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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!

Five hard ciders to try

“While Woodchuck and Angry Orchard continue to dominate the American cider market, their much funkier forefathers are making their way across the Atlantic. Weighing in at 6-percent ABV or less, ciders are a perfect sessionable alternative to wine or heavy-duty craft beers pushing the alcohol-by-volume limits. Like their English brethren, the fermented juice-producing regions of Normandy and Brittany in France and Asturias and Sagardoa in Spain have been churning out pressed gold for centuries, with palate-pleasers ranging from tannic, dry and sweet like Champagne to funky, acidic and yeasty like sour beer…”

Article continues on myAJC originally published on October 27, 2016.

Urban Tree Cidery brews unique, local flavors

“Friendly staff, an earthy feel and tasty ciders characterize Urban Tree Cidery. From the original English-style cider to their now permanent staple of ginger habanero, Urban Tree Cidery offers options for every palette.

Classic is the recommended first sample for those new to cider. This cider has the perfect level of  sweetness and its carbonation is pleasantly refreshing.

To those who wish to branch out from tradition, try the Ginger Habanero. Originally a seasonal flavor that Urban Tree had when they first opened, it became so popular that it earned a place as one of their staples. The combination of ginger and habanero created a spicy kick in the throat, but it was pleasantly balanced by the sweetness of the apples…”

Article continues on Technique originally posted on September 2, 2016.

Two Atlanta ciders worth sipping this summer

“Is hard cider the new “it” drink in local craft brewing? Westside’s Urban Tree Cidery opened in late March and is the city’s first hard cider producer within the Perimeter. Owners Maria and Tim Resuta, who source fruit from an orchard in North Georgia, currently make three varieties: the crisp and danger­ously drinkable original; the juicy, semisweet classic; and the barrel-aged, which spends a few weeks in Nicaraguan rum barrels that impart molasses-like richness and an impression of caramel­ized apples. In Marietta, Treehorn Cider, which opened last fall, has already found root in many of Atlanta’s better beer bars, like Brick Store Pub. Treehorn’s signature is a moderately tart, funky-tropical cider, but we’re really digging the new Ginger Reserve, with a spice that’s assertive but never overbearing.”

Article originally appeared in Atlanta Magazine in June 2016.

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.