Since January, Urban Forage Winery & Cider House has been equal parts winery and construction zone. On their way to opening a taproom at their production winery and cider house, owners Jeff and Gita Zeitler spent months replacing the building’s roof, remodeling the front entryway, installing a new HVAC system, hanging drywall, and building the bar area within the 100-year-old building. Finally, they’re done.
The taproom, located at 3016 East Lake Street in Minneapolis, is set to have a soft opening November 2, with a grand opening celebration on November 17 and 18 filled with live music from local jug band One Ukulele and Eastern European folk/pop tunes from SlovCzech, plus lots of wine and cider to go around.
Urban Forage plans to have at least two ciders on tap right way, expanding to four on tap within the month, with wine in the works, too.
“Our goal for this taproom is to provide a cozy, friendly space for cider lovers, gluten-free folks and neighbors to enjoy cider and natural wines and mead,” according to the news release from co-owners and husband and wife duo Jeff and Gita Zeitler. “We’re excited to be a part of the renewal of East Lake Street, and glad to be in the Longfellow neighborhood.”