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Hawthornes Great Cider and Beer Fest Returns with Live Entertainment and 75+ Ciders and Beers!

Hawthornes Great Cider and Beer Fest Returns with Live Entertainment and 75+ Ciders and Beers!

Hawthornes Great Cider and Beer Fest Returns with Live Entertainment and 75+ Ciders and Beers!

Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th) celebrates the return of fall with the 4th Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. With the crisp, cool air moving in, Hawthornes will close down 11th Street from Fitzwater to Catherine, and showcase over 75+ seasonal beers, new and favorite ciders, barrel-aged rarities and wine selections pouring for only five dollars each. Look for a full line-up of Philadelphia’s top food trucks to serve warm comfort food for one of the final outdoor festivals of the fall season. On top of food and drink, enjoy live music, entertainment , vendors, pie eating contest, shopping and free family fun! The event is free and open to the public, and rain or shine. Food and drink is pay-as-you-go, cash only. The event is family and pet friendly.  For more info visit the Facebook event page here.

“Join us for Hawthornes’ 4th Annual Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival,” said owner Chris Fetfatzes. “With the crisp, cool air just around the corner it’s time to celebrate with a block party. We are constantly working hard to evolve the selection of beers, ciders and wines we offer. Come out and find yourself a new seasonal favorite. We also have a great line-up of fall comfort food favorites from our favorite food truck partners. Come on down to South Philly for one final outdoor block party before the weather changes!”


Hawthornes will be pouring over 75 selections of returning seasonal favorites and new to the market ciders, beers and wines, including this early list of selections:

* Lancaster Baked Pumpkin

* New Belgium Hemperor

* Rogue Hazelnut Brown

* Root Down Pyschedelic Mode

* Root Down Flux

* Golden Road Get Offa that Brown

* Troegs RBG

* Troegs Golden Thing

* Conshohocken Blood Money 1/2

* Conshohocken Nightmare on East Elm 1/2

* Conshohocken Festbier 1/2

* Fordham Spiced Harvest 1/2

* Ithaca Country Pumpkin 1/2

* Ithaca Soiree 1/2

* Lancaster Baked Pumpkin 1/2

* Lancaster Strawberry Wheat 1/2

* Lancaster Shoo Fly Porter 1/2

* Lancaster Double Chocolate 1/2

* New Belgium Hop Avenger 1/2

* New Belgium Peach Kick 1/2

* New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin 1/6

* Susquehanna Pumpkin 1/2

* Lord Hobo Pilsner 1/2

* Lord Hobo Freebird Lager 1/2

* Lord Hobo Angelica 1/2

* Lord Hobo Hazy Orange 1/2

* Lord Hobo 617 1/2

* Rusty Rail Waffle Sauce 1/2

* Rusty Rail Fools Gold 1/2

* Evolution Pinehople 1/2

* Evolution Jacques au Lantern 1/2

* Rogue Hazelnut Brown 1/2

* Rogue Pumpkin Patch 1/2

* Rogue Cold Brew 12oz can

* Root Down De la Kolsch 1/2

* Root Down Bine 1/2

* Root Down Fruit 1/2

* Troegs Java Stout 1/2

* Troegs Master of Pumpkin 1/6

* Troegs BO & Cranberry 1/2

* Victory Festbier 1/2

* Citizen Dirty Mayor 1/2

* Citizen Unified Press 1/2

* Citizen Wit’s Whit 1/2

* Citizen Lakehopper 1/2

* Citizen Tulsi 1/2

* Seattle Cider Berry Rose 1/2

* Seattle Cider Dry 1/2

* Seattle Cider Pineapple Agave 1/2

* Seattle Cider Semi Sweet 1/2

* Seattle Cider Tea #1 1/6

* Seattle Cider Lavender 1/2

* Seattle Cider Sound Rose 12oz cans

* Downeast White 1/2

* Downeast Double 1/2

* Downeast Pumpkin 1/2

* Downeast Original 1/2

* Wyndridge Blackberry 1/2

* Wyndridge Mojito 1/2

* Wyndridge Cranberry 1/2

* Wyndridge Dry Hopped 1/2

* Wyndridge Honey IPA 1/2

* Virtue Rose 1/2

* Virtue Michigan Apple 1/2

* Virtue Brut 12oz can

* Virtue Cherry 12oz can

* Virtue Mezzo Spritz 12oz can

* Anchor San Fran Psycho 1/6

* Fat Heads Spooky Tooth 1/2

* Fat Heads G’Suffa 1/2

* Fat Heads Bumbleberry 1/2

* Press Apple Cinamon 12oz can

* Press Pomegranate 12oz can

* Press Blackberry 12oz can

* Golden Road Pineapple haze ipa 1/2

* Golden Road Mango Cart 1/2

* Mckenzie Rose 1/2

* Mckenzie Pineapple Hemp 1/2

* Mckenzie Original 1/2

* Mckenzie Peach Tea 1/2

* Mckenzie Rose 1/2

* Mckenzie Winter Reserve 1/2  

* More to be announced




Other adult beverages include the following wines:

Albet Noya Xarello (Organic Spanish White Wine)

Audaz Tinto (Portugese Red Blend)

Comte de Bucques (French Brut)  

Seasonal cocktails will also be added on this year, including:

Autumn Equinox

– masala chai infused rye whiskey

– pear juice

– lemon-pepper simple syrup

– fresh ginger

– served cold

Harvest Moon

– Plymouth gin

– rosemary simple syrup

– cranberry juice

– dolin blanc

– fresh lime juice

– prosecco

– served cold

Boozy Hot Chocolate

– Sailor Jerry spiced rum

– hot chocolate

– butterscotch schnapps

– whipped cream

– served warm  

For the hungry, look for everything from meatballs, tater tots, sweets, roast beef, BBQ and tacos from the area’s top food trucks, including the below line-up:

* Authentik Byrek

* Lokal Artisan Foods: French Toast Bites

* The Grappling Crab Shack

* The Happy Pita

* 33rd Street Hospitality

* Puyero Venezuelan Flavor

* PaperMill

* El Tlaloc

* Little Sicilian Food Trucks  

Live music and entertainment includes The Blue Wave Ramblers and The River Bones. Music starts at Noon and runs through the end of the festival!

For the kids, enjoy family fun in the Kids’ Zone – perfect for young families who want to make it a day in South Philly. Activities will include inflatable slides, face painting, giant bubble wand, other bubble fun, balloon animals, chalk fun, bean bag toss, and more.

Returning for the second year, enter to win $100 cash prize in the pumpkin and apple pie eating contest.  Contestants can register by emailing janec@hawthornecafe.com. Pies will be made in house, and the contest will be held in the Kiddie Play Area.

Guests will be required to show valid I.D. upon FREE entry at 11th and Fitzwater and receive a wristband. The beer sales are handled exclusively at the entrance (at 11th & Fitz) where the guest will purchase any amount of drink tickets for $5 per ticket, no minimum, no limit. Then the guests are free to redeem each ticket at any beer station to receive the beer of their choice.

The event is open to all ages, 21 and older to drink. Dogs welcome too! Rain or shine. Admission is free. All drinks and food are pay-as-you-go. Cash only.

For more information and updated selections, please visit the event on Facebook at:


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