of salty sweetness in the cheese. Fresh basil also matches the sweetness with hints of anise or a savory pepper flavor.

Next, our Original Cider is dry and has notes of tannins and has a subtle tartness. Triple Crème Brie cheese complements the cider by balancing the crisp dryness with the rich creaminess of the brie. Spreading the cheese on a cracker accompanied by a few pear slices adds some juiciness in between sips.

The last cider we’ve paired is our Rum Barrel Aged which we’ve matched with Cashel Blue cheese. The tang taste and buttery texture of the cheese balances the robust rum notes in the cider all while mixing with apple and oak flavors to create a complex bite every time.

All this is an example of what you could expect by booking an event in our Barrel Room for smaller parties. There, you can sip cider while being given a private tour by one of our cidermakers, and if you choose, nibble on cheese plates or hand-picked charcuterie. Check the link or email jackie@urbantreecidery.com for more information.

When Cider Gets Wild

For this week’s Fresh Press, we wanted to give you a glimpse of our new seasonal cider and what goes into making a new flavor from picking the juice to sampling new concoctions and finally to the finished product.

First, we had an unexpected (and amazing) thing happen, one of our containers filled with Stayman Winesap juice started to ferment due to the native yeast inside. This is especially exciting because this gives the cider a unique flavor that can only be found at our orchard.

From there we monitored the juice until all of the yeast ate the sugars and turned the juice into a fully fermented cider.

Then the real fun part happens, tasting. We mix flavors and combine our favorites to create what we hope is something delicious. In this case, the addition of wildflower honey to sweeten the cider was all that we needed to make an enjoyable drink. Choosing not to blend the cider with other apples was another important factor that we felt complemented the end product.

After mixing together the honey and cider, we filtered and carbonated it where it’s currently waiting to be put into kegs and enjoyed!

We’re having a New Flavor Release on May 20th where you can try it for the first time! So check it out and come on over for food, music, and our new cider!

Bottle Party Recap

The bottle party was a HUGE success and we are so thankful for all 613 of you that showed up to celebrate with us. The response Atlanta has given us has been nothing short of overwhelming.

Thanks to Cattywampus Grill for giving us the best chicken and waffles we’ve ever had and serving all of our hungry customers. Also, thank you to Jeremy Wayne Dean for entertaining everyone all through the night, we didn’t want him to leave!

We loved seeing the cidery look better than ever thanks to Peachtree Tents and Events as well.

As another weeks starts, the warm weather is perfect for drinking a cider cocktail on our patio and we have a bottle waiting with your name on it.

*Photo credit goes to our great fans!*