Introducing Black Velvet!

The newest addition to our line-up, Black Velvet is a seasonal cider with notes of cherry and vanilla. It was barrel-aged in a bourbon barrel from Ghost Coast Distillery in Savannah since last May, and it pairs well with savory dishes such as strong cheeses, grilled foods, and roasted veggies.

The name for Black Velvet was submitted by one of our guest’s during our second anniversary celebration in March 2018. We held a competition encouraging everyone to come up with flavors and names for new releases, and we loved this idea!

Stop by our cidery in West Midtown to sip on Black Velvet, enjoy it as part of a seasonal cider flight, or bring some home with you in a growler. It’ll be around for a limited time!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from all of us at Urban Tree!

As we say hello to 2017, we’re already thinking ahead to new opportunities and horizons but before the month is over, we’ll have a brand new cider!

Urban Tree Cidery’s newest seasonal creation is a Blood Orange, Bourbon, and Vanilla blend that was inspired by an advanced tasting of ASW Distillery’s newly released Fiddler Bourbon. As soon as we tried it, we knew immediately that the orange, salted caramel, and nutmeg notes in Fiddler would pair perfectly with the wintry blood orange fruit and Madagascar vanilla bean.

After visiting the distillery, the Urban Tree team worked with the good folks at ASW to use their Fiddler barrels so we could begin the aging process and bring our cider closer to toasty perfection.


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For all you festival lovers out there, we’ll be going to a lot more this year so keep your eyes open and follow us on Facebook for more info.
This month we’ll be participating in the 13th Annual Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting on the 21st and the first ever Fermentation Fest in Decatur on Sunday the 22nd. Hope to see you there!


In honor of the Falcons facing the Packers this Sunday we’ll be staying open until the game is over so you can cheer them on! Let’s Taco Bout It food truck will be here to satisfy your hunger and we’ll even have two special cider cocktails featuring rye whiskey, Ryez Up and Dirty Bird! So try a cider or two, grab some tacos, and watch the game with us!

Making our Sweet Heat cider

One of our fan favorite ciders at Urban Tree is an infusion of ginger and habanero called Sweet Heat, but what actually goes into making this spicy creation?

It started with an idea from our head cidermakers Tim and Jackie to create a uniquely spicy cider that wasn’t overpowering but had a well­ rounded and complex flavor we could enjoy every day.

First we hand-­cut local habanero peppers and grate fresh ginger. They are separately infused and aged to perfection. Once matured, we blend them with one of our select cider bases made from a variety of unique apples to create the perfect blend of flavors, textures and aromas.

Next we lightly filter through a customized filtration system. This is done separately from any of our other ciders and the result is a drink with a full bodied finish. Finally, Sweet Heat is transferred to small batch kegs to be carbonated, soon it’s ready to tap and enjoy.

My favorite part about Sweet Heat is the cloudiness and weight that the cider has which makes for a great drinking experience. The zing from the ginger and bite from the habanero pair with each other so well, it’s hard to drink only one!