Urban Cidery and Cider Bar
BY: KRISSY NESS
Craft cider is taking on a new shape in downtown Fargo. Not only is it a popular drink, but the newest brewery in the downtown area is taking it to new heights. Wild Terra opened in late 2017 on the corner of NP Ave and 12th St., next to the Prairie Food Co-op.
This is a first for Fargo’s growing brewing community. With craft beer currently being the big one-two punch, it is refreshing to have a cidery to go to and expand your palate. However, cider is not the only drink on the menu; customers can also choose from meads, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. They also feature appetizers to keep those stomach grumbles at bay.
“We try and focus on tapas and small bites,” said chef Travis Rosenbluth.
Wild Terra characterizes itself as an urban cidery and cider bar, and they absolutely live up to it. With smooth hip-hop filling the air and mid century art deco décor that makes you want to redecorate your home. This brewery boasts a classy yet urban feel. The natural light and ever-present plant life really rounds this place out.
“A lot of people have asked co-owner, Breezee if she
would come and decorate their house,” said Ethan, co-owner and head brewer.
Breezee and Ethan Hennings share more than just the brewery, but their lives as well. As a married couple, these two put their dream in motion with Ethan making the cider and Breezee, “doing everything else,” according to Ethan.
When they first opened, they did not make their own cider. Three weeks ago that changed. Not only do they now make ciders, but they make cysers, a combination of a cider and a mead. One day, they hope to make kombucha.
There is something for everyone here. Recently, Wild Terra, has began to show movies every Tuesday night. Recently, they showed “Big” with Tom Hanks, and the classic, “Airplane.” Here’s how it works: you show up around seven because seats go fast. Grab a cider and some free popcorn, then head upstairs. Pick one of the rearranged couches that face a projection screen, and get comfy with your neighbor. Then, sit back and enjoy the movie.
Not only do they have movie nights, but they also host various workshops on topics such as outdoors and self sustainability. Coming up on the April 18 customers can head on over and do a workshop on car camping.
Yup, a workshop on how to sleep in your car! They also hold work-out classes, running groups, and outdoor markets. Wild Terra aspires to bring community, exercise, and local produce to the forefront of their business model.
If you are curious about trying something new, or just checking out the newest addition to the brewing community in Fargo, head on over to Wild Terra and enjoy!
(Krissy Ness is a senior majoring in multimedia journalism at MSUM. She is from Ada, Minnesota and is a freelance writer for The Good Life Men’s Magazine, photographer for MSUM Campus News, and really enjoys craft beer. Contact her email@example.com)
(All photos by Krissy Ness)