Cider Classes

Cider Cocktail Tasting with Alley 26's Shannon Healy and Rob Mariani, Mattie Beason of Black Twig Cider House, and Local Distillers.

Alley Twenty Six and cider expert extraordinaire Mattie B. will be doing a series of cider cocktail tastings on Saturdays throughout the summer starting Saturday, May 20th.  Featuring cocktails using a combination of different ciders and liquor from various North Carolina distilleries, prepare to learn about these delicious products and new ways to concoct summer cocktails for your friends at home.  

Featured Distillers:
Saturday, May 20thDurham Distillery
Saturday, June 17th Topo Distillery
Saturday, August 19thFairgame Beverage Company

The hour long tasting class will feature three smaller portions of different cider cocktails with product descriptions from the distiller and Mattie B.  Rob Mariani will be on hand to talk about how to put all the products together into a tasty cocktail.  

Join us after the tasting at 5:30pm for full versions of your favorite cider cocktail from the class with Mattie B. as a guest bartender!

Where:  Alley Twenty Six        

Dates:  Saturday, May 20thDurham Distillery 

            Saturday, June 17th Topo Distillery

            Saturday, August 19thFairgame Beverage Company

Time: 4pm to 5pm

Price:  $25

Txakolifest - May 21, 2017 12-4pm

Txakoli: Spain's Refreshing, Effervescent, Hard-to-Pronounce Wine. Do you like Txakoli? We do!

Black Twig Cider House, Mattie B's Public House, Robert Brown Immigration Law, Haw River Wine Man, & The Rickhouse are partnering to carry on the torch of Txakolifest! With the help of spectacular vendors, chefs and culinary artisans we are making this year’s Txakolifest one for the books! Hold on to your porron, and basque in the camaraderie of this day all while raising money and awareness for The Immigration Legal Defense Fund. 

Tickets on Sale now!

Ticket Prices:
GA - $75 (includes tasting glass and unlimited food & wine samples)
VIP - $100 (includes tasting glass, T-shirt, one -hour early access and unlimited food & wine samples)


Atlanta Food and Wine Festival - JUNE 1-4, 2017 

Mattie will be in Atlanta for a private talk and taste feature on Friday Night but will also be in the Connoisseurs Tent on Saturday night from 7-10 with the txotx! join him!


Txotxfest - Fall, 2017 12-4pm

Txotxfest, Black Twig Cider House's Cider Festival!

Hard Cider is made all over the world. It is our hope to showcase our local cidermakers and restaurants as well and offer you an opportunity to taste cider from all over the country and world.

We at Black Twig Cider House & Mattie B's Public House, along with the help of spectacular vendors, chefs, and culinary artisans, are making Txotxfest one for the books! 

Date and tickets coming soon!