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Thank you to Plymouth magazine

By Jeff Zeitler on Monday, February 4th, 2019

Plymouth Magazine just put out a wonderful article about our cider, and about the ‘science nerd’ that makes it. To be honest, Rob is more of the science nerd than I am when we’re working in the winery to make new batches, but I’ll take it as a huge compliment. Read the article here if […]


Win big at tonight’s Twin City Tongue Twister Hot Sauce Tasting

By Jeff Zeitler on Friday, January 25th, 2019

Tonight!  Friday the 25th at 7 PM,  We award three trophies:   (By the way, it’s free to enter and free to judge.)   One trophy for tastiest hot sauce One trophy for tastiest nacho dip One trophy for the hottest of either category   We scheduled this for the coldest month of winter, so […]


Coat hooks under the bar? Why yes.

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, January 17th, 2019

It’s impossible not to notice that it’s January and we’re in Minnesota.  We have jackets, we have bags, we have hats and mittens and scarves. And when you drop into a chair at the bar, who wants to walk back over to a coat rack to organize all your goodies on a coat hook?  Nobody, […]


We’re open New Year’s Eve from 2-6

By Jeff Zeitler on Sunday, December 30th, 2018

We are OPEN on New Year’s Eve (yes, that’s Monday).  We still have our popular $59 6-packs for sale, that do wonderfully well at a party or informal get-together.  And we have lots of bottles for sale individually.  Or you could pick up a growler or two. Or you could even hang out and have […]


Christmas TV special trivia on Thursday, then Seinfeld on Friday

By Jeff Zeitler on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

  The response to Nutcracker Trivia was underwhelming to say the least.  So we made a change. If you’re my age, you remember waiting breathlessly for the claymation Christmas specials and half-hour themed cartoons to appear on December weeknights. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Grinch, Charlie Brown’s Christmas special- all these and more shall be fodder […]


Office trivia, then two trivia nights on the 20th and 21st.

By Jeff Zeitler on Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Tonight, December 13th.  Trivia all about TV show The Office.  7:00 PM.  Show up early if you want to be sure of getting a good table! Next week we have two trivia nights:  Thursday the 20th it’s all about the Nutcracker, then on Friday the 21st, a pre-Festivus Seinfeld trivia night. Always at 7:00 PM […]


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 […]