Why Do-Nut We Do It Again!

We have some sweet news – we’re bringing back our delicious doughnut and cider pairing event with Doughnut Dollies!

On Saturday, May 11 from 12:30-6:30pm, come by the cidery and enjoy a complimentary mini doughnut flight with the purchase of a paired cider flight for $18.

Pairing Menu 

O.P.P. Pineapple Cider

Paired with a Pineapple Sage “Upside-Down” Cake: Hot Caramel Glaze, Sage Sugar, and Pineapple Crisp

Rosé Cider

Paired with a Twenty-Four Hour Brioche with Almond Rosewater Frosting, Toasted Almond, and Rose Petal

UrbanTree FC “Fan Cider”

Paired with a “Carnival Apple” Doughnut: Apple Cake, Butter Glaze, and Housemade Kettle Corn

Wild on Cherry Cider

Paired with a “Black Forest” Doughnut: Dark Chocolate Brioche, Sour Cherry, and Spiked Cream

New Cider Alert!

Aloha sunshine!

Our newest cider is O.P.P. – Other People’s Pineapple! This new addition is made with Polynesian pineapples and freshly pressed North Georgia apples. Tasting notes include sun-ripened pineapple complemented with apple and a delicate touch of earthy sage.

O.P.P. will make its debut at our tasting room during a special launch party on Friday, April 12 from 4:30-10pm. The first 200 guests to purchase a pint of O.P.P. will receive a free 16oz UrbanTree glass, and Let’s Taco Bout It food truck will be on-site serving authentic Mexican cuisine!

We’ll also be serving a special O.P.P. cider slushie at the tasting room, just in time for warmer weather.

Come dressed in your Hawaiian best!

Calling All Pups!

Who let the dogs in?

We’re hosting our first ever Sunday Funday Pet “Paw”ty on March 31!

Dog lovers are welcome to bring their furry pals, meet fellow pet owners in the community, and gather at the tasting room and outdoor patio from 12:30-6:30pm.

During the event, guests may purchase special treats at the King of Pups vending cart and have professional photos taken of their stylishly costumed and dressed up pups by Cottrell Photographers. Organic, all-natural dog treats fromBig Daddy Biscuits will be complimentary with a small donation to Vintage Pet Rescue, and water stations will be placed throughout the space.

For the humans, we will serve special “Hair of the Dog” cocktails, including Bloody Marys and Mimosas made with UrbanTree cider, and of course, our flagship ciders and seasonal flavors. Food truck C-BO’s BBQ & Southern Cuisine will also be on-site to offer bites during the party.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Vintage Pet Rescue, a nonprofit organization committed to rescuing senior pets from shelters and assisting owners who can no longer care for their senior pets.

We hope to see you (and your pup) there!

Year 3 at UrbanTree

All good things come in threes!

Help us celebrate our third anniversary with a party that lasts all weekend long. There will be giveaways, food trucks, and more!

Friday – 4:30 – 10 pm
Saturday & Sunday – 12:30 – 6:30 pm

Food Trucks:
Friday – Low-Co Motion
Saturday – Buena Gente Cuban Bakery
Sunday – Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

On Saturday and Sunday at 3pm sharp, order our Classic or Original cider for just $3 for 30 minutes! Guests will also have the chance to take home a ton of giveaway prizes, such as gift baskets, swag bags, Comedy Night tickets, Atlanta United 2 tickets, and more.

Planning to rideshare? Use code “URBANTREE3” in the Promos section of the Lyft app for 20% off a ride to or from the cidery during our celebration weekend.

We can’t wait to see you all there, and thank you for an amazing three years!

UrbanTree + Atlanta United 2!

We are so excited to share that UrbanTree Cidery has been named the Official Local Cider Partner oAtlanta United 2, the United Soccer League (USL) affiliate of Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United!

We are huge fans of the team and love how they’ve brought our community together. To celebrate our partnership, we’re releasing UrbanTree FC “Fan Cider,” a medium dry and complex cider specially crafted for Atlanta United 2 fans. It features light apple notes and full-bodied flavors for a crisp and effervescent cider-  just what you want for a game-day drink!

You can find UrbanTree FC “Fan Cider” at our tasting room and on draft at our cider cart during Atlanta United 2 matches at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State. The first 100 guests to purchase a cider at the cart will also receive a complimentary team rally towel!

As part of our partnership, we’re also thrilled to host exclusive Club player appearances at our tasting room, so be on the lookout for your favorite players!

Join Us! Cider Cocktail Class on Feb. 23

The only thing better than sipping on cocktails is learning how to make them! Join us on Feb. 23 for our cider cocktail class, held in partnership with Still Pond.

During the class, you will learn how to prepare four different ’80s-inspired cocktails. At the end of the class, bring home those fun recipes and your choice of a 750mL bottle of cider.

The class will be held from 7:30-9:30pm and tickets can be purchased here.

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!

Urban Tree Cider Shipping in Georgia

Only after a few months of our tasting room being open, we’re excited to announce you can now buy Urban Tree Cider online and have it shipped to you in the state of Georgia or pick it up in our tasting room after ordering!

We’ll be selling our three flagship ciders through our online shop while orders will be processed, handled, and shipped out of our tasting room in Atlanta.

This is a huge step for us and we can’t wait to see where you’ll take our cider! If you take a picture you love, tag us at @urbantreecider with the hashtag #myurbantree

To buy a bottle or case, head to our shop on our website at https://urbantreecidery.com/shop/ and be sure to visit our Facebook for updates and events.

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!