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Red red wine

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, April 27th, 2018

Is finally here!  We have a Minnesota-grown red on tap.  Made from Minnesota-grown Frontenac grapes, this is a lush, tannic red with notes of stone fruit and leather.  It packs a punch at 13.5% alcohol. Come try it and find out how good Minnesota red grape wines can be!  By the glass only, as we […]


Friends- the TV show- trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Yes my friends.  The trivia theme this Thursday at 7 will be Friends.   The show that you may not want to admit that you liked.  The show that shaped the hairstyles of America for a generation.   That show.  All questions shall revolve around it in our weekly trivia match to the death. Not to the […]


The Heavy Table weighs in on Urban Forage

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, April 19th, 2018

If you haven’t read Heavy Table’s review of Urban Forage, together with Himalayan restaurant and several of our other neighbors, read it here.  Then tell us what you think! We are thrilled that James Norton and company loved the ambience of the taproom and the overall vibe.  Also the positive notes on the cider tasting.  […]


No food truck tonight (Friday the 13th)

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, April 13th, 2018

Sadly, we won’t have a food truck tonight.  We will have bratwurst another night, but the weather forecast isn’t very supportive of outdoor food service. Saturday isn’t looking too promising either.  We’ll let you know.


Let it snow, let it snow, let it…

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Let it be spring already dagblangit! OK.  Breathe in. Breathe out. Well, it’s always 70 degrees and friendly in the cider house, so come on by and share an hour or two, cheerful or not, with us. Thursday we have happy hour from 4:00-5:30, you can learn about edible landscaping (last chance this year) at […]


NEW HOURS HAVE STARTED!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, April 6th, 2018

Yes- we are now open more hours than ever!   They are: Thursdays 4-9 Fridays 4-11 Saturdays 2-11 Sundays 2-6 It may take us a while to have these hours up consistently on every platform, but we’ll get there.  For now, know that the hours shown here are accurate, as of April 2018.


Minnesota history and geography trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

This Thursday at 7:00.  Minnesota history and geography trivia that would even stump Walter Mondale.  Think you know your stuff?  Bring a team member or two and win a free round of drinks!  Share one with Mr. Mondale (that’s former Vice President Mondale to you buddy) if you’re feeling generous.


Find us on The Knot

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Planning a big event?  A wedding reception or a bachelorette party, let’s say?  We’re here for you.  We’re also now on The Knot, the online go-to place for organizing weddings and wedding-related events. Check out our page and pass it on to someone you know who’s planning a wedding or other similar event.  Click on […]


Fall Events

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, March 16th, 2018

Every Thursday : Trivia Night, at 7 PM.  All original questions, topic of the week can be found here. Every Sunday: Winery tour and tasting at 2 PM.  ($18 in advance) Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage.  Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as […]


Trivia night themes: Summer/Fall 2018

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, March 16th, 2018

August 30: The Simpsons September 6: Seinfeld September 13: The Office September 20: Friends September 27: Plants of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest October 4: Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 and 2 October 11: Vampires October 18: Serial killers October 25: Harry Potter December 20: Seinfeld    


Laura Ingalls Wilder trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Thursday March 15 our trivia night will feature all questions about the literature of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Come test your knowledge against that of Jaya, our precocious in-house 5th grader.  She and her dad devised all of the questions, so you know they won’t be softballs.  Think you know your Little House books?  Come prove […]


Fall food truck schedule

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Be sure to check here before heading to dinner!   August 31:  Xstream Cuisine September 14: September 20: September 28: October 6: October 19: October 27: November 2: November 16: The Herbivorous Butcher December 23:    


Harry Potter trivia this Thursday!

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

You asked for it, we’re delivering!  Harry Potter, and more generally, the collected works of author JK Rowling will be the subject of our trivia this Thursday. Bring your brain, your Potterhead friends and leave your smartphone in your pocket!  Winning team gets a round of drinks, and yes that does include the cyser if […]


Trivia every Thursday!

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, March 5th, 2018

Yes we do.  Each week a new theme.  One week it was JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling.  Another it was Minnesota geography and history.  Last week it was classic Disney movies. Interested?  It’s happening each Thursday at 7 PM.  Paper and pencil analog style, so no need to interact with a screen.  Just real people […]


Yes we do have free wi-fi.

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

  You know- you’re welcome to bring your laptop and chill at a table with a glass of cider and perhaps a tasty edible from a food truck any time we’re open.  And it’s easier now, that we have wifi for all guests. The network name is Urban Forage Guest, and the password is posted […]


Food this weekend!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, January 19th, 2018

Saturday night Potter’s Pasties returns, with a very British assortment of meat pies, scotch eggs and other things that pair wonderfully with a dry cider.  You won’t be able to miss them, as they’ll be parked out front with what may be the largest painted Union Jack you’re likely to encounter in your life.  5-9 […]


Chalk Talk Narrative with guest Amy Salloway- January 25.

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Chalk Talk Narrative is a forum for writers to gather, experiment, and find support. Each forum has a theme, an open mic, and a featured writer. This month the featured guest is Amy Salloway. Amy’s storytelling is at once heart-wrenching and pee-your-pants funny. Hear Amy read from her work and interact with her afterward. Chalk […]


9.99 bottles of dry, semisweet and gin botanical cider this weekend.

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, December 28th, 2017

This weekend- stock up for NYE with bottles of dry cider, gin botanical cider and semisweet cider for $9.99 each! This Friday and Saturday only. Oh, and our holiday six-packs are $59.00 Yes. That’s right. fifty-nine bucks. Includes the mead. And. You. Keep. The. Tote. Bag.


New art show: “The Fire and the Flame: 35 years of Zorongo Flamenco”

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, December 7th, 2017

New art show starts today! “Fire and the Flame: Honoring 35 Years of Zorongo Flamenco.” by local artist and LoLa founder Anita White. Anita’s show is full of heat and movement– a tonic for the soul as we slide into another Minnesota winter. These paintings, sketches and silks will warm you to the core. Anita […]