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Hey- what’s around the corner?

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

I think that would be the holidays, Jim. And in fact, they are.  To celebrate, we are pulling out all the stops and decorating the taproom to the hilt.  We’re putting out lights, ornaments and some random schmaltzy items with a bit of a retro Xmas feel.  It’s going to be a lot of fun, […]


We host holiday parties!

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, November 11th, 2019

Yes we do!  We love holiday parties, and you can book the entire taproom for a 3-hour private party for a flat fee of $200.  Yes, really!  But only on a day or time we aren’t open regular hours.  Call Jeff at (651) 235-2726 to book a date. Small party?  Just call an hour ahead […]


Gluten free? Yes we do.

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, November 1st, 2019

The best part is that you sacrifice nothing when you go without gluten at Urban Forage.  Our pizzas are made by Sabatasso’s- with a crunchy crust that has just a hint of chewiness, and a red sauce to die for. And the cheese trays?  Made with Crunchmaster rice crackers with some wonderfully crunchy, salty sesame […]


Yes- the Vikings game will be playing

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Today- the Vikes play the Lions and increase their chances of being at the top of the NFC North! No- we aren’t really a sports bar, but we’re realists, and a lot of our neighbors really really want to see the Vikings game.  AND we have a really awesome projector.  So, Vikings games will be […]


Friday, 7 PM, belly dancing by Bellydonna!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, October 18th, 2019

Yes, tonight!  We open a new show of Egyptian photography by world traveler and local artist Jane Strauss.  To celebrate, we will host three dancers from Bellydonna Dance Studio.  Art opening begins at 6:30, show at 7:00. There is no cover charge and the cider will be flowing.  See you tonight!


Bushel to Bottle: the best way to celebrate fall!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Have you heard of the Bushel to Bottle festival?  It may not be the best advertised fest out there, but it certainly is the most autumnal! Held at Minnesota Harvest orchard in Jordan MN, B2B is a chance to take a scenic drive through the Minnesota River Valley, park in a beautiful orchard and enjoy […]


Yes, we are showing the Vikings games

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, October 5th, 2019

So, we’ve noticed it gets pretty quiet in the taproom on Sundays when a certain purple football team is playing.  Though we are still not a sports bar and will never have a dozen TVs tuned to ESPN, we will be putting the game on our (retractable!) big screen each Sunday this season. And you […]


Don’t miss the LoLA art crawl this weekend.

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, September 19th, 2019

While everyone has now heard of Art-A-Whirl, only those who know, know about LoLA, the League of Longfellow Artists’ crawl happening September 21 and 22. From 10-5, artists all over our corner of South Minneapolis will be exhibiting; in coffee shops, galleries, backyards, and -ahem- urban wineries. Yes, we are a host this year to […]


butterbeer returns!

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

And just in time for fall.  Butterbeer- our own non-alcoholic concoction, is back at Urban Forage.  You’ll find it on tap tomorrow only (!) during Harry Potter trivia.  It will stay on tap until it’s gone, which probably will be before the weekend is out. Come and imagine you’re at the Three Broomsticks.  The butterbeer […]


It’s pear season in Minneapolis

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, August 15th, 2019

It’s pear season and we’re picking them left and right this time of year.   Yes, if you didn’t know, pears grow really well in the Twin Cities area.  Some trees we pick are 50 feet tall!  It’s a workout getting pears off of trees that size, but so worth it.   If you’re curious […]


It’s swag week!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Swag week?  Yes, swag week.  Meaning, branded stuff with our logo on it.  Current logo or the old one (see above) are fair game.  Wear your shirt from our Kickstarter campaign, or a hat you bought last weekend, and your first glass of cider is free from August 8 til August 11.  If you are […]


Open Wednesday July 3, Closed July 4.

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, June 29th, 2019

We’re open special hours on July 3!  In fact, we’re so open that if you buy two bottles of anything, the third is free!  Of equal or lesser value of course, but still!   We’ll be closed July 4th because we and our staff need to take some time to have fun, so if you […]


Happy Cider Week!

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Happy cider week, cider people!  This is the week when everyone (well, not everyone, but a really really large number of people) are thinking about cider.  Specifically Minnesota cider- some of the best fermented apple product you’re likely to find in the US of A. For Minnesota Cider Week this year, we’re doing a few […]


Cider Fest is a week away!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Cider Fest is only a week away!  If you’re a cider lover (and if you’re reading this, you probably are) this is the biggest cider event of the year in the Upper Midwest!  30 cideries, sampling multiple varieties all under one pavilion overlooking beautiful Lake Como in St. Paul. June 8th from 1-5 PM.  We’ll […]


Closed Sunday 4/21

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, April 21st, 2019

If you were planning on stopping in on Sunday, we’re sorry to disappoint you!  We’ll be open again our regular hours next week.


Fruit cider week II

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, April 19th, 2019

    Fruit cider again this week!  Blackcurrant cider is back, joined by pear cider and (it’s kind of a fruit) hopped cider, as our cherry cider just ran out! Feel free to wear a Carmen Miranda hat, or just show up as you are and have a fruity cider or two. Cheers!


Clay Arts Vegas residency- all week

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Wednesday 10am- 11pm Thursday 4pm-11pm Friday 4pm-11pm Saturday 1pm-11pm If you’ve enjoyed our shows of paintings and photographs in the past, you’ll really enjoy visiting Urban Forage this week. During the international ceramic art conference- NCECA- we’re hosting a curated show of ceramic art by Clay Arts Vegas until the end of day Saturday.  There […]


March Mead Madness this week

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, March 15th, 2019

March Mead Madness runs until this Sunday- March 17. Mead on St. Patrick’s Day? Of course!  It’s not green, but I guarantee you, they were drinking mead in Ireland long before the first stone of the Guinness brewery was laid. And don’t even get me started on green beer. So- for March’s Mead Madness- we […]


Vote Urban Forage Best cider and best taproom!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Hey- we want to ask a favor- This isn’t very Minnesotan, but I want to request that you vote for Urban Forage in the upcoming City Pages Best Of poll. There are categories for Best Taproom and Best Local Art Gallery,  Sadly, there are no categories such as ‘best cider’ or ‘best taproom with all […]