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Urban Tree Cidery Is the Apple of Our Eye

“If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then cider must be a magical elixir that maintains pristine good health. OK, so obviously we don’t really think a pint of cider is a panacea for all that ails you — but hey, it could definitely improve the health of your social life! And when it comes to Atlanta, one of the best places to fill your tank with that apple-y goodness is Urban Tree Cidery.

Located on the Westside, in a modern industrial building off Howell Mill Road, Urban Tree Cidery is a cool place to meet up with friends and discuss the day over their homemade concoctions, brewed right on the premises. Billed as “Atlanta’s first cidery” and “first craft cider brand,” Urban Tree Cidery offers a variety of flavors, including both year-round and seasonal options…”

The article continues at Style Blueprint originally published in 2016.

Hate local craft beer law? Cideries are even more complicated

“Before last September, not a single hard apple cidery operated in metro Atlanta. Now, there are two, Treehorn Cider and Urban Tree Cidery, both of which hope to sell everything from traditional English dry ciders to potions spiced with ginger or chiles or even aged in rum barrels. Their owners see each other as competitors. So does the federal government, which subjects them to the same laws. But in the eyes of the state, they’re as different as porters and pinot noir…”

Article continues at Atlanta Magazine originally published on May 4, 2016.

New Urban Cidery puts down roots in Atlanta

“We all know that North Georgia is famous for its apples.  And it’s the quality of that fruit that led an Atlanta couple away from its dream of getting into the wine business – and into a new career handcrafting cider.

Urban Tree Cidery was created by Maria and Tim Resuta, and recently launched with a manufacturing facility, tasting room, and event space on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta.  The apples for Urban Tree Hard Cider come from Mountain City Orchard in North Georgia, a family-owned orchard that produces ten varieties of apples.  Those apples are pressed for juice, which is then sent to the Atlanta manufacturing facility and turned into three “flagship” ciders (Classic, Original, and Barrel-Aged) and other specials.  Guests can try those ciders at the tasting room Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m., and Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at Urban Tree Cidery, getting a look at how the ciders are made – and doing some taste-testing, too.”

This article and video originally was published at Fox 5 on April 29, 2016.

‘Atlanta’s First Cidery’ Opens to the Public Next Week

“Urban Tree Cidery, announced last summer as “Atlanta’s first cidery,” has an opening date on the calendar. Urban Tree will debut its Westside tasting room on Saturday, March 26, according to a Facebook post. The team plans to pour its variations of cider until 4 p.m. or later, “if we are busy.”

Owners Maria and Tim Resuta will offer two traditional alcoholic ciders and a regular basis, along with a rotation of seasonal concoctions. All ciders will be crushed and produced on site at the cidery’s 4,500-square-foot home. The Resutas have said they will use their business to “support the community through a variety of programs, including Concrete Jungle and Trees Atlanta.”

On Urban Tree’s website, three flavors are currently listed, all checking in at 6.5 percent abv:

  • Original: Described as “dry and crisp, tart European style, subtly sweet.” Urban Tree suggests pairing it with pork, roasted vegetables, and cheddar.
  • Classic: Refreshing and pleasant, sweet, bright. Pair with fish, fruit, and soft cheeses.
  • Barrel-aged: Robust, strong, woody vanilla and oak notes. Pair with roasted foods, grilled foods, heavy breads, strong cheeses.

Complete, regular hours for Urban Tree haven’t been announced. The cidery takes up residence in the former Eclectia Props space at 1465 Howell Mill Road.”

Article originally posted on Atlanta Eater on March 18, 2016.

Urban Tree Cidery to open March 26th

“An apple (cider) a day keeps the brewery boredom away.

Dr. Tim Resuta and his wife Maria have set an opening date for Atlanta’s first cider manufacturing facility and tasting room.

Urban Tree Cidery has announced in a Facebook post that the establishment is opening its doors to the public Saturday, March 26th at noon….”

This article continues at What Now Atlanta originally published on March 15, 2016.

The most anticipated Atlanta craft brewery openings in 2016

“2015 was undeniably a year of growth, but also a frustrating one for the Atlanta craft beer community. When state legislature passed Beer Jobs Bill (SB 63), local brewers could finally sell (some of) their beer directly to consumers on site, a right they’d long been fighting for and one that almost every other state in the country enjoys (save for us, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Hawaii)….”

Article continues at Atlanta Magazine originally published on January 5, 2016.

‘Atlanta’s First Cidery’ Plans to Open This Fall in Westside

“Urban Tree Cidery, what’s being billed as Atlanta’s first “cidery,” is in the works for Westside. The new venture from owners Maria and Tim Resuta will open this fall in the former Eclectia Props space at 1465 Howell Mill Road, PR announced in a release Tuesday.

Details are scarce at the moment, but Urban Tree will offer two traditional alcoholic ciders and a regular basis, along with a rotation of seasonal concoctions. All ciders will be crushed and produced on site at Urban Tree’s 4,500-square-foot home. In addition to pouring up their cider, the owners “will support the community through a variety of programs, including Concrete Jungle and Trees Atlanta,” according to the release.”

Article originally from Atlanta Eater. published on July 14, 2015.

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.


For more info, check out our Facebook Event.


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!

Cider For Thanksgiving – Entrée

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and as travel plans are being made, so are preparations for making dinner for the big day. It would be an understatement to say we love cider here at Urban Tree, drinking or otherwise. Whenever I cook a big dinner, I try to include cider in the recipe if I can or at least find a cider to pair with the meal itself. In a typical Thanksgiving meal, the dishes tend to lean towards the salty and savory so we suggest pairing dishes like that with drier style ciders.

Our Original Cider complements a rich dinner by bringing out tart flavors to add a subtle sweetness rounding out every bite. We make this particular cider with white wine yeast so it mimics some of the flavors of white wine while tasting like something completely different. Our Red Rum cider was practically made for Thanksgiving. Using Georgia honey and cranberry juice, this tart cider uses classic fall flavors for a fruity aroma and a semi sweet sip that will want to keep you in a fall mood.

To try these ciders or to purchase them before Thanksgiving, visit us Wednesday night for extended Thanksgiving Eve hours and take home a growler for dinner the next day.