Urban Orchard brews up a spicy Halloween celebration

GET YOUR GROWLER ON: Urban Orchard, North Carolina's first cider bar, celebrates its second birthday this Halloween. Photo courtesy of Urban Orchard

Halloween is just around the corner. You’ve got your costume picked out, and you’re ready to party it up with other like-minded individuals — but you don’t know where to go.

Urban Orchard Cider Co. has you covered as it celebrates its second year in Asheville with a combination birthday bash and Halloween extravaganza.

With the help of Smoking J’s Fiery Foods, Urban Orchard cidermakers have cooked up a special Fire Flight of ciders — all spiced with jalapenos and other peppers, including the scorpion pepper and the Carolina Reaper, currently hottest pepper in the world as ranked by Guinness World Records.

From 6 p.m. to midnight on Halloween, Urban Orchard will have live entertainment, including a fire show from Unifire Theater, a dance party with local DJ Malinalli from 8 p.m. to midnight and a costume contest. Contest prizes include two tickets for Asheville Brewery Tours, tickets to CiderFest NC, a six-month subscription to GrowJourney Seeds of the Month Club and more.

Amy Williams, owner of Asheville Face and Body Art, will be in the cidery from noon to 7 p.m. offering her services for children and adults. Appointments are recommended for detailed designs, but smaller projects can be done on a walk-in basis. For appointments, call Williams at 778-1360.

Urban Orchard has partnered up with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue for the event, and 10 percent of proceeds from Urban Orchard sales will go directly to BWAR to help fund its programs. Brother Wolf will be at the event with a donation station as well.

Admission to the Halloween party is free. Minors will be allowed until 8 p.m. — ages 21 and over from then until midnight.

Urban Orchard Cider Co. is at 210 Haywood Road in West Asheville.

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