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Wassail returns!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Wassail- our spiced, piping hot cider, returns this weekend. Get a glass at the taproom and bring home a growler too!  Also- we open at noon today (Saturday the 8th) for your wassailing pleasure. Cheers!


Waste apples for the holiday feast? Yes, please!

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Would you like some trash on your table next to the cranberries and mashed potatoes? You will when it’s transformed into some of Minnesota’s best cider! The City Pages recently featured us in an article about companies that turn waste food into booze and we couldn’t be happier.  Read it below and tell us what […]


Closed for Thanksgiving- open the rest of the week.

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

We are closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We’ll be having dinner with family and having a bottle of cider or two as well.  We hope you’re also having a pleasant holiday. We’ll be open again on Friday from 4-11, Saturday 2-11 and Sunday 2-6.  Bring your out-of-town guests to try the absolute best […]


Gift packs are now available

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, November 16th, 2018

Festive?  Well, yeah! We are too.  We’ve just made up all of these 6-pack gift bags and they’re here for you anytime you’re ready.  Each is a reusable branded wine tote bag with 6 full-sized bottles of cider, mead and cyser.  Includes the new pear cider and/or blackcurrant cider!  Each one is a different as […]


On tap this week:

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The tap lineup this week will be: Barrel aged dry cider $6 Ginger cider  $5  (yes, only 5 this week!) Pear cider $7 (yes- it’s back!) Mead $7 Frontenac red wine  $6 Sangria $7   Also- each day we’re open- come in and pick up a free ticket to be entered in the universe’s first […]


Minnesota history trivia tonight.

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Tonight being November 1st.  No, it’s not serial killer or Harry Potter trivia, but it’s pretty fun.  And you can win a free round of drinks. It doesn’t look like we’ll be too busy tonight, so your chances are better than average.  See you then!


Trick or Treat here on Halloween.

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, October 27th, 2018

  So here’s the trick.  You have to wear a costume.  Can’t just be a printed T-shirt.  It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but I want to see you in a costume! Then the treat:  On October 31, your cider shots (a 2.5 oz. sample glass) of any cider, cyser or mead will be only […]


Listen to Jeff on the ‘Rob Morgan is a Curious Person’ podcast

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

https://www.thecuriouspod.com/podcast/urbanforage Hey!  I’m on a podcast.  Rob Morgan, of the abovementioned podcast interviewed me at the end of September.   We talk about how Urban Forage came to be- my experience with being laid off from my job- and how the time that gave me led to my writing a business plan for a winery!  A […]


Now foraging in a neighborhood near you

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, September 27th, 2018

It’s foraging season again and we’re out in force this year.  If you have an apple tree that goes unpicked, please email us at urbanforagewinery@gmail.com with; 1. the type of apple (if known) 2. how many trees 3. your address  4. your phone number  5. a picture of the tree (if you are able) If […]


Extra hours for LoLA weekend at Urban Forage

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

This weekend- Saturday, September the 15th and Sunday the 16th, we are open extra hours for the Longfellow League of Artists art crawl. Come see original (and reasonably priced!)paintings by local painter Laura Burlis,  beautiful jewelry and purses by Catalina Bauer Zucabau and newly framed linoleum block prints by Anita White.  They are all worth […]


Harry Potter trivia this Thursday at 7.

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Due to a serious lack of trivia theme double-checking on my part, Harry Potter trivia will be taking place this Thursday, not on the 9th as previously advertised. As always, there’ll be 30 extra-difficult questions to answer and a round of free drinks for the winning team.  See you there! Jeff


1970’s trivia tonight

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Yes- tonight.  30 questions, all about events, politics, music and technology of the 1970s, man. More trivia next Thursday at 7:00! Also- on a completely unrelated note- if you’re planning to book an event with us, please take a look at our event calendar, now posted online.  We’ve been booking quite a few lately, and […]


We’re CLOSED Sunday July 22 for Open Streets

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Hey!  We’re going to be serving cider at the first ever Longfellow Craft Beverage Garden- so we won’t be at Urban Forage tomorrow.  What does this mean?  It means that you can come have our cider- and some beer and cocktails- out in the open air and hear four really good local bands for free. […]


Today- Potter’s Pasties is here!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, July 14th, 2018

They’re here today!  Tasty pasties from the Britishest food truck.  No baby blimp overhead, but it’s still the closest you’ll get to London in the city of Minneapolis. Tonight (Saturday the 14th) until 8 PM.  


We’ll be at the Longfellow Craft Beverage Garden

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, July 12th, 2018

July 22.  Put it on your calendar. In addition to Open Streets on Lake and Minnehaha, there’ll be a truly fabulous booze garden, featuring two breweries, two distilleries and of course, one fantastic winery and cidery.  Entry is free and there will be music and (we think) some games as well.  Make us a stop […]


‘Friends’ trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Yes- it’s back- trivia all about the 1990’s TV show Friends.  Missed it last time?  Don’t miss it tomorrow! First prize is a round of drinks.   Interested? Participation is free.  Stop in at 7 PM on Thursday.


Hold your event at Urban Forage

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Are you hosting a bridal shower, birthday party, employee appreciation party, or political fundraiser?  We’ve hosted all of these and more!  Our capacity is 75 guests, so we’re just the right size for a medium-sized event. Right now, we’re a new taproom and people are still figuring out we’re here, so this year we are […]


Decade trivia starts tonight!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, July 5th, 2018

This trivia Thursday theme is the 1990s.  All questions will concern events or trends during or between January 1990 and December 1999.   How well do you know this decade? The 80’s will be two weeks from now, followed by the 70’s in four weeks.  See you there!