Is hard cider the new “it” drink in local craft brewing? Westside’s Urban Tree Cidery opened in late March and is the city’s first hard cider producer within the Perimeter. Owners Maria and Tim Resuta, who source fruit from an orchard in North Georgia, currently make three varieties: the crisp and dangerously drinkable original; the juicy, semisweet classic; and the barrel-aged, which spends a few weeks in Nicaraguan rum barrels that impart molasses-like richness and an impression of caramelized apples. In Marietta, Treehorn Cider, which opened last fall, has already found root in many of Atlanta’s better beer bars, like Brick Store Pub. Treehorn’s signature is a moderately tart, funky-tropical cider, but we’re really digging the new Ginger Reserve, with a spice that’s assertive but never overbearing.
This article originally appeared in our June 2016 issue as “Hard Core”.