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Over 50 Beers and Ciders Will Be Featured at the Hawthornes Great Cider and Beer Fest

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Over 50 Beers and Ciders Will Be Featured at the Hawthornes Great Cider and Beer Fest

Over 50 Beers and Ciders Will Be Featured at the Hawthornes Great Cider and Beer Fest

Over 50 Beers and Ciders Will Be Featured at the Hawthornes Great Cider and Beer Fest


Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th) celebrates the return of fall with the 3rd Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018, 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 50+ 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 information, call (215) 627-3012 or visit Hawthornes Beer Cafe on Facebook.

“Join us for Hawthornes’ 3rd 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 50 selections of returning seasonal favorites and new to the market ciders, beers and wines, including this early list of selections:

The Alchemist Heady Topper
The Alchemist Focal Banger
DownEast Pumpkin
DownEast Original
DownEast Drier Side
DownEast Wild Berry
Ithaca Country Pumpkin
Victory Perfect Peach
Wyndridge Pineapple Cider
Wyndridge NE IPA w/ Honey
Victory Festbier
McKenzies Seasonal Reserve
Virtue Cherry
New Belgium Hemperor
Troeg’s Golden Thing DIPA
Rogue Hazelnut Brown
Root Down Bine
Virtue Cherry Cider
Virtue Honey Cider
Wyndridge Mojito Cider
Wyndridge Cranberry Cider
Golden Road Mango Gose
Troegs Scratch RBG (Rasp Gose)
Lost Abbey Citrus Sin IPA
Oskar Blues Death by Coconut
4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout
Destihl Cranberry Criek
Lakefront Pumpkin Lager
Neshaminy Keep It On the DL
Half Acre Tuna Extra Pale
Half Acre Daisy Cutter PAle
Half Acre Gone Away
Oskar Blues Hot Box
Original Sin Apple
Original Sin Dry Rose
Original Sin Black Widow
Wiseacre Tiny Bomb
Neshaminy Creekfest
Neshaminy Cherry Berlinerweiss

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:

Dr. Wutzit Wonderballs
Surf and Turf
Authentik Byrek
Sum Pig
Creme Brolee
Philly Fry

Live music and entertainment includes River Bones Band, The Chris Rozik Band and Heaven Man. 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, giant bubble wand, other bubble fun, chalk fun, bean bag toss, and more.

New for 2018, 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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