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Hawthornes Beer Cafe Presents 2nd Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival

Hawthornes Great Cider and Beer Festival 2017

Hawthornes Beer Cafe celebrates the return of fall with the 2nd Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from Noon 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.

New for 2017, 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, 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.

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:

  • Evo Jaques Au Lantern

  • Golden Road Wolf Pup IPA

  • Wyndridge Cranberry Cider

  • Lancaster Pumpkin

  • Down East Original Blend Cider

  • Conshohocken Type A IPA

  • Down East Pumpkin Blend Cider

  • Ithaca Apricot Wheat

  • Ithaca Country Pumpkin

  • Goose Island Fest Bier

  • Victory Homegrown Lager

  • Southern Tier Pumking

  • Southern Tier Harvest

  • Southern Tier Salted Caramel

  • Avery Chai High

  • Terrapin WnB Coffee Oatmeal Stout

  • Austin EastCiders Dry Hopped Cider

  • Two IPA’s from Sole Artisan Ales (TBD)

  • Bells Two Hearted

  • Uinta Pumpkin

  • Cider Boys Peach County Cider

  • Blue Point Pumpkin Ale

  • Ace Pumpkin Cider

  • Avery White Rascal

  • Peak Crush IPA

  • Dogfish Punkin’

  • Evil Genius Trick or Treat Chocolate Pumpkin

  • Forgotten Boardwalk Funnel Cake

  • Woodchuck Fall Harvest

  • Peak Ginger Saison

  • Shipyard Pumpkinhead

  • 1911 Raspberry Cider

  • Weyerbacher Sexy Motherpucker

  • Ballast Point Pumpkin Down

  • Harpoon Cider

  • Stone Wussie Pils

  • Jacks Pear Cider

  • Ballast Point Sculpin

  • Harpoon Flannel Friday’s

  • Abita Pecan Harvest

  • Lagunitas 12th of Never

As a new addition for this year, 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:

  • Creme


  • EL Tlaloc

  • Mama’s Meatballs

  • Milk & Sugar

  • Nick’s Roast Beef

  • PaperMill

  • Sum Pig

  • Surf & Turf

  • The Tot Cart

  • Waffles & Wedges

Live music and entertainment includes The John McNutt Trio (Noon to 3:00pm) with their classic, no-frills, straightforward rock and roll. DJ Christophonic (3:00pm to 4:30pm) will also be back spinning all the favorites and mashups from every genre, every era, and every planet. Hawthornes also introduces Philadelphia’s own Mass Folk Commons (4:30pm to 7:30pm) will close out this year’s festival. Their high-energy brand includes folk, punk, bluegrass and Celtic rock.

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, chalk fun, bean bag toss, and more. For kids and adults, Hawthornes will debut a giant Velcro wall for the event.

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.

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