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!

Free parking right in front of the winery.

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, June 25th, 2018

Did you know you can park right in front of the winery every day, legally, for as long as you want after 5:30 PM?  You can.  Yes, there are a lot of signs to read, including one about no parking between 1:30 AM and 6:00 AM, but we’re not open then anyway. So yes- feel […]

Giving away two more tickets tonight!

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, June 8th, 2018

  We have two more tickets for Saturday’s Cider Fest to give away.  Stop in at Urban Forage between 4:00 and 6:45 PM tonight (Friday June 8) and put your name in the jar, then we will pull one name at 7:00.   The winner will receive two free tickets. You must be on site at […]

Win free Cider Fest tickets at trivia tonight!

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Tonight’s Thursday Trivia is all about hard cider- its history, how it is made and the geography of cider.  If you’re a cider geek- you should be at Urban Forage tonight. But not just for the fun- we also are giving away tickets to the 2018 Minnesota Craft Cider Festival to the 1st and 2nd […]

Alimama’s Sambusas and jazz!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Today (Saturday June 2) we’re opening (for the first time ever) at 11 AM.  Why? We’re a part of the Lake Street Dumpling tour.  Alimama’s Sambusa’s will be here with their delicious savory filled pastries. If you’ve never had a sambusa, you’re missing out.  They’re a lot like an Indian samosa, but with East African […]

Thursday: Laura Ingalls Wilder trivia

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, May 21st, 2018

  Trivia all about Laura, Mary, Ma and Pa this Thursday at 7!  Come and match wits with your fellow Minnesotans.   Also- it’s National Drink Wine With Your Cat week.  So we are giving you a free bottle every time you buy two all weekend, starting on Thursday.  So two bottles for you, one […]

Learn about Permaculture and have some tacos tonight

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Tonight- that is, Saturday May 19, Andrea Eger of Tiny Diner will be talking about Permaculture- a method of sustainable agriculture that can be done on the scale of a small city lot.  Free talk at 6 PM with time for discussion afterward. Als0- we are hosting the El Burrito Mercado food truck tonight from […]

Minnesota music trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

This Thursday, May 10 at 7 PM.  Minnesota music trivia.  How well do you know our music scene?  It’s all about Prince and so much more.  See you there!

Hopped cider on tap!

By Jeff Zeitler on Saturday, May 5th, 2018

After a long day of gardening, you’re looking for something cold and refreshing.  We now have hopped cider back on tap.  It’s been gone since fall, but the season for hops is here- and we’ve got it! You. Are. Welcome.   Cheers!

Star Wars Trivia this Thursday

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, April 30th, 2018

“May the third be with you” doesn’t have the same ring, but that’s when our next  Star Wars trivia will be.  7 PM, Thursday May 3. Show up and bring your A game.  Wear your stormtrooper costume too if you like.  Win a round of drinks.  It’s all good.  

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 […]


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.