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Buy two bottles, get one free this week!

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, November 27th, 2022

As always, the deal is: buy two and get one *of equal or lesser value* for free.  November 28th- December 4th.  A great way to stock up for the holidays!


More events!

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

November 18: Learn to make soap with John Hanson.  4 PM.  Join John Hanson, Owner/Maker of Longfellow Soap Company, in a two hour class to learn how to make soap using the cold process method that has existed for thousands of years. Each student will receive a copy of his teaching manual and a silicone […]


Looking for a place to host your event?

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, November 11th, 2022

We can help you with that. We rent out the entire taproom for $400 and you get 20 free drinks. Try to get that kind of deal at Olive Garden! We’re more than glad to host your event here this holiday season and beyond. Holiday feasts, birthday parties, bridal showers, employee appreciation or team building- […]


Buy 2 get one free, until November 2.

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Starting today- buy 2 bottles and get a third of equal or lesser value for free.  Until November 2nd. Stock up for all the upcoming events of fall and winter!  Everything is in stock and anything goes!


Afternoons are best spent in a sunbeam

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, October 21st, 2022

These fall afternoons are gorgeous, aren’t they?  A bit chilly at times, yes, this is Minnesota, but still gorgeous. One of the nicest things, in our opinion, about our taproom is the windows.  We have big, south-facing windows at the front of the room, and operable windows on the west side, so the afternoon sun […]


Visitor information in German!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, October 14th, 2022

A new site, Momondo is creating a guide to Minneapolis in German, and our location can now be found there.  See: https://www.momondo.de/city-guides/discover-minneapolis.13127.guide.ksp Prost!


Last chance to drop off your apples

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, October 10th, 2022

Yes, we pick apples, but sometimes the tree is too far away, or there just aren’t enough to justify the trip to the yard to pick.  Yes, we have to make money- we’re a for-profit business, though we don’t make a profit all that often.  So, we pick where the pickings are best. But, you […]


We sell kegs!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Yes we do!  A 1/6th barrel (5.16 gallons) of cider or mead will run you $100, plus a $100 deposit A 1/2 barrel (15.5 gallons) of either will run you $250 plus a $100 deposit. We’ll even throw in a picnic tap with your rental, but be sure to consume all within a day or […]


Buy two get one sale til Labor Day!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Free bottle has to be of equal or lesser value to the purchased bottles.  Now (Thursday August 25th) until Sunday September 4th. Bring some Urban Forage cider or wine to the cabin, campout or family gathering this weekend! Cheers!  


Upcoming music

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

December 2:  Lisa D performs all original vocal and guitar work.  See a talented local artist who has already successfully played Urban Forage twice. 7 PM December 9: Pete Hofmann. Solo guitar. Old standards and new instrumental compositions from South American masters. 7 PM December 17: The Tom o’Bedlam.  All original and unique.  7 PM. […]


Buy two, get one free this week

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

From June 29- July 3, we’re offering a B2G1 on all to-go items, including wine, cider, vinegar, hot sauce, even swag like our ballcaps! Take some of our cider up north when you go out of town and enjoy Minnesota-made cider and wine in the northwoods.  Use our hot sauce as bug spray and watch […]


New products, and now we’re open Mondays!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

And did we mention the silver medals? Well, if we did, I’ll mention it again. We sent four of our ciders: pear, maple and oak, honey toast and blackcurrant to the biggest cider competition in North America this year, and came home with four silver medals. Four. So this week, we’re putting all four on […]


Welcome Craft Brewery Conference 2022 attendees!

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

We’re not a brewery, but after a few days of drinking (a lot of!) beer we thought you might be ready for a change of pace.  We offer ciders, meads and wines made from local fruit and  honey here.  Want a tour of the microwinery?  We’re offering one for free this Wednesday (May 4th) at […]


In Minneapolis for the Craft Brewer’s Conference?

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Well, even if you’re not, we’re offering a tour of the production winery this Wednesday, May the 4th at 5 PM for free.  Please sign up at Eventbrite (see link below) as we’re limiting attendance to 30 guests.  Jeff will lead the tour and answer questions about foraging, cidermaking and how this eccentric little microwinery […]


It’s happening:

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

People are doing things again! If you haven’t been out lately, you may not have noticed. But people are doing things again! Our taproom has actually been busy a few times since we reopened at the beginning of the month. We’ve hosted a 50th birthday party, we’ve seen a book club congregating at our tables […]


Turn off the news for an evening

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, March 11th, 2022

I mean, I’m watching it all the time too, don’t get me wrong. But you might need an evening out. Just a suggestion, but it might do you a bit of good. The world won’t end if you tune out for a bit, and if it does, it may as well end while you’re holding […]


Flash sale- today only (Saturday Feb. 26th)

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Hey!  We’re reopening the taproom next week, so we need to clear out a few bottles from the in-person bottle shop.  40% off anything today, until 5 PM.  Better get in here quick!


Your papers, please.

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Your papers, please is something we won’t be saying. The city of Minneapolis will require all bars and restaurants to do so starting this Wednesday, but we will be temporarily closing the taproom instead. Why, you may ask? I’ll give several reasons: First, the latest wave of the virus doesn’t seem to be letting up […]


The mask mandate returns

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, January 6th, 2022

If you haven’t heard, the city of Minneapolis has reimposed a mask mandate for all businesses like ours in the city. As much as we dislike going back into mandatory mask mode, it may be the best thing to do given the high case counts currently. So please, when entering and buying drinks please wear […]


Winter trivia topics

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Please purchase tickets in advance here on Eventbrite.  Tickets will not be sold at the door if we sell out or if we reach 80% of our ticket total.  Event will be cancelled if no tickets are sold 24 hours before the event would start. December 1: Harry Potter December 8: Animated Xmas TV specials […]